News release

Fourth Anniversary of Open Data Portal

New datasets have been released as Nova Scotia’s open data portal celebrates its fourth anniversary today, Feb. 5.

“We’ve seen how open data can inspire Nova Scotians, especially our youth, to innovate,” said Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services Minister Patricia Arab. “Economic growth, social prosperity and community connections can all be enhanced with products supported by open data.”

New datasets include:

  • additional health services utilization and payment data
  • attendance details for the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
  • more tourism data

The province will be partnering with the School of Information Management and the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University to host the fourth annual Open Data Contest on March 7 and 8 in conjunction with International Open Data Day.

More information about the contest, including a registration link, can be found on the portal’s homepage.

Quick Facts:

  • the portal was launched in Feb. 2016
  • more than 580 datasets have been released
  • there have been over 85,000 downloads and more than a million page views since the portal was launched

Additional Resources:

Open Data Portal: http://data.novascotia.ca<br clear='all'/> Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services Twitter: https://twitter.com/ns_servicens

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