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Welcome to MAPSTER v3.

For best performance use Internet Explorer v7 or greater and set laptop display resolution to 1280x800 pixels or greater.

Click the MAPSTER v3 link below to start the program. A prompt may appear to install Microsoft Silverlight software if it is not already available on your computer. If the prompt appears, follow these quick steps to install Microsoft Silverlight

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The MAPSTER v3 Reference Guide is a helpful document providing:

  • a description of the purpose for the MAPSTER application,
  • system requirements and supported systems
  • descriptions of MAPSTER tools and functions,
  • useful tips when using MAPSTER,
  • troubleshooting tips.


  • The Wild Salmon Policy web map application previously available at this web site has now been integrated into MAPSTER v3

GeoDiscovery Portal

The purpose of the GeoDiscovery Portal is to assist the general public and government organisations with discovery of government held marine spatial information.

The GeoDiscovery Portal is a catalog of information that describes marine spatial data held by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada, Environment Canada and the Province of British Columbia. The GeoDiscovery Portal catalog also contains information that describes the terrestrial spatial data holdings of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The GeoDiscovery Portal is a collaborative project between the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia and is hosted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada on behalf of all participating government organisations.

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Web Map Services

A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database.

Click the Web Map Services link below to access the Ecosystem Management Branch ArcGIS Server and OGC WMS web map services connection links (URL’s).  

Web Map Services

Other Resources

View this web page for links to Habitat Inventory Reports and Provincial web map applications.

We hope that you will find this site informative and easy to use. Please send inquiries and comments, and report site problems to the EMB GIS Unit at