Meteorological Service of Canada open data user documentation
The Meteorological Service of Canada makes weather, climate, water and environmental data available to private sector, academics, and the general public.
Available open data
The available open data from the Meteorological Service of Canada provides up-to-date information on past, present and future weather, water, climate and environmental conditions over Canada and the world. The main categories of data available are:
- Weather alerts, current conditions and public forecasts
- Weather, water and environmental observations and forecast data
- Climate data
Access to open data available on the MSC Datamart and MSC GeoMet services is anonymous and free of charge. The available open data services are:
- MSC Datamart
- Raw data and products available on a web accessible server
- MSC GeoMet
- Data and products available via an geospatial web services / interoperable APIs
- Cost-recovered services
- Archived data retrieval
- Dedicated data feeds with 24/7 support
Overview and examples on how to access and use Meteorological Service of Canada's open data.
Data discovery and metadata
The Meteorological Service of Canada's metadata is available on the Canadian Open Government portal, enabling users to search open data that is relevant to Canadians, learn how to work with datasets, and see what people have done with open data across the country.
Series of events organized around MSC open data.
The End-use Licence determines the conditions for using the data and information. The main requirement is to clearly acknowledge Environment and Climate Change Canada as the data source, please refer to the Licence for details.
User support is provided on a best effort basis during normal business hours. Users requesting support are invited to contact us.
For suggestions and improvements to the documentation itself, either contact us or open an issue.