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:

Where and How Much? Land Designations that Contribute to Conservation in B.C.

Posted on November 20, 2017
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Land designations—spatially defined areas on the landscape that are either purchased or established through legislation—are one of the many tools that contribute to the conservation and... Read More

Business Transformation at Elections BC

Posted on October 25, 2017
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In 2015, Elections BC staff watched a DataBC presentation on web mapping application development at a conference and the beginning of a partnership was forged.  Following discussions about resources... Read More

Using the BC Data Catalogue’s APIs to create data visualizations using D3.js

Posted on August 10, 2017
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The BC Data Catalogue (Catalogue) lists more than 3,000 publicly accessible datasets, applications and APIs, including nearly 1,500 datasets licensed under the Open Government License –... Read More

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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

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