These changes have been made to align the data presented through Edmonton Maps to the data available through the City’s Open Data catalogue.
Personal property data formerly provided on Edmonton Maps was collected by the City specifically for assessment purposes. This data was subsequently shared through the website with a disclaimer that homeowners could compare their properties’ assessment to those of their neighbours. Through the Open Data review process, it came to the City’s attention that information on Edmonton Maps was being used for non-assessment related purposes.
The City of Edmonton is committed to the privacy of individual property owners and is legislatively obligated to collect and distribute information for assessment purposes only. The City is currently working on alternative methods for a home owner to access the property information previously available, but this will be behind a with a number of additional controls in place.