Open Data Catalogue Beta: Vancouver City
Vancouver's open data catalogue consists of city data that have been made available to the public. Examples of data available in this catalogue include:
Business improvement sites, current city project package, block numbers, city owned properties, parks and recreation (community centres, dog-off leash areas, parks), city streets packages, city boundary, shoreline, election boundaries, facets, easements, schools (elementary school boundaries, early and late french emmersion schools, schools), Local areas, firehalls, heritage sites, homeless shelters, 2010 Olympics venues and transportation, public art, rapid transit package (lines and stations)), Sewer and sanitary package, street lighting package, water network package, non-market housing just to name a few. The datasets listed above are just a summary of the information available on the web http://data.vancouver.ca/datacatalogue/index.htm.
Datasets are available as texts, excel table, shapefiles, raster, google earth format and web feed for information that is frequently updated. The datasets are usually accompanied with links to specific websites that will provide more information about the dataset. Data is frequently updated ensuring that a time accuracy is maintained. Most of the datasets are available for free and do not require a license.