New and improved crime data
December 8, 2015 – Improved crime data to include more crime types with weekly data refresh cycle. Data provided is based upon information contained in the VPD Records Management System. All coordinates data in this dataset must be considered offset. Users should not interpret any locations as related to a specific person or specific property. Please review the data description page and the contained legal disclaimer before using the data. Data is available in XLS, CSV, JSON, and SHP formats.
Orthophotos 2013 and improved awarded contracts data
December 1, 2015 – Added orthophotos for 2013 and they are in our highest resolution quality to date (7.5 cm). Orthophotos from 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011 are also available in high quality 10 cm pixel resolution. Coverage includes the City, UBC, the University Endowment Lands, parts of Richmond, and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). All data is available in ECW and MrSID formats.
Updated and improved awarded contracts data to include all data since year 2012 in one data file per file format. Data is available in XLS and CSV formats.
Historical business licences and 2015 cultural spaces
October 29, 2015 – In addition to publishing business licence data for the current year, we have added all business licences that were recorded since 1997. This data was extracted between October 19 to 20 and will remain static, except for the immediate past two years which will be updated monthly. Business licences in the current year will continue to be refreshed daily. All data is available in XML, XLS, CSV, and JSON formats.
Added 2015 cultural spaces data from the arts and cultural community survey result, organized by Cultural Services. This dataset is updated annually and is available in XLS and CSV formats.
Wayfinding map stands and improved election results data descriptions
September 23, 2015 – Added pedestrian-oriented wayfinding map stands data set.
Improved data descriptions for 2014 election and added data description for all election years prior to 2014.
Digital elevation model 2013
August 19, 2015 – Added a digital elevation model of the city generated from 2013 LiDAR data in 1-meter resolution.
Building footprints 2009 and improved food vendors data
August 11, 2015 – Added generalized building footprints of the city generated from 2009 LiDAR data.
Improved food vendors data set with more attributes, data descriptions and data formats
June 4, 2015 – Added LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) 2013 data in LAS format. Data products include "bare earth" ground surface and of the upper most surface defined by vegetation cover, buildings, and other structures.
Goad's Fire Insurance Map 1912 (georectified) and improved heritage property data
May 21, 2015 – Added digitized Goad’s fire insurance maps that show the location, building materials and footprint of buildings; the original water line where it differs from the 1912 shoreline; some proposed developments; electoral wards; legal land descriptions; lot sizes; street and lane widths; and old street names that had been recently changed. Georectification was performed in December 2014 and imagery files are available in ECW and TIFF formats.
Improved heritage property data set with more attributes, data descriptions, and data formats.
Property tax data from 2006
March 2, 2015 – We enhanced the property tax dataset with data from 2006 to 2013. The data was extracted on January 31, 2015 and included all tax-roll revisions up to that date. We started capturing year-end data at the end of 2014 as a new annual process. Current year data is refreshed weekly but data published for previous years remains static.
2014 Vancouver municipal election results dataset
November 19, 2014 – Added the official results for the 2014 municipal election.
Changes to voting division boundaries and voting places datasets
September 15, 2014 – Changed the voting division boundaries dataset to static because Vancouver voters can now vote at any voting place in the city, eliminating the need for voting divisions. Also updated and improved voting places dataset.
Improved property tax report dataset
September 3, 2014 – Improved data and descriptions of the property tax report dataset with two new data fields.
Water (fire) hydrants
August 26, 2014 – Added dataset on locations and attributes of water (fire) hydrants in the city. Data is available in CSV, XLS, DWG, KML, and SHP formats.
June 3, 2014 – Added dataset on locations and attributes of cultural spaces. Data is available in CSV and XLS formats.
City Council meeting minutes – archival data
April 14, 2014 – Added City Council meeting minutes and reports for all of the meetings held in the 1970s. Data is available in text (TXT) format and will be refreshed as optical character recognition (OCR) errors are corrected.
Improved data for Council contact information and food asset dataset
February 21, 2014 – Improved City Council contact information dataset with nine additional data fields.
Updated and added coordinates data to community garden and fruit tree dataset.
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