Alberta Data Partnerships (ADP) in collaboration with the Government of Alberta have opened up a select number of data-rich areas to the public to fuel creative ideas and solve challenges.
Open Data Areas Alberta (ODAA) is a new undertaking being spearheaded by Alberta Data Partnerships to put extensive data in the hands of those who can use it. Datasets from six key rural areas across Alberta is available for no cost to inspired entrepreneurs, SMEs and creative problem solvers. These will include earth observation, remote sensing, geospatial data, environmental data, and social and economic datasets from private industry and government.
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The Open Data Areas Alberta project will also introduce an exciting funding opportunity. Through an agreement with Alberta Economic Development and Trade, ADP will be able to offer SMEs and industry grants for pre-commercial development of technology based tools utilizing the data provided through ODAA, and focused on the needs of industry and/or government. There are two ways to acquire funding, either to solve pre-developed industry challenges, or propose a problem you want to solve using the datasets.
Candidates must present a case for funding that meets ODAA’s requirements. You will need to demonstrate the problem and how you will solve it using the available data.
Industry & Government Challenges
Challenges brought forth by industry and government organizations are available as RFPs to the entrepreneurial community. Candidates can apply for funding to solve the challenges. Applications will be reviewed by ADP, the ODAA Steering Committee, and a technical advisory panel.
Alberta Data Partnerships (ADP) in collaboration with the Government of Alberta have developed Open Data Areas Alberta (ODAA), and will provide pre-commercialization funding for SMEs to support the goals of industry and government. The Open Data Areas are representative of provincial (and global) land cover types and encompass a range of recreational, commercial, and industrial activities.
ADP would like to thank our government and commercial data partners for supporting ODAA, and providing Albertans with this one-of-a-kind opportunity.
Government of Alberta: Alberta Economic Development and Trade provided funding, Alberta Environment and Parks provided support for data collection and project administration, and Alberta Open Government Program provided the licence that was adopted by Open Data Areas Alberta.
AltaLIS provided infrastructure and Helpdesk support
Incite provided marketing, communications, and web development support
Data Providers and Supporters
By using any of the cost free ODAA data you are agreeing to the conditions of the ODAA Data User Licence. It outlines the few terms and conditions that must be upheld. Download and read the full licence here.
Users must attribute their sources and when possible, link back to the User Licence. There are a few minor restrictions that this licence does not grant access to, such as the names, crests, logos, or other official symbols of the Information Providers. Lastly, this data is licensed as is.
The “Satellite Monitoring Imagery” data sets provided by Planet are distributed under a Creative Commons licence. It is similar to the ODAA Data User Licence, but any products created using the “Satellite Monitoring Imagery” data must also be distributed under the Creative Commons Licence. Please read the Licence carefully and contact Planet if you have any questions.
All Open Data Areas Alberta data providers must complete and return the licence agreement prior to posting data. Learn more about becoming a data provider.
Each Challenge will have a specific deadline noted on the ODAA website and proposals will be accepte...
ODAA can provide a maximum of $40,000 in a non-repayable grant per project....
To learn more about Open Data Areas Alberta and how we can help you, contact
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