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Hi,

I have a project coming up that I'll need the following base files in
shp format and I was wondering where I would get these from.
The area of interest is north east Vancouver Island BC.

--> Roads w/ names
--> Contours w/ elevations
--> Forest cover maps
--> Streams

Also I'm looking for ortho/ortho mosaics.
I tried the BC gov online store but didn't have coverage for this area.


EDIT: Also I should add that I'll be producing field maps at the following scales 1:2000, 1:5000, and 1:10000.


Thanks!

Dino

Edited by Dino, 11 July 2007 - 12:22 PM.


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I have a project coming up that I'll need the following base files in
shp format and I was wondering where I would get these from.
The area of interest is north east Vancouver Island BC.

--> Roads w/ names
--> Contours w/ elevations
--> Forest cover maps
--> Streams

Also I'm looking for ortho/ortho mosaics.
I tried the BC gov online store but didn't have coverage for this area.


GeoGratis should cover most (if not all) of your data needs.
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GeoGratis should cover most (if not all) of your data needs.


Specifically the National Topographic Data Base and Canvec, available at scales of 1:250,000 and 1:50,000. If you are looking for more update road data and DEMs, visit Geobase.

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Thanks Hans and Rudy,

Looks like some great resources, checking out now.

Also I should add that I'll be producing field maps at the following scales 1:2000, 1:5000, and 1:10000.

Thanks

Dino

Edited by Dino, 11 July 2007 - 12:22 PM.


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You likely won't find anything at the scale. You can purchase TRIM (1:20,000), which I think is about $200 a mapsheet.
If you do, please post it here!

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Did you look at Land and Resource Data Warehouse (LRDW) ? You can find what TRIM data and orthos are available there.

For roads, try the digital road atlas. Its regularly updated and available by regional district for $500. You might also check the Regional district for roads. I know that for the Cariboo RD, they have their own set of collected road data.

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Hi Eli,

Where do you purchace your TRIM maps sheets from?

Did you look at Land and Resource Data Warehouse (LRDW) ? You can find what TRIM data and orthos are available there.


Had a brief look around before but having a better look now. Just learning how to navigate through it all. Alsot there through.

Thanks for the other link too.

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From LRDW.ca
More information about TRIM here: http://ilmbwww.gov.b...pdata/index.htm
You can sign up for a business BCeID and then you'll be able to download some data for free - for example, the VRI is forest cover, the Forest Tenure Roads will give you forestry roads, there's streams but they're from the watershed atlas which is 1:50k, and I don't think they have contours.

Good luck!

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Awesome thanks Eli =)




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