Open Data Day Toronto 2015 #ODDTO15

http://youtu.be/bUr7gdvI7TI A year ago, Toronto celebrated Open Data Day with a weekend of activities bringing together over 400 people from government, private sector, and citizens. Our goal was to show citizens how open data can make our world a better place — solving problems presented by advocacy groups including Better Budget TO, Affordable Housing, Cycle … Continued

Open Spatial Data Formats

The goal of this series of articles on spatial data is to help you deal with spatial data in your open data app or website. In order to do this, all of your spatial data must be in a common spatial reference system (SRS). In my last post I discussed the last piece of the … Continued

And the MWNW Icon Design contest winner goes to…

Since the re-launch in October 2013, Make Web Not War has truly grown into a diverse community of developers, designers, and technologists. All across Canada, tech enthusiasts are bringing their best ideas to the table and coming together to build awesome technology solutions. So we thought, what better way to help these passionate folks stay … Continued

Dissecting Open Data app: Toronto Beaches for Windows Store

From user perspective, Open Data app is just one of the applications on his or her device. As any other app, it expected to be functional, well designed and easy to use.  In the same time, Open Data app developers have to consider several factors specific for this category of applications. Let us discusses these … Continued

What is Open Data Speed Dating?

Last fall, I participated in the GTEC 2013 “Open Data Speed Dating” session where Open Data Enthusiasts (such as myself) were paired up with Open Data Curators (such as people who run the Canadian and Vancouver Open Data Portals).  There were 19 tables in total.  At 5 minutes per table.  That’s 95min of hard core, sound-bite driven, Open Data … Continued