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:

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Featured Data: BC Schools Completion and Graduation Rates Visualization

Posted on March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon Recap

Posted on March 21, 2017

Open Data Day is an internationally organised global event to promote awareness and use of open data. This year the non-profit, Open Data British Columbia (OpenDataBC), organised an event in... Read More

Welcome to B.C’s Map Hub!

Posted on March 20, 2017

View and interact with maps and data, and collaborate with others! BC Government employees have exciting new tools to use that will help them share data, maps, and apps within government and in the... Read More

Watching the Heartbeat of DataBC Web Services – DataBC Team

Posted on March 13, 2017

DataBC offers several web services that clients can connect their applications to. Examples include the B.C. Physical Address Geocoder, Geomark Web Service and the B.C. Route Planner. Our technical... Read More

What is new with the Provincial Forest Inventory?

Posted on March 9, 2017

Guest Blog by Tim Salkeld, Ministry of Natural Resource Operations, Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch The province manages its natural resources with a number of very large data sets, all made... Read More

Transportation and the Internet of Things

Posted on March 8, 2017
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Many tech pundits are calling the Internet of Things (IoT) the tech trend of 2017. The sheer scale of devices coming online will generate a massive pool of data that when mined holds the promise of... Read More

Building Community – Code With Us

Posted on January 3, 2017

  The nature of agile teams is constant change, but one thing we want to keep steady here at the BCDevExchange is a strong connection with our partners. Whether it’s the developer... Read More

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