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

The Universal Constant of Open Government and Open Data

Open Government and Open Data have the potential to change everything…and in a good way. Those who are in the space would agree with me. Those who are NOT in the space would say that I’m seeing the World in rose coloured glasses. The thing that makes OpenGov/OpenData so different is that it is rooted … Continued