September 2012 Headlines
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Comox Valley Regional District and City of Quesnel Awarded AddressBC Grants
The Comox Valley Regional District and the City of Quesnel have each been awarded a $1,500 AddrsesBC grant through the CivicSpatial Grant program, with a commitment to frequent automated address data updates.  More...


Meet Elaine Dawson, Our Newest Board Member     

Director of DataBC Enterprise Data Services, Strategic Initiatives Division, Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government   


Ms. Dawson has an extensive public service career as a data management professional with a lead role in the development of the Provincial Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and supporting discovery, distribution, visualization and application platform services in BC. A significant area of focus has also been the improvement of data management governance with the development of data custodianship guidelines and principles. Advancing the Provinces' Enterprise Geographic service portfolio and the Open Data initiative are two primary areas of focus for Ms. Dawson as a DataBC Director.


Ms. Dawson currently leads a group of data management professionals delivering Provincial Geographic Services as well as Open Data Services. The team assists clients to transformation their service delivery such that the social and economic benefits of geospatial and open data can be realized. The BC Geographic Warehouse is at the centre of the Provincial SDI managed by this team.  


Ms. Dawson chairs the DataBC Council and actively works with the Federal Government and Geomatics Round Table on the advancement of Canadian geospatial platform services and more broadly, Geomatics in Canada.


BC Assessment, The Land Title and Survey Authority, and ICIS Present at the Government of China Conference    

You may have seen some familiar ICIS faces around the University of British Columbia Sauder Business School in Vancouver August 14-22. The specific event was the August Conference on Property Assessment for Senior China Officials. The attendees were the Senior Government Officials involved in rolling out with a national assessment/property tax system for China. The conference provided these delegates with information on how British Columbia accommodates the assessment needs of its residents.  More... 



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