OpenData Public Research, University of Toronto, Open Access Week, 25/11/2011


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OpenData Public Research
Open Access Events: The Case for Open Data, Why you should Care

Map & Data Library - 5th Floor Robarts Library, University of Toronto
Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10:00-12:00

Organized by Data and Map Librarians, Marcel Fortin and Berenica Vejvoda

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OpenData Public Research, University of Toronto, Open Access Week, 25/11/2011

  1. 1. OpenData & Public Research Tracey P. LauriaultOpen Access Events: The Case for Open Data, Why you should CareMap & Data Library - 5th Floor Robarts Library, University of TorontoThursday, Oct. 25 from 10:00-12:00
  2. 2. Participatory democracy
  3. 3. Informed Decision Making1. Citizen participation in decision-making is fundamental to democracy2. Good decisions are made by informed citizens3. Quality civic data and information are key to keeping citizens & public institutions informed; and4. Citizen projects using civic data generate innovative solutions to social, economic and environmental problems.5. We all benefit from better and more open consultations using public data.
  4. 4. Court Action - access to data Mine tailings near the abandoned Little Bay copper mine in north-central Newfoundland. (Photo courtesy DFO)
  5. 5. Citizen Action to Access a Report
  6. 6. Enlightened policy
  7. 7. RNCan / NRCan http://www.geobase.ca rcelibrary/keyStudiesReports
  8. 8. IPY – Research funding and data management
  9. 9. Canadian Institute for Health Information Policy on Access to Research Outputs
  10. 10. Open Government
  11. 11. Licenses CIPPIC has a dual mission: 1) to fill voids in public policy debates on technology law issues, ensure balance in policy and law-making processes, and provide legal assistance to under-represented organizations and individuals on matters involving the intersection of law and technology; and 2) to provide a high quality and rewarding clinical legal education experience to students of law.
  12. 12. Global Sharing
  13. 13. Global Map ISCGM: Data Use Agreement: GCRC & Global Map:
  14. 14. GEOSS – Global Earth Observation System ofSystems GEOSS:
  15. 15. Scientific Committee onAntarctic Research (SCAR)
  16. 16. Open Data Inspires Research
  17. 17. GRCR Research Centre Funding • SSHRC • Initiative on the New Economy (INE) • Government of Canada Major Collaborative Initiative Grant  HRSDC - Data Development Projects on • Image, Text, Sound and Technology Homelessness Program (ITST) Strategic Grant  Heritage Canada - Gateway Fund • INE Outreach Grant & Standard  Statistics Canada, Geography Division Research Grants  Department of Foreign Affairs and • International Polar Year International Trade Grant Canada  Natural Resources Canada • NSERC • Indian & Northern Affairs • Canada Foundation for • Canadian International Polar Year Innovation (CFI) Secretariat Office • Government of Nunavut • Scientific Committee on • Inuit Heritage Trust Antarctic Research • Kitikmeot Heritage Society • Inukshuk Wireless (NPO)
  18. 18. University Research Examples
  19. 19. Atlas of the Risk of Homelessness– Partnership Data Sharing Data & Software - Nunaliit Cybercartographic Atlas Framework ( BSD) - Data Liberation Intiative (DLI) Statistics Canada (Restricted use) - FCM QoLRS (Viewing only) - City Neighbourhood framework data files (Viewing only) - Toronto Community Housing (Viewing only)
  20. 20. ISIUOP – Participatory Data Collection Data & Software - Nunaliit Cybercartographic Atlas Framework (BSD) - Geogratis Framework & Topographic Data (Unrestricted terms of use) - Flow lines collected by different hunters (Shared rights) - More sensitive data – e.g. Bear Dens, sacred sites, environmentally sensitive data are for viewing & use by the community only - Data will become part of IPY Canada
  21. 21. Data – Uncertain & Restrictive Cybercartographic atlases are created with: • Restricted Data  Library and Archives Canada – Maps & Photographs  Statistics Canada, expensive due to Cost Recovery Policies also restrictive licencing • Uncertain Data Access • Film Canada Year Book • Alliance Atlantis • Cinemaclock
  22. 22. Data - Open and Semi OpenCybercartographic atlases are created with: • Data accessed from open access sources • GeoGratis (NRCan) - Landsat Mosaic - Unrestricted User License • GeoBase (NRCan) - Framework Data - Unrestricted User License • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) - Antarctic Treaty System • Data from semi open access sources • Data Liberation Initiative, CU Library - Restricted to University • Google Maps - Open APIs, useable but under terms
  23. 23. AtlasesAtlas of Arctic Bay- NunaliitCybercartographicAtlas Framework (NewBSD)- Google API (SemiOpen)Atlas of Arctic Bay- NunaliitCybercartographicAtlas Framework (NewBSD)- Geogratis FrameworkData (Unrestricted terms ofuse)- Statistics CanadaTrade Division Data(Restricted use and $$$$$)
  24. 24. GCRC – Guiding Principles• Products produced w/public funds belong to the public  Whenever possible open access comes first  BSD License  Use data from open access sources  Creative Commons  Share as much as possible  Publish in Open Access Journals  Create and use open source software, tools, widgets, etc.  Design for open source browsers  Participate in open access, open data, open source fora  Encourage these principles in public consultations  Education & Capacity building  Adhere to interoperability standards and specifications
  25. 25. Public Health Research - Provinces
  26. 26. Espace montréalais dinformation sur la santé
  27. 27. EMIS Data Providers Provider Type of data AQPP Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires  Système dinformation pour la gestion des organismes communautaires (SIGOC) Agence  Inventaire des cliniques médicales  Référentiel établissement de lAgence de Montréal DSP Dossier client informatisé - Maladies infectieuses (DCIMI) CJM-Batshaw Fichier du centre jeunesse de Montréal et du centre jeunesse Batshaw CGTSIM Défavorisation scolaire (CGTSIM) DGA Contours des dépenses SRA Hébergement ISQ Projection de la population  Recensement 2006 (Montréal) population totale selon lâge et le sexe - territoires de CLSC  Recensement 2006 (Qc) - profil semi-personnalisé de la population - RSS (Qc), territoires de CLSC (Mtl) Échantillon 100%  Recensement 2006 (Qc) - profils semi-personnalisés cumulatifs - RSS (Qc), StatCan territoires de CLSC (Mtl), voisinage Échantillon 20%  Recensement 2006 (RMR de Montréal) - profils standards cumulatifs - AD, SR et SDR de la RMR de Montréal  Stratégie daccès communautaire aux statistiques sociales - Liste des tableaux disponibles Intégration-CLSC RAMQ Banque des données jumelées Enquête sur la santé dans les collectivités canadiennes - Fichier de microdonnées à ESCC grande diffusion (FMGD) NIS Nationwide inpatient sample Ville de Montréal Géobase de la ville de Montréal CMM Orthophotos de la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal  Consommation et offre normalisées des services offerts par les médecins  Découpage géographique - M34  Données sur la clientèle hospitalière  Performance hospitalière  Personnel du réseau : salariés et cadres  Rapports financiers des établissements  Rapports statistiques annuels des centres jeunesse  Rapports statistiques des centres de réadaptation MSSS  Rapports statistiques des centres hospitaliers et de soins de longue durée  Registre de la salle durgence  Relevé quotidien de la situation à lurgence et au centre hospitalier  Fichier des tumeurs
  28. 28. CommunityView Collaboration - Saskatoon
  29. 29. Community Based Research
  30. 30. Community Data Consortium
  31. 31. Community Data Canada
  32. 32. Social Planning Council of Ottawa Data & Software - CIMS Infrastructure (Open Source) - Health Districts(Viewing only) - Community Social Data Strategy Data (Viewing only) - Geogratis Data (unrestricted use) - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Viewing only) - Community created data sets (Viewing only) - City of Ottawa Ward Boundaries (OpenData)Using Population Health Data to Profile the Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth in Eastern Ontario Community Information and Mapping System (CIMS)
  33. 33. City of WinnipegSource:Consortium Member – Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
  34. 34. RM-Halton Geography Examples Report Card Partners • Halton Catholic District School Board • ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids • Halton Childrens Aid Society • Halton District School Board • Halton Region, Departments of Health and Social & Community Services • Halton Regional Police Services • Transitions for YouthSource:Consortium Members – Halton Region - Our Kids Our Community Report Card
  35. 35. City of Hamilton Source: Consortium Member – Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton
  36. 36. RM-Halton Geography Examples 0 Source: Consortium Member – Community Development Halton: Community Lens
  37. 37. Sault Ste. Marie Source: Consortium Member Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre presentation entitled 2009 United Way Donation and Socio-Demographic Maps
  38. 38. Civic Apps
  39. 39. Apps4 – Climate Change
  40. 40. App de participation publique also see
  41. 41. Informed Elections
  42. 42. Random Hacks of Kindness
  43. 43. Citizen - Science
  44. 44. WeHubThe Water and Environmental Hub (WEHUB) project is an open source web platform that aggregates, federates, and connectswater data and information with users looking to download, analyze, model and interpret water and environmental-basedinformation. By combining water expertise with an open web development approach and an entrepreneurial foundation, theproject will spur economic diversification and benefit both public users and the private sector by improving the access to waterdata and tools for academia, government, industry, NGOs and the general public.
  45. 45. Ornithologists
  46. 46. Waterly apps-for-climate-action-contest-is-simply-watersmart/
  47. 47. SEAWA The SEAWA Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) was built on a foundation set by the Citizens Water Study Group in 2006. This led to the establishment of the watershed stewardship group Prairie River Stewards, and then to the Initiator’s Group, and in turn to SEAWA. The South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA) was formed in 2007, and incorporated as a non-profit Society in 2008.
  48. 48. Openness The more open, accessible, interoperable, free and discoverable public data the more innovation we will see, the more stories we can tell about Canada from multiple points of view. Public policy can also become more intelligent as citizens, researchers, NGOs, business and other levels of government when they too have access to the data they need to inform it. These are the publics data after all! That is why open data and open government matters.