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data were almost entirely spatial in nature, as they already were being displayed in VanMap, the city's Web GIS offering. In fact, two years into Open Data, most of the data still are spatial in nature, whether geometry or attributes. them into one or more formats for dissemination. manipulate the data in place as well as the protocols, etc. are appropriate, probably in consultation with but ideally this would be done in a way that's not which was subsequently adopted by Edmonton, any changes. mechanisms to use. These are important as a well as maintain an e-mail list and a Web feed to let e-mail address that users can write to if desired. Data Web site in September 2009, four months after City Council passed the Open3 Motion. That launch included about 50 datasets in limited formats, with almost all of them spatially based. released in January 2010. The number of datasets - and could be displayed in Google Maps or Bing Map datasets, and many of the new datasets are nonspatial. is now available everywhere your schedule takes you. Available one week prior to the print version Bonus: Expanded content Page for page replica of the print version Read content instantly— no downloading required. Hot links to advertisers websites Save a Tree—every page you read online is one that didn't go through the paper mill. Sign up at Digital issue not for you? You can subscribe to either version, GEOsubcard.housead.indd 83 Imagery/LIDAR Special Issue simply use the link below to claim your FREE 1-year subscription. Subscribe today to choose the version that fits your lifestyle 1/19/2012 1:41:26 PM JANUAR Y 2O12 / WWW . GEOPLA CE . COM 13

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