Through the Saint John Pattern of Life Data Project, we will:
Strengthen Local Economy
Develop Business Community
Capture Meaningful Data
We’re eager to involve all stakeholders in this project – downtowns, businesses and citizens. To ‘demystify’ open data and mass data collection, we’ve created data-sets with meaning that can be interpreted, digested and visualized by everyday citizens. This data is completely transparent, there is nothing we’re looking to hide. Rather, we’d like to see citizen-led projects transform into business models that bud and flourish as a result of opening these data-sets. Not only does this empower citizens and stimulate the economy, it accelerates New Brunswick’s march into the digital age. Progress, march on.
Driving Democracy Through Open, Accessible and Relevant Data.
Citizens have the ability to build applications for the data collected, creating meaningful solutions.
We’re sharing our data with full transparency with the hopes that it will empower citizens to create tools and applications of technology to help the greater good. The community of civic technology has already begun sprouting in New Brunswick, and with these data sets, the momentum will only increase.
The Versatile Power of Data for Businesses.
Data serves a multitude of purposes, from creating new business opportunities to building the backbone of others.
Data is the driving force behind many large decisions, for some businesses, it’s the root and reason for existence. For others, it’s the added knowledge that strengthens the value proposition the business offers. Big data has opened massive potential for businesses to better understand their customer base and run
Open Data Sets = Stronger Uptown Economy.
Using data to build a safer, beautified and more resilient Uptown Core.
“With open data, we can make more informed decisions, decisions that are generally tied a dollar value. This then enables us stretch dollars further because we can justify the exact reasoning behind the spending. Open data is directly linked to financial responsibility.” - Nancy Tissington