The world of data is constantly evolving and this 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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BCLaws API

Posted on May 16, 2018
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The BCLaws API Spencer Tickner, Director Queen’s Printer BCLaws (www.bclaws.ca) is a comprehensive research tool for legislative content in the Province of British Columbia, managed and... Read More

B.C.’s Web Map Services

Posted on May 9, 2018
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  What is a Web Map Service (WMS)? A Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol for serving (over the Internet) georeferenced map images and data, which is generated using data from a... Read More

Use Case – City of Vancouver VanConnect

Posted on March 29, 2018
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The VanConnect application is a means for people to report and submit photos of civic issues such as graffiti, potholes, abandoned garbage or burned out street lights to the City.  Residents and... Read More

Have your say on Canada’s next Open Government Plan!

Posted on March 23, 2018
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There is an Open Government Action Plan consultation session in Victoria, B.C. on March 29, 2018. Governments around the world are exploring open government and new modes of engaging citizens in... Read More

Use Case – Real Estate and the ParcelMap BC Parcel Fabric Dataset

Posted on March 20, 2018
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The BC Data Catalogue is the place to find B.C. Government data, applications and web services.  It is a system specifically designed to encourage sharing, exploration and use of B.C.’s data... Read More

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2017 Provincial General Election Statement of Votes Released

Posted on March 12, 2018
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Elections BC recently published the Statement of Votes for the 2017 Provincial General Election in the BC Data Catalogue. The Statement of Votes is the final, historical record of the election’s... Read More

Open Data Day 2018 – Vancouver Hackathon Recap

Posted on March 12, 2018
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This year marks the seventh annual Open Data Day. This year’s day had 406 registered events around the world. Open Data Day is an internationally organized event to promote awareness and use of... Read More

Open Data Day 2018

Posted on March 1, 2018
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DataBC is excited to take part in the Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon on Saturday March 3, 2018. Open Data Day is an internationally organized global event that promotes awareness, and uses open... Read More

Help Build Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2018-2020!

Posted on December 1, 2017
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The Canadian Government is creating Canada’s 4th Plan on Open Government for 2018-2020 as part of our national commitment to the global Open Government Partnership. This will be informed by public... Read More

Where and How Much? Land Designations that Contribute to Conservation in B.C.

Posted on November 20, 2017
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Land designations—spatially defined areas on the landscape that are either purchased or established through legislation—are one of the many tools that contribute to the conservation and... Read More

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