DataBC is excited to report that on November 9, 2016, one of the highest value, foundational datasets in British Columbia was published in the B.C. Data Catalogue under the Open Government License – British Columbia (OGL-BC).
The ParcelMap BC Parcel Fabric, compiled by the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA), is the electronic dataset of all active titled parcels and surveyed provincial Crown land parcels in the province. It is the result of significant data sharing and extensive collaboration between the LTSA and B.C. local governments, the Integrated Cadastral Information Society, BC Assessment, the Association of BC Land Surveyors and the Province. Data compilation is a work in progress and when completed province-wide in mid-2017, ParcelMap BC is expected to have more than two million parcel boundaries.
The ParcelMap BC dataset listed in the BC Data Catalogue, and licensed under OGL-BC, is a subset of the full data model maintained by the LTSA, and is available for use in place or by download through a variety of public access channels provided by DataBC.
The data is available in the BC Geographic Warehouse for direct access by BC Government data analysts; it can be viewed by anyone on the web using iMapBC, accessed by developers through standardized map services, downloaded as geospatial files, and configured in custom map applications in the BC Map Hub. All of these unique data resources can be found in the dataset’s catalogue record.
ParcelMap BC data can also be searched through the myLTSA Customer Portal where it can be used as a representative visual aid in searching land title records.
– The DataBC Team