Edmonton, Canada goes transparent via data API’s!

On Wednesday, January 13, the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada went live with their data catalog.

http://data.edmonton.ca provides REST-based access to their data. So for you application writers, no more need to download and maintain data.

Edmonton’s data catalog is a great example of cloud computing in government. It runs on Windows Azure, using an open source solution that can be implemented by anyone – just get the code from http://ogdi.codeplex.com

I’d love to hear anyone’s feedback on this site, my twitter handle is @keithhu

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