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Announcing our new Book Club!

We are proud to announce our Open Data Book Club! We’re excited to complement Toronto, Ottawa and Prince Edward Island with our own effort and we invite you to join us for our launch event on Tuesday September 20th, 2016 in Downtown Kitchener. RSVP here and be sure to spread our message with Twitter. At our first event, there will […]

Open Data enables multi-modal trip planner (study)

OpenStreetMap contributor, Ed Hillsman, was the senior research associate on a multi-modal trip planner study. In it the authors implement a multi-modal trip planner using transit feeds, Open Data and a variety of Open Source tools.

Tell us (and the Region of Waterloo) what data matters to you

A question we often field at Open Data Waterloo Region is, “what data needs to be open?” While one answer to this question is “Open it all,” we need to start somewhere. And that’s where we need your help. An important part of moving the Region’s Open Data strategy forward involves gaining an idea of what […]

TriTAG and OpenDataWR Applaud Public Release of GRT Data, Host Launch Party

WATERLOO REGION – Open Data Waterloo Region (OpenDataWR) and the Tri-Cities Transport Action Group (TriTAG) wish to applaud Grand River Transit’s long-awaited release of bus schedule data. On Monday, a redesigned GRT website went live. Included on the site is a collection of publicly-available, machine-readable files which constitute GRT’s current schedule and route information. The […]

A Gold Star for Canada

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has described a five-star scale to measure the success of government Open Data initiatives. In it he awards one gold star actually having Open Data of any sort. Today I’m happy to award an Open Data gold star to the government of Canada, on the launch of the Open Data Portal of […]

Wrap-up: Open Data CodeFest 1

We had a great turn-out for the first Open Data CodeFest in Waterloo Region. Participants from industry, local government and the open data community joined us at Kwartzlab for a great day of discussion, code and data. Thanks so much to our hosts at Kwartzlab who provided a very cool space with a great creative […]

Open Data CodeFest

Come one, come all to the first ever Open Data Waterloo Region CodeFest! It’s this coming Saturday, March 12 at Kwartzlab in Kitchener, from 11am to whenever. Bring a laptop and your enthusiasm to do interesting things with open data. We want you to get excited about what open data makes possible, and to show […]


Welcome to the new site for Open Data Waterloo Region! In the upcoming days and weeks we will be putting up pages on who we are and what we’re about. We will also be posting updates here on meetings and events. We are holding an Open Data Codefest on Saturday, March 12, at Kwartzlab, which […]