OpenData

This page is always being updated, latest changes July 22, 2014 see ***NEW

  1. International w/Canadian Participation
  2. Canada – Open Data Cities & Province, Feds. & Canadian Int. Participation ***NEW
  3. Canada – Open Data Civil Society
  4. Canada – Open Data Private Sector
  5. Open Data Journalism
  6. Evaluating Open Data Initiatives ***New
  7. Open Data Research***NEW
  8. Canada – Government Consultations ***New
  9. Canada – Open Data Hackfests
  10. Canada – Open App Contests
  11. Canada – Open Government / Data / Gatherings & other stuff
  12. Canada – IT Open Data/Government Events – CIOs, IT professionals
  13. Canada – Open Data Events
  14. Canada – Open Data/Access/Government Law
  15. International – Open Data/Access/Government Law
  16. International – Open Data (Sample)
  17. Lists & Catalogs of Data (Sample)
  18. International – Principles
  19. Reading Lists (Sample)
  20. Canada – Federal Government Committees
  21. Cool Tools and Apps
  22. Data Visualization & Consultants
  23. Funding for Open Data / Open Government Initiatives
  24. Canada – List Services

Top

International w/Canadian Participation

Canada – Open Data Cities, Provinces, Feds.

Federal:

  1. Geogratis & Geobase & Discovery Portal & Atlas of Canada - GeoConnections Natural Resources Canada
  2. Office of the Information Commissioners Open Government Resolutions
  3. Treasury Board of Canada – OpenData.gc.ca
  4. Research Data Canada – National Research Council
  5. ALMOST OPEN – Statistics Canada & Universities – Data Liberation Initiative
  6. Data dot GC.ca, Citizen’s initiative to Inspire the Canadian Government
  7. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Open Data

Top

       Provinces

  1. NFLd, Newfoundland and Labrador Government portal, Open Government, ***NEW
  2. AB, Alberta Open Data Government portal
  3. ON, Ontario Open Data Government portal, Ontario.ca/Open Government
  4. QC, Données ouvertes Portail du Gouvernement du Québec, Québec Ouvert – Citizen Led
  5. BC, Data BC – Province and B.C.’s Climate Change Data Catalogue is a composite listing of publicly available data related to climate change, with a focus on British Columbia data.
  6. SK, Open Data Saskatchewan, Citizen Led

Top
Cities/Munipalités ***NEW

  1. G4 Open Data Framework; Municipal Open Government Framework
  2. Banff Open Data Portal, (AB) Pilot
  3. City of Brandon (MB)
  4. City of Burlington (ON), Pilot
  5. City of Calgary (AB)
  6. City of Edmonton (AB) See new Citizen Dashboard
  7. City of Fredericton (NB)
  8. Portail de données ouvertes de la ville de Gatineau, Gatineau Ouverte – Citizen Led
  9. County of Grande Prairie (AB)
  10. Open Data Guelph (ON)
  11. Halifax Regional Municipality (NS)
  12. City of Hamilton Open and Accessible Data (ON), City of Hamilton (Transit Feed) (ON), Open Data Hamilton – Citizen Led ***NEW
  13. OpenHalton (ON) – Citizen Led
  14. City of Kelowna Open Data Catalog (BC)
  15. City of Kamloops (BC) ***New
  16. City of Kitchener (ON) ***New
  17. City of London (ON), OpenData London – Citizen Led
  18. Township of Langley (BC)
  19. Open Data Medicine Hat (AB)
  20. Town of Milton (ON)
  21. City of Mississauga – Mississauga Data (ON)
  22. Ville de Montréal Portails données ouvertes (QC), Montréal Ouvert – Citizen Led
  23. City of Nanaimo (BC)
  24. City of Niagara Falls (ON)
  25. Region of Niagara (ON)
  26. Regional District of North Okanagan (BC)
  27. District of North Vancouver (BC) GeoWeb
  28. City of Oakville (ON) ***New
  29. Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (BC) ***New
  30. City of Ottawa (ON), Citizens’ APP Group – OpenData Ottawa; Apps
  31. Region of Peel (ON)
  32. City of Prince George (BC)
  33. Ville de Québec Catalogue de données, Capitale Ouverte (QC)- Citizen Led in Ville de Québec
  34. City of Red Deer, (AB)
  35. City of Regina (SK) Open Gov & Open Data site
  36. District of Saanich (BC)
  37. Open Data Saskatoon, interim portal
  38. Ville de Sherbrooke (QC) ***New
  39. Strathcona County Open Data Portal (AB)
  40. City of Surrey (BC) GIS Catalog
  41. City of Toronto (ON); DataTO – Citizen Group
  42. City of Vancouver (BC); Open Data Wiki
  43. City of Vernon (BC)
  44. City of Victoria (BC)
  45. City of Waterloo (ON).
  46. Region of Waterloo (ON), Region of Waterloo – Citizen Led,
  47. City of Welland (ON) ***New
  48. City of Whitehorse (YK) ***New
  49. City of Windsor (ON) Open Data Catalog
  50. City of Winnipeg (MB)
  51. York Region (ON) ***New

City of Guelph (ON) cancelled! , Guelph Coffee and Code – Citizen Led ***NEW

Top

Civil Society

Top

Canada & International & Private Sector

Open Data Journalism (Thanks Roberto Roca, David Akin & James McKinney)

Top

Open Data Initiative Evaluation/policy

Top

Open Data Research ***NEW

Open Government Consultations:

Top

Canada Open Data Hackfests (sample):

Top

Canada Open APPS Contests:

Top

Canada Open Government / Data / Gatherings & other stuff:

Top

Canada IT Open Data/Government Events – CIOs, IT professionals:

Top

Canada Open Government Events:

Top

Canada – Open Data/Access/Government/Transparency – Law:

Canada – Open Data/Access/Government/Transparency – Law:

  • LAPSI – The European Thematic Network on Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information

Top

International Open Data (sample):

  • U.S. Open Data Engagement Guide (Github) ***NEW
  • U.S. – www.data.gov
  • U.K. – data.gov.uk ; UK Guardian Open Data
  • Australia - data.australia.gov.au
  • New Zealand – cat.open.org.nz
  • World Bank – http://data.worldbank.org
  • OpenPlans: US non-profit technology organization focused on civic engagement and open government. We use journalism and open source software to turn data into accessible, useful information. This work engages the average person in shaping their community.
  • CivicCommons: An independent non-profit organization, Civic Commons to help institutions share code and best practices, reform procurement practices, and learn to function not only as a provider of services but as a platform to which an ecosystem of industry can add value for government and its citizens.
  • Code for America: helps city governments become more transparent, connected and efficient by connecting the talents of cutting-edge web developers with people who deliver city services and want to embrace the transformative power of the web to achieve more impact with less money. Inspired in part by Teach for America, CFA works with city officials and leading web development talent to identify and then develop web solutions that can then be shared and rolled out more broadly to cities across America.

Top

Lists & Catalogs of Data (sample):

Top

Principles:

Top

Reading Lists:

Top

Federal Government Committees:

Top

Cool Tools/Apps (sample):***NEW

  • PlaceSpeak, a location-based community consultation platform. Claim your place. Speak your mind. Influence the outcome.***NEW
  • Infogr.am is an easy to use online service that lets you create, share, discover infographics and online charts.
  • Vizualize.me allows you to visualize your resume in one click.
  • Tableau software, visualization tool can help you create an interactive viz and embed it in your website or share it.
  • Water Environmental Hub
  • Zone Cone
  • Budget Plateau
  • Killer Open Data Apps from around the world
  • Electoral Boundary API, Vote.ca
  • How’d They Vote Gov. Representative API, How’d They Vote.ca
  • many eyes: Their “goal is to “democratize” visualization and to enable a new social kind of data analysis”. It makes visualizing dataset very easy indeed.
  • Ushahidi: Information Collection, Visualization, & Interactive Mapping Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories.
  • Visualizing.org: is a community of creative people working to make sense of complex issues through data and design… and it’s a shared space and free resource to help you achieve this goal.
  • Guardian Open Platform: “is the suite of services that make it possible for our partners to build applications with the Guardian. We’ve opened up our platform so that everyone can benefit from our journalism, our brand, and the technologies that power guardian.co.uk.” Quite amazing really. It is accompanied by many other useful data sharing and visualization services such as a DataStore and a Datablog.
  • Note there are many many more – see hackfest and app contest pages

Top

Data Visualization/Consultants:

  • FFunction: DataVisualizations Data visualization and infographics are powerful means of communicating data, statistics or information. We strive for simple, interesting, beautiful visualizations.
  • StamenDesign: Just beautiful stuff!
  • ChartPorn: Chart Porn is compiled by Washington DC based economist/artist Dustin Smith. This site grew out of an admiration for all the amazing data analysis work being done in the world, and the desire to pull it all together in one place to feed into my personal creativity- rolodex
  • EagerEyes: EagerEyes is Robert Kosara’s place to reflect on the world of information visualization and visual communication of data. The goal is to help digest things that are happening in the field and discuss developments that may be tangential or early, but that are likely to have an impact.
  • Information is Beautiful: Issues, Ideas, Knowledge, data – visualized
  • Information Aesthetics Where form follows data
  • FlowingData
  • Visual Complexity
  • Visual.ly

Top

Funding for Open Data / Open Government Initiatives:

Canada List Services:

Top

You must be logged in to post a comment.