ILRR Map Viewer

 The Integrated Land & Resource Registry (ILRR) Map Viewer is an online tool that visually represents land and resource data on a map. The map viewer is a Common Web Mapping application that can be accessed with any standard web browser.

Some features of the ILRR Map Viewer:

  • 15 base maps in different visual styles
  • Location search and spatial analysis tools
  • Drawing tools including COGO
  • Import and export capability

Learn how to perform a map inquiry with the ILRR Map Viewer:

Search Locations

With the ILRR Map Viewer, you can search for an area of interest in four different ways:

  • By map coordinates
    • Latitude/longitude in decimal degrees (e.g. "49.60, -114.89")
    • BC Albers as X,Y (e.g. "1072457, 495480")
    • UTM as X,Y and zone number (e.g. "355036, 5481744, Zone 10")
  • By B.C. Geological Survey or National Topographic System map sheet
    • 1:20,000 scale BCGS map sheet (e.g. "092B053")
    • 1:50,000 scale NTS map sheet (e.g. "92B06")
    • 1:250,000 scale NTS map sheet (e.g. "92B")
  • By place name
  • By street address

Import Data

Users may upload their own spatial data into the ILRR Map Viewer to create or analyze an area of interest. Data must be in a supported NAD83 projection and less than one megabyte (1MB) in size.


Data formats available for import into the ILRR:

  • Keyhole Markup Language (KML)
  • GPS Exchange Format (GPX)
  • GeoJSON (JSON)
  • Well-known text (WKT)
  • Plain text (TXT)
  • ESRI Shapefile (SHP)
  • Geomark Web Service


Coordinate systems available for import into the ILRR:

  • NAD83/BC Albers
  • Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) zones 7–11
  • Geographic latitude/longitude


Step-by-step instructions on how to upload a spatial file into the ILRR:

  1. Open the ILRR Map Viewer by logging in as a Public User or by selecting Map Inquiry as an External Business User or Internal Government User.
  2. From the main horizontal toolbar in the upper-left corner, select the AOI Tools button.
  3. From the AOI Tools bar, select the Import Geometry button.
  4. There are three different ways to import the geometry:
    1. Select a File Method
      1. Click the Choose file button to open a file explorer.
      2. Choose a spatial file and click the Open button.
    2. Drag & Drop Method
      1. Click the Choose file button to open a file explorer.
      2. Drag a spatial file into the Import window.
    3. Copy & Paste Method
      1. Open a spatial file in a text editor.
      2. Copy the data and paste it into the top text box in the Import window.
  5. Review the format and projection in the Summary box.
  6. Click the Import button.
  7. The map viewer will load the data and zoom to the perimeter of the shape.