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1 An internet-based, GIS decision support tool for land use planning Origins Functionality Extension possibilities Presented by Dave Leman PlanMapper Project Coordinator ESRI User Conference San Diego, CA June 19, 2007 On behalf of

2 Background British Columbia is Canadas third largest province, at 366,000 square miles. Over 92 % of the province is Crown land. Numerous types and scales of land use plans by different agencies and organizations govern the management of this Crown land.

3 Stakeholders at every level want and need land use plan information. Accessing the data for analysis and decision- making can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive. Planners and plan stakeholders have difficulty assessing or analyzing plan information. Opportunity arose to build a useful decision support tool. Business Need

4 Purpose of the PlanMapper Project Faster, more effective access to information for all stakeholders Faster, more effective access to information for all stakeholders Facilitate better decision-making Facilitate better decision-making Foster better land use planning & management Foster better land use planning & management How will this make things better?

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6 Plan Loading and Editing Tool

7 PlanMapper End User Application

8 Search by plans or by area on the map

9 View your desired map layers

10 (1) Select your desired plan layers (2) Mark your area of interest on the map

11 Report sorted by plan areas, then values and details

12 Report sorted by plan values, then areas and details

13 The entire plan is loaded, including background information and inline graphics

14 Text reports and maps can be printed, saved, and ed.

15 Other Possible Applications Examples: Access Access State regulations – in California. Track Track land use planning objectives – in Equador. Monitor Monitor Important Bird Areas (IBAs) – in East Africa. PlanMapper concepts and software could be used in any jurisdiction, and could make any kind of plans and other land use information more accessible to stakeholders.

16 Concept for a Natural Resource Atlas

17 Concept for a Bird & IBA Monitoring Tool

18 Benefits of PlanMapper improves access Greatly improves access to needed land use planning data. reduces time Greatly reduces time to obtain relevant information. simplify searches Helps simplify searches of complex documents and data. Easy Easy to obtain and use. value-neutral tool PlanMapper is a value-neutral tool for decision-makers. Open Source Open Source software can be shared. partnershipsdata-sharing Opportunities for community partnerships and data-sharing.

19 For further information please contact: Dave Leman, PlanMapper Project Coordinator Consultant Skype: Dave Leman or Dan Adamson, General Manager McGregor Model Forest Association Phone: (250) With special thanks to the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) for making this presentation possible.


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