On the data.gc.ca site is a page where you can tell them how you've used Canadian government datasets.
data.gc.ca - Tell us how you've used Data.gc.ca datasets
Since it is otherwise quite difficult for the site to know how government data is being used, I encourage you to use this form to submit not just applications built with data.gc.ca datasets, but any analysis, visualisation or non-governmental website that uses Government of Canada data, whether from data.gc.ca itself, from another government webpage, or requested by ATIP. They are looking at all the feedback that is submitted.
There are two other contact channels:
Information about data use, data desired, and technical requests all help guide the requirements for the expansion and redesign of the data.gc.ca site.
As a reminder, these are the commitments in Canada's Action Plan on Open Government:
- during Year 1 [i.e. 2012] of our Action Plan, we will continue to expand on the number of datasets made available through the existing portal
- during Year 1 we will complete our requirements for the next generation platform
- in Years 2 and 3, we will design and initiate implementation of the new data.gc.ca portal
- in Years 2 and 3 we will further improve the level of standardization of data published by departments
- the Government will make use of crowdsourcing, particularly among Canada's open data community, to make sure that this new open data portal meets the needs and expectations of those who will use it most
See previous posts in category opengovca