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Open Cities Index

 

The 2017 Open Cities Index Results are now published here. Congrats to Canada's new Top 20 Most Open Cities!

The Open Cities Index (OCI) was developed by PSD in partnership with Canada's Open Data Exchange (ODX) as an appraisal framework to gauge the level of openness in cities across Canada. The OCI serves to audit existing open data initiatives at municipalities and allows participating organizations to compare themselves against their peer groups and track their openness over time based on specific dataset classifications.

The OCI gives participating cities access to a number of tools and services that can be used to further develop open data initiatives, ensure they are supported in the future and allow for collaborative developments in open government across Canada. 

THE 2017 OPEN CITIES INDEX SURVEY 

The 2017 survey closed September 8th and the 2017 results were published October 2nd. See the full report here

THE 2016 OPEN CITIES INDEX RESULTS

The 2016 Open Cities Index results have now been published, featuring a brand new Top 20 Open Cities list. See the full report here

The inaugural Open Cities Index report was published in 2015, highlighting Canada's Top Ten most open communities. See the full report here

THE OPEN CITIES INDEX VIRTUAL ROUND TABLE SERIES

The Open Cities Index Virtual Round Table Series brings together Canada's municipal open data leaders and innovators for quarterly discussions of open data challenges, solutions, and best practices. In advance of each session, PSD will publish a report focusing on an issue related to the advancement of municipal open data initiatives. Round Table participants will have the opportunity to discuss the report, how the findings and recommendations apply to their respective initiatives, and what further research would benefit their work.

2017-18 Open Cities Index Virtual Round Table Series Schedule

To be announced.

2016-17 Open Cities Index Virtual Round Table Series Schedule

Session 1) info [at] publicsectordigest [dot] com (subject: OCI%20Round%20Table%20-%20Nov%2024%2F16%20-%20Municipal%20Open%20Datasets%20, body: Request%20for%20information%3A%0A%0AName%3A%0A%0ATitle%3A%0A%0AOrganization%3A%0A%0AContact%20Information%3A%0A%0A%0ANature%20of%20request%3A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A) (Municipal Open Datasets: An Analysis of Data Accessibility )

 - Read the OCI REPORT here

Session 2) Info [at] publicsectordigest [dot] com (subject: OCI%20Round%20Table%20-%20February%202017%20-%20Municipal%20Open%20Data%20Budgets%2C%20Resources%20%26%20Capacity, body: Request%20for%20information%0A%0AName%3A%0A%0ATitle%3A%0A%0AOrganization%3A%0A%0AContact%20Information%3A%0A%0ANature%20of%20your%20request%3A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A) (Municipal Open Data Budgets, Resources & Capacity )

 - Read the OCI REPORT here

Session 3) info [at] publicsectordigest [dot] com (subject: OCI%20Round%20Table%20-%20May%202017%20-%20Metrics%20%26%20Mechanisms%20to%20Measure%20the%20Impact%20of%20Open%20Data%20Initiatives, body: Request%20for%20Information%3A%0A%0AName%3A%0A%0ATitle%3A%0A%0AOrganization%3A%0A%0AContact%20information%3A%0A%0ANature%20of%20your%20request%3A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A) (Metrics & Mechanisms to Measure the Impact of Open Data Initiatives)

 - Read the OCI REPORT here

Session 4) info [at] publicsectordigest [dot] com (subject: OCi%20Round%20Table%20-%20September%202017%20-%20Models%20for%20Open%20Data%20Partnerships%20%26%20Collaboration, body: Request%20for%20information%0A%0AName%3A%0A%0ATitle%3A%0A%0AOrganization%3A%0A%0AContact%20Information%3A%0A%0ANature%20of%20your%20request%3A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A) (Models for Open Data Partnerships & Collaboration)

      

PSD and ODX invite you to join the Open Cities Index Virtual Round Table Series to share your open data experiences, learn from other practitioners across the country, and take the next step in advancing your municipality's open data initiative.

Please contact us to learn how you can participate in the Round Table Series.  

 

OPEN CITIES INDEX IN THE MEDIA

 

The Open Data Exchange                                       Socrata

The Edmonton Sun                                                  The Vancouver Sun

Metro News Toronto                                               Global News - Video

Strathcona County                                                   City of London

City of Surrey                                                            City of Windsor

Geothink                                                                    The Edmonton Journal

AM980                                                                       CanTech Letter

Tech Alliance                                                            Sherwood Park News

Mississauga