The creation of DataBC is part of our commitment to be an open, transparent and accountable government. This is a central place for you to access – and a place for us to share – raw data and datasets that the provincial government collects.
DataBC will have about 2500 sets of data to start. This data is free, searchable and available for everyone to use. You’ll find different kinds of datasets and tools here to help you conduct research, analyze statistics, develop apps and answer other questions.
On this blog, you’ll find a fresh posting every week, and each post will have a different focus – we’ll even have guest bloggers too.
As a way of doing business, open data will not succeed unless we also open the door to dialogue, and starting conversations with those of you who are already keen about open data will create more value for all of us. We want to hear from you and we want you to use this blog to make it your own.
So without further ado, I encourage you to get involved and join the conversation. Please make a comment and let us know about your findings and the interesting things you come across as you begin to search through the data.
Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government