Open Data

Open Data Portal

Open Data is data that can be freely used, reused and distributed by anyone without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

Open Data is an important component of accountable and transparent government. It creates community engagement opportunities and empowers community members to establish civic innovations using City data. It improves service delivery, creating efficiencies by removing data request processes and making data readily available.

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Terms of use

Your open licence to the datasets

The City of London now grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use, modify and distribute the datasets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose. For more, read the full terms of use below.

Giving City credit

Although you are not required to credit the City for each use or reproduction of the datasets, you are entitled to do so and encouraged to conspicuously announce that these datasets are publicly available from the City under the terms of use listed below.

No association

You may not use any trade-mark, official mark, official emblem or logo of the City, or any of its other means of promotion or publicity, without the City's prior written consent nor in any event to represent or imply an association or affiliation with the City. 

Please contact us with your comments or suggestions on this release or future release of open data. We welcome your feedback and input.

Terms of use

By accessing the data sets, you agree to these Terms of Use, which are intended to protect and promote the City's commitments to open data and ensure that the recipients of these data sets give back to the community the benefits they derive from these data sets. If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, please feel free to contact us.

Your open licence to the data sets

The City of London now grants you a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, modify, and distribute the data sets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose. You now acknowledge that this license does not give you a copyright or other proprietary interest in the data sets. If you distribute or provide access to these data sets to any other person, whether in original or modified form, you agree to include a copy of, or this Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for, these Terms of Use and to ensure they agree to and are bound by them but without introducing any further restrictions of any kind.

Giving City credit

Although you are not required to credit the City for each use or reproduction of the data sets, you are entitled to do so and encouraged to conspicuously announce that these data sets are publicly available from the City under these Terms of Use. Upon the request of the City, you may be required to remove a credit from future uses or reproductions should the City decide that such credit is not in the public interest.

Future changes to data sets and terms of use

The City may at any time and from time to time add, delete, or change the data sets or these terms of use. Notice of changes may be posted on the home page for these data sets or this page. Any change is effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise stated.

Compliance with law - your responsibility

​You assume sole responsibility for your use and reproduction of the data sets and for complying with all applicable laws and industry standards. 

No warranty with data sets

You get no warranties, none of any kind. By this, we mean, for example (but without limiting the total intended scope of the preceding sentence), (1) that while reasonable efforts have been made in preparing these data sets for use by you, the City cannot give any promises as to the completeness, currency, or accuracy of the data sets nor that access will be continuous, (2) the City cannot make any promise that the data sets are free and clear of any possible third party copyright, moral rights, or other claim, (3) the data sets have been modified from their original source, as data initially generated by the City for its internal uses, and (4) all data visualizations on maps are approximate and include only records that can be mapped.

You accept these data sets on an "as-is, where is" basis and agree to use them at your own risk.

Exclusion of liability

You agree that you will not and cannot sue the City for anything, which the City does or does not do (even if intentional or negligent) in connection with the data sets and your use or inability to use them. Without limiting the general scope of the preceding sentence, this means that the City and its agents are not liable on any legal theory or basis for any direct, incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages or losses, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any other damages or losses.

Liability for not complying with terms of use

If, as a result of your breach of these Terms of Use, the City gets sued or is required to pay someone money, you agree to protect the City and reimburse the City for everything which you cause the City to suffer. This means that you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City and all of its agents from any and all liabilities incurred in connection with any claim arising from any breach by you of these Terms of Use, including reasonable legal fees and costs. You agree to cooperate fully in the defence of any such claim. The City reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You agree not to settle any matter without the written consent of the City.

Cancellation for non-compliance

The City may, in its sole discretion, cancel or suspend your access to the data sets without notice and for any reason, including anything which the City, in its sole discretion, believes is a breach of these Terms of Use or is otherwise unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of cancellation or suspension, you will no longer be authorized to use or reproduce these data sets, and the City may use any means possible to enforce its decision. Such cancellation or suspension will not affect any person who has received the data sets from you and who is otherwise in compliance with these Terms of Use.

No endorsement

You may not publicly represent or imply that the City is participating in, or has sponsored, approved, or endorsed the manner or purpose of, your use or reproduction of these data sets.

No association

You may not use any trademark, official mark, official emblem or logo, of the City, or any of its other references or means of promotion or publicity without the City’s prior written consent nor in any event to represent or imply an association or affiliation with the City.

Governing law and jurisdiction from which data sets are published

These data sets are published from within the province of Ontario, Canada. These Terms of Use are governed by Ontario law and the City and you now irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Ontario courts with respect to any and all matters arising under these Terms of Use or these data sets.


Frequently asked questions
What is open data? 

The purpose of the Open Data London initiative is to remove barriers to accessing information created or managed by government institutions, while respecting privacy, legal and other considerations.

Are there any limitations in my use of the data?

The intent of the Open Data London initiative is to provide information and data that is easily reusable and can be used by the user as they wish. The limitations around the re-use of this data are dictated by the terms of use, which essentially state that:

  • users are free to re-use the data
  • recognition should be given to the City of London.
Are Point X and Y latitude and longitude coordinates?

No Point X and Point Y are Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates. Latitude and longitude is geographic coordinate system. The City uses a projected coordinate system.



Last modified:Thursday, September 17, 2020