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Open Data

Data Governance in the Digital Age

Description: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) essay series including authors Teresa Scassa, Bianca Wylie, Michael Geist, Brenda McPhail and Rohinton P. Medhora. Source: CIGI https://www.cigionline.org/data-governance-digital-age Date: 2019 (ongoing)

Yukon – New open data portal launches

Description: ” Today, citizens have easier access to valuable government information through the launch of the Yukon government’s first open data portal. “ Source: Yukon Government news release Date: June 25, 2019.

Represent Civic Information API

Description: ” Represent matches a supporter’s postal code or geocoded address to the correct elected officials. It makes it easy for you to build “email your representative” advocacy campaigns. During elections, we can connect your activists to political candidates. “ Source (URL): OpenNorth https://represent.opennorth.ca/ Date: 2019 (intermittent updates)

Open Data Standards Pilot Project – Final Report

Description: A pilot project sponsored by the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario wherein OpenNorth assessed municipal open data sites for data standardization, found significant inconsistencies and recommended standard data definitions for top 10 datasets. Source (URL): MISA Ontario https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.misa-asim.ca/resource/collection/DB45CAF9-4640-4381-9B67-B1A4DF288874/MISA_Ontario_Open_Data_Standards_Pilot_Project_Report.pdf Date: June 2018

Wellbeing Toronto

Description: ” Wellbeing Toronto is a mapping application. This app allows you to select a number of datasets at the neighbourhood level and have the results appear instantly as a map, tables and graphs, all downloadable.” Source (URL): Home Page Mapping App Date: 2019

Open Data Impact Map – Education

Description: ” Open data is being used to make educational opportunities accessible in many ways, including by helping parents and students make more informed educational choices and provide technical training. “ Source (URL): https://opendataimpactmap.org/education Date: 2019

Public Health Ontario – Open Data

Description: ” PHO is supporting Ontario’s commitment to Open Government, including making government data publicly available to increase transparency and spur innovation. “ Source (URL): https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/data-and-analysis/using-data/open-data Date: 2019

Open Knowledge Foundation

Description: ” We believe open knowledge can empower everyone, enabling people to work together to tackle local and global challenges, understand our world, expose inefficiency, challenge inequality and hold governments and companies to account. “ Source (URL): https://okfn.org/ Date: 2019