Did you know there are 98 supermarkets in the Niagara region? Thanks to a recently created website, Niagara Open Data, I was able to look this up quickly. The site contains tons of info to put, as it states, data in the hands of the people.
From the chart below, one can see at a quick glance how many supermarkets are in the Niagara region. The list itself was compiled from data provided by Public Health, maintained for inspection purposes.
The site enables everyone, and I mean everyone, to access and use datasets from various organizations in Niagara, including: municipalities, community groups, provincial agencies, not for profits, schools and more - all for FREE!
Residents, business people, planners and more, can use it as a tool before making any decisions!
It is managed by a consortium made up of people from these organizations who share a common goal of increasing openness and access to data in Niagara.
The new website has 194 datasets, and growing, plus you can submit your own dataset as well. It contains everything from the location of transit routes and bus stops to where bike lanes are on roads, the location of fire hydrants, the types of business licenses issued by year and grouped by type, and points of interest of the various Welland Canals, such as where lock 21 from the second canal built between 1842 and 1845 is.
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