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.

Check back often to read the latest posts and leave a comment to tell us what you think. Your input helps guide our decisions about future content.

Thanks for visiting the DataBC Blog and being part of the conversation on government data.

Here are the most recent posts:

It’s Right to Know Week

Posted on September 28, 2011

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

The DataBC Beta and You

Posted on September 12, 2011

  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

DataBC Hackathon Recap

Posted on August 30, 2011

  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

The DataBC Hackathon: What are we working on?

Posted on August 27, 2011

  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

Introducing the GeoMark Service and API

Posted on August 26, 2011

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

What Can You Do With Open Data?

Posted on August 24, 2011

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

“If you can use Google, you can contribute”: The DataBC Hackathon, Explained.

Posted on August 17, 2011

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

Announcing DataBC’s First Ever Hackathon

Posted on August 9, 2011

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

We’re now taking your requests

Posted on July 27, 2011

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

The View from Day Two

Posted on July 21, 2011

DataBC is now two days old. They've been two exciting days filled with media attention both traditional and new; the launch was covered locally and nationally in print, radio and TV. We also... Read More

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