The City's Open Data portal is now available to the public as a pilot project. A growing trend for governments around the world, open data is raw, digital, machine-readable information maintained in support of programs and services offered by the City and are accessible to everyone free of charge.
The benefits of open data include fostering innovation, stimulating economic growth, improved government service delivery as well as increased internal efficiencies. Entrepreneurs, academics, residents and community organizations will benefit from the available information to create new applications.
Initial data sets that are available have been organized under four main categories:
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