Edmonton’s New Open Data Catalogue!

We’re growing.

On January 13, 2010 Edmonton was officially the fourth municipality in Canada to launch an Open Data Catalogue.

Driven by community interest and a passion for innovation, several amazing Information Technology and Corporate Communications employees worked together to create data.edmonton.ca.

OGDI

Since the launch of the open data catalogue in early 2010, we have received a lot of feedback from City of Edmonton business areas, and external stakeholders. The feedback we have received has been incredibly supportive and helpful for us to grow Edmonton’s Open Gov initiative.

We’ve listened.

After spending several months collecting requirements from different business areas in the City, and key community members, it was clear we needed to create a new open data catalogue that was more useable, accessible and provided up-to-date data feeds.

We are really excited about this new open data catalogue! It allows users to easily visualize the data, request a data set, discuss the data sets, and much more.

Throughout the month of July, we are working really hard to get up more data sets including:

  • Traffic count data
  • Collision data
  • Historical municipal census data
  • Council meeting minute data

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With the new site finally up and running! We are now shifting our focus to collecting more data sets to provide to you!

In the spirit of being open, here’s a list of all the data sets that we are currently working on posting.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, please send us a request through our new catalogue.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new data catalogue. Comment on this post, or e-mail us at opendata@edmonton.ca.

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Ashley Casovan
Ashley Casovan is Public Information Officer for the City of Edmonton's Communications Branch. She loves getting paid to write, and spends her spare time exploring and volunteering in her community.
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