Open Cities, Open Data

The Martin Prosperity Institute is a group of researchers dedicated to analyzing the quality of urban life. In September, the Institute published a report entitled “Open Data, Open Cities” which presents the basics and benefits of open data for citizens. Montréal Open, with the help of Jerome Youmani Lankoande , translated this document into French to better expose the importance of implementing an open data policy for the city of Montreal.

The document in French can be downloaded here:
http://montrealouvert.net/donnees_ouvertes.pdf

Briefly, the paper stresses the importance of standardizing data openness, the value of creating open public data portals, and the process of implementing policies. In particular, the document states that Toronto has more than 30 data files and Vancouver has more than a hundred. While Edmonton, London, Ottawa, and Nanaimo have an open data policy in place, this is not the case for Montreal. If you can circulate this important document through your networks, we hope this will contribute to the enhancement of data openness. We would also like to inform you that Jonathan Brun from Montréal Ouvert will be a speaker at the Techno Montréal event, which will take place on November 9 at CRIM.

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