Open Government

May 2015


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Open Government Program?

The Open Government Program was established in 2012 as part of Service Alberta to lead the open government transition for the Government of Alberta. Currently, the program is focusing on improving access to government data and publications, and developing standards and processes to encourage open engagement.

What information resources are available on the Open Government Portal?

The Open Government Portal consists of:

Apps For Alberta

The Government of Alberta, in partnership with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, is hosting Apps for Alberta, an innovation competition using Alberta open data. Apps for Alberta is offering $70,000 in cash prizes to encourage the brightest and most creative minds in Canada and the United States to develop apps that use open data from the Alberta Open Data Portal.

For Developers

The Government of Alberta is committed to publishing open data to third parties via data feeds through an application programming interface (API). The Government of Alberta encourages developers to deliver and innovate using open data.

The base URL for the API is:

The API is provided by the CKAN software and full instructions are provided here:

Interact encourages citizens to explore and take advantage of the Government of Alberta’s data and publications to research, make evidence-based decisions, build apps, and create visual data.

Explore winning user-submitted apps from the Apps for Alberta contest, and other Government of Alberta apps.

View Government of Alberta data visualizations such as interactive maps, dynamic charts, and infographics.

Overview of the Open Data Portal

Submitted by Mark Diner, Chief Advisor for Open Government on Mon, 2013-06-03 13:28

Hi, I’m Mark Diner, Chief Advisor for Open Government, which really means that I have the amazing job of leading the Open Government Office for the Government of Alberta. I would like to discuss how this website works and what to expect as we grow