What's New with the Data Distribution Service


December 3, 2017

The Data Warehouse Distribution Service (DWDS) will experience a temporary outage in production.

When will this happen?
o The patch will be applied on December 3rd, 2017 beginning at 6:00am. 

o An outage of up to four hours can be expected. 

o A security patch is scheduled to be applied to DataBC infrastructure. Applying patches is important to keep servers up to date and protected. 


October 17, 2017

DataBC will be updating the Data Warehouse Distribution Service (DWDS) in Production.

When will this happen?
•    The update will be applied on Oct 24th during DataBC’s regularly scheduled change window from   6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
•    The Data Distribution Service will be unavailable during the change window.
•    Data Distribution components within iMapBC and the BC Data Catalogue will be unavailable and/or experience intermittent outages during the change window. 
•    This change is required to update the Data Distribution Service to DataBC’s Direct Connection database connection standards.
If you have any questions please contact: data@gov.bc.ca


The Data Distribution Service has undergone a major software upgrade, which consists of back office advancements and application integration with the B.C. Data Catalogue and iMapBC 4 Mobile. The new structure will allow the service to be more scalable and allow the creation of new output data formats.

These changes were made in anticipation of retiring the Distribution Service User Interface in favour of allowing data download from within other applications,  You should notice: better integration, new formats (GeoJSON), and version 10 File GeoDatabase files.  More information can be found on the DataBC blog.

If you experience any issues with the new system, please contact the NRS Service Desk


Upload Shapefile Tool

The Upload Shapefile Tool, for inputting your own AOI, is intended to be a generalized tool. The following limits should be considered: one polygon only, 1 MB file size limit, and, must be topologically correct.