MISA Ontario - MISA Ontario And OpenNorth Open Data Standards Pilot for Municipalities

Open Data Standards Pilot Project

MISA Ontario and OpenNorth Open Data Standards Pilot for Municipalities

This project ran from February 2018 to June 2018.

Many municipalities across Canada have experienced issues and challenges with open data standards. Data that is not standardized in terms of content, structure, and metadata, creates more overhead for application developers and analysts who wish to create value. For example, road network data sets that do not join up between jurisdictions make it difficult to perform network and routing analyses.


Download the Open Data Standards Pilot Project Final Report June 2018


In order to address these ongoing issues, The Open Data Standards Pilot for Municipalities focused on the establishment of priority data set definition and naming conventions to illustrate the value of the standards and to assist in the adoption of those standards. The following project milestones addressed were:

We undertook an inventory and leveraged work of existing open data standards initiatives;

  • Defined top 10 core municipal open data set names/definitions;
  • Developed a mapping of current dataset naming conventions;
  • Developed a proposed set of data categories and data set names/definitions;
  • Developed an open data standards adoption strategy for municipalities; and
  • Provided a Final Pilot Project Open Data Standards Report

What Is Next?

MISA Ontario wants to continue to promote and understand the “why”.   Why is open data important? what are the responsibilities for municipalities within this space?  Consider this report laying foundation for easier data sharing cross jurisdiction collaboration.

Below you will find the public resources related to the project.  If you are a municipality interested in participating in future work around this initiative you can contact us at info@misa.on.ca

 

1 - MISA Ontario Open Data Standards Pilot Project

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Open Data Standards Pilot Project Report FINAL PDF (1.55 MB)  more ] Administration 2018-08-24
Open Data Standards Pilot Project Report DRAFT PDF (2.7 MB) Administration 2018-08-14
Executive Summary MISA Ontario Open Data Standards PDF (163.23 KB) Administration 2018-06-27
OpenNorth WEBINAR - Open and Smart Cities Link  more ] Administration 2018-06-27
OpenNorth WEBINAR (PDF) - Open and Smart Cities PDF (893.88 KB)  more ] Administration 2018-06-27
Municipal DIY Open Data Toolkit Link  more ] Administration 2018-06-27
Press release - MISA Ontario And OpenNorth Launch  Link  more ] Administration 2018-06-27