Open Government

May 2013

Open Data Portal

I’m Manmeet Bhullar, Minister of Service Alberta, and I’m very excited to be writing the first blog post for Alberta’s Open Data Portal.

In today’s digital landscape, data is a powerful resource - one that can unleash enormous social and economic innovation. From geodata that can be used to create maps, to vital statistics and socioeconomic information that can be used to help in service delivery, to environmental data, the potential for using open data is astounding. By opening up government data, we are helping to make this innovation possible.