Tag Archives: open data

Open data and the news

By Leslie Young It’s generally accepted among journalists that in Canada, it’s very hard to get an interesting news story out of the data that governments make available for download on their various “Open Data” sites. Quite simply, it’s usually … Continue reading

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Open data: Transport Canada vehicle recalls

by Leslie Young There’s a new addition to the federal government’s data.gc.ca portal: vehicle recalls from Transport Canada. This is a dataset I had filed an Access to Information request for a while ago (see the interactive app I built … Continue reading

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Tell the government about your apps!

By Leslie Young I blogged recently about an online application I built using Transport Canada’s Road Safety Recalls Database. The underlying data for my story is already available online, but was not easily available for download. I called their media … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information and the PDF

By Leslie Young PDFs are a fact of life in data journalism. Most of the time, when you request “an electronic file” or “an electronic document” in your Freedom of Information request, the end result is a PDF. While it’s … Continue reading

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