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eaves.ca: Data.gc.ca – Data Sets I found that are interesting, and some suggestions

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the Canadian federal government’s open data portal. Over the past year government officials have been continuously adding to the portal, but as it isn’t particularly easy to browse data sets on the website, I’ve noticed a lot of people aren’t aware of what data is now available (self . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Data.gc.ca – Data Sets I found that are interesting, and some suggestions

eaves.ca: Sharing ideas about data.gc.ca

As some of you may remember, the other week I suggested that on its one year anniversary we hack data.gc.ca – specifically, that people share what data sets they find most interesting on the website, especially as it is hard to search it.

Initially I’d uploaded a list of all the data sets on the . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Sharing ideas about data.gc.ca

eaves.ca: Calculating the Value of Canada’s Open Data Portal: A Mini-Case Study

Okay, let’s geek out on some open data portal stats from data.gc.ca. I’ve got three parts to this review: First, an assessment on how to assess the value of data.gc.ca. Second, a look at what are the most downloaded data sets. And third, some interesting data about who is visiting the portal.

Before we dive . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Calculating the Value of Canada’s Open Data Portal: A Mini-Case Study

eaves.ca: Let’s Hack data.gc.ca

In just under two weeks data.gc.ca will celebrate its one year anniversary. This will also mark the period that the pilot project is officially supposed to end.

Looking at data.gc.ca three things stand out. First, the license has improved a great deal since its launch. Second, a LOT of data has been added to the . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Let’s Hack data.gc.ca