Adherence to standards by disparate groups compiling information for a common good has been a controversial subject for centuries. However, in the computer age, it has assumed greater importance and it is easier to demonstrate the high cost of ignoring available standards. The computer age also makes it easier for us to work with multiple standards alongside each other, if agreement cannot be reached on which standard to adopt. Geoscience BC Report 2013-13 and its associated web pages introduce the use of international earth science standards and how their use can improve the science of minerals exploration in British Columbia. This report relates GeoSciML and EarthResourcesML standard terminologies to a few key BC geoscience databases to demonstrate the effectiveness of using standard terminologies to improve mineral exploration in BC.