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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Create one central portal, catalog or map (all government open data);
much more should be made interoperable and searchable ;
compatible, machine readable format (XML, RDF), GIS integrated;
the search will make access more relevant and useful;
semantic Web, ontology, metadata, definitions, data mapping, categorize the data, taxonomies;- Yuri Stanovych
License agreements for usage and distribution of derivatives of data need to be clear. Whether a use is "commercial" or not is often an inappropriate term as it is also often not well defined.- Russell McOrmond
Par des interfaces de divulgation pro-active comme le fait actuellement la société Radio-Canada. Pour que toutes les
Demandes d'accès à l'imformation qui ont été repondu une fois par un ministère soit disponible à tous ensuite.- Pierre-Luc
My chances of finding the appropriate data increase when more data is made available. As much data as is reasonable and possible should be made available to the people. When the information can be published easily in both languages, it should be, but this should never restrict the government from publishing any data that it has, in its original language.- Jason White
Let us know about it in the first place :)
The Government of Canada does a great job overall in delivering services, but as a young Canadian, I find myself constantly surprised by the existence of projects like the Adverse Reaction Database [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/databasdon/index-eng.php].
There’s a ton of amazing stuff being accomplished by public servants, but a really lacklustre job is being done in promoting them.- Edward Ocampo-Gooding