Open Data Canada
By Purple Forge
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This app provides a dashboard of information related to Open Data initiatives, including: data catalogues, active contests, key documents, news feeds and social networking feeds. The app provides integrated social networking to support sharing among the Open Data community. Open data is a philosophy and practice requiring that certain data are made freely available to the public, in machine readable format without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. Most commonly, Open Data focuses on non-textual material such as geographic information systems (GIS) data. The Open Data movement is gaining momentum worldwide with significant steps being taken by government agencies (at all levels) in Europe and North America. In the public sphere, the goal of Open Data is to remove barriers to access to information created or managed by government institutions, while respecting privacy and sensitivity concerns. Facilitating access to this information allows entrepreneurs, academics, community groups and others to study communities and develop applications that leverage the data to improve community experience and stimulate economic growth. Get involved in Open Data!
- Category: Social Networking
- Released: Nov 16, 2010
- Version: 2.74
- Size: 2.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Seller: Purple Forge
- © Copyright 2010 Purpleforge
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.