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

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Open Government Metadata Element Set Dataset CSV English
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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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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.