The DataBC Blog has a new look.

The world of data is constantly evolving and this redesigned blog is a space to continue the conversation with British Columbians about government data. The list of data assets – including raw data, applications and application program interfaces – is ever-expanding and this blog shares real stories about how these things are being used in interesting ways.

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Here are the most recent posts:

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What's been happening with DataBC Data Distribution Services?

Posted on April 10, 2017
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What's been happening with DataBC Data Distribution Services? Published by: the DataBC Services Team The DataBC Team has been busy improving data download services using feedback from the Data... Read More

iMapBC for Mobile and Direct Data Download – Featured Updates

Posted on April 10, 2017
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iMapBC for Mobile and Direct Data Download – Featured Updates Published by: the DataBC Services Team iMapBC is a popular public mapping tool  that can be freely used to visualize and analyze... Read More

BC Data Catalogue Achievements 2016 – 2017

Posted on April 7, 2017
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The BC Data Catalogue (Catalogue) attracts more than 11,500 visitors per month, who conduct more than 18,000 sessions and download more than 150,000 datasets annually. There are now data assets in... Read More

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Featured Data: BC Schools Completion and Graduation Rates Visualization

Posted on March 31, 2017
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Interview with Mike Sand, Ministry of Education. Grade 12 completion data from the Ministry of Education was collated and analyzed to show the graduation trends for six-year cohorts over a 15 year... Read More

WorkBC Job Posting API Released Under Open Government License

Posted on March 31, 2017
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WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s labour... Read More

DataBC Participates in the Startup in Residence Program

Posted on March 30, 2017
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The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training recently launched a new pilot – the Startup in Residence Program (BCSTIR). This program is modeled after a similar venture that started in San... Read More

4 Innovative Ways Government is Engaging the B.C. Tech Sector

Posted on March 27, 2017
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The #BCTECH Summit drew more than 5,000 delegates to the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 14-15 to share ideas and opportunities for the future of technology. The BCDevExchange team came away... Read More

Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon Recap

Posted on March 21, 2017
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Open Data Day is an internationally organised global event to promote awareness and use of open data. This year the non-profit, Open Data British Columbia (OpenDataBC), organised an event in... Read More

Welcome to B.C's Map Hub!

Posted on March 20, 2017
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View and interact with maps and data, and collaborate with others! BC Government employees have exciting new tools to use that will help them share data, maps, and apps within government and in the... Read More

Watching the Heartbeat of DataBC Web Services - DataBC Team

Posted on March 13, 2017
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DataBC offers several web services that clients can connect their applications to. Examples include the B.C. Physical Address Geocoder, Geomark Web Service and the B.C. Route Planner. Our technical... Read More

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