Federal Electoral Districts of Canada - Polling Division Boundaries - 2015
Submitted by open-ouvert on Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:05
After speaking with the data owner, we were wondering if you are aware that the dataset is to be used with a Geographic Information System (GIS) software such as QGIS : https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/topographic-informatio…
If you need more information on the topic, you are welcome to contact Elections Canada: http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&dir=cir/maps2&document…
Hope this helps,
Jeremy from the Open Government Team
Submitted by Michael Milne on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:32
No wonder Jason was POed at you. I am a president of a political riding association. This information is critical to the democratic process.
I am also no computer ignoramus, but it seems whoever devised this system is! I own a medical software company and if my employees put out this kind of nonsense I would fire them.
Ok you pointed Jason, and me to QGIS. great this and the others are not that easy to use. I have enough knowledge that I got the poll data to open. Then realized I have to overlay it on a map! I am likely to figure this out after more than a few hours learning the program. But that is asinine.
Simply give me a step by step of using the open source QGis with Openstreetmap to get my poll map of the riding.
Submitted by GIS Professional on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:11
You cannot learn GIS and data processing in one day. I should know, I teach it. This data is a goldmine for those who know how to work with it. And I am a president of a political association too. So don't blame the public servants who posted this, go and learn how to use it.
Submitted by Michael Milne on Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:08
Totally thougtless typical of government employees, why would anyone come here for a poll map except to download one of the 300 plus ridings with poll results? The answer is no one, it boggles the mind a simple pdf of ridings with poll and results is not available unless you are a CAD expert.
Submitted by Rob on Sat, 08/25/2018 - 17:17
I would like to echo the comments of others on here. I've come here as a university prof hoping to assign the retrieval of elections micro-data as a class project. I have been trying for over an hour to figure this out for myself, and I'm not able to. Simply ridiculous!
Submitted by Heather Phillips on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:23
Have been volunteering for my party for years and using polling information. I have no time or ability to figure out how to access the information I want today. During the October 2015 election, there were maps available for the parties with each polling division in the riding and the poll numbers. Where can I find them in August 2017?