Open Data at ChangeCamp Edmonton - Blog
Tomorrow morning local politicians, bureaucrats, and ordinary citizens will gather at the University of Alberta for ChangeCamp Edmonton. I'm encouraged by the number of people that have registered, and by the conversations that have already started. That's what tomorrow is all about: getting people together to discuss ideas and solutions. I don't know exactly which topics people will want to discuss tomorrow, but I know for sure that open data will be one of them. There's significant momentum building for the concept, and we're starting to see progress on making it happen throughout Canada (and elsewhere). Open data here in Edmonton received a nice boost this week from Councillor Don Iveson when he submitted a formal inquiry to City administration: In local, national and sub-national governments around the world there is a trend toward making up-to-date government information freely available on-line in generically accessible data formats as so-called 'Open Data'. What level of