This spring Canadian telecommunication giants TELUS and Shaw Communications Inc. (now owned by Rogers Communications Inc.) adopted ParcelMap BC as their cadastral fabric. The total number of adopters availing of this province-wide common canvas is 118.
ParcelMap BC is a current, complete and trusted mapped representation of more than two million titled and Crown land parcels in British Columbia.
The motivating factor for TELUS to adopt was the business need for internal teams who use parcel data to have a access to an accurate spatial fabric. “Alignment to ParcelMap BC has increased our confidence in our spatial data, resulting in time and cost efficiencies across the business,” explained Kevin Griebel, Business Systems Analyst II – Information Services, GIS Core, TELUS. “As an example, there is a reduced chance of cables being cut or damaged as a result of TELUS One Call using more spatially accurate data.”
Improved data quality and accuracy also attracted Shaw Communications Inc. to ParcelMap BC. “ParcelMap BC’s dataset is constantly updated allowing our team to design our network on top of the most recent parcel updates,” said Carlos Carretti, Manager, GIS Systems, National Planning Operations, Shaw Communications Inc.
TELUS and Shaw Communications Inc. join a growing list of entities that have adopted ParcelMap BC including:
- BC Hydro
- City West Cable
- Fortis BC Electricity
- Province of British Columbia
- PNG (Pacific Northern Gas, a TriSummit Utilities Company)
- Trans Mountain Corporation
- Translink (South Coast BC Transportation Authority)
- And, dozens of local governments, municipalities and regional districts.
Among the many benefits, adopter organizations access a map infrastructure, developed and maintained under a common set of standards, that aligns cadastral data across parcels to efficiently and accurately support zoning, planning, asset management and transportation.
To learn more about ParcelMap BC, visit ltsa.ca.