Hectares BC Terms and Conditions

Hectares BC is a collaborative pilot project created under the Biodiversity BC partnership .

Biodiversity BC and the Nature Conservancy of Canada provide the Hectares BC Application as a public service under the following terms and conditions:

The purpose of Hectares BC is to demonstrate improved access to summarized, integrated, geospatial data about British Columbia for the interest and information of any interested party, and to deliver timely, consistent analysis and response to a wide range of users. The system also provides a means for geomatics professionals to more rapidly provide consistent responses to frequently asked analytical questions and to quickly access gridded data for more complex modelling.

The data contained in Hectares BC was gathered from many sources and are protected under applicable copyright and other proprietary rights specified by the data providers. Hectares BC users are granted a non-exclusive license to use some or all of the content of Hectares BC according to the rights and conditions specified by the data providers attributed.. Please check the layer metadata for attribution of the original source information. Results of analysis conducted through Hectares BC should be credited as such. Any other use of content found in Hectares BC is strictly prohibited. The metadata for each map layer contains information regarding ownership of the data content found in Hectares BC.

As Hectares BC is not yet an integrated service, regular update of information sources is not occurring. If you require current data you are advised to check with the metadata for the date the information was loaded.

Hectares BC is the not the authoritative source for any of this data the original data custodian should be contacted regarding questions or errors relating to specific datasets.

Use the information provided here at your own risk. No warranty or guarantee expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained in this application, or the analysis produced via this application. In no event will the Government of British Columbia or Biodiversity BC or its partners be liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising from or connected to the use of or reliance on information obtained from contained on Hectares BC. Changes, corrections and/or improvements to data and the application may occur at any time and without notice.

By launching this application, users recognize and accept the limitations of Hectares BC. When viewing content, data is generalized and becomes more precise as the area being viewed is reduced. Analysis results displayed on-screen are approximate and generalized to optimize response time. Follow instructions on-screen for full resolution results. Users further recognize and accept that that some content or analysis from Hectares BC may not be suitable for all uses and that some experimentation may be required to achieve appropriate or consistent results for your analysis.

Users must exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this application and carefully evaluate the accuracy, reliability, currency, completeness and relevance of the content on and analysis from the application for their purposes. Use of Hectares BC is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.