Open Data Atlantic - Environment Meeting
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Open Data Atlantic - Environment Meeting

Open Data Atlantic - Environment Meeting

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735 Main Street

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Moncton, NB E1C 1E5

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After having hosted two meetings to date, we will be hosting our third gathering in Moncton to discuss the Government of New Brunswick 5 year digitization strategy along with the analysis of the City of Moncton's City Tree Inventory data set with special guests Gerry Fairweather and David Clark.



If case you weren't able to attend the first gathering, here is a summary of what Open Data Atlantic does:

Open Data Atlantic's mission is to curate and facilitate civic engagement within Atlantic Canada.

What does Civic Engagement mean? Essentailly, citizens or organizations that are embracing technology and data to build more efficiency, accountability and transparency in our government systems.

Read more about it here:http://www.knightfoundation.org/features/civictech/

We've defined our Principles to Success as the following:

1) To share best practices within the open data movement
2) To address areas of improvement or barriers (these will arise as we explore various themes)
3) To learn about data analysis and visualization (data skill set)
4) To understand the positive impact that data and application of data can have on a community
5) To create commercialized open products using open data that contribute to the development and growth of our communities

We welcome you to check out our Facebook page and/or twitter to see conversations/thoughts around previous gatherings.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/opendataatlantic/ Twitter: @open_atlantic



The Agenda for our meeting on Februaruy 15th is as follows:

6:30pm - Introductions

6:40pm - 5 min review of data terminology

6:45pm - Presentation and Discussion from Gerry Fairweather on 5 Year Government of New Brunswick Strategy on: Digital Transformation, Information Technology, Enterprise Risk Management and Information Management.

7:45pm - Quick Talk from David Clerk on the Do's and Don'ts of Data Visulization

8:00pm - Short Break

8:15pm - Discussion and Analysis of Tree Inventory Data Set http://www.moncton.ca/Government/Terms_of_use/Open_Data_Purpose/Data_Catalogue/Trees.htm

9:15pm - Review of meeting and take-aways




Anticipated Outcomes from this meeting:

  • increased knowledge about the role of data in municipal planning
  • analysis of areas of opportunity in the sector
  • understanding of how data can enable opportunities in the sector
  • actionable projects to continue moving forward with
  • understanding of how to map data




Please join us! And remember, any and all backgrounds are welcome. All that is required is an open-mind and a desire to create positive change in our province. No experience in the 'tech' world is required!

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