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:

Government of B.C. Launches Initiative for Tech Sector

Posted on October 30, 2014

Today, the Government of B.C. unveiled an idea we’re calling the BC Developers' Exchange Framework, which is intended to stimulate the province's tech sector and to improve services for British...

Esri Canada Names Two B.C. Universities as GIS Centres of Excellence

Posted on September 17, 2014

Esri Canada has announced that Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of Victoria (UVic) will be GIS Centres of Excellence. The two B.C universities are part of cross Canada initiative by...

Mapping British Columbia French Resources and Services

Posted on June 24, 2014

By Chantal Brodeur, Programme des affaires francophones - Francophone Affairs Program We live in a digital world. But our cultural roots have never been more important. For the 70,000 Francophones...

Shared Learning: the Maa-nulth First Nations and iMapBC 2.0 Training

Posted on June 3, 2014

By Leah Forbes, Senior Resource Coordination Officer, MARR The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) and DataBC introduced the new iMapBC to the Maa-nulth First Nations at a...

Downloading the Government of BC’s Data – Survey Results

Posted on May 15, 2014

In early 2014, DataBC invited clients to complete an online survey to help improve their experience when downloading data from DataBC. We also interviewed data suppliers and looked at other data...

Recap: Looking back at the Canadian Open Data Summit

Posted on March 19, 2014

By Loren Mullane (@lorenmullane) on behalf of the DataBC Team On February 21, 2014, we were among the over 110 attendees at the Canadian Open Data Summit in Vancouver. Organized by the Open Data...

Datacamp North Vancouver: Open Data, Open Innovation

Posted on March 11, 2014

By Scott Robarts (@srobarts), Systems Technician at the North Vancouver District Public Library Attitudes about data are changing. Traditional organizations view their data as proprietary...

BC Open Data Roundup

Posted on February 18, 2014

By Loren Mullane on behalf of the DataBC Team. The coming weeks are shaping up to be exciting for open data enthusiasts in B.C. and Canada. There’s a busy calendar of open data events and a recent...

Canadian Open Data Summit in Vancouver February 21, 2014

Posted on February 12, 2014

By Kieran Harrop, Director, Open Data Society of BC (@opportunityknck) I wait with great anticipation for the Canadian Open Data Summit this year. Day off work, check. Approved training request,...

Help Improve How You Download the Government of BC’s Data

Posted on February 5, 2014

We need your help to improve your experience when you download data from DataBC. You are invited to take the online survey and provide feedback. One area where we need your feedback is the Data...

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