"In 10 years, ICIS has stayed focused on its original mandate. We have a thriving membership across all sectors, with cadastre and other data types covering the entire province. Equally as important, ICIS is open to the emerging issues from membership. Through collaboration, ICIS provides leadership and fosters leadership opportunities in response to the geospatial challenges of the day. ICIS belongs to all of us!
Kim Boyd , Senior Business Analyst, Customer Services
"ICIS has been an incredible success story. What I find most amazing is the 'leap of faith' the early adopters took - by freely contributing their data, the combined data became greater than the sum of its parts. It is this unselfish sharing and cooperation for the good of all British Columbians that is the ICIS trademark. It is so easy to rely on "what's in it for me?" But ICIS long ago recognized the value of collaboration."
Connie Fair, Chief Executive Officer
"When I joined BC Assessment in late 2008 and became involved with the ICIS Board, I was excited to see that ICIS had built a superb model of collaboration across a very diverse group of constituents, all of whom were working together to achieve the goals of ICIS. This is a model that would have great benefit if it were repeated in many other areas and serves as a reminder that effective collaboration can work across both public and private sector partners. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!
Harry Mercer, VP Business & Customer Services
"In the future, people will access real property information through maps – a much more intuitive and customer friendly method. Because it is very costly to create a province wide digital map, it makes sense for local governments, the provincial government, crown corporations and utilities to work together to create the digital map through a collaborative partnership like ICIS.”
Connie Fair, Chief Executive Officer
BC Land Title and Survey
"ICIS has faced a number of challenges over its 10 year history - as it works to deliver its original vision. The current management team has moved ICIS forward and we are today seeing the results of the collaborative efforts of the partners that form ICIS. Congratulations on achieving this 10 year milestone."
Mike Thomson, Surveyor General of British Columbia
“FortisBC has a strong relationship with ICIS and utilizes the Society to access landbase and facilities data to improve and streamline our business processes. The level of collaboration that is facilitated by ICIS enables FortisBC’s GIS staff to work more effectively.”
Piet Nooij, Production Process Manager, Business and IT Services
“We continue to embed ICIS into our business operations to the benefit of our customers and society. Over the last 10 years, ICIS has pursued clearer goals with greater commitment. Consequently, this has moved ICIS closer to its ultimate vision. ICIS is part of our DNA. ”
Ferenc Pataki , Director of Operations Engineering
“ILMB’s vision is to deliver corporate, solutions through collaboration. The Security 2010 initiative puts those words into action. ICIS shares our vision of success through collaboration and continues to perpetuate its value proposition for new and demanding situations requiring single-source, integrated spatial data.”
Gurdeep Singh, Portolio Manager, Emergency Management and Public Safety
"Providing excellent service to our customers is a top priority for Shaw. Our membership with ICIS allows us to work more efficiently by providing land based information that is as close to real time as possible. We are able to pass on the benefits of these efficiencies to our customers by providing more effective service.”
Mike Bazowski, Senior Manager
“TELUS infrastructure assets are widely distributed across numerous jurisdictions. The complexity of creating a seamless framework upon which to manage those assets cannot be overstated. By aggregating spatial data from so many individual constituents ICIS delivers a remarkable value added service for TELUS. ICIS succeeds technically in delivering solutions important to all member classes because it is absolutely dedicated to understanding the needs and perspectives of each of us. At the same time the society has grown into a working model of collaboration between the Province of BC, Local Governments, and Utilities.”
Dan Shannon, Engineering Manager
“Terasen Gas has a strong relationship with ICIS and utilizes the Society to access landbase and facilities data to improve and streamline our business processes. The level of collaboration that is facilitated by ICIS enables Terasen's GIS staff to work more effectively."
Piet Nooij, Manager, Production Process