May 7, 2021

Now Available From Statistics Canada: “Open Database of Educational Facilities, Version 2”

From Statistics Canada:

The second version of the Open Database of Educational Facilities (ODEF) is now available as part of Statistics Canada’s Linkable Open Data Environment (LODE) initiative. The LODE aims to enhance the use, accessibility and harmonization of open microdata from authoritative sources such as governments and professional associations. It also supports collaboration on open data and their use for the production of official statistics and for geospatial research. The current version (version 2.0) of the ODEF contains information on approximately 19,000 educational facilities across Canada, and coverage was enhanced to include all Canada’s provinces and territories.

Facilities in the ODEF are classified by grade ranges into International Standard Classification of Education levels. The ODEF contains the following information: facility name, source facility type (as contained in the data source), data provider, address of facility, city, province or territory, latitude and longitude, and unique identifier for each record.

Data were collected between August 2019 and March 2021. The database leverages both open and publicly available data. The ODEF is provided as open data under the Open Government Licence – Canada.

See Also: The ODEF Content is Available For Visualization on a Map Using TheLinkable Open Data Environment Viewer.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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