[Okfn-ca] Opportunity to Participate in OKF Local Open Data Census for Canada

Jury Konga jkonga at sympatico.ca
Thu Mar 27 12:55:21 UTC 2014

The Open Knowledge Foundation recently announced a new initiative for
developing an Open Data Census at the local government level
(http://blog.okfn.org/2014/02/04/announcing-the-local-open-data-census/ ).
The benefits of undertaking the census were identified by Rufus Pollock, OKF
Founder,  noting : new people learn about open data by exploring what's
available and relevant to them;  you compare open data availability in your
city with other cities in your country; local government identify data that
local people and businesses are interested in using; and more data get
opened up everywhere!

 We expect to get the Canada instance up and running in mid April and
everyone will be able to contribute to the census.  We need volunteers to
contribute the initial input and also "Editors" to  "validate" the entries
to the local open data census (similar to what was done for the national
census).  Please connect with us via the OKFN CA  list serv
https://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okfn-ca and/or provide comments on
the Census web page

 We welcome all suggestions and need volunteers locally across the country
to ensure we create and maintain a complete and up-to-date census.  Excited
to be initiating this and look forward to collaboration with the great
Canadian open data community.


 Jury Konga, Canada Ambassador                             Diane Mercier,
Canada Ambassador
Open Knowledge Foundation
Open Knowledge Foundation


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