Elevation & Relief Mapping Data

British Columbia is well-renowned for its diverse and mountainous terrain. The B.C. Government collects elevation data and uses it to create digital maps of the province's surface land.

Learn about the techniques used by the Provincial Government and obtain digital elevation imagery for use in projects on the land base.

Digital Elevation Model

The gridded digital elevation model of B.C. is presented as a map sheet with additional slope, aspect and hillshade data.

Hillshade Imagery

Hillshade simulates light and shade from the sun. Hillshade images are a way of visually representing B.C.'s digital elevation model.