Category Archives: opendata

Share Your Comments on OpenGov and OpenData

TweetWe’d like to hear from you with a little feedback and comments regarding Open Government and OpenData. We’d like you to share your favorite resources, comment on the state of OpenGov and provide some general feedback… enjoy, and thanks for … Continue reading

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Report Shows Rapid and Widespread Adoption of Open Data By Governments #opengov

TweetSocrata ( has announced the launch of the Socrata 2014 Open Data Benchmark Reportdesigned to measure and report public-sector use of open data in the United States.  The report reveals that an increasing number of public-sector organizations have embraced open … Continue reading

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Open Government Tour 2014 #OGT14 Hits Victoria BC to Stimulate OpenData Dialog #opengov

TweetA topic that is hugely hot these days, particularly with the GeoTech crowd, is Open Data. I spent an evening in the meeting chambers at our local City Hall discussing OpenData with about 2 dozen other geeks with nothing better … Continue reading

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FME UC 2014 Video: FME Powers CKAN Open Data Portal

TweetYEs indeed the FME User Conference videos, more than 70 of them, are all online for your viewing pleasure! One of my favorite sessions at the event was delivered by Mark Laudon of the City of Surrey, B.C. Surrey is … Continue reading

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Esri Connecting Citizens and business With Open Data

TweetRecall it was in February (seems ages ago!) when Esri’s Andrew Turner (@ajturner) lifted the lid off the Esri Open Data initiative,  and effort to help Governments meet their mandate to be more transparent and serve the public with more … Continue reading

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Mashing up Two of My Favorite Things… Coffee + Maps for Coffee walkingshed communities

TweetYes indeed, I take notice when I see maps of things I really enjoy, like beer and coffee! Enter these maps showing “walkable regions” for independent coffee shops in major Metropolitan areas like Brooklyn, Portland, and Seattle.

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illustreets Exemplifies the power of Open Data Enabling Anyone to Explore England

TweetYou know the scenario… you want to move to a new city and you’d like to find out where the best places are to live, however, you know nothing about the region at all. Have you been there? Well, there’s … Continue reading

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Open Source Leader, Boundless, Rolls out OpenGeo 4.0

TweetThe open source hipsters and geogeeks are being treated to a release this week as OpenGeo errrrrr Boudless has announced the availability ofOpenGeo suite 4.0.  According to teh company, this release brings new features and improvements, including component upgrades to … Continue reading

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OSM Mappers take to the Streets for October 19-20 Fall #editathon

TweetThis week-end OSM mappers , GeoGeeks, and mapping enthusiasts will get together in about 12 cities to take a shot at updating the ever popular OpenStreetMap open data product. Using popular map editing tools, the geeks will add features, make … Continue reading

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Mashing-up Opendata for a B.C Liquor Outlet Map with CartoDB

TweetAll the twitter chatter today from #FOSS4G and the hype surrounding CartoDB got me wanting to mashup some data with the awesome open Geo tools out there so I decided to go look for some data and see what I … Continue reading

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Free Software Tip Friday… Tableau Public for Data Visualization

TweetI love sharing and on Friday I really like to share… and so, here’s a tip off about a cool data viz tool that I learned about from the OpenDataBC gang who recently used tableau to create a cool infographic … Continue reading

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Project OpenData Adds OpenData Implementation Guide

TweetThe White House developed Project Open Data (See project OpenData on github) – this collection of code, tools, and case studies – to help agencies adopt the Open Data Policy and unlock the potential of government data. Project Open Data … Continue reading

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