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This Week in Open Government | December 14, 2012

  • We’re pleased to announce that a draft version of the Open 511 specification for road event data is now live on Open North’s GitHub account. Our Transportation Director, Stéphane Guidoin, and his team have done a great job preparing this API and are excited to receive feedback. If you would like to propose changes to the draft, feel free to contribute to the project’s issue list.

  • Earlier this week, Treasury Board President Tony Clement held a Twitter town hall about the government’s proposed open data license. Mr. Clement made his mission clear:

My mission: common #opengov licence for municipal, provincial, territorial, and federal data #TBMinchat

— TBS Canada (@TBS_Canada) December 11, 2012

  • WCIT 2012 took place this week in Dubai, where world telecom and Internet leaders gathered to discuss the future of international communications regulations. This year, the conference opened its process, making available to the public each country’s amendments to the regulations.

  • The Sunlight Foundation released a new app, Sitegeist, which allows users to access any data available about their current location. Designed to “reinforce the power of data around you”, the app brings together thousands of records to give you as much information about your location as possible!

  • The B.C. Open Data Summit will take place on February 19th, 2013. Hosted by the Open Data Society of B.C., the event will feature panels of leaders and innovators in the open data space, opportunities to network, interesting conversations, and a fun social event.

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