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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DataBC API Management Services

Posted on September 27, 2016
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What is API Management?  API management enables the creation, documentation, administration and monitoring of application programming interfaces (APIs).  An API is an interface that applications... Read More

Collaborating to Improve B.C. Civic Address Data

Posted on September 19, 2016
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Posted by Jesikah Post on behalf of the DataBC Team.   What is this about? Over the past three years, DataBC has been working closely with local governments, the Integrated Cadastral... Read More

Tracking Forest Harvesting Activities in British Columbia

Posted on August 15, 2016
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Guest Blog by Tim Salkeld, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch   What’s This About? Getting an accurate picture of where and... Read More

Photo Data Supports A Variety of Activities

Posted on July 19, 2016
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Posted by Nicole de Greef, Senior Business Analyst, DataBC   What is this? In March 2011, a devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami struck the coast of Japan and sent an estimated... Read More

Open Reporting on Protected Lands and Waters in B.C.

Posted on July 15, 2016
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Posted by Jesikah Post, DataBC on behalf of Andy Teucher, Ministry of Environment What is this? Environmental Reporting BC recently published a new environmental indicator called "Protected... Read More

Mapping British Columbia Francophone Resources and Services in 2016

Posted on June 22, 2016
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Guest blog by Chantal Brodeur, Francophone Affairs Program Manager   What is this? We live in a digital world. But our cultural roots have never been more important. For the 70,000... Read More

Canadian Open Data Summit 2016 Recap

Posted on May 31, 2016
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By Elaine Dawson, Director, DataBC The Canadian open data community gathered from across Canada for the Canadian Open Data Summit 2016 on April 27-28 in Saint John, New Brunswick. This year’s... Read More

Enhancing Open Government

Posted on May 10, 2016
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Posted by David Wrate on behalf of the DataBC team In July of 2011, the Province of B.C. launched its open data and information initiatives. Since then, great strides have been made to provide the... Read More

BC Physical Address Geocoder Update – Spring 2016

Posted on April 22, 2016
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Posted by Jesikah Post on behalf of the DataBC Geocoder Team What's New? The BC Physical Address Geocoder received a significant data update on March 13, 2016.  Thanks in a large part to the BC... Read More

Spatial Data Infrastructure Summit – Recap

Posted on April 7, 2016
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November 24, 2015, marked the date of the second annual Pan Canadian Spatial Data Infrastructure Summit in Victoria. Hosted by the Province of B.C., in collaboration with the Canadian Council on... Read More

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