Have Your Say – Improving the DataBC Website

In our last post “Looking Ahead” we asked for your feedback on how to improve the delivery of data services to the citizens of BC.

One area slated for improvement is the DataBC website. Last week, changes were made to include some of the geographic data services previously housed by GeoBC. This was done to reflect the role DataBC plays in all of government’s data services by providing open data and geographic data and services.

More changes to the DataBC website are coming.  One function we are working on is filtered search. In his recent blog about his submission to the Government of Canada on open government, David Eaves recommended filtered search as function to help share government data effectively. He also had a number of other recommendations including having a preview function so one could check how useful a dataset was before downloading.

Because we want to make sure the site works for you, we would like to hear your ideas on how to improve the website, making it easier for citizens to access and use the government’s data and data services.

So have your say and leave tell us what you think. What do you like about the current website? What would you like changed?

We look forward to your feedback.


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