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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.
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;
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.