Tag Archives: open data

City’s new portal makes accessing data sets easier

Guelph, Ont., March 4, 2016 – The City of Guelph is celebrating Open Data Day 2016 by launching Guelph’s new online open data portal with 32 data sets covering areas such as transportation, solid waste and parks. The portal is an interactive public data management system. Residents can view the raw data sets through built-in maps to easily understand the information. By releasing its data through the portal, the City is able to increase transparency while encouraging the public to share and reuse the information helping to drive the creation of services that deliver value for citizens. In 2014 and 2015 the City’s Hackaton participants used open data sets to develop applications such as the waste sorting app which is available on open.guelph.ca. “The open… Continue reading City’s new portal makes accessing data sets easier

Open Guelph hackathon results

This media release was issued by the University of Guelph’s School of Computer Science. This weekend approximately 30 people – students, staff, and faculty of the University of Guelph, and members from the Guelph community – gathered in the Science Complex Atrium to take part in the first Open Data Day Hackathon. Sponsored by the City of Guelph, the University of Guelph, and the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, teams of coders and non-coders came together with a goal of developing tools that used, processed, analyzed, or helped further expand the City’s open data warehouse. Beginning on Saturday morning, participants worked for 24 hours to develop new tools, mobile apps, and games. Teams then presented their work to a panel of judges: Brydon Gilliss… Continue reading Open Guelph hackathon results

Guelph to create Canada’s first municipal open government action plan

Plan will be Guelph’s road map for even more accountable, transparent and engaging local government Guelph, On, July 24, 2013 – The City’s innovative open government action plan—the first of its kind in Canada—is now underway. “The City is committed to pursuing an even more open, accountable, transparent and engaging municipal government—one that empowers the Guelph community to work together on innovative solutions and ultimately, all civic decisions,” said Mayor Karen Farbridge. “A tailor made open government action plan developed for Guelph and co-produced with residents and businesses will position this plan to resonate locally and be used by other jurisdictions as a model for success.” Delvinia, a leading digital strategy firm located in Toronto, was recently awarded the contract to assist with the development… Continue reading Guelph to create Canada’s first municipal open government action plan