BC Geographic Warehouse

The BC Geographic Warehouse (BCGW) is a central government repository of spatial and non-spatial data. DataBC supports Ministries to publish data in the BC Geographic Warehouse, enabling increased access to data to support data integration, sharing and exchange, analysis and decision-making.

Data currently available in the BC Geographic Warehouse includes themes such as: Administrative Boundaries, Basemapping, Cadastre, Crown Lands, Cultural, Ecology, Economic, Environmental, Fisheries, Forestry, Imagery, Natural Resource Operations and Planning, Mining, Parks, Soils, Water, and Wildlife.

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Benefits of publishing data in BCGW

The BCGW supports Data Custodians to make their data widely accessible with less cost and headache. It also provides access to use the data. The benefits of publishing data in BCGW are:

  • Easier user access because of a standard security model
  • Structures, integrates and packages data to better suit users’ needs
  • Offers a standard user interface and set of familiar tools
  • Allows easier viewing and integration with other BCGW data

How to get started

Follow these steps to publish new data in BCGW:

Open a ticket to publish new data