Project Description: ICIS Cadastre
ICIS Cadastre is ICIS’ initiative to establish integration services for and one-stop access to the best available cadastral data for the province.
Land parcels widely serve as foundational spatial data for ICIS members, and are often a key building block for the construction and maintenance of other business information. At present, there does not exist a single consistent and comprehensive source of up-to-date parcel information throughout the province, although there are many parcel data sources with varying structure, content and format specifications. Land parcels are provided to ICIS by many local government members and by the Province of BC.
ICIS Cadastre provides a data management framework that acquires, integrates, and delivers the best available parcel data to ICIS members. Automated data delivery processes ensure that ICIS has access to the most current and accurate parcel data from local and provincial providers. Standardization processes integrate different data models into a single and consistent model across jurisdictional boundaries. In areas where there are multiple sources of parcel data, BCSpatial provides coordination among parties to achieve a single maintenance workflow so that all members can be confident about using a common base.
ICIS Cadastre completed a pilot phase in 2010 to demonstrate how an automated data sharing infrastructure could be established among a distributed network of parcel data producers and consumers to deliver a highly current cadastre in the Capital Regional District (CRD). Key to the success of the pilot was the common vision established and agreed to by the local and provincial stakeholders whose active participation in establishing data delivery scripts and cadastral specifications have set the standard for the program’s rollout province-wide. This template is now being successfully implemented in the 2011 focus area (Vancouver Island) and among volunteer participants from the Lower Mainland through the Okanagan. ICIS has targeted December 2013 for the achievement of a maintained, current, and standardized parcel fabric throughout BC.