One of our core goals is to produce a healthy, vibrant developer and user community. As such, Explorus is committed to using and contributing to global metadata standards, and where feasible open-source data solutions, and an open design process. We focus on improving data accessibility in support of industry, research, policy making, and transparency.
Let the Data Flow
The Open Definition defines openness in relation to data and content. The Open Definition sets out principles to define ‘openness’ in relation to content and data – that’s any kind of material or data ‘from sonnets to statistics, genes to geodata’.
The definition can be summed up in the statement that “A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike.”.
The Open Software Service Definition defines ‘open’ in relation to online (software) services. An online service, also known as a Software as a Service (SaaS), is a service provided by a software application running online and making its facilities available to users over the Internet via an interface (be that HTML presented by a web-browser, via a web-API or by any other means).
Explorus Data Management Services
Explorus offers access to Canada’s largest catalogue of standardized datasets on water and the environment, and also provides a range of innovative tools and APIs that will support software and application developers in creating unique (location, sector-based, and use case-based) water and environmental applications across all major web and mobile platforms. We work with our clients to extract greater value from their own internal data, as well as from other core datasets (postal codes, census data, etc) through value-add and web-based and mobile tools and application services.
Explorus Data Management Services include:
- Data Consulting Services – Advising and helping clients to manage, publish, maintain, and update data and information.
- Data Analysis, Modeling, Mining – Data analysis services and the creation of higher value data related products and services.
- Web-based reporting tools and dashboards, integrated real-time data and document management solutions.
- Environmental monitoring and reporting tools and applications, and solutions.
In addition, customized industry and sector-specific Data Services Packages can also be developed. For example, our “Academic Data Services Package” can combine select features and subscription fees that are designed to meet the scientific and unique data sharing needs of academic and research institutions. Allowing researchers to discover and search across multiple networks, this service enhances scientific data discovery and search capabilities, while freeing research and support staff from the burden of storing and securing data. Alternatively, our “Oil & Gas Data Services Package” provides secure “permission-based” online access to a multitude of in-house and publicly available industry datasets, maps, and reports, while also providing advanced document management capabilities.
Contact us, to learn more about how Explorus can develop an innovative, data management solution for your organization, clients or stakeholders…