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What's New at ICISSpring/Summer 2012 

Open Data: Just What is it?
By Barry Logan, ICIS Executive Director

The subject of Open Data is a bit of an open book which has become the theme of many conferences, workshops, and webinars in which we all participate in. Open Data is one of the top of mind topics at ICIS as we strategize and prepare for the future. A priority will be determining how ICIS can embrace and support the many Open Data initiatives that exist and will evolve over the next five years within all ICIS member segments.

Addresss BC is Going Places with GeoShare
By Ann Archibald, ICIS Program Coordinator

AddressBC is well on the way to integrating with our GeoShare tools for regularly scheduled automated updates of address data. Streamlined address data delivery from our Local Government members makes the most current address information available to ICIS Members who rely on up-to-date BC addresses for their service delivery...more
ICIS: On the Road
By Michelle Mitchell, ICIS Communications Coordinator & Steve Mark, ICIS Technical Coordinator

You may have seen some familiar ICIS faces throughout Comox Valley and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District May 29-31, as Steve Mark, Paul van Niewkuyk, and Dale Sparrow (Parcel Fabric Section) were busy conducting site visits throughout Vancouver Island...more

The British Columbia Electronic Library Network has joined the ICIS Membership Community
ICIS is pleased to announce that the BC ELN has now joined ICIS as an Affiliate Member..

The BC ELN is a partnership between the Province of BC and its post-secondary libraries...more
City of Kimberley & City of Grand Forks Awarded CivicSpatial Grants to Improve Cadastral Spatial Accuracy
The City of Kimberley has been awarded $9,000 to establish new survey control with the assistance of GeoBC's Parcel Fabric Section. ...more
Open Data: Gathering Intelligence
By Ken Rigler, Membership Coordinator  

As we strategize and prepare for the future, our first requirement is to secure information from our Membership on Open Data Initiatives and their primary impediments. To this end ICIS created a 5 minute survey on Open Data.

Meet our Newest Board Member - Rosa Munzer

Rosa has extensive utility and government experience in information management, information technology, lands administration, regulatory and operational program delivery, human resources, public relations, and issue management. Rosa is currently responsible for delivery of records and information management services at BC Hydro. She previously served as the Corporate Business Information Services Manager. Rosa joined BC Hydro as the Project Manager responsible for delivering the Properties Information Management System.


Prior to joining BC Hydro, Rosa served 22 years in various BC Government Ministries including Agriculture and Lands, the Integrated Land Management Bureau, Energy Mines, and Attorney General. Rosa was the Project Manager for the Integrated Land and Resource Registry Project which delivered a spatially enabled, comprehensive register of legal interests, rights, designations, administrative boundaries on Crown land, information on land and resource restrictions and reservations (e.g. Parks,) and locations of private land. The project also delivered significant improvements to the provincial cadastral land base.


Rosa's educational background includes a Masters in Sociology and additional training in leadership, management, regulatory, and information technology.


Please join us in welcoming Rosa to the ICIS Board of Directors. 



Rosa Munzer
Rosa Munzer, Manager, Records and Information Management (BC Hydro and Power Authority)

Happy Summer from the Super Rad ICIS Team!
June 13 2012
Steve Mark, Barry Logan, Ken Rigler, Paul van Niewkuyk, Mike Wardell, Michelle Mitchell, Ann Archibald

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About ICIS
ICIS (Integrated Cadastral Information Society) is a non profit organization dedicated to the "collaborative sharing and integration of spatial data for the economic and social benefit of British Columbia."
Members of ICIS include Provincial Government Ministries, Crown Corporations, Local and Regional Governments, First Nations, and major Utility companies in BC.
Feedback about this newsletter is welcome. Please email Michelle Mitchell, Communications Coordinator.
ICIS 2012
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