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:
This week is Right to Know Week. Recognized across Canada since 2006, Right to Know Week is a way to raise awareness of people’s right to access public information held by governments and other... Read More
It’s been more than a month and DataBC is still in ‘beta’ mode – why? In the development world, ‘beta’ is a type of testing done using everyday conditions that helps... Read More
This past Saturday just over 50 people--primarily folks who work in government and technology, or both--got together to use data and great ideas to make BC better. As our roundup video... Read More
If you've been following the #dbchack hashtag, you've been seeing a lot of ideas flowing. In fact, there's a list of them here. So what have people settled on? Here's a quick... Read More
For people who need to register land use with the Province, one of the challenges is the need to prepare a map showing their area of interest. For many authorizations, a high quality map is a... Read More
With only three days left before the first DataBC Hackathon we'd like to share our interview with Kevin McArthur (@KevinSMcArthur) and his perspectives on the thinking that goes into using raw data... Read More
Herb Lainchbury (@herblainchbury) is one of the founders of OpenDataBC and will be helping facilitate our first hackathon on August 27th. We asked him to write up a few thoughts describing... Read More
By Moleitau on Flickr. Here at DataBC, we’re pleased to announce the Province is partnering with the Mozilla Foundation and OpenDataBC in Vancouver to host our first ever hackathon on Saturday,... Read More
Such is the familiar refrain of late-night radio DJs around the world as they reach out across the airwaves, inviting listeners to call in and request a song. DataBC isn’t a radio station but we... Read More