1:250 000 Raster Base Map - BC Albers

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC
Licensed under Access Only

A Province-wide series of 1:250 000 digital raster maps derived originally from scanned lithographic layers associated with the paper maps published at a scale of 1:250 000 by the Canadian Government in the 1970s and 1980s. The map is considered a static product and is not updated. The map data is considered positionally accurate to 125M to 500M. A 10 metre pixel size is used for the map detail which is present against a shaded relief; grayscale background created from a TRIM derived 25 metre elevation grid. Each mapsheet is produced in the BC Albers projection. There are four text files that accompany each mapsheet. All five files make up the 1:250 000 Raster Base Map ? BC Albers distribution package (zipped file).

Maps are available in PDF, and TIF formats in UTM projection or in TIF format in BC Albers projection

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


To meet client needs for a suite of aesthetic raster base maps that are content rich and easy to understand and to ensure that these image maps are suitable for a wide variety of web-based applications as well as field-based applications.

Data Quality
Lineage Statement

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Contact Information

NameCarol Ogborne (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-16
Record Last Modified 2017-06-27
Resource Status completed


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