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Geothink&Learn 13: The Evolution of Open Data in Canada
When the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant Geothink began in 2012, it was only one year after Canada’s federal government started its Open Data website. Open data refers to a concept that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use (especially when created through public funding) and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents, or any other forms of control. During the more than five year duration of the grant, Geothink researchers have taken an interdisciplinary lens to investigating open data as it pertains to privacy issues, accessibility, interoperability, and its use with new communications and networked technologies. Canada is a big country, almost ten million square kilometers, so there is no wonder that our Partnership bore witness to a variety of changes to municipal and governmental uses of open data and associated technologies. This panel brings together experts in open data from Geothink’s municipal, nonprofit, and academic partners to discuss how open data has evolved during the grant.

Jan 24, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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