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The LTSA with the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society) is actively promoting the widespread adoption of ParcelMap BC by Participating Stakeholders to drive new business development and enhance operational excellence.

The adoption of ParcelMap BC is a milestone, where ParcelMap BC is recognized and used as the authoritative cadastral parcel fabric representation in BC, spatially and for accompanying attribution, by the Adopter organization, which include local governments and major utilities in the Province, among others.

As part of this initiative, a total of 219 adopter organizations were identified among the Participating Stakeholders, falling into identified Adopter Groups based on their general pattern of transition to ParcelMap BC. 

The goal of the multi-year plan is for ParcelMap BC to be recognized and used as the authoritative cadastral parcel fabric representation in BC, spatially and for attribution, by local governments and major utilities in the Province, among others. The ParcelMap BC parcel fabric is expected to eventually replace the Integrated Cadastral Fabric.

Contact ParcelMapBC@ltsa.ca for more information.

Successful Adoption of ParcelMap BC

These local governments, municipalities and regional districts have successfully adopted ParcelMap BC:

  • Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
  • City of Cranbrook
  • Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
  • City of Grand Forks
  • District of Tofino
  • Village of Lion's Bay
  • City of Penticton
  • District of Stewart
  • Tsawwassen First Nation
  • District of Port Edward
  • Village of Belcarra

Benefits for Adopters

ParcelMap BC offers attributes that can support and enhance the operations of local governments and other participating stakeholders.

  • Supports alignment of other key data such as zoning, planning, asset management and tax.
  • Provides an authoritative representation of property ownership with tax assessment relationships and complete parcel inventory plus relationships to BC Assessment’s Jurisdiction and Roll.
  • Delivers a sustainable, standardized and continually updated spatial and attribution representation.
  • Represents data closest to the source (LTSA) which means fewer errors and greater efficiency.
  • Has cross-border cadastral and other data alignment between local governments.

ParcelMap BC adoption has been proven to deliver benefits which may include:

  • Legal, engineering, survey and IT staff can focus on value-add and service delivery, not maintaining parcel data.
  • Helps staff improve the speed of land-related research, planning and business decisions while minimizing data discrepancies.
  • Better serves constituents by improving the speed of land-related research, planning and business decisions.
  • Serves as a common system of reference - ParcelMap BC is used to research, prepare and submit survey plans in local jurisdictions.