A ward is the division of the city into electoral areas, each represented by one elected Councillor. Wards are a geographical division of the municipality and are referred to by a number defined in the bylaw. Divisions are determined under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and criteria in Council policy.
Using data collected in 2012 and 2013, The City has created this solar potential dataset of all buildings within city limits. The data shows varying degrees of a roof’s solar exposure, on an annual basis, in generalized optimal conditions. The data model used to generate the map takes into account the shape of the terrain and the relative position of building rooftops and structures, existing infrastructure, and tree canopies. It doesn’t take into account weather conditions, such as cloudy days and precipitation that limit a roof’s direct solar exposure. It also does not reflect any new adjacent structures built after 2012 that may obstruct another building’s solar exposure.
The Yield levels are measured as kWh\m2\day. Yield values are interpreted as: Low Yield (0 - 0.87); Low Moderate Yield (0.87 - 1.74); High Moderate Yield (1.74 - 2.61); High Yield (2.61 - 3.48)
The compressed file for download is 3 GB. The uncompressed files are 3.35 GB. Data is arranged in Townships, with 16 GeoTiff image files in total.
The Solar map data is intended for information purposes only and as a preliminary solar opportunity assessment tool. It is not intended to be used as a decision making source of information for solar panel installations.
If a dataset has geospatial information, i.e. location information including latitude and longitude, then it can be displayed on a map. Map options include point, boundary and heat maps. Multiple datasets can be overlaid on a single map.
These maps provide landfill setback information as defined under the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Subdivision and Development Regulation (SDR) Landfill Setback (Section 13) from a City of Calgary Landfill or Waste Management Facility (WMF). The file contains the landfill setbacks for the following City of Calgary Landfills: East Calgary WMF, Shepard WMF, Spyhill WMF, Blackfoot Landfill, Highfield Landfill, Manchester Landfill, Nose Creek Landfill, Ogden Landfill, and Springbank Landfill. For more detailed information on the landfill setbacks, contact Waste & Recycling Services.