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- Open Data
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 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 dashboards. Combining different datasets provides a deeper understanding and supports better decision-making.
Water Quality Dashboard
(Water Treatment Plant - Metal Results)
The City of White Rock’s water supply is tested for many different microbiological indicators, organics and trace metal parameters according to the Health Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water.
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, the impact social media has on promoting content on the website, and more.
Service Requests Analytics Dashboard
This dashboard provides an overview of the thousands of service requests being handled by the City staff, from broken streetlights to illegal dumping and graffiti removal. Most of these requests are submitted and processed through Request for Service.
Council Meetings Voting Records
In 2021, the City began using an electronic council agenda management system that enabled the City to digitally capture individual Council member voting records.
The raw data is available on the City’s Open Data Catalogue, where it can be downloaded in Excel format for further dissemination.
Use this link to view Council Meetings Voting Records 2018-2022.
Building Permits Dashboard
This dashboard displays 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. You can also download the annual building permit stats reports in PDF formats.
Monthly Business Activities
The Business Activity dashboard provides data and statistics on business licence applications by month.