Trust Area Mapping
Explore Your Islands with MapIT
This web page is the gateway to Map Islands Trust (MapIT) - your island information web map. These applications provide public access to ecological, property, and other valuable mapping information maintained within the Islands Trust Geographic Information System (GIS).
Our goal is to provide as much useful information as possible through intuitive web mapping applications – Properties and Ecosystems. We hope you enjoy using MapIT and invite you to let staff know how it is working for you at
To Launch Mapit select from one of the following Application Links
The following short video tutorials will help you get started with MapIT’s basic features and functions
Properties Application: 1:38 min
Ecosystem Application: 2:17 min
Map Navigation: 2:14 min
Search Menu: 2:13 min
Layers Menu: 1:59 min
Tools Menu: 3:12 min
For further assistance please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions PDF document or email support at
View or Download Trust Area Maps
Please choose from one of the following PDF versions to view or download maps of the entire trust area:
Ecosystem mapping is the stratification of a landscape into map units according to a combination of ecological features. Ecosystem mapping helps us to understand a landscape better, which is essential to sound land-use planning and resource management.
The Islands Trust Area Ecosystem Maps were created using Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping, a methodology of ecosystem mapping standardized by the Resources Information Standards Committee. Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping for the Islands Trust Area was conducted in conjunction with Parks Canada, the Ministry of Environment, the Capital Regional District, and the Sunshine Coast Regional District. Reports and data for the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone and Salt Spring Island are available through the Ministry of Environment’s Ecological Reports Catalogue. Reports and data for the islands in Howe Sound will be available shortly.
State of the Islands
displays the distribution of natural and modified ecosystems
and the location of protected lands within the Trust Area.
Land Use Mapping
Paper copies of our land-use maps are for sale to the public and can be purchased at one of the Islands Trust office locations. You can also view a PDF version of Land-Use Bylaw (LUB), maps or Official Community Plan (OCP), maps using the following links:
Mapping undertakes custom projects and analysis for island specific projects. You can view a PDF version of some of the resulting project maps using the following links:
Crown Land Mapping
In 2001, the Islands Trust Council initiated the Islands Trust Crown Land Study to prepare Vacant Crown Land Profiles for islands throughout the Trust Area. Phase I of the process includes preparing Vacant Crown Land Profiles for Hornby, Denman, Lasqueti, and Galiano Islands with subsequent island profiles as resources are available. The Hornby and Denman Islands Vacant Crown Land Profiles are complete and are now available on the Islands Trust website.
Need More Information?
If you would like more details about a particular mapping project or mapping within the Islands Trust Area please contact:
Geographic Information Systems Coordinator
Geographic Information Systems Technician