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||http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start...||CSV, ...||#81 40%||100%|
Format: CSV, HTML, PDF, XML, Beyond 20/20
The National Statistical Agency is Statistics Canada publishes these data http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html. Some of the data it produces are free and under and open licence, many are not and are under a cost recovery program. The data under this category are freely available at not cost.
The Census of Canada is conducted every 5 years. Statistics Canada produces quarterly population estimates. http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=3601.
In the 2011 Census, the mandatory long-form census was eliminated and a voluntary National Household Survey was created. This voluntary survey provides lower quality data with less granularity and has cause much concern for cities and analysts.
Unemployment statistics are provided here and are updated monthly - http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=71-001-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0
GDP data are published here and are updated monthly http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/gdps04a-eng.htm
There are many kinds of demographic data. Statistical data are also available from many federal agencies and they are released intermittently. Administrative health data are available from the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI). Health, education and so on are administered by provinces and territories and these are available by contacting all 13 jurisdictions. Revenue data are available from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) while housing data are available from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Unemployment and bankruptcy data are available from Human Resources and Development Services Canada (HRSDC), immigration from Citizen Immigration Canada, and so on. Some data are for fee, some are for free, some are difficult to find as there is no central repository, many of the agencies are not well organized and not all are in the open data portal. Also some of these are administrative data while others are official national statistics.
Format: CSV, XML, JSON
There are different data products available here - https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/about-procurement-data
While they don't impact the status of this review, there are some public comments worth noting on the Tender Notices page in the open data portal: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ffd38960-1853-4c19-ba26-e50bea2cb2d5
||http://geogratis.gc.ca/api/en/...||Multipl ...||#1 100%||100%|
Format: Multiple - SHP (English), SHP (French), GML (English), GML (French), KML (English), KML (French), PDF
Multiple national scale framework data are available from Natural Resources Canada in the following portal: http://geogratis.gc.ca/api/en/nrcan-rncan/ess-sst/$categories?scheme=&q=GeoBase
The frequency of updates is uncertain, for examples roads may be updated more frequently than lets say political borders since they do not change, the same can be said for water features. An examination of the full metadata for the road network of the province of British Columbia indicates that it is updated annually http://geogratis.gc.ca/api/en/nrcan-rncan/ess-sst/0e497e59-b9d0-4794-aef9-59b52b448c2b.html
The following are the data which constitute the national map. Geobase 2.0 2 GeoBase - Aboriginal Lands of Canada 14 GeoBase - Canadian Digital Elevation Data 1 GeoBase - Canadian Geodetic Network - Canadian Base Network 1 GeoBase - Canadian Geodetic Network - Federal 2-D Densification Network 1 GeoBase - Canadian Geodetic Network - Federal 3-D Densification Network 1 GeoBase - Canadian Geodetic Network - Primary Vertical Bench Marks 1 GeoBase - Canadian Geographical Names 37 GeoBase - Canadian Geopolitical Boundaries 1 GeoBase - Control Points for Landsat 7 Imagery 1 GeoBase - Federal Electoral Districts 2 GeoBase - GeoBase Orthoimage 2005-2010 5,344 GeoBase - Land Cover, circa 2000-Vector (LCC2000-V) 969 GeoBase - Municipal Boundaries 8 GeoBase - National Hydro Network (NHN) 1,843 GeoBase - National Railway Network (NRWN) 11 GeoBase - National Road Network (NRN) 13 GeoBase - RADARSAT-1 Orthorectified Imagery 5 GeoBase - Raw Imagery GeoBase 2005-2010 5,27
||http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-s...||Excel, ...||#1 100%||100%|
Format: Excel, PDF, HTML
The data for the most recent year is updated monthly. The annual budget data is avaible back to FY 2009. The data is available grouped in three ways (in French and English): - Statutory forecasts - Expenditures by Strategic Outcome and Program - Expenditures by Standard Object The data is available in Excel (.xls) formats. (No change from 2014)
Format: xml, csv, html
There are a number of sources for these data.
The weather forecast data are available here - https://weather.gc.ca/canada_e.html
Historical climate data available here - http://climate.weather.gc.ca/links/index_e.html#tools
Archived data here - http://climate.weather.gc.ca/prods_servs/documentation_index_e.html
Customized data can be purchased for a fee.
Data do not seem to be available under an open licence, http://climate.weather.gc.ca/prods_servs/attachment1_e.html
Format: WMS, WFS
Canada as a federation has divisions of powers and responsibilities. At the national level, at the national level Environment Canada has the following responsibilities: "The Fresh Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance Division focuses on regular monitoring, surveillance and reporting on fresh water quality, and aquatic ecosystem status and trends. These activities help to:
For other fresh water quality data, information seekers would need to contact provincial and municipal authorities.
The data that are available is of varying quality and formats and are made accessible through an interactive tool, GENIE: http://genie.qc.ec.gc.ca/wqmsd_en.aspx
There are commercial restrictions on the re-use of data: http://ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&xml=5830C36B-1773-4E3E-AF8C-B21F54633E0A
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Format: XML, HTML, PDF
The data from the cited website is available in a good variety of formats including machine-readable XML but is not available in bulk (you cannot download the entire code at once easily). In terms of open licensing the Terms and Conditions at http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/terms-avis/index.html indicate that non-commercial use is permitted but commercial use is not (you must apply for specific permission).
There is also the Parliamentary website at http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/ which contains HTML and XML on legislation before Parliament. This material is not openly licensed - the Copyright's Page http://www.parl.gc.ca/ImportantNotices.aspx?Language=E states "The contents of this Web site are covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act and related regulations and international agreements. Permission to reproduce in whole or in part or otherwise use content on this Web site may be sought from the appropriate source." It also links in turn to Speaker Permission page http://www.parl.gc.ca/SpeakerPermission.aspx?Language=E which states "Reproduction of the proceedings of the House of Commons and its Committees, in whole or in part and in any medium, is hereby permitted provided that the reproduction is accurate and is not presented as official. This permission does not extend to reproduction, distribution or use for commercial purpose of financial gain".
(No change since 2014)
the data for air pollution monitor is available and in timely up but its not give be the canadian federal Government its given by Environmental Protection Agency of ecah provinces link to most of the air pollution monitor site of the provinces http://aqm.enr.gov.nt.ca/-Northwest Territories http://www.bcairquality.ca/-British Columbia http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/envprograms/airquality/-Saskatchewa http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/air/iqa/index.htm-Newfoundland and Labrador www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/envprograms/airquality/- http://www.airqualityontario.com/-Ontario http://esrd.alberta.ca/air/-alberta
The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) HTTP data server is a source of several raw meteorological data types and forecast data. This service is aimed at specialized users with good meteorological and IT knowledge, and is mainly meant to be accessed in an automatic manner via the internet (e.g. with scripts). The server's URL is: http://dd.meteo.gc.ca/. Also, in Canada provinces and territories also have monitoring sensors, data would need to be acquired from them as well.
Canada Post is a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. Commercial use of Canada Post's Postal Code Address Data (PCAD) product has been quoted at $50,600 per year. Canada Post claims copyright in its database of postal codes. It has recently defended its claim by filing a lawsuit against Geolytica: https://cippic.ca/en/copyright/geolytica-statement-of-defence.
The data are available over the web and in bulk but these are restricted and behind are not for free.
There are different maps available: Forward Sortation Areas - http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=92-179-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0 Postal Code Conversion File - http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/110720/dq110720f-eng.htm Address Data Products - https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/business/productsservices/mailing/pcdp.jsf Many other products are available here - https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/business/productsservices/mailing/pcdp.jsf
2013- 2014 - Elections Canada is the elections authority at a national level. Its terms and conditions prohibit commercial reproduction of materials on its website (http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=ele&document=index&lang=e). However, data.gc.ca publishes many of the same materials under an open license. Elections are also held in the provinces and territories as well as municipalities. Each jurisdiction would need to be contacted to assess the degree of openess. Regarding the conflicting licences we have sent a question to the respective authorities but we have assessed that data is available under an open licence.
Canada does count and report results in poll station level, but it publish and display the results in an aggregated district level. Therefore, the data exists and is digital, it just not publicly available.
It is possible to retrieve some company information by inputting a keyword of at least 3 characters into a search here: https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpSrch.html?locale=en_CA up to a maximum search size of 200 results. However, this places restrictions on what data can be obtained, even though the data does exist. More details below:
Because Canada is a federation of provinces and territories, these data would be considered incomplete, as companies are also registered, sometimes exclusively at those jurisdictions. A complete picture would require going to each jurisdiction and assessing their degree of openness. This response is solely for the federal / national level. These data are however generally incomplete, are destroyed every 7 years as per the tax act and are inconsistently managed. They are also not easily available to the public. While these national scale data meet many of the OKFN criteria, the fact that they are incomplete, inaccurate and destroyed every seven years is problematic, especially regarding transparency and investigations into money laundering. Furthermore, they are not readily accessible by the data producer, you can find a company but not a list of all the companies. Also, the Corporations Canada database "does NOT include corporations created under financial legislation (such as financial institutions, insurance companies or loan and trust companies) or those created under provincial/territorial legislation or corporate legislation from another jurisdiction." See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_company_registers#Canada
The terms and conditions restrict commercial use, therefore the data is not openly licensed: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07033.html#ownership
(No change from 2014)
The Government of Canada released a pilot sample dataset matching the criteria for this category for the fiscal year 2013-2014, which has since been discontinued: http://data.gc.ca/data/en/dataset/2eed2fba-1626-4d2e-a511-389cc6b51ddf . The Government of Canada also has a tool for searching expenditure data, but data availability varies by ministry and department. Data is not month to month - it is aggregated by fiscal year - and it is not very detailed. Data cannot be downloaded. http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/edb-bdd/index-eng.html
(No change since 2014)
Canada as a federation has divisions of powers and distributed responsibility over lands across provinces and territories. Lands is a provincial responsibility however there are federal land responsibilities. Cadastre data are provided for some provinces and territories via GeoGratis. The text below provides additional information and is from the following URL http://clss.nrcan.gc.ca/cadastraldata-donneescadastrales-eng.php
"Canada Lands Digital Cadastral Data provides the cadastral parcel framework for specified Canada Lands. This cadastral line and parcel structured vector data is designed and suited for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application.
By using this data, it is important to understand and accept that the data is not to be used for defining boundaries. Administrative decisions should be based on legal documents and legal survey plans.
The datasets are updated when new survey plans are recorded in the Canada Lands Survey Records (CLSR). Frequent visits to this site are recommended.
The links below will guide you to the FTP locations where you can freely download our cadastral datasets. Please contact the regional representative for questions pertaining to the data.
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