Articles in Special Report: Open Public Data

Video: HSR Bus Movements Over a Day
This short video maps the movement of HSR buses throughout the city over an average day.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 25, 2014 in Special Report: Open Public Data (23 comments)

No Way to Know Whether Painted Crosswalks Reduce Injuries
The City is only releasing 'safe' data: data sets that can be used for fun apps but do not provide for any critical review of governance, policy, or finances.
by Joey Coleman
Published July 20, 2014 in Special Report: Open Public Data (10 comments)

Open Public Data Helps us Make Better Decisions
Hamiltonians may be thinking of what ails our city and how we can fix it. A good start would be to access quantifiable data to use as a measurement.
by Tyler Collins
Published May 06, 2014 in Special Report: Open Public Data (4 comments)

Open Data in Hamilton: Are We Getting There?
We will likely have open data this fall. With continuing public advocacy, we can encourage City Hall to launch open data properly with an apps contest and a dedicated open data office.
by Joey Coleman
Published March 27, 2013 in Special Report: Open Public Data (2 comments)

More Consultant Crap vs. Change By Us
If Council decides that civic engagement in the modern era requires people willing to learn new ways and do things differently, they will get the support of people who can do the work: quickly, cheaply, efficiently and locally.
by James Arlen
Published January 09, 2013 in Special Report: Open Public Data (38 comments)

Open Data is Cool
Dowsing and Milton Splash are just small examples of what can be accomplished with open data.
by Nik Garkusha
Published July 26, 2011 in Special Report: Open Public Data (5 comments)

McHattie to Present Open Data Notice of Motion
Councillor Brian McHattie will call on Council to direct staff to prepare a report on the benefits, risks and opportunities associated with a City commitment to open public data.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 22, 2011 in Special Report: Open Public Data (9 comments)

Detailed Collision Data Could Help Resolve Pedestrian Debate
Open public data would allow citizens to participate more in building a greater city by being knowledgeable about the reasons for public policy decisions.
by Joey Coleman
Published April 14, 2011 in Special Report: Open Public Data (12 comments)

City Plans to Update Website Acceptable Use Policy
The City of Hamilton website acceptable use policy currently prohibits third parties from publishing, copying, linking or otherwise making use of website content without prior written permission. Staff recognize this needs to change.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 01, 2011 in Special Report: Open Public Data (11 comments)

Pundits Debate Open Public Data
Discussion and debate over the opportunities and challenges of open public debate have moved from the margins of political discourse in Hamilton toward the mainstream.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 18, 2011 in Special Report: Open Public Data (19 comments)

Time for Open Government Data in Hamilton
Open data is difficult to explain with words alone. A visualization combined with citizen delegations will give Councillors a full picture of what Open Data means and why they need to embrace it.
by Joey Coleman
Published October 29, 2010 in Special Report: Open Public Data (12 comments)

Vancouver Establishes Open Data Catalogue
Congratulations to Vancouver for taking the first steps into a new pattern of cooperation and information sharing with its citizens.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 17, 2009 in Special Report: Open Public Data (10 comments)

Roadmap to an Open Source City
Hamilton could be a real leader, generating local expertise in collaboration, improving city business, and engaging the public more effectively in developing innovative solutions to the city's challenges.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 30, 2009 in Special Report: Open Public Data (7 comments)

Open Source City: Making Public Data a Platform for Participation
Hamilton should embrace an open, shared data platform that increases participation and transparency while delivering better, more usable information to the public.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 05, 2009 in Special Report: Open Public Data (20 comments)

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