The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is pleased to announce that Mike Thomson, Surveyor General of BC, was recently recognized as a finalist of the 2018 David Thompson National Geomatics Award for developing ParcelMap BC.

The David Thompson National Geomatics Awards were created by the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors to recognize projects that exemplify the innovation and contribution to society that surveyors make every day to bring about successful projects for the betterment of all Canadians. Winners were announced on March 27, 2018 at the National Surveyors’ Conference, held this year in Victoria, BC. View past winners.

“It is a distinct honour to receive this national recognition,” says Mr. Thomson. “I am grateful to our many partners for their collaboration on this project, most notably all the land surveyors in British Columbia who help us ensure the fabric remains current and complete.”

Mr. Thomson led the five-year, $22 million project to develop ParcelMap BC, the current, complete and trusted representation of all titled and Crown land parcels that forms the spatial data infrastructure for supporting economic and social development in BC. ParcelMap BC integrates over 2.2 million titled and Crown land parcels across the province, making it one of the world’s largest and most complex applications of survey-aware fabric.

Since the completion of its initial build in June 2017, ParcelMap BC has also been recognized as a finalist for the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards and by Esri International with its Special Achievement in GIS Award.