26 July 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Why Open Data is cool

a Case Study for Municipal Open Data The heat is scorching! Residents across Ontario, Quebec and part of the US are trying to stay cool. Many seek out public swimming pools and splash-pads, and turn to their municipalities for information. Others, like Joey Coleman of OpenHamilton and yours truly seek out ways to make that [...]

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28 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Vancouver Parks Finder

For a site focused on the Halton Region this blog has way too many posts about Vancouver. That’s because both the city & the province have such active Open Data / Open Gov initiatives. There’s a constant stream of new datasets being released by the City of Vancouver, and the City staff actively participates in [...]

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31 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

3 Lessons from OpenHamilton Hackfest

3 Lessons from OpenHamilton Hackfest

Earlier this week some of us from OpenHalton: Mark, Aaron and I joined the Open Hamilton crew at their first hackfest. The Monday night meet-up was timed with the release of the municipal election candidate financial disclosures by the City of Hamilton. The objective: to lay the open data foundation for the 2010 Candidate financial [...]

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