MapPlace 2

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources - BC Geological Survey
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MapPlace 2 serves the diverse needs of the mineral exploration industry, resource planners, public safety agencies, communities, First Nations, government, research organizations, and the general public. It builds on the success of the original MapPlace, which was created in 1995 and has a proven record of helping decision makers reduce the costs of accessing and analyzing geoscience data in British Columbia.

The revamped MapPlace 2 is easier to use and has much improved functionality and performance. It can be used on either a Mac or a PC, does not require plug-ins, and works in most web browsers. MapPlace 2 allows visualizing and querying province-wide geoscience data at exceptional speed and provides advanced applications to search, analyze, report, and download these data.

MapPlace 2 embraces the most appropriate open-source software for rendering maps, integrating databases, and developing web applications. The real power of MapPlace 2 derives from databases that ‘talk’ to each other. This enables users to conduct queries and generate personalized results by connecting many data sources that are continuously updated.

BC Geological Survey Information Circular 2017-03 is available to introduce users to the new MapPlace 2 interface and provide a review of how the basic tools function and what datasets are available. A series of scenario-based exercises teach users how to get the most out of MapPlace 2 by doing drills and actions designed to reinforce the basic MapPlace 2 functions and some of its more advanced features.

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NameYao Cui (businessExpert)
EmailYao.Cui@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Sub-OrganizationMines and Mineral Resources Division
NameGabe Fortin (businessExpert)
EmailGabe.Fortin@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Sub-OrganizationMines and Mineral Resources Division

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Who can access this application? Public

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Record Published 2017-09-20
Record Last Modified 2019-04-24
Resource Status onGoing