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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Advertise and promote the availability of government data. This would be a use of tax dollars that could be directly beneficial to Canadians.- Alvin Roche
I'm sure everything is available online now but I have to know which federal department to search for the data I need. One-stop-shop website would make a big difference. Yes, I can google it - but results pointing to gov't of Canada websites rarely make it early in the list of returned results...- Schteffie
Re-open the freedom of information requests and reinstate the full census.- Infiity
Le site Web actuel (http://data-donnees.gc.ca/) est la meilleure solution. Je le consulte régulièrement et il permet de trouver bien des choses intéressantes. Par contre j'aimerais bien pouvoir faire des recherches par étentendue géographique ou à l'aide d'une carte. La recherche géographique offre parfois des avantages et permet de trouver des données pour un secteur à laquelle on ne pense pas avec une recherche pas texte.- Simon Mercier
Have a website dedicated to displaying the information rather than having each individual organization have their own independent website. This way, the manner in which someone can look up, reference and view the information would be uniform. Obviously, this undertaking would require substantial effort to ensure all data types can be imported and displayed properly, but having a single point of reference would be valuable to Canadians in their effort review government data.- Grant