City of Vancouver Open Data program added LiDAR 2018 dataset to the new portal

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OpenData - Vancouver

Nov 22, 2019, 2:54:15 PM11/22/19



We have just added LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) 2018 dataset to the new open data portal, Visit this page to learn more


Further to our launch announcement in August, we encourage everyone to visit and explore our new open data portal at  It provides a modern, mobile-friendly experience, and is packed with features to benefit both casual and expert users of open data. For example, you can preview data with tables that allow easy sorting and filtering, or visualize datasets with interactive maps and charts, all without leaving your browser window.  If you are a programmer, you can now search and download data using an API (application programming interface).


While you can do much more within the portal, you can also still download the data to use on your computer. Standard datasets are available in CSV, JSON and Excel formats while geospatial datasets can be downloaded in GeoJSON, Shape and KML formats. If the datasets previously had a DWG format option that has been maintained as well, as an “alternative export”.


Check out the portal news page ( or the help page ( for more details on the new features and what’s different from the old catalogue. 


Be sure to update your saved bookmarks and any reference you had for our legacy catalogue to point to the new portal at  An announcement will go out at a later date to notify when the legacy catalogue will be decommissioned.    


As a reminder, your use of the data available from the Open Data program is governed by the Open Government Licence - Vancouver ( By using the data, you are agreeing to be bound by this licence.


From the Open Data Team




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