Geothoughts 7: Unpacking the Current and Future Value of Open Civic Data

By Naomi Bloch Geothink co-applicant researcher Peter A. Johnson is an assistant professor of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. Johnson and his students have been working with Geothink government partners across the country to examine the state of civic open data projects in Canada. In our latest podcast, he discusses how the seemingly desirable ethos of open data … Read More

Geothink at the International Open Data Conference 2015 – Day 1

By Suthee Sangiambut The 2015 International Open Data Conference (IODC) opened today, May 29, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Below, we detail the conclusions from several panel discussions on open cities. In fact, open cities were the featured topics in two of the day’s panel sessions. While a number of case studies were given, panelists emphasized that few cities … Read More

Geothoughts 3: Edmonton Ascending to the World Stage as a Truly Open City

By Drew Bush In our third edition of Geothoughts, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Yvonne Chen, a strategic planner for the city of Edmonton’s Open City Initiative. You can also subscribe to this podcast by finding it on iTunes. In this interview, we talk with Chen about what it means for Edmonton to be on par with … Read More