Ruby Industries Inc., a data science and data visualization consulting firm from West Kelowna, completed the development of the BC Housing Market Visualization Platform in collaboration with provincial government agencies BC Stats and Innovate BC.
The application offers British Columbians the opportunity to interact with B.C.’s housing data, get insights into the role of foreign ownership, real estate as an investment or business strategy (rather than homeownership), and the regional impact of these issues, and to make informed decisions.
The application uses data under an open license, distributed by DataBC and Statistics Canada. The application is publicly available on BC Stats’ cloud platform at https://bcstats.shinyapps.io/housing-data-challenge-ruby.
This application is the result of the Data Visualization Challenge, launched by Innovate BC in partnership with BC Stats. The challenge aimed to develop a tool to visualize B.C.’s housing data in a meaningful and impactful way. Innovate BC and BC Stats invited innovators around the province to submit their proposed solutions to the challenge.
Ruby Industries Inc. was announced as the winner of the challenge at the BCTech Summit in Vancouver and got the opportunity to continue working on the project and develop the solution.
Contact Ruby Industries at firstname.lastname@example.org or (250) 317-5636 for help on your data project.