News release

Information/Datasets Added to Open Data Portal

New information or datasets has been added to government’s open data portal. The portal provides free, easy access to a variety of government data.

Datasets available today, July 5, include:

  • historical data listing of the 3,865 Nova Scotia women and men who signed petitions for the vote to be extended to women
  • details on boil water advisories
  • data on Serious Reportable Events from the Health Authorities and IWK Health Centre
  • geographic data including county boundaries, deer management zones, and Department of Natural Resources field office locations
  • locations of tourism operators listed on Novascotia.com, including accommodations, restaurants, trails
  • public opinion research data

Datasets made available on June 29 included:

  • cruise ship passenger visits
  • ferment on premises licensees, which are facilities where people can make their own wine and beer
  • same gender marriages data
  • numbers and rates of substance-related fatalities
  • solar electricity for community buildings program
  • environmental monitoring program data
  • public opinion research data
  • grants and funding data
  • crude prevalence rates for four chronic diseases - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease

Quick Facts:

  • the Government of Nova Scotia will continue to publish non-sensitive data in accessible formats, promoting the reuse of government data for innovative purposes
  • the open data portal has received more than 690,000 page views and 36,000 downloads since its launch in February 2016.

More information is available at http://data.novascotia.ca .

FOR BROADCAST USE:

New information or datasets has been added to government’s open data portal. The portal provides free, easy access to a variety of government data.

Now available is data on tourism, health, municipal finances, environmental monitoring, geographical data and public opinion research data.

The Government of Nova Scotia will continue to publish non- sensitive data in accessible formats, promoting the reuse of government data for innovative purposes.

For more information, visit data-DOT-novascotia-DOT-c-a .

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