On November 29th and 30th we'll be in Invermere at the Copper Point Resort to discus storage and access to Columbia Basin water data for decision-making.
An important yet often unrecognized aspect of open data is the standardization process. It is easy to get excited about the many benefits of open data, the innovative technology involved, the new applications being developed, and the uncharted legal adventures that could follow; but the tedious processes of opening data aren’t as exciting.
We stand in the enormously fortunate and powerful position of determining exactly what smart cities will be. If they are to be equitable, accessible, sustainable, social, and safe places, it will be determined by the questions we ask and answer right now.
Open data for rural open government. Okay …
That’s an “everything is on the internet nowadays” concept, right? Simple enough, but like most simple ideas, as one turns that terrific little gem around in her hands, more and more facets appear.