Goderich, Ontario – Huron County has launched a new open data website giving residents and businesses better access to a wealth of information and data. This site will allow people to search various data sets including boundaries, planning information, environmental data, recreation and tourism, points of interest, transportation and more. Huron County is committed to being an open and transparent government, with values in making public County data open and accessible to all.
The Open Data Website offers a variety of searching options including 8 categories of data, and over 25 data sets available for public viewing and downloading in various forms. The information available on the site can be downloaded and then analyzed with software such as Microsoft Excel and viewed in charts and on maps.
“It has been a long term goal for the County of Huron to be able to get this information online and available to the public” says Karri Sonke, County of Huron Business Analyst & GIS Coordinator. “This data is for anyone to use. For example, if a user wants to create their own trail guide they are able to go on to the site and download all of the trail information and then use the data to make a guide for themselves!”
Huron County’s Open Data site can be accessed by navigating to www.huroncounty.ca, clicking on ‘Online Resources’ and choosing ‘Open Data’. Public users can also view this information using Huron County’s interactive Mapping Portal, which is located at gis.huroncounty.ca. Over the coming months, the list of open data sets will continue to grow as a variety of pertinent data and information for public consumption is added.
For More Information Contact:
GIS Coordinator & Business Analyst – Huron County Information Technology Division
519-524-8394 ext 3