Visit the City of White Rock Open Data Portal to browse over 150 City of White Rock datasets in different categories, download the latest key statistics, and stay informed on data updates.
About Open Data
Open Data is defined as structured data that is machine-readable, freely shared, used and built on without restrictions. The goal of open data is to provide:
- Availability and Access: the data must be available as a whole and at no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably by downloading over the internet. The data must also be available in a convenient and modifiable form.
- Re-use and Redistribution: the data must be provided under terms that permit re-use and redistribution including the intermixing with other datasets.
- Universal Participation: everyone must be able to use, re-use and redistribute. There should be no discrimination against fields of endeavor or against persons or groups. For example, 'non-commercial' restrictions that would prevent 'commercial' use, or restrictions of use for certain purposes (e.g. only in education), are not allowed.
The Open Definition provides a more detailed definition of Open Data.
Working with Data
Visually rich data analysis dashboards/infographics provide the ability to explore data and see the impact that different factors have on each other. By clicking on elements of the visualizations, it is possible to see how filtering down to a single factor can reveal patterns and trends across the dashboard. Combining different datasets provides a deeper understanding and supports better decision making.
The Web Analytics dashboard below is built with data pulled from Google Analytics, and measures metrics such as the number of sessions per day/hour, most viewed pages, the impact social media has on promoting content on the website, and more.
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Water Quality Dashboard (Water Treatment Plant - Metal Results)
The Drinking Water Protection Act (DWPA) prescribes regulations that limit the levels of certain contaminants in the water provided by public water systems. The City of White Rock’s water supply is tested for many different microbiological indicators, organics and trace metal parameters. The City’s Water Works Department tests for the following parameters according to the Health Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality Summary Table (PDF)
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