Loads of noise out of Ottawa today as Canada makes announcements regarding some major initiatives in Open Government. This from the official announcement…
The expansion of open government is being pursued through these three main streams:
- Open Data, which is about offering Government data in more useful and machine-readable formats to enable citizens, the private sector and non-government organizations to leverage it in innovative and value-added ways.
- Open Information, which is about proactively releasing information, including on Government activities, to Canadians on an ongoing basis. It is about proactively making Government information easier to find and accessible for Canadians.
- Open Dialogue, which is about giving Canadians a stronger say in Government policies and priorities, and expanding engagement through Web 2.0 technologies.
The Open Data Pilot seeks to improve the ability of the public to find, download and use Government of Canada data. See the Open Data Portal