Using Data For Good – Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Sets A ‘Smart’ Example”

By leveraging public data for public good, Sault Ste. Marie has set an example for what it means to be a ‘smart’ city.  The recent federally funded case study, Building Data-Smart City Solutions, examines how Acorn Information Solutions, a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, and its partners, use data to improve the community.


With 20 years of experience and approximately 50 partnerships and clients locally, and over 100 across Ontario and Canada, Acorn Information Solutions is the best example for how municipalities can use multi-enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) data to create efficiencies in municipal operations and planning, improve health and human services, stimulate economic development and more.


CFN Consultants Inc., a security and defence consultancy out of Nova Scotia, is quoted in the document and describes the Sault’s use of shared data as “without question, the most advanced organization of its type in Canada.”


To read Building Data-Smart City Solutions, visit Completion of the case study was made possible through funding received from FedNor.

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