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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Here are the most recent posts:

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...

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...

“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...

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,...

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...

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...

Welcome to the Province of BC’s blog for DataBC

Posted on July 19, 2011

The creation of DataBC is part of our commitment to be an open, transparent and accountable government. This is a central place for you to access - and a place for us to share - raw data and datasets...

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