iMapBC is a web-based tool that provides public access to land, resource and geographic information that is stored in the Land and Resource Data Warehouse (LRDW). According to a LRDW brochure:
A variety of information is currently available through the warehouse, including over 50 datasets, over 300 spatial data layers, over 2600 attribute tables and many diff erent data views. Additional information is being added on a regular basis.
Accessing the information with iMapBC can sometimes be a challenge because there is so much to choose from and the selection method is not always user-friendly. But if you follow the suggestions below, you should be able to produces some very useful maps.
First, launch iMapBC by clicking one of the following links:
- Open iMapBC (default settings)
The second option (iMap session designed by Valley Vision) will open a map of the Telkwa area with an aerial photo background. The detail is great but it could slow down your use of the web-site. To turn off the photo imagery:
- click on the word Layers in the blue band near the top of the screen
- In the panel on the right, find the Imagery folder and un-check Ortho 093L093 Colour 2003.
- Then click on Refresh Map.
(FYI: The Orthophoto layer described above covers more than just mapsheet 093L093. Unfortunately, it does not cover all of the Bulkley Valley. You can experiment with other photo layers.)
Feel free to explore the valley with iMap. Use the hand symbol to move the map view to a different part of the valley.
You can also experiment with different layers. Click on the word “Layers” in the blue bar to display option in the right column. Clic on the + icon to open a popup window with a huge selection of other layers that you can select to add to the options in the Layers column.
If you find a good combination, you can save your settings and even email your settings to us at ValleyVision.ca (webmaster@… )