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Open data has actually been around for some time - to varying degrees. However, the "new era" of Open Data

Open data has actually been around for some time - to varying degrees. However, the "new era" of Open Data

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  • A very good overview of Open Data as a government policy for transparency and innovation. Insightful focus on Open Data in Canada.
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  • 1. Presented by Jury Konga, Principal eGovFutures Group November 26, 2010. Open Data - the New Reality (actually … not that new)
  • 2. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Overview • Current State • Open Gov/Gov 2.0 – putting it in context • Open Data principles and Open Data Catalogues • Collaboration – sharing knowledge and resources • Canada’s G4 Open Data Framework Project • From Local to Global • Open Data - the New Reality 2
  • 3. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Definitions – Providing some Context • Gov 2.0 - it’s about transparency, collaboration, citizen engagement, innovation, government efficiency & eDemocracy • Open Data – it’s about public data being easily discoverable, readily accessible and freely available without restrictions (to a degree) 3
  • 4. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group  Obama’s Transparency and Open Government principles stated • Government should be transparent • Government should be participatory • Government should be collaborative Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Transparency_and_Open_Government/  Foundation goals from the Open Gov Directive … stated • Publish Government Information Online • Improve the Quality of Government Information • Create and Institutionalize a Culture of Open Government • Create an Enabling Policy Framework for Open Government Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/documents/open-government-directive Gov 2.0 - Principles of Open Gov Open Data - the New Reality 44
  • 5. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Gov 2.0 - Principles of Open Gov Open Data - the New Reality 55 Aggregated view from the prior stated sources
  • 6. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data Principles - Global and Local Open Data - the New Reality 66  Original Eight Principles, Sebastopol, California, Dec. 2007 “open government data is essential to democracy.”  Three Laws of Open Government Data David Eaves, eaves.ca September 2009 • If it can’t be spidered or indexed, it doesn’t exist • If it isn’t available in open and machine readable format, it can’t engage • If a legal framework doesn’t allow it to be repurposed, it doesn’t empower
  • 7. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data Principles - Global and Local Open Data - the New Reality 77  “Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information”, Sunlight Foundation. Aug. 2010 • Completeness • Primacy • Timeliness • Ease of Physical and Electronic Access • Machine readability • Non-discrimination • Use of Commonly Owned Standards • Licensing • Permanence • Usage Costs
  • 8. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data Principles - In Ontario Open Data - the New Reality 88  “Access by Design” Principles, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, May 2010  Objectives – “ensuring access, openness and transparency in order to foster a culture of accountability and improved service to the public” • Proactive, not Reactive • Access Embedded into Design • Openness and Transparency = Accountability • Fosters Collaboration • Enhances Efficient Government • Makes Access Truly Accessible • Increases Quality of Information
  • 9. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality 99 Open Data - Current State
  • 10. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data Success Stories - Global View  Global example – World Bank Data Catalog & Apps for Development contest (May 2010) 1010
  • 11. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data Success Stories - At the National Level 11 • United States – data.gov • United Kingdom – data.gov.uk • Australia – data.australia.gov.au 11
  • 12. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data Success Stories - At the National Level 12 • Canada – no federal site and no Open Data policy • Success is in the GIS arena with Natural Resources Canada, GeoConnections • Discovery Portal • Geobase • Geogratis • Atlas of Canada 12
  • 13. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data Success Stories - At the Provincial 13 • Land Info Ontario • GeoNova Portal • GeoBC Apps 4 Climate Action 13
  • 14. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data Success Stories - Large Urban Municipal Space 14 • Vancouver (May 2009), Toronto (Nov. 2009), Edmonton (Jan. 2010), Ottawa (May 2010) • Open data sets, some Apps contests, Open Data community & hackathons • Recent addition is Calgary, AB 14Open Data - the New Reality
  • 15. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data Success Stories - Small to Medium Municipal Space 1515 • Open Data – not just for large municipalities • Examples include Nanaimo, B.C.; North Vancouver, B.C.; Surrey, B.C.; London, ON; Mississauga, ON; Windsor, ON (and more on the way) • Most municipalities provide some degree of “open data” – the need is to make it more extensive
  • 16. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data Success Stories - Municipal Government: United States 16 • Washington DC • San Francisco • New York City • Seattle • Portland 16
  • 17. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data Success Stories - Use & Re-Use of the Data 17 • Value is not in the raw data alone • Apps for use of the data is key to open data success • Value to the Citizen is the bottom line 17 Great video on value of open data - http://www.streetfilms.org/a-case-for-open-data-in-transit/ Open Data - the New Reality
  • 18. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data - Collaboration by Design  Kudos to the Group of 4 (G4) for taking a leadership role in Canada  Contributing to best practices for the open data community 1818
  • 19. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data Collaboration - G4 Open Data Framework  Open Data Framework Project with focus on • Open Data Standards/formats • Terms of Use agreement • Open Data Portal usability and functionality  Operationalizing Open Data needs … • Governance and Stakeholder Engagement • Policy and Standards • Technology and Open Data Portal • People, Processes and DATA !!! 1919
  • 20. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data Collaboration - Local to Global  Local Open Data Community sites and events “owned and operated” by citizens  USING Open Data - Local to Global collaborations – all at once!  Participating in RHoK Dec 4 – 5. Combined with Intl Open Data Hackathon: 63 cities, 25 countries, 5 continents 2020
  • 21. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality 2121 Source: URISA Ontario Newsletter Winter 1994, Jury Konga Data Sharing Concept - Circa 1994 Concept for tomorrow Academia, Non- Profits, Community Groups OpenStreetMap Community Updates External Data Linkages (e.g. World Bank) OpenData.CA Provincial Municipal Federal Public Service Open Data Collaboration - Building a Community
  • 22. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data Opportunities  Location, Location, Location  New and Existing Location based data  Mashups in Mapping and Applications to Answer ….. Where is and What’s Nearby 22 Open Data Initiatives - Example Applications for Citizens Yelp Map the Path Geodelic
  • 23. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data Opportunities  FixMyStreet started in UK; recently began in Canada in Ottawa area - benefits from open data  Community controlled; data passed on to appropriate jurisdiction  Collaboration continuing on Open 311 with San Francisco leading with support from private sector – SeeClickFix 23 Open Data Initiatives - Example Applications for Citizens
  • 24. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data Opportunities Open Data Initiatives - Opportunities for the GeoCommunity 24  GIS community has known about the value of geospatial data since the 1960’s - it’s now front and centre in the Open Data movement  Leadership Opportunity – sharing your geo knowledge to allow others to understand the potential of all things geo can add value to citizen designed services and public sector service delivery  Innovation Opportunity – define effective processes, standards, policies to support sustainable open data programs in government and new areas of geospatial data analyses and applications  Collaboration and Partnership Opportunity – “All of us is smarter than one of us”
  • 25. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality Open Data - the New Reality 2525  It’s here, it’s gaining momentum  It’s also early in the new open data era  Open Data leverages a valuable and strategic corporate asset to facilitate innovation, expanded and enhanced citizen services  Get informed and PLAN for what you know is coming … Open Data – the New Reality 286,000,000
  • 26. Jury Konga eGovFutures Group Open Data - the New Reality 26  Embrace Gov 2.0 – it’s becoming the new way of doing business; technology is not the issue, organizational culture is our challenge  Accelerate Open Data – all levels of government need to increase knowledge and pick up the pace of moving forward to benefit all  Collaborate Now - limited resources and increasing internal and external demands for efficient and effective government dictate it  Engage and Empower Citizens - the opportunity exists to make quantum leaps in public service delivery & community building throughout Canada  “RAW DATA NOW!” , Sir Tim Berners-Lee Concluding Thoughts …
  • 27. Jury Konga, Principal eGovFutures Group jkonga@sympatico.ca Twitter @jkonga Skype jury.konga Other presentations: www.slideshare.net/jkonga Thank You