RDKB News: New Map Web Service Launched

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary launches new web map service.

 The GIS team at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is excited to announce the official launch of its new interactive web map service.

After 15 years, the interactive web map has received a major upgrade. This modernization of our mapping system will encourage collaboration, informative decision making, and uses the same interface already found on many other local government web maps. The public is encouraged to explore the new mapping service before the existing webmap is phased out in mid April.

When asked why the introduction of this updated mapping service is a significant milestone for the RDKB, Donna Dean, Manager of Planning and Development, explains: “Everything is now hosted in-house so our team has total control. This allows them to provide timely updates and changes made to geospatial data will appear on the map in near real time. It’s a much cleaner interface, which is easier to use and has all the functionality of the old system along with new features,” she adds.

Highlights of the new system include:

  • An updated interface where users can explore data from 75+ layers such as parcel information, RDKB Bylaw layers, floodplain information and reference layers from the province.
  • Weekly updates to the ParcelMap BC (PMBC) parcel fabric. PMBC is the current, complete, and trusted mapped representation of titled and Crown land parcels across British Columbia
  • Mobile and tablet compatibility with the ability to enable GPS.
  • Easy navigation across the entire Regional District using predefined bookmarks.
  • Tools which allow users to create reports and print outs; measure distances and areas; convert coordinates and add sketches.
  • The ability to add data from other sources such as BC’s Data Catalogue.
  • Extensive basemap options to choose from including satellite imagery.

Visit https://rdkb.com/Plan-Build/Planning/Maps for more information. The RDKB GIS team is available to provide training and answer questions if needed.