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    Canadian Open Data Community Top Ten Wanted Municipal Datasets - May 2014

    In May 2014 the Canadian open data community year put their heads together to come up with a list of desired open data datasets. Herb Lainchbury, president of the Open Data Society of BC led the effort by:

    • consulting with open data enthusiasts on the list to narrow it down and refine it;
    • creating an online survey;
    • soliciting people across the country to vote on it;
    • and then sharing the survey results.
    The final list is as follows:
    1. Rezoning permit applications
    2. Land use changes
    3. Financial data (revenue, expenses, liabilities, equity, etc..)
    4. Locations of things (fire hydrants, drinking water fountains, public toilets, bike parking, ...)
    5. Transit data
    6. Development permit applications
    7. Crime information
    8. Road construction (511 data)
    9. Political financing
    10. Real time traffic flow data and daily road usage patterns
    With #1 being the most desired.

    Summit Photos

    The 2014 Canadian Open Data Summit is now complete. Slides for the talks can be found here. Photos and videos for the talks will be posted when we have finished editing them.

    Welcome to OpenDataBC

    OpenDataBC is a collaborative effort by a group of B.C. citizens. We want to help all of us to have better access to information, so that we understand our government better. To answer questions such as how goverment spends our money, and what data is used to make decisions on our behalf.

    You can use this site to find the open data that is available about British Columbia. Maybe you are looking for an answer to a specific question, or perhaps you are curious about what data is available.

    We believe that open data helps to promote innovation, because citizens can use government datasets to build applications, ask better questions, and provide alternative answers and solutions.

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    Please note: This site is not affiliated with nor is it endorsed by the government of British Columbia. It is created by a group of citizens who care about the province of British Columbia and want to help make data in the province more usable.

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