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:

Enhancing Open Government

Posted on May 10, 2016

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...

BC Physical Address Geocoder Update – Spring 2016

Posted on April 22, 2016

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...

Spatial Data Infrastructure Summit – Recap

Posted on April 7, 2016

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...

DriveBC Webcam Open Data Released, BCDevExchange Discovery Day March 16

Posted on March 10, 2016

By Gord Smith, Web Services Manager, Business Management Services Branch, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure   ...

Pay for Pull – What We Learned So Far

Posted on March 8, 2016

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange A few weeks ago we setup an experiment to test a new procurement model. Called ‘Pay for Pull,’ this new model is all about learning how... A Digital Hub of Community Data

Posted on February 4, 2016

Guest blog by Sue Wheatley, Online International Marketing, International Trade Wondering where to find up-to-date data about communities in B.C.? Or where to see what investment opportunities...

Pay for Pull

Posted on January 18, 2016

By Todd Wilson, Director, Integrated Planning and Business Leadership, Office of the Chief Information Officer, @kelpisland How can we make it easier for innovators in B.C.’s tech sector and...

DataBC updates and expands public Web Map Services

Posted on December 16, 2015

Posted by Sarah Newton on behalf of DataBC. DataBC has improved its public Web Map Services (WMS), making it easier to use government data within the mapping application of your choice. These...

New Profile Pages, New Experiments

Posted on December 14, 2015

By David Hume, Project Lead, BCDevExchange One of the challenges we are working on is how to present a public sector organization so the tech community can see opportunities, be they market...

Civic Address Geocoding Made Easy

Posted on November 17, 2015

Posted by Jesikah Post, on behalf of DataBC. The BC Physical Address Geocoder web service makes it easy for you to locate and standardize civic addresses in British Columbia. The Geocoder is a...

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