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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2015 Pan-Canadian SDI Summit

Posted on November 9, 2015

Posted by Elaine Dawson on behalf of DataBC We are excited! On November 24, 2015, the Province of BC, in collaboration with the Canadian Council on Geomatics, Natural Resources Canada and the...

Putting the Goad’s 1912 Plan into Open Historical Map

Posted on October 8, 2015

Guest blog by Sue Bigelow, Digital Conservator for the City of Vancouver Archives We’ve had great response to making Goad’s 1912 Fire Insurance map available as a Vanmap layer and as...

The Road to Innovation is DriveBC’s Open511

Posted on October 6, 2015

Guest blog by Alex Ritchie, A/Director, Architecture and Standards, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Developers and entrepreneurs can now leverage real-time road events data to build...

GitHub Harnesses the Power of the Crowd

Posted on September 16, 2015

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange As any coder will tell you, sometimes code breaks. Normally, fixing broken code falls on the original coder who needs to carve out time in their...

BCDevExchange 2.0 Release

Posted on September 14, 2015

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange Today, we launched a new iteration of the BCDevExchange website with new features to help B.C.’s public and tech sectors collaborate and...

From Kelowna to Kamloops – Building the BCDev Community

Posted on June 23, 2015

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange In the early days of the BCDevExchange, we heard a key message from the BC Innovation Council’s (BCIC) experienced technology network:...

Environmental Reporting BC Participates in Mozilla Science Lab’s Global Sprint

Posted on June 16, 2015

Guest post by Andy Teucher, Environmental Reporting BC (@andyteucher) At Environmental Reporting BC, we embrace openness. We share our methods, data and code underlying the Province’s State of the...

Province’s BC Data Catalogue Code Published in GitHub

Posted on May 27, 2015

By Greg Lawrance, Metadata & Catalogue Services, DataBC This week we published the code that powers the BC Data Catalogue in the Province of B.C.’s GitHub account. Getting the code into...

Recap: BCDevExchange Meetup Hosted by ViaTec

Posted on May 5, 2015

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange A week ago in Victoria, a packed house learned and shared ideas about the BCDevExchange at Fort Tectoria. Hosted and organized by ViaTec, the...

Recap: BCDevExchange Meetup Hosted by OpenDataBC

Posted on April 20, 2015

By Loren Mullane, Community Engagement, BCDevExchange Wednesday night we tested the idea of the BCDevExchange with the tech and startup community in Vancouver. On a night when the Canucks opened...

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