File a Claim of Builders Lien application online at ltsa.ca/FileCBL. The new online application includes the option to easily prepopulate key information. LTSA encourages customers to use the online form to submit an application online, by mail or in person.
Integrated Cadastral Fabric and ParcelMap BC
ParcelMap BC serves as the ‘common canvas’ for geospatial data, mapping more than two million active titled and surveyed Crown land parcel across British Columbia. Valued for its accuracy, currency and completeness, ParcelMap BC provides economic and social benefits to British Columbians by providing faster and more accurate real property information.
The origin story of ParcelMapBC is intrinsically linked with the Integrated Cadastral Fabric (ICF). Introduced in 2000, ICF was a product of GeoBC, a division of the Provincial government, working on behalf of the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society), an arrangement that served as a successful model of public and private collaboration.
Throughout the years, the ICF was maintained and improved. In addition, the ICI Society managed initiatives such as the Civic Spatial Grant Funding Program. From 2007-2015, more than $600,000 was allocated to 68 local governments for parcel fabric improvements such as GPS CAD tie surveys, establishing new survey control and improving boundary alignments.
In 2015, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) launched ParcelMap BC, building on the data contained in the ICF and harnessing the untapped potential of digital survey plans and workflows.
Parcelmap BC was built with support of the Association of BC Land Surveyors, the Province of British Columbia, Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society), BC Assessment and other stakeholders.
The DataBC Program published ParcelMap BC in the BC Geographic Warehouse (GeoBC) and made a subset publicly available under the Open Government Licence – British Columbia. ICF and ParcelMap BC data were maintained separately in the intervening years while LTSA built up ParcelMap BC operations and ParcelMap BC data quality matured.
In January 2021, the first phase of the ICF retirement plan was put in place with GeoBC discontinuing updates. In the second phase, the ICF data layer in the B.C. Geographic Warehouse was loaded with ParcelMap BC information, allowing time for ministries to shift to using ParcelMap BC directly. Finally, on July 5, 2022, the ICF data layer was replaced with ParcelMap BC data, effectively retiring the ICF.
With the retirement, several provincial applications started to transition to ParcelMap BC data including the Integrated Land and Resource Registry (ILRR) and the Management of Survey Control Operations & Tasks (MASCOT) application map viewer.
After 22 years of delivering immeasurable value to governments, industry and citizens, the ICF leaves behinds a valuable legacy upon which ParcelMap BC is built.
Following this results-oriented tradition, ParcelMap BC continues to deliver in service to customers and the province as evidenced by:
- 113 ParcelMap BC adopters and counting.
- Thousands of cadastral updates and improvements.
- Two-day target for publishing updates consistently surpassed.
- Spatial Improvement Assessment (SIA) app updated with easier to understand visuals, improved accuracy assessment modelling and refined predictive tools to identify misaligned datasets so customers can see which geographic areas are prioritized for improvement.
- Adoption webinars and resources rolled out monthly and customer queries addressed on a daily basis.
ParcelMap BC offers easy-to-use and reliable access to a current and authoritative source of spatial data infrastructure supporting land administration and development. It continues to evolve to best meet the land-based, decision-making needs of local governments, provincial ministries, agencies, land owners, land development professionals, land surveyors and other stakeholders. Embracing ongoing development, ParcelMap BC is thankful for the partnership between the Province, local governments and the ICI Society which led to inheriting a high quality parcel fabric from the ICF that served as a crucial starting point.