Open Data

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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

City of White Rock's open data is made freely available under the Open Government Licence. If you want to know how to work with different data formats, visit this page (PDF) for more information.

Infographics & Dashboards

Visually rich data analysis infographics/dashboards allows you to explore data and see the impact different factors have on each other.

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Water Quality Dashboard (Water Treatment Plant - Metal Results)

View the test results for microbiological indicators, organics and trace metal parameters from the Water Treatment Plant.

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City Website Analytics Dashboard

With data from Google Analytics, this dashboard measures metrics such as the number of sessions per day/hour, most viewed pages, and more.  

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Service Requests Analytics Dashboard

This dashboard provides an overview of the service requests submitted to City staff, from broken streetlights to illegal dumping and graffiti removal. Most of these requests are submitted and processed through Request for Service.

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Council Meetings Voting Records (2022-2026)

View the voting records by members of White Rock City Council at Council meetings. The raw data is available on the City’s Open Data Catalogue, where it can be downloaded in Excel format for further review.

View Council Meetings Voting Records from 2018-2022.

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Building Permits Dashboard

View data on the number of Building Permits issued by the City in a given time period, the builders with the most total permits in the community, as well as the total value of construction activities over a period of time.

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Monthly Business Activities

The Business Activity dashboard provides data and statistics on business licence applications by month.