The Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA) is pleased to announce significant updates to the ParcelMap BC homepage and additional online resources. These improvements help users make the most of the comprehensive support information available, while also supporting stakeholder adoption of ParcelMap BC.A key driver behind these changes has been input from the ParcelMap BC Adoption Working Group (AWG) and the greater ParcelMap BC community, who identified challenges and gaps in support resources. A number of documentation issues raised by the AWG have been addressed by the updates.
New or updated online resources supporting ParcelMap BC include:
- Enhanced and easier-to-read documentation, describing the available ParcelMap BC Data Products, including detailed product definitions, plus a rich overview on each land parcel classification represented in ParcelMap BC.
- Insight into how new plans are reflected in ParcelMap BC, highlighting the operational techniques used when updating ParcelMap BC with Survey Plan Datasets.
- Definitions for how the Owner Type for a parcel is classified in ParcelMap BC, detailing the closest-to-source criteria used to build trust.
- Visibility into plans for spatial improvements with a scheduled list of targeted and completed areas, plus an interactive spatial improvement assessment app, to help users better understand positional accuracy in their area.
- Updates on the status of ParcelMap BC adoption, including the list and map of current adopters and progress charts as organizations transition to ParcelMap BC, providing transparency and insight for stakeholders and users.
These resources help the ParcelMap BC user community – including adopter organizations such as municipalities, regional districts, provincial agencies, utilities and others – be more efficient while ensuring confidence when using ParcelMap BC to support their land-related research and business decisions.
The LTSA, along with the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society), are helping BC local governments and other organizations transition to ParcelMap BC as the current, complete and trusted representation of titled and Crown land parcels in BC. Since province-wide completion in June 2017, a total of 18 organizations have become adopters of ParcelMap BC.