[Okfn-ca] [CivicAccess-discuss] Community input to Canadian version of Local Open Data Census
jkonga at sympatico.ca
Wed May 6 13:21:54 UTC 2015
This is a great question as we've had ongoing discussions within the community about data quality. "Quality" of open data together with industry specific thematic data quality is worthy of further discussion. I'm looking forward to this discussion as input to considerations for quality metrics in the census. Thanks for starting this discussion Pascal - would love to connect.
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> On May 5, 2015, at 1:18 PM, Pascal Robichaud <pascal.robichaud.do101 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Will the Data Quality aspect will be taken into account?
> I'm refering here to the Quebec SEAO Data, on the public contrats.
> One might say that the data is open. But, when we look more closely, there is many problems that make the dataset more or less usefull....
> Thus the Data Quality Index I've been working on: https://sites.google.com/site/do101mtl/seao/iqd
> As far as I'm concerned, any dataset that is released on a regular basis, such as contrats, should have a quality index as a measure of the data reliability.
> Pascal Robichaud
> Données ouvertes 101 Mtl
> 2015-05-05 12:47 GMT-04:00 James McKinney <james at opennorth.ca>:
>> Great to hear this is moving forward! I’ve joined the Google Group.
>>> On May 4, 2015, at 10:58 AM, Jury Konga <jkonga at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> I was happy to announce on Friday, at GO Open Data 2015 conference #GOOD15, that we are launching an Open Knowledge Local Open Data Census in Canada. This will allow current open data cities to compare their degree of openness and consider what additional data sets they should consider making open. As Canada has another level of government between local and federal, we are also going to develop a census for the Provincial/Territorial level. Discussions with the provinces have begun and we should have a parallel conversation in the community. There is an Australian regional census and a US state level version is currently under development. Some additional background may be found here http://census.okfn.org/
>>> The first task is to define the top twenty data sets – the OK UK version has a set of default data sets and we need to come up with the made in Canada version of this. Relevant datasets for an open data census could be viewed from several perspectives:
>>> Transparency and Accountability;
>>> Demand driven; and
>>> Societal value.
>>> Yes, I’ve chatted with Herb and the prior top 10/20 should obviously be a consideration for this project.
>>> As I’ve been told, there is no magic formula to define what datasets we should be looking at. As such, I’ve started a Google Group that’s open to all to contribute their thoughts and suggestions https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/open-knowledge-canada----local-open-data-census . As always, I’d love to hear from anyone who would like to assist in moving this initiative forward.
>>> Jury Konga, Local Open Data Census Lead
>>> Open Knowledge Canada
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>>> Cell (647)393-8045
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