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Wish List• Planning data• Building outlines/3D• Fire hydrant locations• Recreation programs: # ofspaces, registrations – b...
City of Toronto Open Data• website: toronto.ca/open• e-mail: opendata@toronto.ca• twitter: @Open_TO• Google Group: DataTON...
The Zen of Open DataOpen is betterthan closed.Transparent is betterthan opaque.Simple is better than complex.Accessible is...
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2
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So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2

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Province of Ontario Access and Privacy Day Session
April 15, 2013
The City of Toronto outlines some of its initiatives to be more open and transparent, including the use of open data.

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So What is Open Government Anyway? City of Toronto: Practicing the philosophy: Part 2

  1. 1. Wish List• Planning data• Building outlines/3D• Fire hydrant locations• Recreation programs: # ofspaces, registrations – bylocation, program• Pool hours• Drinking fountains• Dispatch history for Firecalls• Food bank locations• Social housing locations• Public complaints aboutbusinesses• Permit parking• Winterlicious• City HR info: years ofservice, retirementeligibility -- by division• City trees• Zoning• Crime data• Sidewalks• 211 info
  2. 2. City of Toronto Open Data• website: toronto.ca/open• e-mail: opendata@toronto.ca• twitter: @Open_TO• Google Group: DataTONancy Isozaki: nisozaki@toronto.caDirector, Corporate Information PolicyCorporate Management Services, City Clerk’s OfficeTrish Garner: tgarner@toronto.ca; @trishgarnerManager, Web Strategy + Open DataInformation + Technology
  3. 3. The Zen of Open DataOpen is betterthan closed.Transparent is betterthan opaque.Simple is better than complex.Accessible is better than inaccessible.Sharing is better than hoarding.Linked is more useful than isolated.Fine grained is preferable to aggregated.Optimise for machine readabilityBarriers prevent worthwhile things from happening.‘Flawed, but out there’ is a million times better than‘perfect, but unattainable’.Opening data up to thousands of eyes makes the data better.-- Chris McDowell

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