Court Services Online App Enhances Access to Court Records

DataBC isn’t just about data. We also make it easy to find government apps. Court Services Online (CSO) is one of those apps. It gives the public access to the provinces’ court records. Generally speaking, the public has the right to know what’s happening in the B.C. court system – which is one reason why … Continued

Open Data Increases Learning Opportunities for BC Students

Some of the province’s future leaders are the students at British Columbia’s high schools, universities and colleges. Education is a foundation to helping them reach their potential. And now more than ever, that education can be fuelled by data. Before the advent of open data, high school students and university undergraduates may have had limited … Continued

City of Surrey Hackathon

Ever wondered which BC communities are leading the charge on open data? Surrey is for one. This past Sunday the City of Surrey hosted their first Open Data Hackathon. After a decade of providing geospatial data for a cost, the City of Surrey began offering it for free two years ago, including by download from … Continued

The next generation of ‘coders’

What happens when you combine smart students, data, a smattering of food and let them flex their mental muscles? They come up with cool ideas to help other students, teachers and their fellow citizens. The Ministry of Education and the BC Principals and Vice-Principals Association teamed up to host the first BC student codeathon. It … Continued