Open government is an approach based on the belief that citizens have the right to access government information and decision-making. In practice this means transparent processes, accountable decision-making and accessible information and services.
Data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose.
(Source: Open Knowledge Foundation, 2005)
The Town of Oakville will not release personal or confidential information or provide ways to identify individuals as part of our public datasets.
Everyone — that’s what open data is all about! The most likely users will be professional and amateur software developers who build new applications to solve existing problems. The datasets could also be used by academics, researchers, the media and the general public to inform studies and analysis.
We are making our data available for others to use and develop apps on their own.
We have released over 85 datasets and are always looking for ways to provide more data to the public. That’s part of being transparent and accountable.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.