30 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Fighting Flu with Open Data

Happy 2012! Things have been busy on the Open Data front in the Halton Region – with Burlington, ON open data pilot announced and launched in the fall, and even some apps & visualizations of Parks Data built by open data hackers like Matt Down. Right before the holidays, I also heard from the Milton [...]

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13 July 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Open Data and Information

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 [...]

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02 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Vancouver Council Expenses

Vancouver Council Expenses

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 [...]

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