Open Database of Recreational and Sport Facilities
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The Open Database of Recreational and Sport Facilities (ODRSF) is now available as part of the Linkable Open Data Environment (LODE) initiative of Statistics Canada. The LODE aims to enhance the use, accessibility and harmonization of open microdata from authoritative sources such as governments and professional associations. It also supports collaboration around open data and their use towards production of official statistics and for geospatial research. The current version (version 1.0) of the ODRSF contains information on approximately 182,000 recreational and sport facilities across Canada.
Facilities in the ODRSF are classified into one of eighteen facility types: trails, sports fields, arenas, athletic parks, beaches, casinos, community centres, gyms, marinas, parks, playgrounds, pools, race tracks, rinks, skate parks, splash pads, stadiums, and miscellaneous.
The ODRSF contains the following information for each facility: name of the facility, source facility type (as contained in the data source), ODRSF facility type, data provider, address of facility, city, province or territory, latitude and longitude, and an index number for each record.
Data were collected in 2020 and 2021. The database leverages both open and publicly available data. The ODRSF is provided as open data under the Open Government Licence - Canada.
Note to readers
The Open Database of Recreational and Sport Facilities was made possible by the ongoing efforts of organizations that produce and maintain open data and by the cooperation with Statistics Canada of organizations that have either given permission to use their publicly available data or directly provided their data for release as open data. The contribution and help of these organizations are gratefully acknowledged.
For more information on this initiative and to access the data and the accompanying LODE geospatial data visualization tool, visit the Open Database of Recreational and Sport Facilities.
The Open Database of Recreational and Sport Facilities is now available.
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