Open Data is public information that can be freely used by anyone and is available for public research, analysis, reporting and mobile app development. Search from over 200+ datasets such as census results, city public WiFi locations, businesses and more.
For a tutorial on how to use the City’s Open Data Portal, check out the clip below.
What is Open Data?
A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it. Open data is structured data that is machine-readable (no PDFs). (Sources: opendefinition.org and open.canada.ca)
Open Data Enables the following:
Open Data Pedigree
The City of Mississauga was one of the first cities in Canada to launch an open data portal back in 2010. Since then we have
Enriched our portal to include over 200+ key datasets
Modernized our open data portal
Extended open data corporate wide
And engaged with our citizens at multiple large scale open data events
Governed open data with a corporate policy and procedures
Strengthened the protection of privacy and confidential information by implementing an open data publishing process in collaboration with our legal department
Trained our staff using open data guidelines