Base Mapping and Geomatic Services
- Base Mapping and Geomatic
Services Branch (BMGS) is composed of a team of Geomatics Technologists
and Professionals who specialize in the provision of base map and
georeferencing data, Corporate data sets and derived products as well
as derived information to clients in government and the private sector.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Sets standards for base mapping and land
related information systems, and for related remote sensing and
survey control functions in the province.
Manages the official
coordinate reference system in BC, consisting of 50,000 monuments
and 10 ground stations for satellite positioning used for engineering,
navigation and mapping.
Provides standardized base mapping,
including the 3-dimensional Terrain Resource Information Management
(TRIM) program, Digital Road Atlas, TRIM Watershed Atlas –
for use by government, industry and the public.
Responsible for naming
geographical features in B.C.
Manages the provincial Aerial Photography
Program to acquire air photos to meet the operational needs
of the provincial government. An air photo library and a reproduction
lab ensures access to these resources by the public and private