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  1. Feed of GPS data from transit vehicles

    There is now a GPS solution in place for the trains and I understand a similar system is going to be added for busses. It would be great if we could have a real-time feed of this data.

    40 votes
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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.

      37 votes
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      • Add Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) contours to the Calgary.ca interactive map.

        Due to the addition of the new runway at the airport, existing and future property owners in the Airport Vicinity Protection area should know where their properties are in relation to the Noise Exposure Forecast contours or otherwise face building code issues.

        35 votes
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        • All the current data opened for free

          There is a bunch of data for which the city charges a hefty fee. This should be opened for free. I speak of such data sets as

          Licensed Calgary Businesses - Full Version
          Calgary Street Name File
          Licensed Calgary Businesses - Monthly Version

          14 votes
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          • Roads Network

            Make the entire roads network available, not just Major Roads

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            • Garbage collection data

              I would like to see a mapping of postal code to garbage and other waste collection data. This would be especially important for when green bins and odd/even week collection becomes available.

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              • Traffic injury statistics

                I would like to see statistics on the number of injuries by day, street type and vehicle type

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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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                  • 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?

                    6 votes
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                    • address points

                      It would be great to have an address point data set for Calgary!

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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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                        • Calgary Base Map DWGs

                          I cannot seem to find the basic calgary base map (parcels, building outlines, etc.) as a dwg file anywhere in the Open Data Catalogue. Is this something that we need to pay for? If so, where would I find this? Thanks.

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                            started  ·  City of CalgaryCity of Calgary responded

                            Thanks for your message. The base map is actually made up from a number of layers. Some of the layers are available in dwg format from the Open Data Catalogue (hydrology, parks, city limits, train tracks, major streets and roads, parks, recreation surfaces). The High Precision Network contains additional road data. You can contact edata@calgary.ca if you require additional data layers.

                          • Crime by Neighborhood

                            Crime by Neighborhood

                            I would like to see a crime by neighborhood/street. Would require no personal information.

                            Similar to http://maps.halifax.ca/crimemapping/

                            But obviously the data, not the app.

                            4 votes
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                            • Use Socrata

                              Look at some of their great sites in around Alberta
                              data.Winnipeg.ca
                              data.edmonton.ca
                              data.strathcona.ca
                              http://economicdashboard.albertacanada.com/

                              4 votes
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                              • Data from snow clearing GPS

                                At a data camp the city once demoed a map showing where the snow clearing equipment was in real time. It would be great to have a feed of this data so that we can build our own apps

                                4 votes
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                                • Vehicle Registration Information

                                  year make model trim and registered owner Postal Code. for environmental impact studies

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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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                                    • City census information

                                      Edmonton has information available from its census. I would be interested to see ages by community, average number of people per house hold in each community...

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                                      • Information on council votes

                                        I would love to have some historical data on how each councillor has voted since their election. This data, no doubt, exists but it is not in an easily available format. Throwing it in a CSV file after each meeting would solve my requirements.

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                                        • Parking spot information

                                          Thanks we know in which zones people are parked and, I assume, we know how many spots there are in each zone so we should be able to figure out where there are parking spots. I would like to see the raw data published in a feed.

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