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CDC iMap:

Mapped Known Locations of Species and Ecological Communities at Risk


The B.C. Conservation Data Centre (CDC) maps known locations of Red- and Blue-listed species and ecological communities. Detailed records are compiled for each occurrence.

The CDC database is dynamic and is based on best available information. The addition and upkeep of records is an ongoing process with edits taking place on a daily basis. The absence of occurrences in your area of interest does not necessarily mean that there are no species or ecosystems at risk present; only that there are none currently recorded in our database. A detailed assessment of the property conducted during the appropriate season is the only way to confirm presence or absence of species or ecosystems at risk.

Use CDC iMap view mapped occurrences and print occurrence records.

To launch CDC iMap click the Start button.



CDC iMap Instructions (PDF)

General iMap Reference Guides and Training Manual: You can access a comprehensive Training Manual and Quick Reference Guides for generic iMap from the iMap launch page. Most tools/functions are available in both iMap and CDC iMap. However some functions are specific to CDC iMap and some are specific to iMap.

Masked Secured Occurrences: For more information about Masked Secured Occurrence records, please contact the CDC at or 250-356-0928. When referencing a particular occurrence, please use Shape ID.


  • The iMap application only functions using Internet Explorer at this time.
  • Please be patient, when first drawing it can take up to 15 seconds for the CDC occurrence polygons to draw. After the initial draw, refreshing the screen should be faster.
  • An incorrect ID number is displaying on the masked occurrence polygons at this time. The Shape ID is the correct number to use when referencing a masked polygon. You can view this number when you view the details of the occurrence.

Cite the application as:

B.C. Conservation Data Centre: CDC iMap [web application]. 2015. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Available: (date accessed).

For data field definitions, consult the following:
Conservation Data Centre - Occurrence Metadata

For help using this application, call the CDC at (250) 356-0928