Open Data Catalogue
Surrey’s Open Data Initiative is one component of our ongoing efforts to be an open, transparent and accessible government.
Open data is an enabler of socio-economic development (health care, education, economic productivity, and scientific research), which is accelerated by better access to data.
Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions. The goal of open data is:
to empower citizens,
to help small businesses, or
to create value in some other positive unforeseen way.
Surrey's spatial data
Surrey started making spatial data free to use in our data catalog in 2011. We're now looking to expand our data offerings from other business areas and relaunch with a brand new catalogue in 2014.
Explore Surrey's geographic data in various formats, made available under our new Open Government License
Use the "Select by Area" option if you require only a small portion of the data.
To incorporate the City's spatial data into your mobile app, mashup, or web map, explore our available REST endpoints from our Developer Resources page.
Aerial (Ortho) Imagery
Aerial imagery, taken in/around May every year, at 40 centimetre resolution. The City's split into 1-square-mile tiles (or approximately 8 streets wide and 8 avenues high on a map of the City). Updated yearly, around September or October.
Derived from high resolution LIDAR imagery, in 1-metre intervals. Due to the complexity and size of this dataset for the entire City, use the "Select By Area" link. Updated every few years.
Drainage and Storm Water Infrastructure Data
Drainage text annotation, catchments, detention ponds, devices, laterals/connections, mains and culverts, manholes, nodes, offset lines, open channels (ditches, creeks, rivers).
Environment and Topography Data
Open channels (ditches, creeks, rivers), water bodies (eg. lakes, wetlands), agricultural land reserve (ALR), natural areas.
Building footprints, City facilities, school catchments, schools, ALR, Business Improvement Areas, LUC boundaries, Official Community Plan, zoning Boundaries, and Surrey Communities.
Addresses, current plans, dimensions, lot annotations, parcels/lots (including parks), right-of-ways, survey monuments, building footprints, road centrelines and road names.
Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure
Sanitary text annotation, laterals/connections, mains, manholes, nodes, offset lines, valves.
Road barriers, curbs, medians, non-motorized routes (bike routes, pathways, walkways, etc., maintained by the Engineering Department), poles, road centrelines, road edges, sidewalks, traffic signals.
Water text annotation, hydrants, mains, manholes, meters, nodes, offset lines, service connections, valves.