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Aug 2018 | Data-Driven Decision Making

THE PERSONAS PROJECT: MAKING OPEN DATA EASIER FOR ALL
HUGH WILLIAMS, DYNAMIC PLANET

The data and information available via The Regional Municipality of York Open Data portal (york.ca/opendata) is trusted, valuable, and freely available. It’s a rich government resource and service, which too few people know about and use. York Region first started exploring open data in 2012 and based on the success of a pilot project, York Regional Council approved the creation of an Open Data program in September 2013. Since its adoption, Open Data has grown in popularity within the walls of the Region. While the program gained steam internally, York Region wanted to shift the focus and in early 2018 they began a project to investigate how the Open Data service could provide value to the entire community.

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