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:

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

Code With Us: the experiment continues

Posted on October 26, 2016
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By Mark Wilson, UX Designer, the BCDevExchange ‘Code With Us’ (formerly called ‘Pay for Pull’) is an experiment by the BC Developers’ Exchange to find a faster, easier, and more... Read More

Informing the Treaty Process: Stó:lō Interest Module

Posted on October 13, 2016
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Guest blog by Sue Formosa, Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre   What is this? Treaty negotiation is a complex and difficult process. Tripartite negotiations between First... Read More

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

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