The practice of Open Data promotes better organizational processes while creating opportunities for spreading important town data and adding value to the community.
What is Open Data?
While most users may never use Open Data directly, it is important everyone has a basic understanding of Open Data.
We create data...
...that gives us information...
...to share with the public
In addition to providing important information to the public, we now provide unfiltered access to all of the data as well.
Why Open Data?
Open Data improves access to information and creates many new opportunities for the Town.
Town Data Reaches More People
through other app developers
Open Data allows third parties and developers to enhance their products, benefiting the Town's residents and visitors. For example, Orangeville Open Data is used in the Google Maps platform, providing accurate bus stop times and locations.
by making it ALL available
Open Data is unfiltered so that individuals or media outlets are able to verify any claims or findings presented by the Town. Also, media coverage might want to draw additional conclusions supported by the data not already presented by the Town.
Further Analysis and Insights
conducted outside of the Town's efforts
Open Data can be foundational for student projects in any educational institution from grade school to college and university. Studies may be conducted in subject areas not previously explored by the Town.
Open Government Licence – Orangeville
In short, use data without restriction,
use data "as is" (some datasets are better than others),
and attribute when using open data.
The long version...
This licence is based on version 1.0 of the Open Government Licence – Ontario
Using Information under this licence
- Use of any Information indicates your acceptance of the terms below.
- The Information Provider grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the Information, including for commercial purposes, subject to the terms below.
You are free to:
- Copy, modify, publish, translate, adapt, distribute or otherwise use the Information in any medium, mode or format for any lawful purpose.
You must, where you do any of the above:
- Acknowledge the source of the Information by including any attribution statement specified by the Information Provider(s) and, where possible, provide a link to this licence.
If the Information Provider does not provide a specific attribution statement, or if you are using Information from several Information Providers and multiple attributions are not practical for your product or application, you must use the following attribution statement:
Contains information licensed under the Open Government Licence – Orangeville.
- The terms of this licence are important, and if you fail to comply with any of them, the rights granted to you under this licence, or any similar licence granted by the Information Provider, will end automatically.
- This licence does not grant you any right to use:
- Personal Information;
- Information or Records not accessible under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario);
- third party rights the Information Provider is not authorized to license;
- the names, crests, logos, or other official symbols of the Information Provider; and
- Information subject to other intellectual property rights, including patents, trade-marks and official marks.
- This licence does not grant you any right to use the Information in a way that suggests any official status or that the Information Provider endorses you or your use of the Information.
- The Information is licensed "as is", and the Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law.
- The Information Provider is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage.
- This licence is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the applicable laws of Canada.
- Legal proceedings related to this licence may only be brought in the courts of Ontario.
- In this licence, the terms below have the following meanings:
- means information resources or Records protected by copyright or other information or Records that are offered for use under the terms of this licence.
- "Information Provider"
- means Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario.
- "Personal Information"
- has the meaning set out in section 2(1) of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario).
- has the meaning of "record" as set out in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario).
- means the natural or legal person, or body of persons corporate or incorporate, acquiring rights under this licence.
- This is version 1.0 of the Open Government Licence – Orangeville. The Information Provider may make changes to the terms of this licence from time to time and issue a new version of the licence. Your use of the Information will be governed by the terms of the licence in force as of the date you accessed the information.