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MapPlace 2 beta The new MapPlace 2 is easier to use and has much improved functionality and performance. It can be used on either a Mac or a PC, does not require plug-ins, and works in most web browsers. MapPlace 2 differs from many other web services because it allows visualizing and querying province-wide geoscience data at exceptional speed and provides advanced applications to search, analyze, report and download these data.

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BCGS GEOSCIENCE MAP The BCGS Geoscience Map has all the available provincial datasets including 1:20K TRIM, visible at 1:50K. The map also has DEM Hillshade, LandSat and Aeromag. Geology Maps and Crown Grant rasters are downloadable from this map. New geology layers and reports are displayed by age and rock type.  BC Age 2004 (release 3, October 2004).

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EXPLORATION ASSISTANT This map features 8 Analysis Tools to display information based on query selections. The Exploration Assistant tools are also found in the Task List searches on MapPlace 2 beta. Use the General Search to locate Place Names, Latitude - Longitude Coordinates, and Mapsheets. Other Tools or Tasks search on ARIS, MINFILE, COALFILE, Mineral Titles, Mineral Potential, Bedrock Geology, and Publication attributes. Additional search requests can be sent to the MapPlace team. The Image Analysis Toolbox provides access to ASTER and other imagery.

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MINERAL TITLES Legacy MiDA Mineral, Placer and Coal tenures (before January 12, 2005) and Mineral and Placer Mineral Titles Online (MTO) tenures (after January 12, 2005) are displayed on this map. Crown granted two post claims are available in raster format for downloading or viewing. A Mineral Titles Archive layers for titles from 2001 to 2014 are available. Mineral Titles maps are available in PDF format.

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MapperWrapper Provides the ability to create layers and add map objects, such as lines, polygons, symbols, text and custom grids, to existing MapPlace basemaps. This added information resides only on the client computer and is never transmitted over the Internet. A continuous Internet connection is required to obtain the basemap information such as topographic contours and imagery, as well as, being able to obtain reports from the MapPlace server.

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MapPlace Lite WMS Viewer The MapPlace Lite WMS Viewer with Web Map Service is no longer available (June 2015).

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GENERAL This map displays base map features, with minimal geoscience data.

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MINERAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE In partnership with the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC), the Ministry of Energy and Mines developed a mineral properties for sale/option map within British Columbia. Prospectors and mining exploration companies from 2004 to 2006. The last update of the map was posted January 13, 2006.

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MINERAL ECONOMY MAP This map display locations of mining, coal, industrial mineral, aggregates, exploration projects, EAO projects, and refining and smelting operations.

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PETROLEUM TENURE & WELLS Displays northeastern BC Petroleum and Natural Gas well locations, tenure, PNG grid, oil & gas fields, and major pipelines. Tools allow searches for tenure owner, tenure number, range of tenure numbers or BC Gazetteer locations. Includes Bowser Basin Geology.

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OFFSHORE MAP GALLERY Allows users free access to combine geospatial data layers for the offshore, including geology, tenure, coastal communities, fisheries data, and earthquakes into a custom, printable map.

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COAL MAP Features Coal Geology layers, databases from COALFILE, and links to Coal Reports and maps in PDF format. The Coal Geology layers consist of main Coalfields in BC and details of the Hat Creek coal area.

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HAT CREEK Displays the location, geology, cross sections, and coal exploration wells of the Hat Creek Coalfield (Petroleum Open File 2003-2).

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GEOPHYSICS MAP Archived airborne geophysical surveys are in the process of being published to the web. Links to related publications for recent and archived surveys are posted in this table. They include: 2003-2004 Geophysical Surveys: Mount Sylvester, Fran Property, Tisdall Lake and Toodoggone; 7 archived surveys: Mount Milligan, Inzana-Salmon Lakes, Fish Lake, Endako, Clisbako River, Iron Mask, and Interior Plateau (Williams Lake); 10 surveys in 2004-2005 resulted are shown on the 2005 Geophysical Surveys Map.

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MOUNT MILLIGAN GEOPHYSICS Mount Milligan Geophysics features four airborne geophysical surveys: 1991 Mount Milligan survey and 1995 Inzana-Salmon Lake survey represented in Open File 2005-9; 2004 Mount Sylvester Area survey represented in Open File 2005-14; 2004 Fran Propery Area survey represented in Open File 2005-15.

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QUESNEL GEOPHYSICS Quesnel Trough Geophysics covers four geophysical surveys: 1993 Quesnel and 2003 Horsefly surveys are represented in Open File 2004-9; 2003 Imperial Metals Corp. Mount Polley survey is represented in Open File 2004-10; 2004 Tisdall survey is Open File 2005-16.

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TOODOGGONE GEOPHYSICS The Toodoggone map features new multisensor geophysical surveys, including 2 magnetic and 8 radiometric parameters. The survey is represented as Open File 2004-8.

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2005 GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS The Geological Survey of Canada released multisensor (gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic) airborne geophysical information for 10 areas of central British Columbia: Indata Lake, Sylvester Creek, Wittichica Creek , Taltapin Lake, Cottonwood, Wells, Hydraulic, Lac La Hache, Eagle (Murphy) Lake, and McKinley Creek. These surveys are shown on the 2005 Geophysics Surveys map.

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QUEST AIRBORNE GRAVITY This map displays a high-definition airborne gravity survey of the QUEST project area for Geoscience BC (GBC) from December 2007 to March 2008. The survey was flown using SGLís airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter)

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QUEST-WEST AIRBORNE GRAVITY This map displays a high-definition airborne gravity survey of the QUEST-West project area for Geoscience BC (GBC) from May to July 2008. The survey was flown using Sander Geophysics Limitedís airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter). The survey covered an area of over 40,000 square kilometres, and includes the communities of Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Topley, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers and Kitimat.

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QUEST-SOUTH AIRBORNE GRAVITY This map displays a high-definition airborne gravity survey of the QUEST-South project area for Geoscience BC (GBC) from September to November 2009. The survey was flown using SGLís airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter).

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BONAPARTE GEOPHYSICS A compilation of seventeen multisensor airborne geophysical surveys flown in 2006 in the Bonaparte Lake area of South-central BC (NTS92P & 93A).

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JENNINGS RIVER GEOPHYSICS Jennings River high-resolution aeromagnetic survey (NTS 104O) was completed in 2006. Funding for the survey was provided by Geoscience BC and project management was by the Geological Survey of Canada. This map, in UTM Zone 9 projection, features 2 magnetic parameters, residual total magnetic field and first vertical derivative of the magnetic field.

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ATLIN GEOPHYSICS Results of a multisensor airborne geophysical survey flown in 2001 in the Atlin area of Northwestern BC (NTS 104N).

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ENDAKO GEOPHYSICS Endako Geophysics features the 1997 geophysical survey represented in Open File 2005-11.

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FINDLAY RIVER The Findlay River map features an airborne geophysical survey conducted in 1997. The map residual magnetic intensity. The files are also available for download in georeferenced PNG format.

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SEBC GEOPHYSICS Displays three geophysical layers, Kootmag, Magnetics and Thorium ratios, from the GSC Pacific Geoscience Centre. A sample detailed orthophoto (1 metre pixels) is available for area 082F.099 at 1:35,000 scale.

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INTERIOR PLATEAU AEROMAGNETICS Geophysical data from the Interior Plateau Geoscience Project - 1995 aeromagnetic survey data.

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CRANBROOK The Cranbrook map features an airborne geophysical survey, which includes 2 magnetic and 8 radiometric parameters. The files are also available for download in georeferenced PNG format.

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WOLF-CAPOOSE The Wolf-Capoose Lake map features multisensor, airborne geophysical surveys, which includes 1 magnetic and 8 radiometric parameters. The files are also available for download in PNG georeferenced format. This 1997 survey is included with the Interior Plateau geophysics map.

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CASSIAR The Cassiar map features an airborne geophysical survey, which includes 2 magnetic and 8 radiometric parameters. The files are also available for download in georeferenced PNG format.

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FISH LAKE GEOPHYSICS Fish Lake Geophysics features the 1995 geophysical survey represented in Open File 2005-10.

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IRON MASK GEOPHYSICS Iron Mask Geophysics features the 1995 geophysical survey represented in Open File 2005-13.

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CLISBAKO RIVER GEOPHYSICS Clisbako River Geophysics features the 1994 geophysical survey represented in Open File 2005-12.

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REGIONAL GEOPHYSICS Displays provincial scale Gravity, Aeromagnetics, Satellite and DEM images from the CordLink server in Vancouver.

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RELIEF AND RADAR MAP This map, in geographic projection, includes a colour shaded relief map and a radar mosaic for the southern portion of the province. Colour relief, radar mosaic and DEM are available for Vancouver Island.

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BC GEOLOGY MAP INDEX Displays BCGS Geology Map Index, MINFILE coverage, Regional Geochemical Survey coverage and Surficial Mapping coverage. This map is also available with Search Publications tools.

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GSC & GSB GEOLOGY MAP INDEXES Displays for Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and B.C. Geological Survey (GSB) map indexes on a map of the World, zoomed into Canada.

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SURFICIAL GEOLOGY MAP INDEX This map is the digital equivalent of GSB Open File 1992-13 Surficial Geology Map Index of British Columbia by P.T. Bobrowsky, T.Giles and W. Jackaman.

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AGGREGATE POTENTIAL MAPPING Map displays the results of seven aggregate potential studies: Prince George, Okanagan, Nanaimo, Sea-to-Sky, Sunshine Coast, North Coast, and Northeast BC. Digital Data Downloads are available for these studies.

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DIGITAL TERRAIN MAP LIBRARY The Introductory Map acts as a graphical index to the Digital Terrain Map Library, which provides terrain and slope stability related maps in digital format, interactive viewing and raster downloads.

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HAZARDS MAP Map of hazards data for British Columbia including relative earthquake hazards and quaternary geology of Greater Victoria and historical earthquake data.

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TERRACE GEOLOGY This map shows the geology and mineral deposits of the Terrace area of West Central British Columbia. This map was produced by a partnership between the BC Geological Survey and the Terrace Economic Development Authority. Also include KML/KMZ files for use in Google Earth.

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NECHAKO NATMAP This map shows the geology and mineral deposits of Central British Columbia. This map was produced by the NATMAP Project in conjunction with the Geological Survey of Canada. Other components include GIS files for download.

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SKEENA ARCH Geology and metallogeny of the Skeena Arch area, West Central B.C. (NTS 093E, 093L, 093M, and parts of 094D, 103I, P). This map, funded by Geoscience BC, is one of the components of Geofile 2007-3. Other components include GIS files for download.

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BELT-PURCELL Geology and metallogeny of the Belt-Purcell Basin, Southeast B.C. (NTS 082F, 082G, 082J, 082K). This map was on contract to Natural Resources Canada as part of a Targeted Geoscience Initiatives (TGI) program.

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JENNINGS RIVER Geology of North-Central Jennings River Map Area (NTS 104O14E, 15) from Open File 2001-6 by J. Nelson, T. Harms, C. Roots, M. Mihalynuk and M. de Keijze.

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BARKERVILLE AREA The Barkerville area (NTS 093A, H and adjacent maps) map features geology layers of the Barkerville Cariboo and Kootenay terranes.

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GUICHON BATHOLITH Mapping performed by W. J. McMillan, J. D. Blanch-Flower, P. McAndless, D. Coombes, P. Garvin; 1969-1974. Linework digitally captured by Cominco Ltd.

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VERNON AREA Displays Geology Unit, Lines, Structures, Mapping Stations, and Ages in the Vernon Area (NTS 082L03, 06, 11, 13, 14).

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LILLOOET LRMP AREA Includes a shaded relief image (DEM layer) and a magnetics map combined with shaded relief map (Magtopo layer). NTS 092J, 092O(S), 092I(W).

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VANCOUVER ISLAND LRMP This map displays the Land Resource Management Plan for Vancouver Island.

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MACKENZIE LRMP This map displays the Land Resource Management Plan for Mackenzie.

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ATLIN-TAKU MINERAL POTENTIAL This interactive map displays results from a Level 2 Mineral Resource Assessment of the Atlin-Taku Land Planning area which encompasses approximately 4 million hectares in northwest BC (GeoFile 2009-5).

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GOOGLE EARTH DATA Links to download BC geoscience data for viewing in Google Earth.

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ARIS MapBuilder The MapPlace can help fulfill Assessment Report requirements. Enter property name and all associated Tenure ID Numbers (separated by commas) in the form and submit to produce location and claim maps of the property.

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UTM ZONE 7 Provincial Map in UTM Zone 7 projection.

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UTM ZONE 8 Provincial Map in UTM Zone 8 projection.

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UTM ZONE 9 Provincial Map in UTM Zone 9 projection.

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UTM ZONE 10 Provincial Map in UTM Zone 10 projection.

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UTM ZONE 11 Provincial Map in UTM Zone 11 projection.

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MINFILE MAPS This map is connected to the location link in the results from MINFILE/www Searches with MINFMAP, with MINFILE, 1:250 water and geology layers defaulted on. This change is also reflected in MapPlace links from MINFILE NTS Summary pages.

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IMAGE ANALYSIS TOOLBOX June 2015: The Analyze Image function in the IAT has been discontinued in the Exploration Assistant. The ASTER and other images are still available for viewing in MapPlace and for download. The Image Analysis Toolbox (IAT) was delivered by Cal Data Ltd. As a BC and Yukon Chamber of Minesí Rocks to Riches project January 2004 and January 2005. The IAT was enhanced and ASTER images added through funding from Geoscience BC (ASTER Imagery Project) in June 2005. The IAT is a framework to add, process and display a variety of multi and hyperspectral imagery. The IAT includes Enhanced Satellite Imagery delivered by McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. To use the IAT, open the Exploration Assistant and select the Image Analysis Toolbox, an image, then Analyze Image.

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PUBLICATIONS SEARCH APPLICATION The Publications Search Application is part of the Exploration Assistant. The search form allows users to search on the Geological Survey Branch publications, by Author, Title, Keyword, Abstract, Year, Scale, Series, Publication ID, Map Extent and All Fields. Results can be displayed on the map, or as in a table in a new window. An abstract report is also available with the select and report tools.

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MapBuilder The MapBuilder allows simple annotation of maps. Users can add symbols, polylines, polygons, text. The maps can be saved.

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MapPlace2Go The MapPlace2Go Map is designed for simple use. Themes include Mining, Exploration Projects, Tenure, First Nations and Environmental Assessment Projects.

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HISTORICAL MINES ATLAS This interactive map presents this information through a variety of data layers and displays over 1100 past producing mines. The Atlas is based on a 142-page report of 1887 historic mines in BC (Open File 2003-3).

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MINERAL TITLE CLARIFICATION The Mineral Title Clarification map was a pilot study, discontinued in 2007, to show details of Crown grants issued before 1960 in the Atlin Stikine, and Cariboo areas. Most of these details are now linked through the Survey Parcel layers and reports in the BC Geoscience, Exploration Assistant and Mineral Titles maps. These maps also feature a Zoom Goto Survey Parcel PIN. This map was retired in June 2017.

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COLOUR PALETTE The colour palette map has been retired from MapPlace. The colour palette can still be viewed in the More Details page.

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CGKN DATA CATALOGUE The CGKN Data Catalogue (May 12, 2004 to 2015) has been discontinued. The BC Geological Survey continues to maintain this cataloge as the BCGS Publication Catalogue.

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QUEST-NORTHWEST GEOPHYSICS This map displays airborne magnetic surveys of the QUEST-Northwest project areas for Geoscience BC (GBC) from 2011 to 2012. The survey covers over 44,000 line-km in 3 blocks in the Dease Lake, Iskut and Telegraph Creek areas. Aeroquest Airborne conducted a helicopter-borne magnetic survey on Block 1; and Geo Data Solutions GDS Inc. conducted helicopter-borne magnetic surveys on Blocks 2 and 3 of the QUEST-Northwest project area.

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