I mentioned at GovCamp that Canada is at the forefront for Open Data activities worldwide. In my presentation I had hoped to illustrate a number of the projects underway, but alas, the build just made a mess of the slide. So I thought it would be interesting to try to capture the timeline of noteworthy open government / open data activities in Canada. I’ve captured a number of the notable open government / open data initiatives across Canada (and borrowed a couple from datalibre.ca and the open data in Canada wikipedia entry) and fleshed out the dates from news articles and other announcements. I’ve done my bets to be accurate, but would happily be corrected by those with more detailed info (e.g. When exactly did Nanaimo first publish their data?)
If you have a correction or addition, please leave a comment with it, and I’ll refresh the .xlsx on a regular basis with the new noteworthy events.
The Excel spreadsheet is here: Canada_Open_Data_Timeline-v2.4