New opendata contest for Ottawa coming!

Another open-data contest is planned as the city looks to improve the way it offers raw information that developers can use to make helpful apps.

The app contest is expected to be held early next year and further details are expected at a future meeting.

The city held its first app contest in 2010-2011 after starting an open-data policy centred on the philosophy that certain city-collected and managed data should be readily available to anyone, in a “machine-readable” format, without copyright restrictions, patents or other controls on its use.