Make open data easier to understand

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Submitted By
Tanya Snook
Votes: 92

Publishing datasets will only get us so far in demonstrating transparency to Canadians. We need something like https://usafacts.org/ to assist citizens in visualizing and understanding open data. A visual platform that allows citizens to understand data in a context that is meaningful to them; a platform that provides visuals that tell a story, in addition to just the hard data. 

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Submitted by Eleanor Melanson on March 22, 2018 - 2:11 PM

I think this is an incredibly important facet of the evidence-based revolution, particularly as technology and analytical tools continue to develop at exponential speeds and data becomes more robust and complex. Data literacy is the cornerstone of creating an empowered population and public service, and should definitely continue to be expanded and promoted as a key priority in supporting evidence-based policy and a population of Canadians who both understand and trust data as a source of decision-making.