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Incorporated in May 2001 and registered under the BC Societies Act, the Society works to facilitate collaborative integration of spatial data from Local Government, Provincial Government, First Nations and major Utilities in British Columbia.

Funded by the BC Provincial Government, BC Assessment Authority and the Land Title and Survey Authority, Utility companies operating in BC and Associate members, the Society supports data-sharing initiatives that standardize, aggregate, integrate and provide one-stop access to the best available geospatial data for British Columbia.

2001

  • Incorporation and registration under the BC Societies Act as a non-profit organization dedicated to the sharing of geospatial data.

2002 – 2007

  • Membership expansion via the ICI Society Data Sharing License Agreement (DSLA).
  • Launch of the CivicSpatial Grant Program supporting Local Government spatial fabric improvement projects.

  • Development and launch of the Society’s first Web Map Viewer.

2008 – 2014

  • AddressBC developed and launched as a central, civic address registry for BC.

  • Cost-sharing ortho-imagery initiative for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

  • GeoShare developed and implemented for scheduled, automated data exchange.

  • Associate members further expand Society membership.

  • New features and improved data access for upgraded Web Map and Data Catalog services.

2015 – 2018

  • Local Government Mains layer developed and implemented through GeoShare.
  • Mobile-Ready Map Viewer released.

  • AddressBC data quality initiatives integrate with the BC Physical Address Geocoder.

  • ParcelMap BC becomes available to members via the Data Catalog and the Web Map Viewer.

  • Cost-effective Joint Infrastructure planning developed.

2019

  • ParcelMap BC Adoption launch, outreach and support.

  • AddressBC enhancements identified.

  • Exploration of Emergency Management, Zoning and Next Gen 9-1-1 program initiatives.

WHAT WE DO

We facilitate and streamline information sharing and provide education and training on key data and data services.

SHARED MEMBER DATA:

ParcelMap BC (PMBC)

Maintained and contributed by LTSA, ParcelMap BC represents the single, complete, trusted and sustainable spatial representation of cadastre in BC.

ICI Cadastre

ICI Cadastre is a Society aggregated fabric of cadastral data maintained and provided by Local Government, as well as GeoBC’s Integrated Cadastral Fabric and ParcelMap BC where in use by Local Government.

Address

Address data maintained and provided by Local Government and First Nations is aggregated by the Society to populate AddressBC; a central and authoritative civic address registry for BC.

Assessment

Assessment data maintained and contributed by BC Assessment is a geospatial representation of the assessment roll that utilizes ParcelMap BC spatial alignment.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure data maintained and contributed by major Utility organizations operating in BC.

Local Government infrastructure data, including sewer, storm and water mains is aggregated to provide a single source of Local Government Mains data.

New Initiatives

Ongoing development is focused on cost-effective sharing of spatial data that improves data quality, currency and access through collaboration.

HOW WE DO IT

Map Viewer

On-going upgrades to the Map Viewer support viewing and downloading shared data.

Data Catalog

Easy access to downloadable data packages, customizable to members’ business and technical requirements.

GeoShare

Automated, scheduled data sharing processes, customizable to members’ business and technical requirements.

Information Technology

Robust IT infrastructure enables and secures all ICI Society data services.

Communication

Member forums, user conferences, hands-on 360LABs, online training and member-led working groups.

Grant Programs

Grant funding programs support data quality improvements as well as implementation and adoption of key initiatives.