Statistics Canada to Kick Off Project Crowdsourcing Information on Non-Residential Buildings

This is very interesting. Statistics Canada will launch a crowdsourcing project next month to gather information on non-residential buildings in Canada. “There are currently no accurate national-level statistics on buildings— and their attributes—that can be used to compare specific local areas. The information you submit will help to fill existing data gaps and provide new analytical opportunities that are important to data users. This project will also teach us about the possibilities and limitations of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing data collection may become a way for Statistics Canada and other organizations around the world to collect much-needed information by reaching out to citizens.”