May 02, 2008

GeoBC - gateway to B.C's information via Google Earth

I was interested to notice that GeoBC is a sponsor of this year's GeoWeb conference. Even though I'm from BC (since departed) I wasn't familiar with the name. GeoBC is the Province's gateway to integrated Crown land and resource management data and information services. I can't recall what the BC Geo portal was knows as before this (it seems to change names quite often, as do the Ministries). Interesting to notice that Google Earth is very prominent and the service provides many KMLs to users, including the following layers: webmap services (streams, lakes, roads, contours, etc...), parks, and a tour of a peak on Vancouver Island. Check it out at
Note: Data and information for the traditional GIS types is available HERE

1 comment:

Justin Longo said...

GeoBC posted an RFP on October 9 2008 ( that says in part: "In the spring of 2008, GeoBC decided its technical architecture would embrace the central
tenets of Web 2.0"

This was news to me, but it's certainly an interesting development.