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This website generates maps from the BC trim data. They apparently are able to create iMapBC style maps automatically by using URLs such as this one: [1]. It also looks like you can choose what layers you want etc. Uhh, here is the url: http://libcwms.gov.bc.ca/wmsconnector/com.esri.wsit.WMSServlet/ogc_layer_service?VERSION=1.1.0&request=GetMap&SRS=EPSG:4326&BBOX=-122.72,50.608080568395,-122.64,50.645&WIDTH=891&HEIGHT=648&LAYERS=TRIM_EBM_OCEAN,TRIM_EBM_WATERBODIES,TRIM_EBM_WATERCOURSES,TRIM_EBM_WETLANDS,TWTR_LINES,TTRN_LINES,TCVR_POINTS,TCTR_LINES,TTRN_POINTS,TSRF_POINTS,TCTR_POINTS,WHSE_BASEMAPPING.TRIM_TEXT_ANNO,TWTR_ANNO,TTRN_ANNO,TSRF_ANNO,TMISC_ANNO,TCVR_ANNO,TCUL_ANNO,TCTR_ANNO,NTS_BC_COASTLINE_POLYS_125M,NTS_BC_RIV_LAKE_WET_POLYS_125M,NTS_BC_COASTLINE_LINES_125M,NTS_BC_CONTOUR_LINES_125M,NTS_BC_MANMADE_LINES_125M,NTS_BC_TRANSPORT_LINES_125M,NTS_BC_TRANSPORT_POINTS_125M,NTS_BC_WATER_POINTS_125M,NTS_BC_LANDFORM_POINTS_125M,BC_RIV_LAKE_WET_POLYS_500M,BC_WATER_LINES_500M,BC_TRANSPORT_LINES_500M,BC_PROV_BOUNDARIES_LINES_500M,BC_MANMADE_LINES_500M,BC_MAJOR_CITIES_POINTS_500M,BC_WATER_POINTS_500M,BC_TRANSPORT_POINTS_500M,BC_SPOT_ELEVATION_POINTS_500M,BC_MANMADE_POINTS_500M,BC_WATER_POLYS_5KM,BC_BASEMAP_LINES_5KM_water,BC_BASEMAP_LINES_5KM_transport,BC_BASEMAP_LINES_5KM_boundary,DBM_7H_MIL_POPULATION_POINT,DBM_7H_MIL_BOUNDARIES_LINE,DBM_7H_MIL_DRAINAGE_LINE,DBM_7H_MIL_DRAINAGE_POLY,DBM_7H_MIL_ROADS_LINE,DBM_7H_MIL_PARK_POLY,DBM_7H_MIL_POLITICAL_POLY_PS,DBM_7H_MIL_POLITICAL_POLY_BC,DBM_7H_MIL_BATHYMETRIC_POLY,&STYLES=&FORMAT=PNG

Guess the location! Scott Webster 22:45, 26 July 2007 (PDT)

Phelix creek unless I'm very much mistaken. Did you find any instructions for using the libcwms.gov.bc.ca site? I seem to run into a lack of permissions or an admin login. -- Matthew 02:15, 27 July 2007 (PDT)
Don't have any instructions...the URL looks reasonably straightforward though... just change the BBOX in decimal degrees for location, change the width and height for resolution. Yes, it is Phelix :) Scott Webster 09:51, 27 July 2007 (PDT)
There is a link to the implementation specification on this page. This URL I believe returns the capabilities of the service, but in some XML format, presumably described in the implementation PDF (page 21ish). Scott Webster 16:49, 27 July 2007 (PDT)
I haven't been able to figure out a UTM grid layer unfortunately. If you google for libcwms.gov.bc.ca the first link is a mailing list post regarding the servers. There is also a libcows.gov.bc.ca server. I'm basically posting the results of my investigations here, I haven't come to any particular conclusions. Scott Webster 17:41, 28 July 2007 (PDT)
A bunch of layers are listed here. Most of the layers that we are reqesting seem to be listed on that site. There isn't much info but at least there is a human decipherable name for each layer. Scott Nelson 14:51, 22 February 2008 (PST)

Importing csv waypoints file to imapbc

I used to be able to get this to work. Now with the new version of imapbc I can't. It says it has imported the waypoints but they do not appear on the map. I've tried using lat/lng and utm, with various permutations of column format. Has anyone successfully imported a list of waypoints recently? --Matthew 18:21, 3 August 2007 (PDT)


iMapBC

Has anyone noticed that iMapBC is labelling waaaaayy too many contours (with their elevations) now? Here is a ludicrous example [2]. Scott Webster 22:44, 26 January 2008 (PST)

iMapBC just pushed live a new version - unfortunately it doesn't fix the ridiculous hyperactive contour line labeling problem, but they have added "External Map Visualization", which lets you load a google map / earth / yahoo map of the area you were looking at in iMapBC, and vice versa - example [3]. I was really hoping this would give a way to link to a specific location in iMapBC, which could be quite useful, but unfortunately it uses javascript to send the location back to iMapBC --Matthew 22:16, 29 February 2008 (PST)