Map and raster geek alert. The Province of BC has posted a bunch of their geo data online @ http://geobc.bc.ca
Distributed in kind of a webGIS format, the webpage presently incorporates parcel data, forest covers, health services into Microsoft Bing Maps. Fairly basic data set at the moment, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it expanded in the future. Some data analysis is available via a link to BC Hectares. There is also some free .kmz files which can be downloaded and inserted into Google Maps as an overlay. I haven’t played around with that too much yet.
The real benefit is the high quality ortho images. I was able to drill right down to the building level.
Mackenzie BC – Land Fabric
Azu, BC – Land Fabric
Powder King and Azu Subdivision…kind of 3D (old photos of the area)