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MapPlace Updates from January 2006 to December 2008

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December 9, 2008 Added Geoscience BC Report 2008-10 QUEST-West Airborne Gravity Data. The block covered an area of 40,000 square kilometres, and includes the communities of Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Topley, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers and Kitimat. The survey was flown using SGL’s airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter) and funded by Geoscience BC. QUEST-West Airborne Gravity Survey
Geoscience BC Report 2008-10
December 5, 2008

Updated Wildlife Layers on BC Geoscience Map: Wildlife Habitat Areas, Ungulate Winter Range, Fish Sensitive Watersheds and Guide Outfitters. These layers are visible below the 1:1 million scale. Reports with links to more information are associated with each layer.

BC Geoscience Map
October 15, 2008 Updated BCGS CGKN Data Catalogue (MS Access) and CGKN metadata zip (Shapefile) on Geospatial Download page.  Updated CGKN Data catalogue on MapPlace. Geology Map Index Publication Search
September 12, 2008 Updated ARIS layers and downloads. Geospatial Downloads
June 12, 2008 Added Geoscience BC Report 2008-8 QUEST Airborne Gravity Data. The block covered much of the Quesnellia Area of British Columbia. The survey was flown using SGL’s airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter) and funded by Geoscience BC. QUEST Airborne Gravity Survey
Geoscience BC Report 2008-8
May 21, 2008 Added Geoscience BC Report 2008-7 Regional Stream Sediment and Water Geochemical Data, which contains 906 samples from 854 sites in the Pine Pass map sheet (NTS 093O). This regional geochemical survey was funded by the Northern Development Initiative Trust and Geoscience BC. Exploration Assistant
Geoscience BC Report 2008-7
May 20, 2008 Added QUEST West Geophysical Survey boundaries: Zone 1 is the primary project area. GBC will not be flying gravity in Zone 1a as it has been completed by the GSC. GBC will be flying magnetics in Zone 1a. Zones 2 and 3 are tentative survey areas.  See Geoscience BC for details. Main Maps, Administrative group
Geoscience BC
April 23, 2008 Updated ARIS layers and downloads. Geospatial Downloads
April 22, 2008 Added Nechako NATMAP geology and geophysics compilation map, including spatial downloads. Nechako NATMAP (OF2007-10)
April 16, 2008 Added Terrace geology and metallogeny compilation map, including spatial downloads. Terrace Geology (GF2008-11)
April 1, 2008 Added Geoscience BC Report 2008-5 data from an in-fill lake sediment and water survey which includes new samples from over 1800 sites in NTS sheets 093G, J, N and O, as well as new inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) reanalyzed results of sample pulps from a previous lake survey in the Stewart Lake area (part of 093K).  This Geoscience BC project was managed by Noble Exploration Services Ltd. Geoscience BC also released Report 2008-6, which contains three preliminary PDF and geocoded bitmap images of the QUEST airborne gravity survey, which was undertaken by Sander Geophysics Ltd. Exploration Assistant
Geoscience BC Report 2008-5
Geoscience BC Report 2008-6
March 7, 2008 Added geothermal potential data to geospatial download page. Geospatial Downloads
February 12, 2008 Added UTM - Longitude/Latitude converter website. Links
February 8, 2008 Added Mountain Pine Beetle Salvage Area to Forestry Layers group. Main Maps
January 28, 2008 Added Geoscience Report 2008-3 data, which contains reanalysis of 3976 sediment stream pulps from map sheets 093A, B, G, H, N and K. All samples have been reanalyzed using ICP-MS techniques, These surveys were originally conducted in the 1980s. The project was funded by Geoscience BC and managed by Wayne Jackaman in cooperation with Applied Geochemistry, Natural Resources Canada. Exploration Assistant
Geoscience BC Report 2008-3
January 28, 2008 Added new tools and SpecTIR hyperspectral imagery for analysis and download to the Image Analysis Toolbox (IAT). The Hyperspectral Demonstration Project  (Geoscience BC Report 2008-2) objectives were to obtain and make available high spatial and spectral resolution imagery over varied mineral deposit types with typical BC ground conditions. Cal Data Ltd. performed the project with a grant from Geoscience BC. Image Analysis Toolbox
Geoscience BC Report 2008-2
January 17, 2008 Added new Mineral Economy map with Exploration Projects & Mines (as of Jan. 1, 2008) layer; includes link to report. Mineral Economy Map
January 14, 2008 Added FAQ #47: How to I download the Mineral Titles Online (MTO) Grid. FAQ #47
January 11, 2008 Updated PNG Wells with data from LRDW, including Well Surface Hole, Well Bottom Hole, and Well Directional Survey layers. Layers are connected to reports by selecting wells and the report button, or left double-click the well. Petroleum Tenure & Wells Map
January 4, 2008 Updated Water Wells, available at 1:1M scale, with URL link to report. Main Maps
December 3, 2007 Updated Historic Mines Atlas details page. Historic Mines Atlas
November 23, 2007 Added KML File to ASTER Download pages. Image Analysis Toolbox
November 20, 2007 Added Video Tutorials for Exercises in Workshop Notes, Workshop Notes
November 16, 2007 Updated Focused Geochemical Surveys and Downloads. 
Added Till, Lake and Multi-media data, with reports, downloads and URL links to Exploration Assistant.
Focused Geochemical Surveys
Exploration Assistant
November 5, 2007 Updated Publication Reports. Publication Search
October 1, 2007 Added FAQ #46: Annoying refresh of legend panel when layers selected. FAQ #46
September 25, 2007 Added BC Gravity data, including Bouguer, Free-air, and Isostatic Residual anomaly layers, to Main Maps and geophysical maps.  Data is from GSC Geophysical Data CentreGeneral Terms & Conditions for Geophysical Data. Geophysical Surveys
September 14, 2007 Posted data for Geoscience BC Report 2007-6 "Regional Drainage Sediment and Water Geochemical Data South Nechako Basin & Cariboo Basin" to Exploration Assistant.  The data points are located in the Regional Geochem Layers group, and are linked to reports. Exploration Assistant
September 4, 2007 Geoscience BC released Geoscience BC Report 2007-9 "Geoscience BC Mountain Pine Beetle Data Repository Version 1.0" (GBC Project 2006-012). Geoscience BC Report 2007-9
August 31, 2007 Updated COALFILE Database download.  Changes since last update (2004) includes addition of 33 reports, 435 boreholes, location corrections, code tables and metadata. COALFILE2007.ZIP
August 29, 2007 Geoscience BC released Geoscience BC Report 2007-6 "Regional Drainage Sediment and Water Geochemical Data South Nechako Basin & Cariboo Basin, Central British Columbia (parts of NTS 92N, O, P, 93A & B)" (GBC Project 2006-013). Geoscience BC Report 2007-6
August 2, 2007 Added MINFILE Deposit Types sort option and Zoom To MINFILE Number option in MINFILE Tool. Exploration Assistant
July 30, 2007 Activated Forest and Electoral District searches in MINFILE Tool. Exploration Assistant
July 13, 2007 Published MINFILE/pc and MINFILE/www V. 5.0 User's Manual (IC 2007-5) and MINFILE V. 5.0 Coding Manual (IC 2007-4). MINFILE Manuals
July 4, 2007 Corrected tiff projection images for Manifold for the Bonaparte Lake geophysics. The correction was done by changing the "Y Offset" in the BC Albers projection. Bonaparte Lake Geophysics
June 26, 2007 Added Zoom Goto Coal Assessment Report Number to Coal Map. Coal Map
June 25, 2007 After several months of map layers not displaying due to the mapserver going down, we have been able to implement an automatic restart on failure, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes.  If you experience longer down times, please let us know. MapPlace Support
June 21, 2007 Added hint to obtain coordinates of the MTO claim boundaries using KML files. ARIS MapBuilder
June 18, 2007 Added Glossary Button to the MapPlace2Go map and More Details page. The glossary is specific to terms, phrases and layers on the map. MapPlace2Go Details
 MapPlace2Go
June 15, 2007 Updated BCGS CGKN Data Catalogue (MS Access) and added download to Geospatial Download page. Geology Map Index
June 15, 2007 Updated ARIS layers and downloads. Geospatial Downloads
June 5, 2007 Added new PROPERTY FILE Search application. The Falconbridge File has been scanned and is available for viewing. Property File
June 4, 2007 Terrain Information Program at the Ministry of Environment updated Terrain & Soils Information SourcesIndex of Sources; Information Details; including links to standards, manuals and guidelines documents. Terrain $ Soils
June 1, 2007 Updated download Shape files for MTO. Geospatial Downloads
May 29, 2007 Added Skeena Arch geology and metallogeny compilation map, including spatial downloads. Skeena Arch (Geofile 2007-3)
May 28, 2007 Updated report for Coal Assessment Reports with column sorts, link to details and excel download. Coal Map
May 25, 2007 Added Residual Total Magnetic Field surveys for Findlay River, Cassiar Mountains, Wolf-Capoose Lake (also includes gamma ray spectrometry) and Cranbrook Area.  PNG downloads are also available. Geophysical Surveys
May 14, 2007 Mineral Titles Archive layers created for January 2001 to 2007. Mineral Titles
May 14, 2007 1994 Prospectors Reports (56 scanned reports) posted to Prospectors Reports Page on Property File page.  This completes all 406 reports from 1994 to 2001. Property File
May 2, 2007 1995 Prospectors Reports (56 scanned reports) posted to Prospectors Reports Page on Property File page. Property File
May 1, 2007 Updated download Shape files for MTO. Geospatial Downloads
May 1, 2007 Added Questions and Answers section to Image Analysis Tools details page. Image Analysis Toolbox
April 24, 2007 Added MapPlace2Go Features slide show. MapPlace2Go Details
April 17, 2007 Added FAQ #45: IE Shield does not let me install the MapGuide Viewer. FAQ #45
April 16, 2007 Added RGS 2007 Water Samples (ICPMS) layer (797 records form NTS 093K, 103A, 104A, H, J) to the Exploration Assistant map. The data is attached to a brief report, with links to a detailed report and a complete Excel download of selected records.  The points also have a URL link to the complete record, which will pop up by double click the point. A layer with labels is available under the 1:400K scale.  The complete table is also available as downloads in Shape, dBase, Excel and MS Access formats. Exploration Assistant
Geospatial Downloads
April 3, 2007 Added Bonaparte Lake Geophysical Map to include high-resolution aeromagnetic and airborne gamma-ray spectrometric geophysical data (parts of NTS 92P and 093A), funded by Geoscience BC and management by the Geological Survey of Canada. Geophysical Surveys
Geoscience Data Repository
March 30, 2007 Added Take to MINFILE_search report, linked to MINFILE layers, which creates a search results page.  The MINFILE Searches also have a Show Results on MapPlace button on the Search Results report. Main Maps
http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/
March 30, 2007 Added Atlin Geophysics Map with Residual Total Magnetic Field, and 1st and 2nd Vertical Derivative Magnetics. Geophysical Surveys
March 21, 2007 Added Mining Regions shape file for download. Geospatial Downloads
March 16, 2007 Updated ARIS layers, ARIS Search application and downloads. All maps
Geospatial Downloads
March 7, 2007 Added updated RGS 2007 Database layer of 53,075 records.  The data is attached to a brief report, with links to a detailed report and a complete Excel download of selected records. If available, analytical data can be viewed by analysis technique (AAS, INAA and ICPMS) and sorted by element. The points also have a URL link to the complete record. The complete table is also available as downloads in Shape, dBase, Excel and MS Access formats. Exploration Assistant
Geospatial Downloads
March 7, 2007 Updated download Shape files for MTO.  This download now includes Coal Tenure. Geospatial Downloads
March 6, 2007 1996 Prospectors Reports (58 scanned reports) posted to Prospectors Reports Page on Property File page. Property File
March 1, 2007 Added provincial coverage for 2 magnetic parameters - residual total magnetic field and first vertical derivative of the magnetic field, to Main Maps and UTM Projected Maps. Main Maps
UTM Projected Maps
February 26, 2007 MINFILE/www application moved to a new domain minfile.gov.bc.ca/. Note change in report links...
OLD links to MINFILE Summary Reports:
http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/mining/Geolsurv/MINFILE/App/Summary.aspx?minfilno=094E++021
NEW links to MINFILE Summary Reports:
http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/Summary.aspx?minfilno=094E++021
http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/
February 23, 2007

Posted an index to the Cyprus-Anvil file, which was donated to our Property File in 2004. The file, with additional fields, is available in Excel Format for download.

Cyprus-Anvil File
February 21, 2007 Added RGB values in a Manifold-compatible format for the BCGS map units BC_Geology_RGB.xml. Digital Geology Maps
February 19, 2007 Coal Tenures are now available from the Land Resource Data Warehouse and are displayed with the MTO layers. Legacy Mineral, Placer and Coal tenures (before January 12, 2005) have been removed from the Mineral Titles Layers group. These are still available on the Mineral Titles Map. Main Maps
February 16, 2007 Added Geoscience BC ASTER Workshop Notes, including a new Google Earth Video Tutorial on the Nelson area.  Published anaglyph downloads and Google Earth files for ASTER images (200-299). Image Analysis Toolbox
Exploring the MapPlace
January 30, 2007 Added Jennings River Geophysical Map to include high-resolution aeromagnetic survey (NTS 104O) funded by Geoscience BC and management by the Geological Survey of Canada. Geophysical Surveys
January 29, 2007 Added 100 new ASTER images.  See Geological Fieldwork 2006, pages 315-318 for details: Kilby, W.E. and Kilby, C.E.:  ASTER Multispectral Satellite Imagery and Product Coverage, BC – Phase 2 (PDF document, 338 Kb). Image Analysis Toolbox
Exploration Assistant
January 17, 2007 Added ASTER Workshop Excel file, which contains modified laboratory spectra of rocks and minerals from the ASTER Spectral Library. This file was used in the Geoscience BC ASTER Workshop. Image Analysis Toolbox
Exploring the MapPlace
January 16, 2007 Added Geoscience BC 2007 (Vancouver) Workshop Notes 'Explore MapPlace.ca, Find Exploration Targets'. Exploring the MapPlace
January 9, 2007 Added Significant Roads, visible at 1:2M scale, to Main Maps. Main Maps
January 3, 2007 Updated download Shape files for MTO. Geospatial Downloads
January 3, 2007 The MTO Viewer is now compatible with Internet Explorer 7. Mineral Titles
December 13, 2006 Added a page for Annual Summary & Mineral Production Tables, including the BC METAL Historical Metal Production Database 1888-1988. BC Mineral Statistics
December 5, 2006 Added FAQ #44: I cannot toggle layers on or off with the mouse.  It is a Dual Monitor issue. FAQ #44
December 1, 2006 Updated download Shape files for MiDA, MTO, and Coal Tenure. Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims, which include current coal (pre January 12, 2005). Geospatial Downloads
All maps
November 29, 2006 Added FAQ #43: I get Unsupported Browser when I use the MTO Map Viewer. FAQ #43
November 22, 2006 Added FAQ #42: How does one view data, acquire data and produce simple maps, including a link to Mapping/GIS Information to assist clients with the means of how to view data, acquire data, and produce simple maps of interest: http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Titles/GIS/ FAQ #42
Mineral Titles
Mapping/GIS Information
November 22, 2006 Added How to Subset MTO data to Mineral Tiles Details page. Mineral Titles
November 20, 2006 Added FAQ #41: How does one reference MapPlace and MINFILE. FAQ #41
November 16, 2006 Removed geology and metallogeny compilation map of Skeena Arch until final download components are available from Geoscience BC in 2007. Skeena Arch Project
November 9, 2006 Added October 31, 2006 advisory to all MTO clients on Internet Explorer 7: Map viewers that MTO and several other government services use are not currently compatible with this recently released Internet Explorer 7 (IE7). Problems with the map will therefore occur if you use Internet Explorer 7 with MTO. Thus, if you double click on a tenure in MapPlace to link to the MTO Viewer report, then click View Tenure to link to the MTO Map Viewer, you will get an Unsupported Browser message if using IE7. All maps
November 2, 2006 Updated Tanker Exclusion Zone data to Offshore Map. Added Shaded Relief Bathymetric layer, visible below 1:2M scale. Offshore Map Gallery
November 1, 2006 Added Project Record Summary report to Mines, Major Projects and Exploration Projects layers on the MapPlace2go Map, The report has additional links to MINFILE, Notices of Work, Environmental Assessment Projects, and KML for Google Earth display. MapPlace2go Map
October 31, 2006 Updated download Shape files for MTO. Geospatial Downloads
All maps
October 25, 2006 Added Minerals South (Nelson) Presentation: 'Find New Targets with New Tools and Data on MapPlace.ca' to Exploring the MapPlace page. Online Help & Documents
October 23, 2006 Posted MapPlace2go Map to Thematic Maps and MapBuilder to Main Maps. Thematic Maps
Main Maps
October 18, 2006 Added geology and metallogeny compilation maps of Belt-Purcell and Skeena Arch.  Spatial downloads will be added later. Belt-Purcell
Skeena Arch
October 12, 2006 Added Survey Layers (Tantalis) group with Crown Grants, Survey Parcels, Survey Parcel Right of Ways, Surveyed Transport, Integrated Cadastral Fabric (ICI), No Staking Reserve and Placer Reserves Sites.  Survey Parcels are available at 1:100K scale and ICI at 1:20K scale. The layers are linked to reports with Legal Descriptions and PIN Number.  See Metadata on Survey Parcels, with link to Tantalis GATOR System for more information. Reserve sites are linked to Reserves by Year. Main Maps
Survey Parcel Metadata
October 12, 2006 Added link to BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands - Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB), which was recently presented with the ESRI Award of Excellence for the iMapBC website. Starting with a base map, users can select and add map layers; upload and add your own data; use analytical and mark-up toolsets; use printing templates; and save and restore map user sessions. Visit the Natural Resource Information Centre (NRIC): www.nric.ca. Significant Links
October 2, 2006 Updated download Shape files for MiDA and MTO. Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims, which include current coal (pre January 12, 2005). Geospatial Downloads
All maps
September 29, 2006 Updated ARIS layers, ARIS Search application and downloads. All maps
Geospatial Downloads
September 25, 2006 Added No Staking Reserve layer, visible below 1:3M scale, in the Mineral Titles group; linked to Reserves by Year page. Main Maps
September 18, 2006 Added MapPlace Abstract to Help page. Online Help & Documents
September 8, 2006 Update MapperWrapper download package: 1) Updated links to ARIS and MINFILE reports. 2) Added note about UnPlugger only available in on-line maps. 3) Repaired Symbol Codes and Text Angle. 4) If Internet Explorer restricts access to the map, Allow Blocked Content. Updated BaseMap.mwf. MapperWrapper
September 6, 2006 Updated download Shape files for MTO and MiDA tenures. Geospatial Downloads
August 31, 2006 Published Layer Finder to Exploration Assistant. Enter a key word and select Find. Displayed layers can be toggled on/off. Exploration Assistant
August 31, 2006 Updated BCGS CGKN Data Catalogue (MS Access) and added BCGS CGKN Data Catalogue (Shapefile) downloads to Geospatial Download page. Geology Map Index
August 25, 2006 Due to retirement of the ColdFusion service application, the ARIS Search application was re-written in ASP. Links to ARIS reports have changed from search.cfm to search.asp: e.g. http://aris.empr.gov.bc.ca/search.asp?mode=repsum&rep_no=07276.  Similarly, the old MINFILE ColdFusion (cfm) report link no longer works. MINFILE reports will look like this: http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/mining/Geolsurv/Minfile/App/Summary.aspx?minfilno=082ESE042. ARIS Search
MINFILE/www SEARCH
August 15, 2006 Redesigned Industrial Minerals webpage: includes list of Selected Industrial Minerals & General Publications and Links. Industrrial Minerals
August 2, 2006 Added 2005 Geophysical Survey Map to include 10 new surveys. Geophysical Surveys
August 2, 2006 Updated download Shape files for MiDA and MTO available on Geospatial Data Downloads. Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims, which include current coal (pre January 12, 2005). Geospatial Downloads
All maps
July 27, 2006 Updates to the Publications Search application on Exploration Assistant.  Added Publication ID and All Fields searches and adjusted scale searching. Exploration Assistant
July 24, 2006 Added Video Tutorials to GeoFile 2006-8 IAT Tutorial Manual and Exploring the MapPlace - Workshop Notes. Video Tutorials
July 24, 2006 Added MapPlace Workshop notes for Minerals North 2006 Mackenzie to Exploring the MapPlace page. Online Help & Documents
July 14, 2006 Added Geofile 2006-12 / Geoscience BC Report 2006-5 Regional Stream Sediment and Water Geochemical Data - Golden, Brazeau Lake, Canoe River and Mount Robson, Southeastern British Columbia, (NTS Map Sheets 082N, 083C, 083D, and 083E) to Exploration Assistant. Includes download and reports. Exploration Assistant
July 14, 2006 Added Geofile 2006-9 Re-Analysis of Regional Geochemical Stream Sediment Samples from the McLeod Lake area (NTS Map Sheet 093J) to Exploration Assistant. Includes download and reports. Exploration Assistant
July 10, 2006 Updated Index to Bedrock Mapping in BC with dynamic reports from BCGS CGKN Metadata Catalogue. Bedrock Mapping Index
July 7, 2006 Added new Mineral Titles tools to Exploration Assistant, to show tenures by Name, Owner ID, Anniversary Date, and Acquired Date. Exploration Assistant
July 7, 2006 Added Geofile 2006-11 / Geoscience BC Report 2006-4 Regional Geochemical Survey Data, Anahim Lake - Nechako River (NTS 093C and 093F) to Exploration Assistant. Includes download and reports. Exploration Assistant
July 4, 2006 Added FAQ #40: Use of Select Map Objects and Zoom Selected to locate features. FAQ #40
June 29, 2006 Updated ARIS layers. All maps
June 20, 2006 Redesigned the Publications Search application on Exploration Assistant.  Searches are by Author, Title, Keyword, Abstract, Year, Scale, Series and Map Extent. You can refine your search with additional criteria. The Map Extents option will return all publications completely enclosed by the current map view. An abstract report is also available with the select and report tools. Exploration Assistant
June 19, 2006 Published KML generator in the ARIS MapBuilder, which allows you to display your claims in Google Earth. Updated Help Page. ARIS MapBuilder
June 15, 2006 Added Digital Road Atlas, visible below 1:250K scale, with Street Name labels, visible below 1:20K scale. Main Maps
June 14, 2006 Updated download Shape files for MiDA and MTO available on Geospatial Data Downloads. Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims (pre January 12, 2005). Geospatial Downloads
All maps
June 13, 2006 The MTO Tenure Report now reports Total Area in hectares of selected mineral titles. All maps
June 5, 2006 Added GeoFile 2006-8: Examining ASTER Imagery with the MapPlace Image Analysis Toolbox - A Tutorial Manual, by W.E. Kilby and C.E. Kilby, Cal Data Ltd. Geoscience BC Report 2006-3 Contribution #GBC 015. GeoFile 2006-8
Tutorial Manual
May 25, 2006 Added FAQ #39: Error and Internet Explorer shuts down when viewing reports. FAQ #39
May 18, 2006 Updated ARIS dBase and download files.  See ARIS Metadata. Geospatial Downloads
May 16, 2006 Added new Location tools (Zoom To: Indian Reserve, Latitude - Longitude Coordinate, Mapsheet, Municipality, Place Name, Scale, UTM Coordinate) in Exploration Assistant. Exploration Assistant
May 15, 2006 Added Coal License spatial file to Geospatial Download page. The file is in Shape format in the Mineral Tenure row of the table, and is time-stamped (May 11, 2006). Geospatial Downloads
May 12, 2006 Updated Geological Maps tool on the Exploration Assistant; now uses the 2005 BCGS Digital Geology database. Exploration Assistant
May 11, 2006 Added FAQs 37. How do I locate publications in an area of interest? and #38. How do I control the look of the legend when printing? FAQ #37 and FAQ #38
May 11, 2006 Updated ARIS layers. Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims (pre January 12, 2005). All maps
May 5, 2006 Added Vegetation Cover, in Forestry Layers group, visible at 1:20K scale. Main Maps
May 5, 2006 Updated download Shape files for MTO available on Geospatial Data Downloads. Geospatial Downloads
May 1, 2006 Handbook for Mineral and Coal Exploration in BC posted on the MEMPR Mining in BC website. Exploration Handbook
Apr. 26, 2006 Added Forestry Roads, in Topographic Layers group, visible at 1:250K scale. Main Maps
Apr. 13, 2006 Added KEG 2006 Kamloops Workshop Notes: Exploring the MapPlace. Online Help & Documents
Apr. 11, 2006 Updated download Shape files for MiDA and MTO available on Geospatial Data Downloads. Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims (pre January 12, 2005). Geospatial Downloads
All maps
Apr. 7, 2006 Added Hazards Map which displays Relative Earthquake Hazards and Quaternary Geology of Greater Victoria.  Updated Earthquakes Canada (last 5 years) layer. Hazards Map
Apr. 4, 2006 Added ARIS MapBuilder which allows you to create property location and claim maps for use in Assessment Reports.  Includes Help Page. ARIS MapBuilder
Apr. 3, 2006 Added Environmental Assessment Office Layer group with EAO Projects separated into Mining, Energy and Other themes. The layers and projects are linked to reports.  These layers are available on the Main and Mineral Economy maps. Main Maps
Mineral Economy Map
Mar. 29, 2006 Added a new interactive masking feature to ASTER image tools  (ASTER MASKER) in the Image Analysis Tool. Exploration Assistant
Mar. 24, 2006 Added separate layers for MTO Mineral Claims, MTO Placer Claims and Coal Licenses. Layers are visible below 1:1M scale.  Only the Mineral and Placer claims are linked to reports. Main Maps
Mar. 23, 2006 Updated ARIS dBase and SHP download files.  Updated ARIS layers. Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims (pre January 12, 2005).  Download Shape files for MiDA and MTO available on Geospatial Data Downloads. Geospatial Downloads
All maps
Mar. 22, 2006 Added Wildlife Layers group with Wildlife Habitat Area, Ungulate Winter Range and Guide Outfitter Areas layers and reports to Main Maps.  Reports have links to LIBC Metadata at Land Information BC Discovery Service: WHA Metadata, UWR Metadata and GOA Metadata.  Layers are visible below 1:1 Million scale. Main Maps
Mar. 16, 2006 Posted link to Spatial Reference Online Applications: www.geod.nrcan.gc.ca/apps/index_e.php.
Posted link to Canadian Geochronology Knowledgebase: http://gdr.nrcan.gc.ca/geochron/index_e.php. This site also has Web Services; BC Example.
Links
BCGS Geoscience Map
Feb. 28, 2006 Add slide shows presented at the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2006:
MINFILE FAQ
First Time Users
Feb. 24, 2006 Posted Online COALFILE Search application. Searches include COALFILE Number, Report Year, Coal Field and NTS Map.  Results include links to Coal Assessment Reports, Boreholes, Bulk Samples, Trenches, MINFILE, MapPlace, and Google Earth. Coal Map
Feb. 21, 2006 Added map with Interior Plateau (Williams Lake) 1995 aeromagnetic survey data, including Total Field and Residual Total Field layers. Geophysical Surveys
Feb. 16, 2006 Online Cadastre - Cadastral Data for BC is now available for purchase. Online Cadastre
Feb. 14, 2006 ASTER Download layer and toggle button added to Image Analysis Tool.  Added a table of ASTER Images Available for Download. Exploration Assistant
Feb. 13, 2006 Updated MINFILE and ARIS dBase and SHP download files.  Updated ARIS layers. Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims (pre January 12, 2005).  Download Shape files for MiDA and MTO available on Geospatial Data Downloads. Geospatial Downloads
All maps
Feb 9, 2006 Added link to Base Map Online Store for TRIM data and imagery, including orthophotos. Links and Main Maps
Feb 8, 2006 Added Alteration-Mineral Images to the ASTER Image Download page in the Image Analysis Tool. Four alteration-mineral images are available in PNG format with PGW world files. These images were produced using standard combinations of the ASTER bands. The four images can be used to map the relative abundance of siliceous rocks, iron oxides, sericite and illite, and alunite and/or kaolinite. See the Fieldwork 2005 article for processing information on these images. The images are in UTM projection. As the colour scaling is unique to each image, the colours should not be compared between images. Exploration Assistant
Feb 2, 2006 Added Mines & Exploration Projects (as of Jan. 1, 2006) layer with report to Mineral Economy Map. Mineral Economy Map
Feb 1, 2006 Added Aboriginal Community, Indian Reserve and Statement of Intent (SOI) as Categories in the Zoom Goto tool. Use % in Location to view first 64 items in the table. BCGS Geoscience Map
Jan 23, 2006 Published Phase 3 of the Image Analysis Tool, with addition of 100 new ASTER images. A new "Rocks Only" tool for identifying Iron-oxides, Silica, Sericite-Illite, and Alunite-Kaolinite was added. The imagery is also available with accompanying 3D anaglyph maps, Digital Elevation Models, stereo image pairs, and virtual worlds (VRML) user controlled fly-throughs. See Fieldwork 2005, p. 287-294 for details. Exploration Assistant
Jan 20, 2006 Posted New Google Earth Data page, including links for MINFILE, ARIS, Faults, Terranes and Project and ASTER examples. Google Earth Data
Jan. 19, 2006 Updated MiDA Mineral Titles layers for legacy claims (pre January 12, 2005).  Download Shape files for MiDA and MTO available on Geospatial Data Downloads. All maps
Geospatial Data Downloads
Jan 18, 2006 Posted updated Publications Search application to Exploration Assistant. The new form is more compact and allows users to search Open Files, Bulletins and Papers by Title, Author or Year. Results can be displayed on the map, or in a table in a new window. Exploration Assistant
Jan 18, 2006 Posted New Combined Geophysical Map. Geophysical Surveys
Jan 18, 2006 Added link to Google Earth in MINFILE Report on Main Maps. Main Maps
Jan 12, 2006 Submissions for Mineral Properties Available closed and map published as Open File 2006-10.  The Submission Form is still available for posting to the MapPlace version of the map. Mineral Properties Available
Jan. 13, 2006 Geology of British Columbia published as 1:1M PDF map; Geoscience Map 2005-3. Geoscience Map 2005-3
Jan. 5, 2006 Updated the Tenure Number search, Owner search and Petroleum Tenure layer report to query the Land and Resource Data Warehouse. The map will now automatically zoom to search results. Tenure layers update nightly. Petroleum Tenure Map
Link to Updates before 2006