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    Open Data - Challenges and Opportunities for the GEO and Citizen Community Open Data - Challenges and Opportunities for the GEO and Citizen Community Presentation Transcript

    • Open Data - New Opportunities for the GEO and Citizen Community Presented by Jury Konga eGovFutures Group URISA Ontario Be Spatial Annual Conference Vaughan, Ontario May 6, 2010.
    • Overview Open Government and the Role of Open Data Success Stories in Open Data Challenges and Opportunities for the Citizen and GeoCommunity Audience dialogue … your views! Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 2
    • Open Government and the Role of Open Data Open Government is … Often referred to as Gov 2.0 Gov 2.0 is synonymous with … transparency, access to information/Open Data, citizen engagement, citizen empowerment, innovation and collaboration Open Data is KEY to Open Government Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 3
    • Open Government and the Role of Open Data Open Government has become highly visible … Obama’s Open Government Directive (Dec. 8, 2009) 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 Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 4
    • Open Government and the Role of Open Data Open Government as defined by citizens and communities of interest has a data – centric focus Source: Toronto Change Camp 2009 Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 5
    • Open Data Success Stories - Federal Government: Canada • GeoDiscovery • GeoBase • Atlas of Canada + + + Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 6
    • Open Data Success Stories - Federal Government: United States • GeoSpatial One Stop • Data.gov • Note data formats Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 7
    • Open Data Success Stories - Federal Government: United Kingdom • Data.gov.uk (Sir Tim Berners-Lee on their team) • Ordinance Survey OpenData – history of fees now gone Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 8
    • Open Data Success Stories - Federal Government: Australia • Spatial Data Directory • National Data Australia site • It’s at Beta stage as many sites are – not waiting for perfection … just do it Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 9
    • Open Data Success Stories - Provincial Governments • Land Info Ontario • GeoNova Portal • GeoBC Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 10
    • Open Data Success Stories - Municipal Government: Vancouver • Council motion May 2009 • Beta V1 Sept 15, 2009 • Beta V2 Jan 20, 2010 • Open Data Hackathons – Sept ‘09, Dec ’09, Jan ’10, Apr ‘10 Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 11
    • Open Data Success Stories - Municipal Government: Toronto • Mayor Miller announces open initiative Apr 7, 2009. • Beta V1 Nov 2, 2009 • App Dev community started data.to site Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 12
    • Open Data Success Stories - Municipal Government: Edmonton • Open Data Catalog Jan ’10 • Open Data workshop and application competition Feb – Apr ’10 • Apps4Edmonton – proposals, community votes, apps developed, winner in Sept ‘10 Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 13
    • Open Data Success Stories - Municipal Government: Nanaimo • Open Data – not just for large municipalities • Nanaimo – pop. 85,000, 88 sq. km • Also known for their leadership in providing data via Goggle Earth Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 14
    • Open Data Success Stories - Municipal Government: United States • Washington DC • San Francisco • New York City Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 15
    • Open Data Success Stories - We Have Data …Now What? • USE THE DATA! • Washington DC – Apps for Democracy ’09 • Code for America – “Connecting City Governments & Web 2.0 talent • DataSF ’09 “Innovation Showcase” Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 16
    • Open Data Success Stories - We Have Data …Now What? • USE THE DATA! • DataTO.org – community based • Apps4Edmonton – City sponsored • Apps for Climate Action – B.C. • Other apps contests in the works Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 17
    • Open Data Initiatives - Challenges for Government Corporate Culture – Moving to Gov 2.0 is a significant shift for many organizations (all levels of government) Policy – precedents and today's trend is to move from a “Fee for Data” to a Free Data corporate policy Legal considerations related to privacy, IP and perceived liabilities Resourcing the initiative – many recent initiatives have been “off-the- side-of-the-desk” projects … after start-up, data maintenance including issues of data quality e.g. GIS “grade” versus crowdsourced SES (Scope, managing Expectations and Sustainability) e.g. what data (based on FOI), priority ranking system, operational funding model Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 18
    • Open Data Initiatives - Example Benefits for Citizens Access to Open Data at no cost + new tools to USE the data “Ease of use” for data in a usable/re-usable format – developers Opportunity to create mashups of open data from multiple sources Economic spinoffs for business in new software, data mining products and services, innovation centres/communities Increased efficiencies (e.g. reduced $ for FOI) for both government & citizens (reduced time and money to access/use data) Access to new innovative services and applications – “smart” phones ! Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 19
    • Open Data Initiatives - Example Applications for Citizens Stumble Safely – a guide to bars and http://www.outsideindc.com/stumblesafely “Apps for Democracy” avoiding crime, Silver Award “... contest is to develop innovative software to present District data, its long-term goals are broader,” said District CTO Vivek Kundra. “By making government data easy for everyone to access and use, the District hopes to foster citizen participation in government, drive private-sector technology innovation and growth, and build a new model for government-private sector collaboration that can help all governments address the technology challenges of today and tomorrow.” President Barack Obama named Vivek Kundra the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), on March 5, 2009 Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 20
    • Open Data Initiatives - Example Applications for Citizens NY City Apps Contest Winner Wayfinder – app for Android Smart Phone - finds subway stations and routes needed Many apps have transit focus Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 21
    • Open Data Initiatives - Example Applications for Citizens FixMyStreet started in UK; recently began in Canada in Ottawa area - benefits from open data Community controlled; data passed on to appropriate jurisdiction Issues with approach - industry standards versus public expectations (e.g. potholes) - public sector capacity to address issues Recent collaboration on Open 311 may impact Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 22
    • Open Data Initiatives - Example Applications for Citizens Location, Location, Location New and Existing Location based data Mashups in Mapping and Applications to Answer ….. Where is and What’s Nearby Map the Path Geodelic Yelp Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 23
    • Open Data Initiatives - Opportunities for the GeoCommunity 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” Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 24
    • Questions? - Yes, I have some …. Dialogue with the Audience Q: What existing data should be geocoded to open up opportunities for new applications to better serve citizens and businesses? A: Audience says …. Q: What role could the citizen and business community play in maintaining data? A: Audience says …. Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 25
    • Concluding Thoughts … and Challenge Gov 2.0 – becoming the new way of doing business. Strive to optimize the role of geospatial data and analyses in public service delivery Open Data – the trend is local to global. All levels of government need to increase knowledge and pick up the pace of moving forward Collaboration 2.0 - leveraging social media greatly facilitates the public sector connecting with one another AND the citizens Open Data.CA – today, the goal is to collaborate on opening up ALL geospatial data in Canada …. as a starting point! Go To www.govloop.com/group/opendataca - join, share, plan, act! Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 26
    • Open Gov, Open Data … Gov 2.0 and Open Data Education opportunity – MISA Ontario Annual Conference, June 13 – 16, 2010. Niagara Falls, Ontario. www.misa.on.ca Wednesday Monday Tuesday Gov 2.0 Mini Unconference - Delegates decide discussion topics Jury Konga Open Data Opportunities 27
    • Thank you Jury Konga, Principal eGovFutures Group (905)640-7377 jkonga@sympatico.ca