June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview2 Branch Mandate Comprehensive management of the provincial land resource by: administering Crown titles; land use planning; and support services in geomatics.
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview3 Branch Organization Comprises 3 Divisions: –Crown Lands. (Crown titles) –Surveys and Mapping. (Geomatic Services) –Land Management. (Land Use Planning) Staffing compliment of 88.
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview4 Branch Profile Long standing history, since 1824; one of the oldest branch in government. Regionalized since 1976 –4 regional offices (St. John’s, Gander, Corner Brook & Happy Valley-Goose Bay). –1 sub-regional office (Clarenville). –Head Office (Howley Bldg.)
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview5 Crown Lands Division (Key Functions) Allocation of Crown land –2500-3000 applications/year –1700 Crown titles/year Crown titles preparation, mapping and GIS
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview6 Crown Lands Division (Key Functions) Registration of Crown titles and records >70,000 titles administered Defending Crown’s interest in Crown land
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview7 Crown Lands Division (Key Functions) Sale of air photos, maps and related land information.
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview8 Crown Lands Division (Key Issues) Addressing unauthorized land activities. Implementation of real-time GIS. On-line Public access to Crown title mapping, and related information. Reducing times for processing applications for Crown titles and responding to complaints.
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview9 Surveys & Mapping Division Mission: Provincial agency providing geo-spatial products and support services to government, industry and the public. Lines of Business 1.Topographic Mapping 2.Geodetic Surveys 3.Aerial Photography 4.Geographical Names 5.Geomatic Support Services
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview10 Topographic Mapping Provincial version of federal maps - 1:50,000 & 1:250,000 scales, complete coverage - Current web mapping access Rectified Aerial Photography -1:10,000 scale, 20% of Island of Nfld. - Includes Water & Contour lines - Planned web mapping access Community Mapping - mostly 1:2,500 + some 1:5,000 scales - Less than 5% of Island of Nfld - Most towns mapped, but many out-of-date - Partial web mapping access
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview11 Geodetic Surveys Positional reference points for legal surveys, topographic mapping and engineering surveys. Photo Control for topographic mapping 8,000 points established over 30 years. Aerial Photography Provincial repository of original film Reprinting & enlargement services New high precision scanning services
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview12 Geographical Names Administers the NL Geographical Names Board Legislative authority to name places & features. Collaborates with Geographical Names Board of Canada Maintains data base of 36,000 records Geomatic Support Services Maintains central datastore of base maps Collaborates with the Canadian Council On Geomatics (CCOG) in building the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) Fosters the Provincial Geomatics Strategy Implements web mapping services.
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview13 Current SMD Partnerships Annual maintenance of road data for 5 years –National GeoBase on Roads Collaboration on water feature mapping –National GeoBase on Drainage Coastal mapping of Northern Labrador –4 Year Project –Canadian Hydrographic Service, Parks Canada, Labrador Inuit Assoc. Ortho image mapping in North/Central Nfld –Newfoundland Forest Training Association (et al) Community Mapping –Highways, Several Municipalities Highway – Strip Mapping –For design on new Labrador Highways
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview14 Land Management Division Key Functions: –Develops and co-ordinates land use management plans –Develops and co-ordinates land use policies –Identifies, plans and develops recreational cottage lot areas Staffing compliment of 9.
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview15 Land Management Division 3 Core Programs: Market Value Pricing for Crown Land Applications Cottage Planning and Allocation Land Use Policy/Legislation/Resource Management Coordination (ILUC)
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview16 Land Management Division Cottage Lot Development 2005: Pinchgut Lake (W) 18 lots Big Eel Lake (C) 20 lots Windmill Bight-Lumsden (C) 12 lots Spread Eagle-Old Shop (E) 18 lots
June 24, 2005Lands Branch Overview17 Bull Pond Cottage Area 42 lots allocated in 2004