The newest component of the Geospatial Reference framework is the BC Active Control System (BCACS) which integrates satellite based positioning, broadcast communication and computer technologies to create a precise and accurate referencing system for the province.

The system currently consists of a network of twenty Global Positioning System (GPS) based satellite receivers strategically located to provide coverage across the province. The BCACS enables post-mission positioning within metres or centimetres to a myriad of land, air and water based navigators.

Access to the BCACS system post-mission data is provided through ftp downloads operated by the Geospatial Reference Unit in Victoria.

You can view information about our active control points on our BCACS Active Control Points Information Page.