On March 10, 2010 a group of Londoners sat down with a number of representatives from the City of London to discuss technology and community engagement. And now the really cool part …

On September 27, 2010 the City of London made the first set of data available at: http://www.london.ca/opendata.

The initial sets consist almost entirely of data from the Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Accessible facilities
  • Arenas
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Basketball courts
  • Community centres
  • Community gardens
  • Community pools
  • Dog off-leash parks
  • Football fields
  • Golf courses
  • Multi-use pads
  • Multi-use pathways
  • Outdoor ice rinks
  • Play structures
  • Skateboard parks
  • Soccer fields
  • Swing sets
  • Tennis courts
  • Wading pools
  • Washrooms

One other dataset has been made available from the city’s Environmental Services Department:

  • Garbage & recycling collection zone boundaries

This last dataset was used during this weekend’s very successful hackathon at the unLab and will bear the first fruit of this initiative.

Thank you to everyone at the city and in the community who worked tirelessly to make this happen.

Terms of use are consistent with other Canadian municipalities and can be found here.