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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Make it easier to understand where to access this data, for people my age. We don't know where to start looking.- Mike
Complete the last km- ensure that high speed internet connections are available in all of Canada, including rural areas.
Determine a consistent subdomain on GoC websites where links to agency-specific datasets can be located. At the same time, provide a portal with links to all the GoC agency data sites.- Garth Frizzell
Work with companies like google to improve search results. Often it is difficult to find articles or information when trying to use search on government websites.
Summarise key information for easy reference and still offer the full article for further reading.- van Zyl
Make all government scientific journals available for free online. Research is paid for by Canadians, and should be made available to benefit all.
Increase the validity of statistical data on Canadians by making the long form census mandatory.- Adrian
I use my iPad for most everything these days. Having a specific app designed with tablet functionality in mind would make accessing online data much easier for me.- Dan