Government of Canada Open Government Metadata Element Set This dataset captures all of the metadata elements used to describe open datasets and open information assets published on open.canada.ca. 2017-03-15 2017-03-21 Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Information and Communicationsmetadataopen dataopen information Open Government Metadata Element SetCSV http://open.canada.ca/static/GCopenmetadata-GCmetadonneesouvertes.csv

Government of Canada Open Government Metadata Element Set

This dataset captures all of the metadata elements used to describe open datasets and open information assets published on open.canada.ca.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Publisher - Organization Section Name: Chief Information Officer Branch
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

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Comments(25 )

There are duplicate CKAN Term Names for CKAN Term gc_catalogue_number that has the same definition, but having a different label---Departmental Identification Number, and Government of Canada Catalogue Number. So which is it? Why have the same CKAN term to mean two different things. They also have different comments.

Hi, thank you for your comment. I have shared your feedback with the data owner for their response. Momin, the Open Government team.

Why not just work with the National Defense Departments, Ministry of Justice, Bank of Canada to determine revenue streams, and various departments all working for the Crown, or agencies of the crown to have the system designed properly. Having the right consultants to process services for citizens is essential. Citizens should not have to pay to see their own confidential files for corrections either. More investment needs to be made in the right technical programmers who understand Ministerial and management service directives. Ease of access to private information held by government for citizens will improve the judicial system as well when citizens require personal information held in the system that is expensive or time consuming to extract. Citizens have the right to see their own files, since many entries may not even be accurate concerning them. Justice Department heads should also have a clear view of what is happening in real time meta-data systems to evolve, technologically. Currently there are great efforts, but still lots of broken links and problems perceived by other commentators that also provide new direction for team players working with the process.

Hi Carol, thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your comment to the appropriate contact within TBS. Regards, Momin, the Open Government team.

It appears the link above to the file is not pointing to an available page.

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we are unable to reproduce your error, as we are able to download the file without an issue. If you email open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca we can send you the file directly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

I am disappointed with the content and quality of the metadata csv file . Why are there 2 CKAN terms 'language' and 'url', each with different descriptins? Why do you have 2 descriptions that are the same but for different CKAN terms? Why has url not been expanded and defined? Terms like electronic identifier not have a standard definition. The meaning and usage of the title of the column 'Domain' is not clear...why are some entries blank? I Domain used in the sense of ISO 11179-3? Definitions are circular containing the same terms with nothing new added. It appears ISO 11179-4 was not followed for definitions. Why does the column 'obligation' entry sometimes contain 2 values, e.g. mandatory, Geo or e.g. Optional; Highly Recommended? Why do some terms have no descriptions e.g. endpoint. I would rate your effort as 1 out of 10. Please revise and do justice to 'metadata'!

Thank you for your comment, we appreciate your feedback. We will take a look at the file and see if any improvements can be made in the future.

I am also unable to download the .CSV file. I get an HTTP 403 "Forbidden" error when trying to fetch. open.canada.ca/data/static/open_data_metadata-metadonnees_donnees_ouvertes-EN.csv I suspect this file is accessible to users within some government firewall but can not be accessed from out here on the public internet.

Hello. We apologize, there had been an brief internal error. Please try to download the file again. If you are still having difficulty accessing the file, email open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca and we will send you the file directly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Hi, I am also unable to download this file. "Forbidden - You don't have permission to access/data/static/open_data_metadata-metadonees_donnees_ouvertes-EN.csv on this server". Thanks.

Hello. We apologize, there had been an brief internal error. Please try to download the file again. If you are still having difficulty accessing the file, email open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca and we will send you the file directly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

I am receiving a 404 Not Found error when attempting to download the csv file. Can someone please check the accuracy of the link?

Hello, Unfortunately I am unable to re-create your issue. Could you please check again, or email open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca and I can send you the file directly? Thank you.

Both English and Français CSV download links are not working. Here is the message: 404 Not Found The requested URL /data/static/open_data_metadata-metadonnees_donnees_ouvertes-EN.csv was not found on this server.

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response.

I am Looking to Develop an Open Data Module In my countries Government portal but i am not sure how to do It could I get Some help please

Thank you for your interest. We would be happy to help answer any questions you have about setting up a new open data portal in your country. Please send us your contact information and any questions you have through our "contact us" form (http://data.gc.ca/eng/forms/contact-us). Then we can send information directly to you or set up a call.

Is there a published schema for the "JSON format" metadata describing the data?

Hello, You are seeing extra fields in the JSON document because it has additional information from CKAN (which is the registry for datasets on data.gc.ca). Fields such as: "relationships_as_subject” "ready_to_publish” "metadata_created” are system generated and are created by CKAN. Meaning, they are not fields that are entered by departments when they register their datasets by populating the ‘Open Data Metadata Element Set. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email us at: open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Thank you, The GC Open Data Team

The CSV document describing the Open Data Metadata Element Set does not contain all the elements that are found in the "Link to JSON format" example provided on the same page. Is there something I am missing? Thanks

There is a discrepancy in the descriptor and the date examples shown (descriptor yyyy/mm/dd, example 28/03/2012). I have not checked the Dublin core, but suggest that this could cause confusion...

Hello, Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, it seems that when the file is open in excel, the date format changes (you will notice that the date field is pushed to the right of cell which indicates a formatting change, rather than the left side). The proper format of the date field is YYYY-MM-DD, example 2012-03-28. We apologize for the confusion. Thank you. The GC Open Data team

I am unable to download the .csv file?

Our office just ran a test and we were able to successfully download the Government of Canada Open Data Metadata Element Set .csv file on our end. Would you like to submit your e-mail address to us so that we could e-mail the .csv file to you directly? Thank you. The GC Open Data team