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 would be much easier to find and utilize the data if it was standardized and universally made available in a single location, far beyond the scope of the data.gc.ca pilot project. The information ideally needs to be available in multiple standard formats with an open license to allow anybody to utilize that data in multiple ways (commercially or otherwise).- George Wenzel
To easily FIND data, the data should be easily searchable via the web. Obviously, there would be a website that would house all of your data available open data products.
To make it easy to USE data, provide the data in standard formats such as CSV, XML. You can still use proprietary tools (like Beyond 20/20) or "less open" formats such as SPSS or SAS files, just as long as the standard formats are available.- jared
Provide summary at-a-glance statistics for government activities
Undertake Usability Studies to create statistics that are timely, meaningful, easy to understand, and accurate.
These would allow citizens to understand what their government is doing, and hold them to their commitments.- Michael Hardner
Avec une carte de citoyen canadien qui pourrait comprendre des informations que certain ministère pourrait se partager entre le fédéral et le provincial.- 10511
Je recommande un portail centralisé rassemblant les hyperliens de toutes les bases de données disponibles au public organisé par thèmes, par exemple, affaires consulaires, santé, finances, etc.- Gilbert