"Our goal is to ensure that open data reaches every Canadian."

We are a group of software developers, web designers, and IT security specialists who are simply interested in building our open cities. We encourage you to join the movement and help make your open city.

Our Success Stories

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

Slowly but surely, our representatives in the local governments understand that there are many reasons to be open with their data:

  • Transparency – people see what the government is doing, which means more people will vote for a government, which shows what is happening around it.
  • Modernization – everyone has access to the internet and the old style communication disappear in the past. Having all information available online and accessible 24×7 makes citizens more less frustrated when they look for information.
  • Expansion – new businesses are created who use the raw information and provide additional layers, combining it and building on to of it with smart-phone apps and web-sites.
  • Focus – governments can focus on what they are elected to do and not generation and provision of information. They can redirect their efforts into what matters – generating the information, saving money from unproductive tasks such as distribution of information.

Excellent example of adoption of the OGDI DataLab project was done by our friends at the Town of Banff, Alberta.

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OGDI Version 6 Released

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013

For all our OpenData friends there is some good news. The OGDI project keeps expanding and the developers just published a new release of OGDI – version 6. It is still in GitHub and you can get it from the previous repository location

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Installing OGDI version 5 on Azure – Part 6

Posted by on May 5, 2013

Uploading Data in the Catalogue

In this part, we will be uploading data in the catalogue we have created and configured in the previous parts of this walkthrough. The OGDI DataLab v.5 solution has two projects that can help us with that – console application and Windows application. We will focus on the more visual and easy to use one – DataLoaderGuiApp.

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