To provide transparency into operational planning, the Spatial Improvement Assessment app delivers visual insights into the objective analysis used by the ParcelMap BC Operations team to plan and prioritize spatial improvement work across the province.

Regularly updated, this app provides a view into the assessed accuracy of the parcel fabric, broadly identifying Areas in Need of Adjustment across the province based on the distance to known control points. The app also highlights Adjustable Areas where possible candidates for improvement are identified based on criteria that indicates whether the area is adjustable. Combining this information then results in the list of Areas of Interest, the targeted and prioritized candidate areas most in need of improvement.

More information on map navigation and other tools--as well as a description of the map layers available in the app--can be found in the two sections below. Please contact myLTSA Tech Support if you have additional questions or require support for the ParcelMap BC Spatial Improvements Assessment app.

Map Navigation and Tools

ICONLABELDESCRIPTION
LEGENDDisplays a legend for the layers currently visible in the map.
LAYER LISTDisplays a list of all operational and reference layers in the app and provides the ability to toggle whether the layer is active. Layers listed in lighter text are not visible at the current zoom level. A description of each layer (including a legend) can be found in the Map Layers in the App section below.
QUERY AREA of INTEREST by STATUSQuery Area of Interest layer based on the status of the spatial improvement for the defined area.
PRIORITY TARGETS QUICK FINDSpatial bookmarks for quick navigation to identified Priority Target areas for spatial improvement.
COMPLETED AREAS QUICK FINDSpatial bookmarks for quick navigation to areas where spatial improvements have been completed.
PRINTAdvanced or basic printing of the current map.
BASEMAP GALLERYPresents a gallery of basemaps and allows the user to select one.
DRAWDraws basic graphics and text on the map.
ADJUSTMENT READINESS SUMMARYDynamically summarizes the number of Areas of Interest, Candidate Areas, and ParcelMap BC Parcel Fabric features found within the current map extent. (NOTE: the layer must be active in the Layer List in order to be included in the summary).
SEARCHInteractive text-based search for locating and navigating to a location on the map based on multiple sources:
- Areas of Interest: Locate by Name from Areas of Interest;
- ArcGIS World Geocoding: Locate by Address or locale;
- ParcelMap BC Parcel Fabric: Locate by PID (9 characters with padded zeros), PIN or Plan Number (with prefix) from ParcelMap BC Parcel Fabric;
- Municipalities: Locate by Name from Municipalities;
- Regional Districts: Locate by Name from Regional Districts.
ABOUTProvides information about the app, including access to Help, a list of current Priority Targets, as well as Completed Areas for Spatial Improvements.
ZOOM IN/OUTClick to zoom in or out from the current extent.
HOMEClick to zoom to the map's starting extent.
MY LOCATIONDetects the user's physical location and zooms to it on the map.
NEXT / PREVIOUS EXTENTAllows user to navigate the map to its previous or next extent.
COORDINATEDisplays coordinates in the current map projection when moving the pointer on the map, or in other coordinate systems by clicking on the map.
OVERVIEW MAPShows the current spatial extent of the map display as a gray rectangle relative to the entire spatial extent of the basemap service.
APP STATEClick to restore the map extent and layers' visibility to where the user left off.

Map Layers in the App

SPATIAL IMPROVEMENT ASSESSMENT LAYERS
AREAS OF INTERESTAreas identified as priority targets for spatial improvement. These include areas that are identified as Target, In Progress, Complete or Retired.
RELATIVE ADJUSTMENT VECTORSThese features represent the relative magnitude and direction of parcel points to their known control positions. This helps identify local trends in fabric accuracy and is a relative representation of how parcels may move with a spatial improvement. The class breaks are based on the estimated Distance to Control in metres. 
CANDIDATE AREAS:
- 1 km squared hexagons
- 5 km squared hexagons

These hexagons represent candidate areas to consider as targets for spatial improvements based on an intersection of:
1. Adjustable Areas with a high density of control;
2. Areas in Need of Adjustment where the Median Distance to Control is greater than two metres.In planning,
Candidate Areas are generally used to help identify Areas of Interest.

ADJUSTABLE AREAS: 

- 1 km squared hexagons

- 5 km squared hexagons

These hexagons represent areas of the parcel fabric summarized based on the Density of Control Points available in the parcel fabric. The density of control points available is an indication of the readiness of the area for spatial improvement processes.

AREAS IN NEED OF ADJUSTMENT:

- 1 km squared hexagons

- 5 km squared hexagons

- 10 km squared hexagons

- 20 km squared hexagons

These hexagons represent areas of the parcel fabric summarized based on the distance of parcel points to their known control positions. The class breaks are based on the estimated Median Distance to Control in metres.
REFERENCE LAYERS 
INTEGRATED SURVEY AREASThis app features the maped representation of Integrated Survey Areas as available on the BC Data Catalogue.
PARCELMAP BC PARCEL FABRICThis app features the Open Government view of the ParcelMap BC parcel fabric, available from the BC Data Catalogue (refreshed weekly).
MUNICIPALITIESThis app features the mapped representation of Municipalities as available on the BC Data Catalogue.
REGIONAL DISTRICTSThis app features the mapped representation of Regional Districts as available on the BC Data Catalogue.