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:

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Recap: Agile Teams in Government at ViaTec

Posted on December 16, 2016
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By Loren Mullane, BCDevExchange On November 21st, over 40 people came out to the Agile Victoria Meetup at Fort Tectoria to hear about the challenges and opportunities of being Agile in...

High Demand Paving the Way for Real-Time Road Data

Posted on November 29, 2016

  There’s nothing like being stuck in traffic to make you realize how dependent we have become on real-time road events data in a relatively short time. Is there an accident up ahead,...

Why Administrative Boundary Maps Are Going Digital

Posted on November 23, 2016

To make informed decisions it’s important to know exactly where you stand. That’s why the regional, municipal and electoral administrative boundaries of our province were recently digitally...

ParcelMap BC Parcel Fabric Released Under Open Data License

Posted on November 17, 2016

DataBC is excited to report that on November 9, 2016, one of the highest value, foundational datasets in British Columbia was published in the B.C. Data Catalogue under the Open Government License...

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