1. Edmonton, AB
Ranking: 1st | Score: 98.82%
The City of Edmonton’s open data program receives guidance from an open data committee that meets monthly and is bolstered by an open data policy, an open data strategic plan equipped with a roadmap for implementation, and an open data portal. The portal publicly hosts 42 of 43 data sets listed in the Implementation section of the OCI. Edmonton has also implemented software to automate the data publishing process – an important tool for the sustainability of open data initiatives.
The City of Edmonton has also taken steps to measure the impact of their open data work. The City is one of only five OCI participants that reported measuring the extent to which municipal staff accesses open data for internal operations, and one of 12 respondents to report that a framework is in place to measure the quality of published data sets. Edmonton continues to exemplify exceptional open data work and their efforts aren’t without acclaim, earning them the coveted first-place ranking.