Overview

The Geomark Web Service lets you share geographic areas of interest over the web in a variety of formats and coordinate systems.

Click here for complete information on the service.

Here is an example of a geomark showing the entire province.

http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/geomark/geomarks/gm-abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0000bc

Here is an example of a geomark of the entire province represented as a group of smaller areas.

http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/geomark/geomarks/gm-abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv0bcislands

General business example - an applicant / user has created an area of interest that needs to be shared with a party that does not support that file format or coordinate system. This option enables the file to be uploaded and converted to a geomark so the recipient can download it in a format that is compatible to their computer software.

This option allows the user to upload a shape or other file format into the 'Create Geomark from File' form and convert it to a geomark. There are seven different file formats that can be uploaded and converted to a geomark.

Click here to access the tutorial.

Select the types of geometry to read from the input data. This is will be the type of geometry created for the geomark unless a buffer is specified, in which case the geomark will have a Polygon geometry. The Any type will read all Polygon, Line and Point geometries and Construct a new buffered polygon from them, a buffer must be specified for this option. The input geometries or buffered polygon must not contain any overlapping geometries.

Select the number of geometries to read from the input data. One will read only the first matching geometry from a feature, feature collection, or geometry collection. Many will read all geometries of the selected geometry type from the input data.

For Geometry Count=Many select this option to allow overlapping geometries.

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The amount to buffer the geometry in metres, must only contain numerical digits (e.g 10). Leave blank and no buffer will be added to input geometries.

Number of line segments used in each quadrant to approximate the curve for round end-cap and join styles. Must be > 0.

The maximum ratio of distance from the original geometry to a mitre buffer point and the buffer amount. If the ratio is greater than this a bevel will be used instead. This prevents infinite distances when the angle between the two lines at a join is small. Must be > 0.

The style of buffer to use at the ends of a buffered line.

The style of buffer to use for joins between the line segments for lines and polygons.

General business example - only use this option if your Google Earth version is 4.9 or less.

Use this form to Construct a new geomark from KML you have copied to the clipboard. Using the clipboard is necessary only if you have Google Earth v4.3 or earlier installed on your machine because Create Geomark from Google Earth doesn't work with these early versions.

Click here to access the tutorial.

The form contains errors, please update the highlighted fields to fix the errors.

Select the types of geometry to read from the input data. This is will be the type of geometry created for the geomark unless a buffer is specified, in which case the geomark will have a Polygon geometry. The Any type will read all Polygon, Line and Point geometries and Construct a new buffered polygon from them, a buffer must be specified for this option. The input geometries or buffered polygon must not contain any overlapping geometries.

Select the number of geometries to read from the input data. One will read only the first matching geometry from a feature, feature collection, or geometry collection. Many will read all geometries of the selected geometry type from the input data.

For Geometry Count=Many select this option to allow overlapping geometries.

The amount to buffer the geometry in metres, must only contain numerical digits (e.g 10). Leave blank and no buffer will be added to input geometries.

Number of line segments used in each quadrant to approximate the curve for round end-cap and join styles. Must be > 0.

The maximum ratio of distance from the original geometry to a mitre buffer point and the buffer amount. If the ratio is greater than this a bevel will be used instead. This prevents infinite distances when the angle between the two lines at a join is small. Must be > 0.

The style of buffer to use at the ends of a buffered line.

The style of buffer to use for joins between the line segments for lines and polygons.

General business example - a small business forest company has created multiple geomark cutblocks using the Geomark Web Service and would like to submit them as a group in one submission to another party.

This option allows the user to create one geomark from multiple original geomarks by pasting the multiple geomark URLs into the address block and then selecting 'Create Geomark'. The newly created geomark will be unique.

Click here to access the tutorial.

The form contains errors, please update the highlighted fields to fix the errors.

Enter the Geomark URL in the box above and click the green add button for each geomark to add. The above box must be empty when clicking the 'Create Geomark' button otherwise you will see a 'The field is required' error.

For Geometry Count=Many select this option to allow overlapping geometries.

The amount to buffer the geometry in metres, must only contain numerical digits (e.g 10). Leave blank and no buffer will be added to input geometries.

Number of line segments used in each quadrant to approximate the curve for round end-cap and join styles. Must be > 0.

The maximum ratio of distance from the original geometry to a mitre buffer point and the buffer amount. If the ratio is greater than this a bevel will be used instead. This prevents infinite distances when the angle between the two lines at a join is small. Must be > 0.

The style of buffer to use at the ends of a buffered line.

The style of buffer to use for joins between the line segments for lines and polygons.

Click here to open a Google Earth document that allows a geomark to be created by copying the shape (KML) drawn in Google Earth and pasting it into the form.

Click here to access the tutorial.