Your New Natural Resource Information Sector Newsletter

Welcome to your Natural Resource Information Sector Newsletter. This publication profiles British Columbia's Natural Resource Information Sector and aims to provide useful, timely, and newsworthy information to its readers - both within and outside government.

This four-page newsletter is produced on a quarterly basis and features news from the natural resource sector as a whole. The newsletter includes information on usage statistics for some of the Sector's main applications, upcoming events, and success stories.

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Current Issue

Read the Summer 2008 Issue [PDF]
The Summer issue features articles on the Living Water Smart: BC's Water Plan, two projects with a primary objective to improve access and efficiencies of land and resource data, the GeoBC Service Desk to assist clients with GeoBC applications and services, the Resource Information Standards Committee, and the Ministry of Transportation Green Light System.

Back Issues

Spring 2008 Issue [PDF]
This issue includes articles on the guidelines for sharing data and information with First Nations, data custodianship guidelines for the Natural Resource Sector, an introduction of a new tool for geospatial analysis, and a summary of the Ministry of Forests biannual geomatics conference. Also included in this issue is an overview of GeoBC, one of the service delivery arms of ILMB and the GeoBC gateway, a single window to provincial information, tools, services, and applications.

Winter 2008 Issue [PDF]
The following stories are featured in the Winter 2008 issue: highlights from BC's seafood industry year in review, applications to support natural resource data, the definite source for mapping fresh water features (Corporate Watershed Base layer), and real time GPS data for Metro Vancouver.

Summer 2007 Issue [PDF]
This edition of Natural News features information about the Natural Resource Sector Information Council's new Strategy and Action Plan, a summary of the Forest Information Management Workshop in Kamloops, and how a novice user was able to use iMapBC to help with the provincial flood response. You’ll also have the chance to look at statistics of some of the province’s main natural resource-related online applications, and compare them to last quarter and last year’s stats report figures.

Spotlight Edition [PDF]
This Spotlight newsletter profiles an issue that carries a serious provincial impact and affects all of British Columbia's natural resource sector - the mountain pine beetle. This small insect affects forests, environmental values, First Nations, land use planning, social structure, tourism, and the economy of our province.

Spring 2007 Issue [PDF]
This month's stories include the collaboration between the Ministry of Forests and Range and the Integrated Land Management Bureau in cleaning up Forests Tenure data, how the BC Ambulance Service plan to use iMapBC to assist with emergency response, and a report on Mineral Roundup 2007.

This newsletter is produced by the Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB) and is designed to keep you apprised of new developments in the natural resource information sector of British Columbia.