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FINDING DATA ON LINE An increasing number of governments are all levels are putting data on line Those databases come in all shapes and sizes The betting.

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1 FINDING DATA ON LINE An increasing number of governments are all levels are putting data on line Those databases come in all shapes and sizes The betting might be that journalists lack the time and expertise to make sense of it We must prove destroy that assumption

2 WHY WORK WITH DATA ONLINE Produces original stories that our competitors may not have More original stories, fewer encounters with assignment editors Data ads context Allows audiences to interact Gives us quick reference points when stories break Allows us to do a better job following money

3 WHAT TOOLS DO YOU NEED General knowledge of data: its strengths and weaknesses Abandon your fear of numbers Developing simple math skills: adding, subtracting, ratios, etc. Good knowledge of Excel; database managers; Mapping software; data-visualization tools

4 SOME EXAMPLES OF OPEN DATA SITES Edmonton http://data.edmonton.ca/ http://data.edmonton.ca/ Halifax’s Open Data Catalogue https://www.halifaxopendata.ca/ https://www.halifaxopendata.ca/ Ottawa http://app06.ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/statisticsdata/opendata/info/index.htm http://app06.ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/statisticsdata/opendata/info/index.htm Toronto http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=1a66e03bb8d1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=1a66e03bb8d1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD Vancouver http://data.vancouver.ca/ http://data.vancouver.ca/ BC http://www.openinfo.gov.bc.ca/ibc/index.page? http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/ http://www.openinfo.gov.bc.ca/ibc/index.page? http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/ Ontario http://www.ontario.ca/government/open-data-ontario http://www.ontario.ca/government/open-data-ontario Open Data Pilot Project (federal government) http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En World Development Indicators (The World Bank) http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators?cid=GPD_WDI http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators?cid=GPD_WDI Québec Ouvert (les données ouvertes pour le Québec) http://quebecouvert.org/ http://quebecouvert.org/

5 Toronto restaurant inspections

6 DINESAFE

7 DineSafe

8 DINESAFE DATA

9 MAPPING NASTY RESTAURANTS

10 DINESAFE APP

11 Elections Elections Canada http://www.elections.ca/scripts/webpep/fin/sele ct_sear http://www.elections.ca/scripts/webpep/fin/sele ct_sear Elections Ontario http://www.elections.on.ca/en- CA/Tools/FinancialStatementsandContributions/R ealTimeDisclosure.htmch_option.aspx http://www.elections.on.ca/en- CA/Tools/FinancialStatementsandContributions/R ealTimeDisclosure.htmch_option.aspx Quebec political contributions http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/francais/provi ncial/financement-et-depenses- electorales/recherche-sur-les-donateurs.php# http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/francais/provi ncial/financement-et-depenses- electorales/recherche-sur-les-donateurs.php#

12 ONTARIO

13 The data website

14 The data

15 QUEBEC

16 The website

17 The data

18 The data_part two

19 National data sets Open Data Pilot Project (federal government) http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En Arms Exports http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/tdo/tdo.php#tag http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/tdo/tdo.php#tag Canadian charities (Canada Revenue Agency) http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS): Main Menu http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/CADORS- SCREAQ/m.aspx?lang=eng http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/CADORS- SCREAQ/m.aspx?lang=eng Sunlight Foundation Tools and Projects http://sunlightfoundation.com/tools/ http://sunlightfoundation.com/tools/

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21 Tracking lobbying dollars in the U.S.

22 INFLUENCE EXPLORER

23 OPEN SECRETS

24 International datasets Datacatalogs.org (a comprehensive list of open data catalogs currated by experts from around the world) http://datacatalogs.org/ http://datacatalogs.org/ National Transportation Safety Board inventory of databases http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/databases.html http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/ http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/databases.html http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/ The FDA's Adverse Drug Reaction Database http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/S urveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm082193.htm http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/S urveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm082193.htm MAUDE - Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfmaude/search.cfm U.S. Department of LABOUR (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.html http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.html http://ogesdw.dol.gov/data_catalogs http://ogesdw.dol.gov/data_summary.php

25 THE STORY

26 WHERE IT CAME FROM Buyandsell.gc.ca https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement- data/tenders/download-tenders-data https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement- data/tenders/download-tenders-data

27 The Excel table

28 THE COUNTERFEIT REFERENCE http://www.ontario.ca/government/open- data-ontario

29 PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

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31 STUDENT DEBT


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