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Heather Morrison
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Environment Canada and Industry are currently behind schedule on this
commitment: "Maximize access to federally funded scientific research to
encourage greater collaboration and engagement with the scientific community,
the private sector, and the public". This needs to be a priority. Canada does
not currently have a culture of open access to government science. There is a
need for considerable discussion and preparation for change. The June 2016
consultation should be heavily promoted and deadlines extended if necessary
to get it right. [Disclosure: I am an advocate of open access and a
university professor / researcher with a research interest in this area].

http://open.canada.ca/en/commitment/06-open-science

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Submitted by Bruce Cuthbert on May 13, 2016 - 6:48 AM

We need to help local governments make their map layer data available so that communities, community associations, business associations can use it. This needs to include parcel data, neighbourhood data, municipal boundaries. Often this data is shown on maps by little of it is open. Checkout our City of Nanaimo as an example of Municipality on the right track.http://data.nanaimo.ca http://www.nanaimo.ca/EN/main/departments/Engineering-Public-Works/GIS/DigitalData.html