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Towards a Data Quality Score in Open Data

Traditionally, Open Data Toronto program performance has been tied to the number of datasets in the catalogue. Today, however, catalogue size is less relevant primarily because it fails to measure progress towards the program’s vision of enabling anyone, anywhere, to improve life in Toronto with open data. To solve this issue, we created a score to assess data quality and what it measures.

Exploring Cleared Building Permits

The City of Toronto publishes data on building permits going as far back as 2000. Excited about this, we at the Open Data Team asked ourselves: how might we learn from the Cleared Building Permits? Could we use it for improving our understanding of Toronto and how we deliver services to the community?