Thursday, November 11, 2010

Open Data - City of Calgary Alberta Public Data Catalogue

An interesting, open initiative from Alberta, Canada... This PDC provides a means of increasing public access to data managed by The City; supporting not only transparency in government, but also innovation and reuse of the data by citizens and community based organizations. This service is provided in the expectation that the data provided will be used in applications that will enhance the public good.
Data provided here is available in a number of formats and currently is primarily geospatial in nature. In determining what data sets to provide as part of this pilot initiative, consideration was given to balancing the provision of data publically while respecting privacy and security concerns. Data are in available in multiple formats including: SHP, DWG, KML, CSV