This summer, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada launched the Federated Open Data Search Pilot Project. This project is a collaboration between our two programs that is fostering the creation of a federated open data search capability. This ‘federation’ (a simultaneous search of multiple resources) means that visitors to the open data […]
This summer, the Alberta Open Government Program celebrated the fifth anniversary of our Open Government Portal. What we are celebrating is a portal that provides access to Alberta data, publications, graphs and charts that the government creates. We celebrate: That the number of datasets that we launched in our first version of the portal has […]
At the end of August, the department’s rangeland management team made 65+ years of ecological data available on the Government of Alberta’s Open Data Portal. It’s a significant step on the path toward making the data the government collects more readily available to anyone who needs it. “The real advantage is that anyone can find […]
The Government of Alberta Sole-Source Service Contract database provides information on sole-source service contracts of $10,000 or more made by Government of Alberta departments. The database has recently been updated with an additional 213 contracts with start dates on or before December 31, 2017. Government of Alberta sole-source service contract data is also available in […]
Please note that the Alberta Open Government Program is closed December 23 to January 1 for the holidays. We reopen January 2.
The data provided gives an overview of the costs, revenue and royalties paid for each oil sands project in Alberta for 2016. For more information about Alberta oil sands royalties, please visit here.
Due to planned maintenance, the Open Government Portal http://bit.ly/2rjH9Sw may be unavailable from November 10 at 10 p.m. to November 12 at 5 p.m.
After five years leading the Alberta Open Government Program, it is with mixed feelings that I am moving on to tackle other challenges within the Government of Alberta. And so here are my observations of the last five years and reflection on the challenges and opportunities as we look ahead to the next five. In […]
Submitted by: Kirk MacLeod, Open Data Team Lead, Open Government Program As someone who has worked in Open Government since 2014, one of the questions I’m often asked is to give examples of real world scenarios in which open data can be used by the average person in a day-to-day way. A really great example […]
We really like this article published in the Canadian journal Policy Options and written by Kent Aitken, who is currently the Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow at the Public Policy Forum, studying and advising on governance in the digital age. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/august-2017/opening-government/ Kent does an excellent job of addressing the concept of open government and its […]