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

Here are the most recent posts:

Pay for Pull

Posted on January 18, 2016

By Todd Wilson, Director, Integrated Planning and Business Leadership, Office of the Chief Information Officer, @kelpisland How can we make it easier for innovators in B.C.’s tech sector and... Read More

DataBC updates and expands public Web Map Services

Posted on December 16, 2015

Posted by Sarah Newton on behalf of DataBC. DataBC has improved its public Web Map Services (WMS), making it easier to use government data within the mapping application of your choice. These... Read More

New Profile Pages, New Experiments

Posted on December 14, 2015

By David Hume, Project Lead, BCDevExchange One of the challenges we are working on is how to present a public sector organization so the tech community can see opportunities, be they market... Read More

Civic Address Geocoding Made Easy

Posted on November 17, 2015

Posted by Jesikah Post, on behalf of DataBC. The BC Physical Address Geocoder web service makes it easy for you to locate and standardize civic addresses in British Columbia. The Geocoder is a... Read More

2015 Pan-Canadian SDI Summit

Posted on November 9, 2015

Posted by Elaine Dawson on behalf of DataBC We are excited! On November 24, 2015, the Province of BC, in collaboration with the Canadian Council on Geomatics, Natural Resources Canada and the... Read More

Putting the Goad’s 1912 Plan into Open Historical Map

Posted on October 8, 2015

Guest blog by Sue Bigelow, Digital Conservator for the City of Vancouver Archives We’ve had great response to making Goad’s 1912 Fire Insurance map available as a Vanmap layer and as... Read More

The Road to Innovation is DriveBC’s Open511

Posted on October 6, 2015

Guest blog by Alex Ritchie, A/Director, Architecture and Standards, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Developers and entrepreneurs can now leverage real-time road events data to build... Read More

GitHub Harnesses the Power of the Crowd

Posted on September 16, 2015

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange As any coder will tell you, sometimes code breaks. Normally, fixing broken code falls on the original coder who needs to carve out time in their... Read More

BCDevExchange 2.0 Release

Posted on September 14, 2015

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange Today, we launched a new iteration of the BCDevExchange website with new features to help B.C.’s public and tech sectors collaborate and... Read More

From Kelowna to Kamloops – Building the BCDev Community

Posted on June 23, 2015

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange In the early days of the BCDevExchange, we heard a key message from the BC Innovation Council’s (BCIC) experienced technology network:... Read More

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