Since ParcelMap BC’s inception, a cornerstone has been to continually improve the completeness, currency and accuracy of the provincial parcel fabric. To that end, more than 50,000 survey plan data sets have been integrated into ParcelMap BC. In addition, the two-day target for publishing updates generally hovers at a one-day turnaround.
Originally launched in 2018, the Spatial Improvement Assessment (SIA) app provides a visual assessment of parcel fabric accuracy and helps customers see which geographic areas are prioritized for improvement. Based on customer feedback, SIA enhancements introduced in Summer 2021 include easier to understand visuals, improved accuracy assessment modelling and refined predictive tools to identify misaligned datasets.
Visually identifying candidate areas helps the Operations team reach out to local governments and other potentially affected users to discuss improvements. Where new survey information is thin, data contributions from local governments, land surveyors, utilities or others can be called upon to assist in improving the provincial parcel fabric through participation in a cadastral tie submission program supported by the Operations team.
For more information about the ParcelMap BC Spatial Improvement Assessment process and app, please visit ltsa.ca.