ICI Society is a one-of-a-kind, made in BC model founded on collaboration, expertise, and trust. We are well-known for our success in bringing people together – local, provincial, and federal government, First Nations, utilities, and the private sector. With over 300 members, we strive to foster relationship-building and collaboration in support of our vision:

“Building collaborative networks to facilitate innovative, location-based solutions that support the economic, social and environmental well-being of British Columbians.” 

In order to find the best outcomes for everyone, diverse collaborators and the data they own must come together in service of something bigger than their individual aspirations. As a result, ICI Society Members gain unique opportunities for networking, communication, and collaboration on geospatial information.


Provincial Government members value Society connections with leading utility providers, local governments and provincial government ministries and organizations in the broader public sector.

The Society is trusted by members, respected by associated organizations, and admired in other jurisdictions.

Membership allows Provincial Ministries and Agencies to directly affect the future of data-sharing across industry and government, locally and provincially and gain a distinct advantage in the efficient, effective and economical delivery of services to the citizens of British Columbia.


Local Government members of the ICI Society value the unique opportunities for networking, communication and collaboration with leading utility providers, other local governments and the provincial government.

The Society provides a robust ‘one stop’ platform to access data and work with other local governments, member utilities and the provincial government as well as a mechanism to voice perspectives and inform local government decisions

Membership provides Local Government with a centralized source of uniform data to allow timely information for important decision-making and solutions.


First Nations from across the province see value in Society membership:

“When people share a common direction and sense of community, they can get where they are going easier and faster because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.”

The Goose Story of the Carrier and Sekani People
(Carrier Sekani Tribal Council)

“ICI Society provides information that supports decision-making and enables the Treaty 8 Tribal Association to lead negotiations. This has been one of the strongest tools for use in consultation and accommodation processes.”

Leeanna Rhodes, GIS Advisor Coordinating Lands Office
(Treaty 8 Tribal Association)

“GIS is a modern-day technology that we will continue to use at Cowichan Tribes to improve many aspects of our operations; perhaps the most important use of this technology is to provide maps and data in support of planning projects and developments occurring on-reserve.”

Brenda Underwood, GIS Technician
(Cowichan Tribes)

ʔaq̓am Little Shuswap Lake Band Squamish Nation
Acho Dene Koe First Nation Lower Kootenay Band St’át’imc Government Services
Adams Lake Indian Band Lyackson First Nation Stk’emlupsemc Te Secwepemc Nation
Blueberry River First Nations Maiyoo Keyoh Society Stó:lō Service Agency
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Malahat First Nation Sts’ailes First Nation
Council Of Haida Nation Mcleod Lake Indian Band Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation
Cowichan Tribes Metlakatla First Nation Stz’uminus First Nation
Ditidaht First Nation Musqueam Indian Band Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc
Esk’etemc Nak’azdli Whut’en Tla’amin Nation
Gitga’at First Nation ‘Na̱mg̱is First Nation Tl’azt’en Nation
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations Na̲nwak̲olas Council Tlowitsis Nation
High Bar First Nation Neskonlith Indian Band Toquaht Nation
Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group Nisga’a Lisims Government Treaty 8 Tribal Association
Huu-Ay-Aht First Nations Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council Tsawwassen First Nation
Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k:tles7et’h’ First Nations Nquatqua Band Tŝilhqot’in National Government
Katzie First Nation Nun Wa Dee Stewardship Society Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation
Kitamaat Village Council Okanagan Indian Band Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Kitselas First Nation Old Massett Village Council T’sou-Ke Nation
Klahoose First Nation Saulteau First Nations Ts’uubaa-asatx Nation
K’ómoks First Nation Seabird Island Band Uchucklesaht Tribe Government
Kwantlen First Nation shíshálh Nation Westbank First Nation
Kwikwetlem First Nation Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band
Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation Simpcw First Nation Witset First Nation
Lhtako Dené Nation Snuneymuxw First Nation Yale First Nation
Líl̓wat Nation Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government


Utility members of the ICI Society value the unique opportunities to increase efficiency and cut operational costs through the Society’s data sharing and networking infrastructure.

The Society is a key collaboration hub for GIS expertise, data services and relationship building across industry and within all levels of government.

Society members have been instrumental in developing innovative solutions to complex data sharing and integration needs over the past 20 years.

Through these initiatives, members share data, industry standards and best practices, gaining operational efficiencies and cutting costs associated with time-consuming data sourcing and data-inquiry responses.

Membership in the Society supports:

  • efficient communication between utilities,
  • safe operations and emergency response,
  • optimized infrastructure planning and operational service delivery,
  • shared spatial reference data for engineering and survey work.
BC Hydro Ovintiv
City West Cable & Telephone Pacific Northern Gas
Enbridge Shaw
FortisBC Telus
Northriver Midstream Trans Mountain Corporation


Associate members of the ICI Society value the efficiencies of a data-sharing hub that provides access to the best available geospatial data across government and industry.
Associate members include:

  • The Federal Government of Canada
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Port Authorities
  • Surveyors
  • Organizations aligned with the purpose of the Society
Caltech Surveys Midwest Surveys
Canadian Forest Products Port of Prince Rupert
Department of National Defence Royal Canadian Mounted Police
E-Comm Emergency Communications for BC School District No. 27
Electronic Library Network Stikeman Elliot LLP
Geoverra (WSP) Translink
Global Raymac Surveys Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Membership in the ICI Society can bring great value to your organization by providing access to a collaborative network of organizations throughout BC, dedicated to working together to create innovative, location-based solutions.

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