Understanding Open Data:
A new way to explore the portal's data
Why use the Exploration Canvas?
- explore traffic volumes on the portal, focusing on one stretch of road in Nova Scotia;
- find out what year saw the highest number of prospective immigrants in your county; or
- calculate the average amount of grant funds allotted to organizations for green house gas reductions.
Let's get started!
Visual Query Editor
Exploration Canvas Use Examples
Prospective immigrants to Nova Scotia indicate their intended county of residence when completing their application for a permanent resident visa. To find out what year saw the highest number of prospective immigrants in Cape Breton county, filter the County Where Nominees Intend to Settle dataset by county and then sort number of nominees by descending order. The results of this query indicate that more immigrants indicated they intended to reside in Cape Breton in 2021 than in any other year (query includes years 2012 to 2021).
The Low Carbon Communities Grant Recipients dataset shows the amount of funds given to organizations to create long-lasting greenhouse gas reductions. To calculate the average amount awarded to organizations over a fiscal four year period (2018/19 to 2021/22), the data was aggregated by Amount Awarded by Program with "average of rows" selected as the calculation.