This is what we have heard in response to our online consultation question 1: "What could be done to make it easier for you to find and use government data provided online?"
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The easiest way to find and use government information would be to create a reperetoire of all information that is easily searchable (keywords) and that can be manipulated by users. For example, if information about various subjects is provided by the Government of Canada and made available online and a user chooses to combine multiple variables, the result of that research/data activity should also be made publicly available on the reperetoire.- JDOttawa
powerful federated search engine that would allow searching across multiple datasets to get the dataset(s) best matched to the query.- Brian
Umm, its not you its me... if i need to find it easier i will have to use my mind in accordance with what works for me. Its not your fault if i dont find it easy, its my fault if i find it easy. So i think trust that we find it easy.... and that only....- Ehkoh
Cross referencing would help as there are times you want something but don't know where to find it e.g. Romanow Report on Health Care.
I would also like to be able to read more easily what transpired in the HOC during sessions.- ARN
They need to be easier to find: better meta data, SEO, website usability, putting more popular or recent data up front, make them easier to share or subscribe to via social media tools.
The data itself could be put into interactive apps or at least info graphics to make it easier to digest.
Better website user interface design would be really nice on government websites.- Rollan Budi