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  1. How about using the correct projection for your DWG files?

    None of your DWG files are in the correct location. SHP files are fine, but the DWG files do not work. Can you please correct this as it would be very useful.

    The northings seems to be correct but the eastings are way out of whack.

    That being said, I am super impressed with Calgary's offering of open data. Edmonton still charges for their data. I have spoken to their city manager and they admit that the business model is not ideal.

    Thanks!

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    • Calgary Transit GTFS With Same URL for Automatic Update Support

      Keep URL to Calgary Transit GTFS data the same so applications can detect and process schedule updates automatically.

      The current URL is:

      https://data.calgary.ca/_layouts/OpenData/DownloadDataset.ashx?Format=FILE&DatasetId=PDC0-99999-99999-00501-P(CITYonlineDefault)&VariantId=9(CITYonlineDefault)

      Obviously, cryptic and no way to tell when the dataset is updated.

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        • City Amenities

          The descrition for the City Amenities dataset says it includes, "Names and addresses of city amenities including arenas, arts centres, athletic parks, cemeteries, city parks, EMS stations, fire stations, golf courses, hazardous good drops, indoor pools, landfills, leisure centres, outdoor pools, police services, public toilets and recycle depots." There are no Fire stations or Police Services in the dataset. You could add it and also add libraries! Thanks!

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          • Building Heights

            Heights in meters and/or number of floors would also be useful for urban analysis. This data could be used to generate 3D models when combined with building polygons.

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            • Businss licenses

              I found business licenses dataset from open data, but there is no business licenses number/id in the CSV sheet, where I can find the dataset that includes the business license number.

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              • Have the red and blue routes not just pt features, also the proposed green route as well

                Have the red and blue line features for the routes and the proposed green line stops and routes

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                • Traffic volume data available in GIS format or table that relates to Major Roads

                  Can access the data in PDF, but that isn't usable in a GIS. The major roads are provided as open layer could an attribute table be provided that links to the major road features, or spatial layer of traffic counts for downtown and outside of downtown be provided

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                  • Fire Hydrants

                    What is possibility of getting location of fire hydrants in GIS format, other cities are providing this information via open data catalogue

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                    • More detailed (slightly) visitor records for city council

                      While lists of visitors to city councillors are available at http://www.calgary.ca/citycouncil/Pages/Visitors-Listing-by-Ward.aspx because there are no dates associated with each visitor, there's no way to sort or to tell whether visitors came together. Would you please add this small piece of data to these important records - don't need the time, just the date. Obviously a format other than PDF would be preferable, and they should also appear at data.calgary.ca

                      Thanks for the consideration!

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                      • Are there metadata associated with the datasets?

                        Hi,

                        Are there metadata associated with the datasets ?
                        Thanks,
                        Wasantha

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                        • Coordinate system of the spatial data

                          What is the coordinate system of the spatial data?

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                          • 311 call center information, including service type and location

                            This information is available at http://spot311.calgary.ca/ and via the 311 Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/311Calgary . Can we please have it as a data file?

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                            • Landuse and Zoning

                              Please make the land use data, specifically the individual zonings, such as IB, IC, CSC, CNC, etc, for each parcel available for public download.
                              City of Edmonton has it available.
                              Come on Calgary, we can do better than them!

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                              • need raster images

                                do you have any air photos or satellite images for the city of Calgary? thx

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                                • Do you have a map and or shape file that showes Park Boundaries / and the Name of the Park

                                  Do you have a map and or shape file that showes Park Boundaries / and the Name of the Park

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                                  • Roads Network

                                    Make the entire roads network available, not just Major Roads

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                                    • YYC Hackathon Design Resources

                                      Stock Photos - https://unsplash.com, http://littlevisuals.co, http://magdeleine.co

                                      Stock Videos - http://www.lifeofpix.com

                                      Subtle Patterns - http://subtlepatterns.com

                                      Free Fonts - http://www.dafont.com, http://www.fontsquirrel.com

                                      Colour Schemes - https://color.adobe.com - (go to explore, find a theme, go to edit, get the colour codes)

                                      WireFraming Tool - https://moqups.com

                                      Mockups - http://graphicburger.com

                                      Data Visualization JavaScript - http://d3js.org (javascript library for manipulating documents based on data)

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                                      • City's building polygons

                                        A dataset of the building footprints within the City of Calgary would be extremely useful for urban analysis.

                                        Additionally, a public licensing could allow the data to be imported into OpenStreetMap (as many other cities have done), which can aide in routing and general visualization for GIS use-cases.

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                                        • Winter Parking Ban

                                          A feed to say when parking ban is on and where is affected.

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