Today, Calgary City Council passed a recommendation to pilot a public data catalogue later this fall.
The concept is to promote transparency and also to promote innovation and reuse of the data. This follows similar projects in Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton.
“We haven’t decided what data would be made available to start, but we will focus on information that is already publicly accessible just not in a reuseable format”, says Heather Reed-Fenske, Manager in Information Technology.
The City will engage citizens in recommending both the types of data sets and formats that would be most useful. Stay tuned, more to come.