The Integrated Survey Area Program establishes an infrastructure of coordinate control monuments within developing areas. The network of coordinate control monuments provides a standard vertical and horizontal reference system that supports mapping, engineering, surveying and other works.

There are fifty-three municipalities in BC that are official Integrated Survey Areas (ISA) consisting of a framework of over 20,000 coordinate control monuments providing the foundation for georeferencing activities. ISA also enables initiatives such as the British Columbia Active Control System to be more easily implemented, providing an enhanced georeferencing environment.

Please note:

  • Land surveyors operating within an official integrated survey area are required to tie legal surveys to coordinate control monuments. This requirement supports the ongoing georeferencing of the cadastral fabric.
  • Online Cadastre provides access to land cadastral information, including Integrated Survey Area boundaries and locations of coordinate control monuments.
  • Access the MASCOT homepage of the GeoBC Division of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations.

ISA plans and listings

ISA plans showing the locations of coordinate control monuments and ISA boundaries may be accessed by clicking on the appropriate ISA name below. This information is also available within the Online Cadastre application.

Please note:

  • Some ISAs indicate that they have more than one plan covering the area.
  • The official ISA coordinate control listings are available by clicking on the appropriate ISA number below.
  • Plans of some Integrated Survey Areas are available by clicking the name below, otherwise the extent of the ISA is as shown in the Online Cadastre.

ISA Number

ISA Name

1

Surrey (index - 8 plans)

2

Dawson Creek

3

Nelson

4

Kelowna (2 plans)
- North half
- South half

5

Elkford

6

Granisle

7

Logan Lake

8

Mackenzie

9

Cranbrook

10

North Cowichan (index - 4 plans)

11

Duncan

12

Penticton

13

Delta (index - 7 plans)

14

Coquitlam

16

North Vancouver District

17

Victoria

18

Richmond

19

Vernon

20

Nanaimo

21

Central Saanich

22

North Saanich (index - 2 plans)

23

Kamloops (index - 6 plans)

24

Abbotsford (index 9 plans)

25

Burnaby (index 2 plans)

26

Powell River

27

Rossland

28

Campbell River

29

Sidney

30

Saanich (index - 4 plans)

31

Vancouver

32

Parksville

33

Tumbler Ridge

34

Oak Bay

35

Port Moody

36

Maple Ridge (index - 2 plans)

37

Port Alberni

38

Esquimalt

39

Prince George (index - 9 plans)

40

Colwood

41

Langley Township (index - 7 plans)

42

White Rock

43

Ladysmith

44

North Vancouver City

45

Langley City

49

New Westminster

50

Fort St. John

51

Langford

52

Gibsons

54

City of Williams Lake

55

Terrace

68

Kitimat

79

Sechelt

84

Trail