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2017 Vancouver Open Data Day results March 6, 2017

Our 2017 Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon was a great success! Thank you everyone! Thank you to all our participants We'd like to thank the 60 plus participants who came out on...

Guest Post: CensusMapper is all about open data May 30, 2016

CensusMapper is all about open data. At it’s core is Stats Canada census open data. So far CensusMapper has imported the complete Canada 2011 and 2006 census datasets. This data is freely...

Amazing results from the Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon March 14, 2016

Over 60 people came out celebrate international open data day on March 5 at the 2016 Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon! Thanks you to everyone who came out to our #VODDay Hackathon!...

Watch this video of the Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon Demos March 8, 2016

We were thoroughly impressed by the ideas and demos presented at the end of this year's 2016 Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon! Big thanks to the over 50 participants during the day!...

We're raising awareness about open data with federal political parties during the elections September 4, 2015

The Open Data Society of BC, Open Data Institute Toronto, and Open North have teamed-up to raise awareness about open data with federal political parties during the elections. We...

Have your say in the BC Developers Exchange June 3, 2015

Have you shared your ideas on the BC Developer's Exchange yet? If you haven't heard of the BC Developer's Exchange, it's an new idea being tested out by the Province of BC to work...

Introducing CKAN 2.3 - Visualize the Future March 25, 2015

OpenGovGear is about to upgrade our OpenDataPortal with CKAN 2.3. So we asked Mike from OpenGovGear: What makes CKAN so awesome? And what can we expect with CKAN 2.3?...

Thanks for a great Hackathon February 28, 2015

The 2015 Vancouver Open Data Day Hackathon (#VODDay) will be an event that I fondly remember for a long time... or at least until our next open data hackathon. I'm already thinking...

Happy Open Data Month! February 2, 2015

Q: Why is February your favorite month? A: It's Open Data Month of course! International Open Data Day, is on February 21 - however, Open Data Day has really grown into a month long...

New Website and Open Data Portal for OpenDataBC December 3, 2014

Today we have launched a new Open Data Portal for the Open Data Society of BC. Our website, OpenDataBC.ca, has been re-imagined into an information hub, community connector and Open Data...

What is Open Data December 1, 2014

"What is Open Data?" And is this a silly question in 2015? With so much more data available today (both open data and other forms), this question has become more complex for many. Just...

Canadian Most Wanted Municipal Datasets - May 2014 September 3, 2014

In May 2014 the Canadian open data community year put their heads together to come up with a list of  desired open data datasets. Herb Lainchbury, president of the Open Data...