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Update History from 2009 - 2011

Council expenses 2011 - Quarter 1 data

July 12, 2011

Further to the initial release of Council Expenses data in April, the City has just added Year 2011 - Quarter 1 expense data to the dataset. This dataset provides expenses that each Council member has incurred while conducting business on behalf of the City. Summary information is available for years 2002 - 2009 and detailed expense transactions are available starting in year 2010. For more information, visit the Council expenses page on Open Data catalogue. This dataset will be updated quarterly from now on.

Parks Listing Data Added to Open Data

May 26, 2011

After reviewing the result and feedback from the Parks related dataset survey, the City is publishing the highest priority parks related dataset - Parks Listing to the Open Data web site. The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation maintains over 220 parks and 40 major facilities throughout the City of Vancouver. This dataset provides information of the parks and facilities that are available in them.

Council Expenses Data Added to Open Data Site

April 27 2011

The City has just added Council Expenses to the Open Data web site. These are the expenses that each Council member has incurred while conducting business on behalf of the City. Summary information is available for years 2002 - 2009 and detailed expense transactions are available starting in year 2010. For more information, visit the Council expenses page on Open Data catalogue

City of Vancouver - Most Innovative Organization in B.C.

April 12, 2011

City of Vancouver has won the 2011 BC Business Innovator first place award for its open data program. More information

Business Licence data improved

March 10, 2011

The City has just improved the Business Licence data on the Open Data website to include latitude and longitude attributes. In addition, XML Document Type Definition (DTD) information is also made available and embedded inside the XML file.

Bike Lane Statistical Data added to open data site

March 8, 2011

Please check out some of the bike lane statistical data provided by the City’s Engineering Department. Download daily bike volume data from Burrard Bridge, Dunsmuir Viaduct and several locations on Hornby and Dunsmuir Streets. Also, check out detailed pedestrian, cycling and vehicle data that has been collected on the Burrard Bridge since June 2009. For more information on this data see Burrard Bridge Statistics and Hornby and Dunsmuir Data (including Burrard Bridge).

Parks-related datasets survey results

November 29, 2010

Thanks to everyone who had participated in the Parks-related datasets survey. The survey is now closed, please view the summary results.

Business License Data Added to Open Data Site:

September 28, 2010

The City has just added Business Licenses data to the Open Data web site. Business licenses are required in order to operate a business in the City of Vancouver and are obtained from the City’s License Office. This dataset provides information on business name, type, status, location and other details.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use

Food Vendor Locations and Drinking Fountain data improved

August 26, 2010

The City has just improved the data on the Open Data website for both Food Vendor Locations and Drinking Fountains. There is now more information available for food vendors (open status and if open, food type). The data is available in XLS and KML as well as one-click mapping in Google and Bing, see Data Catalogue: Food Vendors for details. A VanMap of the vendor locations can be seen here.

The drinking fountain data has been substantially improved with the Parks fountains now supplemented by fountains maintained by Engineering. There are 30 additional fountains, 25 of which are permanent and five of which are temporary. The drinking fountain data is available in CSV, XLS, and KML formats and there is also one-click mapping in Bing and Google. A VanMap of the drinking fountain locations can be seen here. Further information at Data Catalogue: Drinking Fountains.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use

Food Vendor Locations Added to Open Data Site

August 3, 2010

The City has just added Food Vendor Locations to the Open Data web site. These are the locations approved and awarded in the recent lottery. As the selected vendors fulfill the requirements to open and operate a food business, more data will be available on this site. More information is available on the Open Data catalogue page on food vendors. A map of the vendor locations can be seen on the Food Pilot web page.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use

More Orthophotos Added to Open Data Site

July 28, 2010

The City has just added more orthophotos to its Open Data web site. All told, the Open Data site now includes orthophotos for 2006, 2008, and 2009; they are all high quality 10cm pixel resolution. Each year is available in three compressed formats: tiled ECW, tiled MrSID, and a single tile for the entire area of coverage (this last version is a multiple GB in size per year).

Would you like to have access to more years of orthophotos as well? If so, please send us an email.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use

Elevation Points & Web Cam JPG Images Added to Open Data Site

July 6, 2010

The City has just added Elevation Points and Web Cam JPG Images to the Open Data web site. The Elevation Points include an X, Y, and Z coordinate for a significantly large number of points in the City. These points are derived from the City's orthophoto acquisitions over the years. We have also just added Web Cam JPG Images. These are a series of zipped image files so that it is easier to directly access the imagery. These are in addition to the links to the images that have been available through the Open Data site for some time.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use

2009 Orthophotos Added to Open Data Site

June 2, 2010

The City has just added orthophotos for 2009 to the Open Data web site. These are in addition to the 2008 orthophotos that have been available on the site since September. As is the case for the 2008 orthophotos, the 2009 version is 10cm resolution and high quality. They are available in tiles in both ECW and Mr. SID compressed file formats as are the 2008s. They are also available as a single ECW file for the entire City (it is over 2.6 GB in size). The imagery was taken in early April, 2009.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Vancouver launches a new feed: Bike Route Detour Updates

May 17, 2010

The City has just added a Bike Route Detour Updates feed to the web feeds page of the Open Data web site. If you subscribe to this feed, you will have easy access to the latest news about changes to bike routes in the City.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Park polygon features

March 19, 2010

The City has just added park polygon features. Park polygon features show a filled-in green area representing the boundaries of the park. This may add significantly to the look of the map and make it easier to recognize and use.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Vancouver adds shoreline and building footprints to Open Data Catalogue

March 10, 2010

The City has just added three new layers to the Open Data catalogue in response to requests. They are Shorelines, Building Footprints, and Web Cams. The shoreline data is from 2002 while the building footprints are from 1999. They have been requested for comparative purposes; clearly there have been many changes in downtown building footprints since 1999 so these do not reflect the current reality.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Vancouver launches a new feed: City Highlights

February 16, 2010

The City has just added a City Highlight feed to the web feeds page of the Open Data web site. If you subscribe to this feed, you will have easy access to the latest City news, announcements, events, open houses, workshops and much more.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page. As always, your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Vancouver News Feed Added to Open Data Feeds Page

February 10, 2010

The City has just added a new feed to the web feeds page of the Open Data web site. If you subscribe to this feed, you will have easy access to news releases issued by the City of Vancouver.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on this or any other aspect of the Open Data website on our feedback page.

City launches version 2 of the beta Open Data website

January 20, 2010

Welcome to the second version of the beta Open Data website. This new version includes many more datasets, more data formats, and greater currency (most datasets being updated weekly).

The Open Data Catalogue page has been enhanced so that you can access the data you want with fewer mouse clicks. Now you can click on the checkmarks on the Catalogue page to directly download the data. To get more information on the datasets before you download them click on the dataset name.

Some of the datasets were previously only available as part of packages. Now all of the datasets are listed to make them easier to find. In some cases, the datasets are also in packages (such as Property Information), sometimes they are only as individual datasets, and sometimes in both forms. Clicking on the dataset name will give you more information.

Your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Vancouver Launches Open Data Catalogue

September 15, 2009

As part of its commitment to enhancing citizen engagement, fostering digital innovation and improving service delivery, the City of Vancouver is taking bold steps to provide more of its data to the public. This open data website supports City Council's motion on Open Data, Open Standards and Open Source (read the full Council resolution PDF 22 KB).

By freely sharing its data in accessible formats - while respecting privacy and security concerns - Vancouver is joining many government agencies in moving to harness the energy and involvement of citizens, community-based organizations and private businesses in everything from creative community problem-solving to the development of new service delivery ideas and solutions.

As a first step, we are focusing on providing our geospatial data - data used to build VanMap. Over time, this data catalogue will continue to grow as we add more types of data in a greater variety of formats. Your use of the data available from this site is governed by the City's Terms of Use and by downloading the data, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.