Open Data Exchange collaborates with ThinkData Works

Shared on August 20, 2015 by Communitech

The Canadian Open Data Exchange (ODX) is pleased to announce a partnership with ThinkData Works, embedding their Namara.io platform into the ODX website. This platform will provide access to Canada’s open data to Canadian companies, researchers and the public.

This is the first phase of initiatives ODX is implementing to create awareness that the data exists and can be used in the larger community.

“Open data represents a significant market opportunity. But, like other natural resources, supply chains must be built to create value,” said Kevin Tuer, ODX Managing Director. “The Namara.io platform will provide a significant advantage to Canadian companies.”

The ODX site will allow users to search, discover, and access open data to inform market-driven solutions to real world problems.

“Open data has not, to date, necessarily meant accessible data. Governments across the country are beginning to release high value data, yet there remains a significant need to process and standardize this data in order to allow businesses and citizens to connect to what they find relevant,” said Bryan Smith, CEO of ThinkData Works. “Working with the ODX, we can standardize access and connect directly to the community of users to help solve the problems they face.”

Checkout the official press release here.

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