Welcome to GEOweb, the District of North Vancouver’s GIS website.
This website was made specifically for the public to provide access to mapping, land, environmental, zoning, building and other
valuable information that is stored in the District’s geographic information system, or GIS.
Our mission is to provide as much information where possible to our community through an intuitive interface meant to empower, educate, and inform our users.
This website and its applications were designed and developed internally by the GIS and IT Departments at the District of North Vancouver, B.C. We’ve incorporated the latest
in GIS and web technologies and made every attempt to improve the way our citizens access information. We will endeavour to improve and enhance the applications, tools,
and information available on GEOweb.
The District of North Vancouver’s geographic information system (GIS) holds a wide variety of valuable information. GEOweb provides public access to the
District’s GIS. Through this website you can access a wealth or maps, data, and other information pertaining to your property, your neighbourhood,
and your community.
Using GEOweb you can:
View hundreds of maps
Download over 170 free data sets in many formats, all under our Open Data license
Use special applications to extract information on your property and community
Access aerial photos dating back to 1992
View over 25,000 engineering drawings and legal plans
The GIS Department will continually enhance GEOweb by adding new information when it becomes available.
The District of North Vancouver’s geographic information system (GIS) is primarily built using the latest version of Esri’s
ArcGIS software. The system is highly centralized and resides on six servers.
Bootstrap, AngularJS, and Leaflet. The mapping applications were originally developed using Esri's Flex API, however we're in the process
of moving them to HTML5 to provide an improved user experience and device independence.
Information is maintained as required and all products are refreshed each week using automated routines.
Version 1.0 of GEOweb was originally launched in June 2001; Version 2.0 in December 2009. This, version 3.0, was launched in July 2014 and marks
the beginning of our transition to device independent, standards-based online services.
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District of North Vancouver
355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7N 4N5
490784.4 m East:
508743.6 m South:
5460296.87 m North:
GCS North American 1983
NAD 1983 UTM Zone 10N
ESRI Enterprise SDE
Date Posted to GIS:
An electronic copy of parcels was acquired from Terasen (then called BC Gas) in the late 1980's. This data was obtained in Microstation DGN file format and was used to support the Computer Aided Design System during that era. The spatial accuracy of the parcel pins was approximately 10 to 50 cm on average as property pins were not entered using coordinate geometry. Many 'fragmented' lines occurred in this version of the parcels. No alpine parcels existed, only parcels in the developed portion of the District of North Vancouver.
The parcels were converted to ESRI coverage format in 1993. During this conversion fragmented lines were cleaned up to form a topologically correct coverage. In 1994, parcel polygons were assigned unique IDs and the linking process between the parcels in the GIS and the property records (stored in Tempest) began. An ongoing effort to find missing properties in both the property records system and in the GIS continued till 2001. In 1996, the parcels in the alpine region were added by metes and bounds descriptions due to lack of first order survey monuments in that region.
By 2001 all parcels were uniquely identified and linked to property records and to legal plans. Between 2001 to current various small "housekeeping" projects helped to correct the more extraordinary cadastral issues such as strata lots, parcels that exist as polygons but were 'split' by roads, accreted land, properties within road allowances, properties that participate in tax consolidations, and other similar data maintenance projects.
By 2004 the parcels coverage was converted to ESRI enterprise geodatabase format. Since 2001 all properties that are corrected or added to the parcels feature class are done so using coordinate geometry (COGO) techniques wherever possible. Over time this has improved the accuracy of the parcels feature class.
Spatial information is known to be complete, expected to be complete or very close to complete.
The Land Titles Office submits legal plans to the GIS department. Lot lines are then entered into the GIS using coordinate geometry.