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Data matters and we want to share our stories about open data. Hear from us and share your insights and recommendations. Connect with others who are using B.C. data. Read about their experiences and learn about upcoming events. Add your comments and become a part of the conversation.


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 Society of B.C., the Summit was full of useful insights on the challenges and opportunities of open data.


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By Scott Robarts (@srobarts), Systems Technician at the North Vancouver District Public Library

datacamp_banner_orgAttitudes about data are changing. Traditional organizations view their data as proprietary information which must not be shared. As the technological revolution forces organizations to constantly innovate, progressive organizations are sharing their information to tap the intelligence of their communities.  In this open data revolution, organizations that open their locked cupboards of information discover new insights buried in the numbers.


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BC Open Data Roundup

February 18, 2014 |add comments Add comments

By Loren Mullane on behalf of the DataBC Team.

CODE_Logo_English_Horizontal_1The 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 announcement which bolsters open data north of the 49th.


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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, check. Interesting and varied line up of speakers, check. Engaging MC, check. Opportunities for networking, check. Reconnecting with friends and open data enthusiasts, check.


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Computer_keyboardWe 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 Distribution Service, the application you use to download geographic data.


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