About the catalogue

The City of Red Deer Open Data Catalogue uses OGDI DataLab version 6, an open-source cloud-based Open Data Catalogue. This codebase represents an update to the original open-source framework released by Microsoft Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI). OGDI has 3 main components:

  • Data Service: a fully-functional API allowing programmatic access to the data. It serves up data using a number of different formats such as XML (oData/ATOM), KML, JSON, and JSONP that can be queried by variety of technologies & software.
  • Data Browser: a web interface to the data service with a visual way to browse, query, interact with and download data. It includes mapping & charting capabilities for slicing/dicing & visualizing geographic datasets.
  • Data Loader: a software utility used to import the data into the catalogue from CSV and KML formats. Users can load data from a client machine or also create a command-line access to load datasets dynamically from databases

Terms of use

By accessing, downloading or using any datasets on the City of Red Deer Open Data Catalogue you agree to the following:

  1. All rights, title and interest (including copyright, patent and other intellectual property rights) contained in the available datasets remains vested in the City of Red Deer at all times.
  2. The City of Red Deer does not warranty or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the available datasets. Ongoing updates may not be incorporated into the datasets available on the City of Red Deer website. Users are urged to verify the accuracy of information against copies of actual plans or source documents.
  3. If there is a conflict between the information on the web page and information contained in any other records of the City of Red Deer or documents that may be prepared by or delivered to the City of Red Deer, the City of Red Deer reserves the right to rely in all cases upon the record which it considers to be the most accurate and complete.
  4. Exclusion of Liability - you will not and cannot sue the City for anything which the City does or does not do (even if intentional or negligent) in connection with the datasets and your use or inability to use them. Without limiting the general scope of the preceding sentence, this means that the City and its officers, employees, representatives and agents are not liable on any legal theory or basis for any direct, incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages or losses, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction or any other damages or losses arising from your access to, and use of, the datasets. The credit for provision of the data is appreciated but is not a strict requirement. For questions, please contact us.