May 25, 2005


TO ALL BRITISH COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYORS

Re: Official Coordinates for Integrated Survey Areas within the Greater Vancouver Regional District

New official integrated survey area coordinate listings have been created for the following fourteen areas which lie within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD):

ISA No. 1 Surrey

ISA No. 13 Delta

ISA No. 14 Coquitlam

ISA No. 16 North Vancouver District

ISA No. 18 Richmond

ISA No. 25 Burnaby

ISA No. 31 Vancouver

ISA No. 35 Port Moody

ISA No. 36 Maple Ridge

ISA No. 41 Langley Township

ISA No. 42 White Rock

ISA No. 44 North Vancouver City

ISA No. 45 Langley City

ISA No. 49 New Westminster

The new coordinate listings are the result of a major refresh adjustment process following a comprehensive special order control survey recently completed in support of establishing an urban active control system within the GVRD. The official new coordinate listings supersede the previous listings. The official listings are accessible via the Land Title and Survey Authority website.

Rather than a hardcopy coordinate listing in the land title office, the official integrated survey area listings are published as a viewable Adobe Acrobat PDF file for your convenience. This enables users to quickly use the Find tool to electronically search for the desired geodetic control marker information. You may click on the desired integrated survey area listed above to view the new official coordinate listing directly. The listings are published in an electronic format under the authority of section 13(5) of the Land Survey Act. The listings are not published on the Land Title and Survey Authority website in a printable format due to the nature of the distribution rights of the data.

Legal surveys within ISAs must be integrated according to Part 5 of the General Survey Instruction Rules. A grace period will be allowed for surveys commenced prior to the publication of the new official coordinate listings, however, all surveys forwarded to the land title office for deposit on or after July 1, 2005 must comply with the new official coordinates.

Users should also be aware that the elevations published on the new official integrated survey area listings are the result of a major regional GVRD vertical adjustment.

An overview of the GVRD vertical and horizontal adjustment project can be viewed on the "MASCOT NEWS" website.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by Rick Hargraves, BCLS

Rick Hargraves, BCLS
Surveyor General and Director