Canada leading in open data

According to the Guardian, Canada is leading the world in providing access to open data, with governments here being viewed as more open to public access to the kind of data governments have buckets of: transit information, licensing, property searches etc. And that means more journalists have access to them as well. This fulfills a prediction Computer Assisted Reporters have been making for a few years: don’t just give us access to information, give us access to raw data and let us figure out what it means.

The Guardian, 9 November 2010