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:

Photo Data Supports A Variety of Activities

Posted on July 19, 2016
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Posted by Nicole de Greef, Senior Business Analyst, DataBC   What is this? In March 2011, a devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami struck the coast of Japan and sent an estimated... Read More

Open Reporting on Protected Lands and Waters in B.C.

Posted on July 15, 2016

Posted by Jesikah Post, DataBC on behalf of Andy Teucher, Ministry of Environment What is this? Environmental Reporting BC recently published a new environmental indicator called "Protected... Read More

Mapping British Columbia Francophone Resources and Services in 2016

Posted on June 22, 2016

Guest blog by Chantal Brodeur, Francophone Affairs Program Manager   What is this? We live in a digital world. But our cultural roots have never been more important. For the 70,000... Read More

Canadian Open Data Summit 2016 Recap

Posted on May 31, 2016

By Elaine Dawson, Director, DataBC The Canadian open data community gathered from across Canada for the Canadian Open Data Summit 2016 on April 27-28 in Saint John, New Brunswick. This year’s... Read More

Enhancing Open Government

Posted on May 10, 2016

Posted by David Wrate on behalf of the DataBC team In July of 2011, the Province of B.C. launched its open data and information initiatives. Since then, great strides have been made to provide the... Read More

BC Physical Address Geocoder Update – Spring 2016

Posted on April 22, 2016

Posted by Jesikah Post on behalf of the DataBC Geocoder Team What's New? The BC Physical Address Geocoder received a significant data update on March 13, 2016.  Thanks in a large part to the BC... Read More

Spatial Data Infrastructure Summit – Recap

Posted on April 7, 2016

November 24, 2015, marked the date of the second annual Pan Canadian Spatial Data Infrastructure Summit in Victoria. Hosted by the Province of B.C., in collaboration with the Canadian Council on... Read More

DriveBC Webcam Open Data Released, BCDevExchange Discovery Day March 16

Posted on March 10, 2016

By Gord Smith, Web Services Manager, Business Management Services Branch, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure   ... Read More

Pay for Pull – What We Learned So Far

Posted on March 8, 2016

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange A few weeks ago we setup an experiment to test a new procurement model. Called ‘Pay for Pull,’ this new model is all about learning how we... Read More A Digital Hub of Community Data

Posted on February 4, 2016

Guest blog by Sue Wheatley, Online International Marketing, International Trade Wondering where to find up-to-date data about communities in B.C.? Or where to see what investment opportunities are... Read More

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