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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It is often the case that Google does a better job of finding the information I'm looking for than the on-site search boxes of the various government departments.
I would recommend a better search indexer and possibly adding more searchable meta-data to online documents.- halifaxious
If this very exercise is representative of the process involved, I note that I am a third of the way through before actually encountering content.
The process needs to be user friendly, well-indexed, and with the potential for individuals to 'customize' reports to their local, unique, age-banded etc. circumstance.- GC
Less confusing search interfaces.
All data available from one place.- dmc
Consolidate geospatial information websites- DA
Find? Nothing much. Retrieve? Now that's a different question. Quit hiding behind privilege and making it so difficult for average Canadians to retrieve information, via Access to Information, on how THEIR government operates. Also, quit stonewalling the media and parceling out carefully scripted lines that couch the truth.
I know I didn't answer the question asked, but I have little confidence that the more relevant questions will be asked later on in the survey.- CynicalOne