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Data.Gc.Ca: Improve Standardization of Data (CA0021)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Canada, First Action Plan, 2012-2013

Action Plan Cycle: 2012

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Treasury Board Secretariat

Support Institution(s): Statistics Canada

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Open Data

IRM Review

IRM Report: Canada Progress Report 2012-2013

Starred: No

Early Results: No IRM Data

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

During the public consultations on the Digital Economy Strategy and Open Government, Canadians called for open data to be made available in more usable and accessible formats. Building on the successful open data pilot launched in 2011, we will implement the next generation platform for the delivery of open data. Over the past year, we have expanded the number of non-geospatial data sets available from 800 in April 2011, to more than 11,000 in April of 2012. When geospatial datasets are included, the total comes to more than 272,000 unique data sets. During Year 1 of our Action Plan, we will continue to expand on the number of datasets made available through the existing portal, and we will complete our requirements for the next generation platform.


Commitments

Open Government Partnership