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July 21, 2011

Edmonton opens new data sets to the public

With 75 information data sets now available and more on the way, the City of Edmonton is walking the talk on Open Government.

Making City data available means anyone can create new, different, or more accessible ways of using municipal information, and it makes City government more transparent and accountable.

The new data available includes:

  • Historical municipal Census results
  • Road and traffic updates
  • Mosquito counts
  • Recreation centres
  • ETS information
  • Sports fields
  • Neighbourhood information

The City of Edmonton is encouraging citizens, community organizations and private businesses to use this information to develop innovative service-delivery ideas, applications and solutions. The data sets previously released resulted in many cell phone apps including apps to find recycle depots, bus arrival times, and local restaurant inspection results.

Over the coming weeks, the City plans to release more data sets including Council meeting minutes, traffic and collision count, and 2011 Fringe Festival information.

Confidential and sensitive information held by the City will continue to be handled in accordance with existing protocols, and provincial and federal law.

 

For more information:

Information Technology Branch

Telephone

780-496-5368

Email ITinfo@edmonton.ca