Open Data Day – a project I'd like to be doing

Great article on using technology to assist government. The idea would be to have an app where you can map-a-tree possible to showcase urban forest cover, collect data, ensure safety this also could tie in with the emerald ash disease. Adopt a ash tree to save its life! Guelph could definitely utilize this technology

As some readers and International Open Data Hackathon participants know, I’m really keen on developers reusing each others code. All too often, in hackathons, we like to build something from scratch (which can be fun) but I’ve always liked the idea of hackathons either spurring genuine projects that others can reuse, or using a hackathon as an excuse to find a project they’d like support and contribute to.

That’s why I’ve been really encouraging people to find open source projects out there that they’d find interesting and that will support others efforts. This is a big reason I’ve been thinking about MapIt and the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Where does my Money Go project.

In Vancouver, one project I’m eventually hoping we can contribute to is Adopt-a-Hydrant. A project out of Code for America, the great thing about Adopt-a-Hydrant is that it can be adapted to become an adopt…

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History on Track: Guelph Central Station

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Guelph’s Grand Central Station was built in 1911.

Situated in Downtown Guelph, The station is an icon of golden days for the Grand Trunk Railway.

The railways system transformed guelph’s downtown, leading to prosperity for the coming years.

It is recognized as a Heritage Railway Station in 1992 by the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act

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Covered Lattice Truss Bridge

You’ve probably passed it once or twice.

Built in 1992 by the Timber Framer’s Guild of America.

Guelph’s covered lattice truss bridge brings a wonderful rustic design into the city.

This method of building was patented by architect Ithiel Town in 1820.


Guelph Old City Hall

Can you imagine what life was like back in 1856?

The first city hall is underway and Guelph has only 4, 500 residents, roughly 10% of what exist now.

Explore the past and present of some of Guelph’s most historic sites/buildings such as Market Square, Old City Hall, New City Hall and The Winter Fair Building all located in the municipal hub of Guelph, attracting visitors of all kinds.



Gow’s Bridge

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Can you see evidence of the past in current landscapes?

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