With the Burlington Open Data pilot in full swing, the very first piece of data in the Halton Region released under an Open Data license became the “long hanging fruit” dataset listing Burlington Parks / Facilities / Fields and Courts. The dataset released on Sep 19th was released as a spreadsheet with multiple tabs – [...]
Another article today on Open Data, this time in Toronto Standard. It makes some great points on how open data can help transform our cities, but I think misses an opportunity to highlight how making information accessible to citizens does not translate to the data being available as open data. The article uses the example [...]
PART 1: Why Expense Data should be Open Data ? Earlier this week I found out that the City of Vancouver had added their Council Expenses as open data to the city’s Open Data Catalogue. This is a great example of municipal government transparency and commitment to open data, as demonstrated by their posting of [...]
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead Wednesday night’s open data meet-up hosted by OpenHalton and OpenHamilton in Burlington brought out folks from Cambridge, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga, Toronto and as far east as Stouffville, [...]
We have been busy at Open Halton plugging away on some projects. Today I’m happy to announce the recent launch of one called Emitter. Some Background Recently my team at RedBit Development and myself were part of a team to help make pollution data made available by Environment Canada easily searchable by citizens concerned with [...]
Taking open data in Halton from a vision to reality: how we plan on getting a few passionate citizens, developers & IT professionals behind this worthy cause.