Welcome to Open Calgary

Open Calgary is the gateway to The City of Calgary’s Open Data Portal and Citizen Dashboard. In the spirit of openness, accountability and transparency, Open Calgary was created to facilitate the sharing of information, spark innovative ideas and foster a sense of collaboration among citizens.  

About Open Data

Open Data provides a means of increasing public access to data managed by The City; supporting not only transparency in government, but also innovation and reuse of the data by citizens and community based organizations.
The Open Data Portal includes datasets from various business units and departments. These data sets are available in multiple file formats and anyone can download the data sets at no charge. The data can be used for any purpose subject to the Open Calgary terms of use. Open data increases government transparency, access to information and municipal accountability.
Our new portal provides a number of tools to enable you to explore and visualize the data in new and exciting ways. We invite you to have a look, experiment and let us know what you think.

About Citizen Dashboard

The Citizen Dashboard is an online tool to help you learn more about The City’s performance and how City programs and services contribute to Calgary’s quality of life. The Citizen Dashboard is a Transforming Government initiative that was developed to help drive continuous improvement at The City and support The City’s efforts to be open, accountable and transparent about City services.
The Citizen Dashboard uses data and interactive graphs, charts and maps to display performance measures in a way that makes it easy to understand. A description is provided for each performance measure explaining why each measure is important, what the numbers mean and what actions The City is taking to improve performance.
Additional services, performance measures and quality of life information will be added to the Citizen Dashboard on a regular basis. As we continue to build the Citizen Dashboard, content and functionality will evolve based on information collected from users and internal stakeholders. We encourage you to engage in the Citizen Dashboard conversation and provide your feedback by emailing citizendashboard@calgary.ca.
Citizen Dashboard Definitions:
Performance measure: measure of how well a program, service or department is working.
Quality of life result*: a population condition of well-being for children, adults, families and communities.
Indicator: a measure that helps to quantify the achievement of a quality of life result.
*As The City works to define Quality of Life Result Areas, Council Priorities will be used to frame quality of life in Calgary.

Other Sources of Information

The City of Calgary has a long history of making data and information available on line. In addition to our Open Data Portal and Citizen Dashboard, The City of Calgary provides the following resources:

 How to contact us at Open Calgary

We would like to hear your thoughts about the Open Data Portal or Citizen Dashboard. You can contact us through any of the following methods: