Open Data Archive

Open Data Day 2018

On March 4, groups from around the world will celebrate Open Data Day by showcasing how they are using open data in their communities. This annual event is an opportunity to show the benefits

Increasing Voter Turnout Using Civic Tech

The Canadian federal election's been on our mind lately. From innovative election polling to real-time voter intention, we've been exploring some of PlaceSpeak's potential for electoral politics. A recent Knight Foundation challenge asked, "How might we better

5 Takeaways from the 2015 Code for America Summit

Code for America held their 4th annual summit last week, for the first (but not the last) time in Oakland. I went down with with PlaceSpeak CEO Colleen Hardwick. Digesting the lessons of the conference will take

Federal Election Polls Live!

Here at PlaceSpeak, we’re pioneering a new kind of real-time, geo-authenticated polling. With only five weeks left to the federal election, we’re interested in finding out how Canadians are planning to vote on October 19. In partnership with Rogers

Real-Time Federal Election Poll Visualizer

In the lead-up to the federal election, we’ve partnered with NEWS1130 to determine the voting intentions of citizens in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Our innovative, geo-authenticated poll has garnered some interesting new data that is very much