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The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) and the BC Government are pleased to announce that ParcelMap BC, the digitally mapped representation of land parcel boundaries, has been released under the Open Government License – British Columbia and is now listed in the BC Data Catalogue.

An extensive, multi-year project, ParcelMap BC is British Columbia’s first and only electronic dataset of all active titled and surveyed provincial Crown land parcels. When completed province-wide in mid-2017, ParcelMap BC is expected to have more than two million parcel boundaries.

ParcelMap BC improves the speed and efficiency of land-related research, planning and business decisions through the current spatial representation of a given parcel and its relationship to adjacent parcels.

At present, available regions to search in ParcelMap BC include local government areas bounded by the regional districts of Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley, Capital, Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George, Kitimat-Stikine, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Cariboo, Central Coast, Columbia-Shuswap, East Kootenay, North Okanagan, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, Northern Rockies, Peace River and Stikine. The remaining regions will be completed between November 2016 and June 2017.

ParcelMap BC is a regularly-updated research tool, intended to facilitate land-related research in the province using a representative online map as a precursor to the standard practice of confirmation with authoritative sources and conducting due diligence through a professional consultation.

The ParcelMap BC dataset listed in the BC Data Catalogue is available for use in place or by download through a variety of public access channels provided by DataBC including iMapBC  (web accessible map application), BC map services, and the BC Map Hub.

Quotes

Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations:

“Congratulations to the LTSA on the successful progression of ParcelMap BC. The wider availability of trusted high-quality spatial data to all British Columbians is a milestone in the provision of land information in BC.”

Connie Fair, President and CEO of the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia:

“The LTSA is pleased to support the BC Government’s open data initiative, and we thank our ParcelMap BC partners for their assistance during this ambitious project. ParcelMap BC currently covers over two-thirds of BC’s geographic area, and we look forward to achieving complete coverage in spring 2017.”

Quick Facts

  • Spatial adjustments will be periodically applied to ParcelMap BC to improve the parcel fabric alignment to provincial survey systems and georeferencing standards.
  • New plans and other parcel fabric updates are integrated into the fabric and published in ParcelMap BC with a service target of approximately two business days. The Province currently refreshes this view of ParcelMap BC data in the BC Geographic Warehouse on a weekly cycle.

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