Base Map Online Store

Order B.C. Government base mapping products from the Base Map Online Store (BMOS).

The following products are available:

Aerial Photo Search

Product (click for description) Formats Cost*
Aerial Photos TIFF $ 18.50
Aerial Photo Certification   $ 15.00
Maps & Orthos Search
Scale Product (click for description) Formats Projections Cost*
250K Raster Topographic Maps (NTS) TIFF, PDF UTM, BC Albers Free
  Vector Topographic Data (NTS) Shp UTM, BC Albers $115
  Vector Topographic Data & DEM (NTS) Shp UTM, BC Albers $230
  Enhanced Vector Topographic Data (TRIM) Shp UTM, BC Albers $5000
  TRIM DEM (25m resolution) USGS DEM   $500
  Hillshade (NTS) TIFF & World File BC Albers $150
50K Gridded DEM (25m resolution) CDED UTM Free
20K Raster Topographic Maps (TRIM) GeoPDF, GeoTIFF, ECW UTM, BC Albers Free
  TRIM Positional Data Shp   $200
  TRIM Representational Data IGDS   $600
20K,10K,5K Orthophotos TIFF, MrSid UTM $200

* Not including taxes


To use the Base Map Online Store you will require:

  • A valid email address
  • A valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express)
  • A valid mailing address (Canadian or international)
  • A courier account, if using courier delivery

To gain access, you will also need a B.C. Government ID in the form of:


All products within BMOS can be searched by:

  • Panning and zooming the map to locate the 250k or 20k mapsheet (Topographic or Ortho) OR roll and frame (Aerial Photos)
  • Using the search tools to find a place name, address or mapsheet

The following guide demonstrates how to order products from the Base Map Online Store.


Learn about the purchasing details and policies for the Base Map Online Store.

All prices indicated throughout the order are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

The total cost of the order includes:

  • Product costs
  • Service costs (if applicable)
  • Taxes
  • Shipping charges (if applicable)

On your Visa, MasterCard or American Express statement, please look for a billing charge from the Base Map Online Store.

All products ordered through the Base Map Online Store, whether for online or offline delivery, will be subject to the applicable provincial and federal taxes. Taxes will be calculated and added to your order based on the shipping address you enter online at checkout time. For customers outside of Canada, there will be no taxes added to the products and shipping charges (if any) of your order.

Please check over the details of your order very carefully to ensure that you have selected the correct products before clicking Submit and Pay. After your credit card payment is processed, the order cannot be cancelled by you online. For certain products, it may be possible to cancel the order after it has been submitted, provided that it has not yet been processed.

If you wish to cancel an order that has been placed by you, email with the Order Number and the specific details (please see Refunds). If it is possible for the order to be cancelled, you will be advised by email. In the event that a refund or partial refund is approved, the credit will show up on your Visa, MasterCard or American Express statement in due course.


Payments must be made in advance of delivery (no Cash on Delivery). Once ordered, delivered materials have no returnable value. An exception is made when incorrect items are shipped or items are damaged during shipment, and are returned within seven (7) days of receipt. Refunds will only be approved at the sole discretion of the data distributor.

Online products will be available to download in the format you requested. You will be sent an email with an FTP link to download your order. Online orders will be available for download for a period of seven (7) business days. After seven (7) business days, your order will be purged from the FTP server.

For offline orders where human intervention is required, it will take additional time for your order to be processed. Orthophotos take three (3) to five (5) business days. Air photos take 10–15 business days.

Delivery times indicated on product pages are average, based on the size of the order, backlog of previous orders and available lab technicians. Orders are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Large orders may take longer than indicated.

Rush orders for digital photos will be considered for court cases, provided that a court file number is included with the order. Please indicate this in the Special Instructions area of the Add Products page of the BMOS Shopping Cart. Rush orders are subject to approval. Times are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed.

If you are a TRIM Data Exchange Agreement (DEA) partner or an educational institution in British Columbia, you may be entitled to receive certain products at reduced or no charge. Email BMOS Customer Support for further information. They will forward your request to the appropriate data distributor.