City Puts Open Data on Display with New Portal

Open Data
The city’s new Open Data portal website. (DATA.WINNIPEG.CA)

The City of Winnipeg is making a step towards greater transparency by launching an Open Data portal.

More than 60 data sets are readily available for public viewing, providing access to 311 data, building permits, locations of recreation facilities, and census data.

“The launch of the Open Data portal is just the beginning of an open data initiative that will continue to add new data offerings to the catalogue while striving for efficiencies, openness and transparency,” said Mayor Sam Katz.

The data is free for anyone to use, transform or republish without restriction and normally only requires that the data source be cited.

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman touted his own open data plan as part of one of his campaign promises in June.

A data sample showing 311 service requests based on area:

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