ParcelMap BC, British Columbia's first and only electronic map of all active titled parcels and surveyed provincial Crown land parcels, is now available to search in myLTSA Enterprise and myLTSA Explorer.
An extensive, multi-year project, ParcelMap BC will have full province coverage in June 2017, accounting for over two million active titled and surveyed provincial Crown land parcels. At present, available regions to search include the 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, Central Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary and North Okanagan. See schedule for remaining regions in ParcelMap BC.
The ParcelMap BC Search service is available and can be accessed by logging into myLTSA.
While the provincial government and many local governments have individually compiled portions of a provincial parcel fabric, the several disparate parcel fabrics that exist today are maintained on a "best efforts" basis. ParcelMap BC creates a single, complete, trusted and sustainable electronic map of active titled parcels and surveyed provincial Crown land parcels in BC.
ParcelMap BC provides the following benefits:
- Supports faster and more accurate real property transactions
- 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
- Minimizes possible data discrepancies and confusion by reducing the need to consult separate spatial systems in BC
Existing spatial data aggregated by the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society) from the provincial government and participating local governments has been consolidated, missing parcels compiled, and an ongoing operation and maintenance framework has been developed.
The ParcelMap BC fabric is continually updated by the ParcelMap BC Operations Team. New plans enter the operation maintenance queue once they are registered or confirmed. Service targets for currency of the fabric are being refined as supporting systems and processes come fully online, but the ultimate goal is to have updates processed within two business days for areas of the fabric in operations. Once fully operational, the LTSA plans to publish fabric updates daily.
BC Assessment has provided $1.25 million to fund the BC Assessment ParcelMap BC Grant Program to partially offset costs associated with local government adoption of ParcelMap BC. The ICI Society is administering the grant program to assist local governments committed to adopting ParcelMap BC as the definitive parcel fabric, or for their efforts required to adapt local GIS information to ParcelMap BC.
Changes to the parcel fabric will be incorporated with the assistance of the submission of an electronic Survey Plan Dataset provided by BC land surveyors for virtually every survey plan filed with the LTSA.
View the Survey Plan Dataset page for more information.