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The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is pleased to announce the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) and the DataBC Program, operated by the Digital Platforms and Data Division within the Ministry of Citizens’ Services, have successfully adopted ParcelMap BC. They are the first organizations in BC to adopt the province-wide fabric in its entirety and join 16 local governments who currently use ParcelMap BC as their representation for property boundary mapping, along with over 75 more organizations who are assessing or transitioning to ParcelMap BC.

The ALC administers the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) including maintenance of mapped ALR boundaries. In April 2019, they transitioned to using ParcelMap BC as the basis for mapping the ALR where it follows legal property boundaries. The ALR is a key component for land development in BC, informing workflows for local governments, land surveyors and other land development professionals.

At DataBC, ParcelMap BC is distributed as the recommended dataset for mapped representations of legal parcels for BC government ministries through the BC Geographic Warehouse, and made more broadly available for use through a variety of channels including the BC Data Catalogue, iMapBC and the BC Map Hub. DataBC also uses ParcelMap BC to supply parcel geometry in support of the BC Address Geocoder service.

Serving as a common system of reference, ParcelMap BC provides standardized and up-to-date property data infrastructure which improves land-related research, planning and business decisions. The LTSA, along with the Integrated Cadastral Information Society, are actively promoting the adoption of ParcelMap BC by organizations such as local governments and major utilities. 

For more information, contact moreinfo@ltsa.ca.