Open data refers to the release of municipal data, with an open licence, which is free of charge for anyone to use and reuse for any purpose.
Open data is provided in accessible formats, meaning that it is machine readable and is structured in a logical way. For numerical tabular files (spreadsheets), some common open formats include XLS or CSV. For text files, common formats include TXT.
Our datasets are sourced directly from the City of New Westminster Departments and can be tabular (tables of data) or spatial (based on mapping files).
For answers to some other questions around open data, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).