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We've identified the most useful resources for understanding, managing, providing, and orchestrating open data initiatives—with emphasis on rural regions. Explore resources through the following categories:

  Open Data Primers  |  Community Primers  |  Tools  |  Standards  |  Major Organizations  |  Open Data Portals

BC Open Data Portal Webmap

This map shows the current data portals across British Columbia, along with their data status (open or conditional) and whether they are interactive or included within the RDI's Digital Basin Portal. It also includes a count of datasets and the license they are released under.

Open Data for Development

OD4D uses an ecosystem approach to build the local supply of quality open data, and improve its use by leaders and innovators in government, civil society, the media and business.

Open Data Network

Imagines an interconnected world where data flows freely between the people and machines that need it to better manage public and commercial enterprises, as well as private and personal endeavors.

World Resources Institute

A global research organization at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being, committed to making our data and the results of our research freely available for all to use.

Awesome Public Datasets

A list of high-quality public data sources organized by topic. Most of the datasets are open, however some are not.

Free GIS Data

A categorized list of links to over 300 sites providing freely available geographic datasets. Some sites require user registration.

Google Dataset Search (Beta)

Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across the Web through a simple keyword search. The tool surfaces information about datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful.

FNIGC Data Online

Access to the FNIGC (First Nations Information Governance Centre) published data, including First Nations Regional Health Surveys and the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey.

Skeena Knowledge Trust

The Skeena Knowledge Trust is a comprehensive source of information on the wild Pacific salmonids in the Skeena watershed, including water quality, habitat and population data.

ArcGIS Open Data

Portal to explore thousands of open datasets shared by ArcGIS Online users.

The Open Database of Buildings

A collection of open data on buildings and building footprints, made available under the Open Government License -- Canada.