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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Par un moteur de recherche semblable à Google.- JG Desrosiers
Il existe des plateforme d'indexation de telles données et qui sont justement destinées aux organisations privés ou gouvernementales qui souhaites rendre disponible des données ouvertes.
Il s'agirait alors de mettre en place une telle plateforme à l'échelle canadienne et publier les mises à jour à l'aide de différent moyen (Tweeter, RSS, email, etc.).
La plateforme d'indexation se doit d'être simple d'utilisation, ergonomique afin d'y trouver rapidement ce que l'on cherche.- Jean-Francois Legendre
To find: a ONE STOP SHOP! no more CANSIM, CHASS, E-STAT, ODESI, Equinox.. what the heck?
If everything was in the Open Data Portal my life would be so much better.
To Use: for GIS data, it should be in ESRI or KML format already so there is no need to work with statistics programs or do any data conversion. Same with numeric data, ONE online tool to work with the data rather than several choices and formats.- JasmineHoover
a good index or categorization of the data that is available. After trying a few searches, I kept find that there were no documents matching my queries, which were all single words. It might be better to know what data IS available than to guess what data is available.- Jamie S.
The keys to making open data as useful as it could be are to use open and interoperable formats and best practices for licensing. Because both are evolving, my suggestion is to just get the data up there and available with the best format and license for now, realizing that worldwide standards are likely to change over the next few years.
Opendata.bc provides a widely recognized good model for licensing of open data http://www.opendatabc.ca/- Heather Morrison