Address BC Blog

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Welcome!

Welcome to the new ICIS AddressBC blog. AddressBC is an ICIS member driven initiative to create and maintain an authoritative geospatial point-based address registry for British Columbia. An ambitious goal, to be sure, but one that can be achieved with the collaboration of our ICIS members who bring a formidable array of technical expertise and resources to the table. 

That said the operational side of AddressBC consists of the project team who are responsible for coordinating this effort. The team includes Ann Archibald as Program Coordinator and Mike Wardell, our System Engineer. While Mike ensures the smooth operation of the supporting infrastructure and provides system administration, Ann works to ensure that the AddressBC initiative is consistently meeting the needs of our ICIS members.

The AddressBC team is preparing for ‘system launch’ with the application build and testing phases now complete. We hope to share the ongoing successes and challenges through this blog and invite you, our ICIS members, to use this blog as a forum for questions, concerns, ideas and the collaborative sharing that places ICIS and its members at the leading edge of the open data phenomenon. The ICIS team looks to you, our members, to help us shape AddressBC into the premier source for authoritative, accurate and accessible address data.