Map Products and Services


Hard Copy Map Products

Vegetation Resources Inventory Maps - Vegetation Resource Inventory maps (formerly Forest Cover Maps) follow the British Columbia Geographical System (BCGS) of mapping. The cartographic framework for this mapping is the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system. This system is based on the North American Datum 1983 (NAD83). Each mapsheet is precisely 12 minutes of longitude wide by 6 minutes of latitude high. For further information or to purchase VRI maps, please visit Canada Mapstore

BC Topographic Map Series - The BC Topographic Map Series provides a new, province-wide general purpose reference map. Maps are based on the latest provincial TRIM (1:20,000) data and include several enhancements to a "traditional" topographic map. For further information or to purchase these maps, please visit Canada Mapstore

National Topographic (NTS) Map Series - Topographic maps produced by Natural Resources Canada conform to the National Topographic System (NTS) of Canada. The National Topographic System provides general-purpose topographic map coverage of the entire Canadian landmass. These maps depict, in detail, ground relief, drainage, forest cover, administrative areas, populated areas, transportation routes and facilities, and cultural features. They are available in two standard scales, 1/50 000 and 1/250 000. To purchase this product or other lithographed maps of British Columbia, visit the International Travel Maps and Books Web site

Backroad Mapbooks - An outdoor recreation guide that includes recreational and road features for Northern BC.

Specialty Maps and Nautical Charts - Crown Publications is an authorised agent for nautical charts, topographical maps and other specialty maps.

Interactive Maps and Information Sites

GeoBC  provides links to business specific mapping applications that focus on a particular agencies information. You will also find broader information sources across the natural resource sector such as portals, websites and documents.

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Aerial Photography and Digital Imagery

Aerial photography and other products can be ordered from the Base Map Online store.

Google Earth - Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

Land, Resource and Geographic Data

The Land and Resource Data Warehouse (LRDW) is the corporate repository for integrated land, resource and geographic data. The Discovery and Distribution Service allows users to determine what data is available and to order information for download from the warehouse to their own computers.