As 2020 begins, ParcelMap BC is well positioned to continue growing its customer base. Significant progress was made in 2019 to support local governments, utilities and other organizations throughout BC to adopt ParcelMap BC. The roster of organizations who have now successfully adopted ParcelMap BC as their parcel fabric sits at 30, with that number expected to double in the coming months.
Co-facilitated by the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) and the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society), the Adoption Working Group (AWG) provides key direction and input into priorities and actions supporting the adoption of ParcelMap BC. Overall, of 55 adopter issues identified by the AWG since the launch of ParcelMap BC, 20 have been resolved with progress made on 29 others. More information about the work of the AWG is available on ltsa.ca and updated after each AWG meeting.
Highlights of AWG achievements include:
- Alignment of key third-party maintained datasets, including the Agricultural Land Commission’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) boundaries and Assessment Fabric from BC Assessment;
- Creation of two sub-groups, focused on Data Alignment and Land Records to address key issues related to these topics;
- New resources, including an app, to publicly share operational plans and progress related to spatial improvements in ParcelMap BC.
Looking forward into 2020, a provincial government working group is being established to assist government agencies transitioning to ParcelMap BC. The AWG will continue to focus on solving challenges and surfacing opportunities, and welcomes new participants to the group. ParcelMap BC users can connect with ParcelMap BC AWG facilitators at ParcelMapBC@ltsa.ca, or assess their adoption readiness by completing the Adopter Checklist Survey.