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:

Welcome to B.C’s Map Hub!

Posted on March 20, 2017
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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... Read More

Watching the Heartbeat of DataBC Web Services – DataBC Team

Posted on March 13, 2017
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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... Read More

What is new with the Provincial Forest Inventory?

Posted on March 9, 2017
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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... Read More

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... Read More

Building Community – Code With Us

Posted on January 3, 2017
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  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... Read More

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... Read More

High Demand Paving the Way for Real-Time Road Data

Posted on November 29, 2016
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  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,... Read More

Why Administrative Boundary Maps Are Going Digital

Posted on November 23, 2016
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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... Read More

ParcelMap BC Parcel Fabric Released Under Open Data License

Posted on November 17, 2016
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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... Read More

New Geocoder 3.0 Boosts Speed and Performance

Posted on November 16, 2016
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The BC Physical Address Geocoder, our web service that pinpoints locations on a map using address data, has experienced phenomenal use in the last six months, processing over 100 million addresses... Read More

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