Quick Guide to Generating a Map to be submitted with a Physical Work Report
Section 15(1) of the Mineral Tenure Act Regulation states that a report must include: (d) a map at a scale of detail of 1:10,000 or more detailed that shows the geographic location of the exploration and development activity relative to the boundaries of the claim or block of claims on which the activity was carried out.
Here is a quick guide to generating a map that meets those requirements. Compared to the CWM Map Viewer, the IMF2 Map Viewer has more markup tools available. Thus, we will be using IMF2 to generate this map. Overview of steps summarized below:
Locate area of Interest Add drawing mark-up Edit drawing mark-up Print to PDF Send to Mineral Titles Branch
1) From the Mineral Titles Online homepage (www.mtonline.gov.bc.ca), select IMF2 Map Viewer
2) You can search for your placer or mineral claim by title number when opening the IMF2 Map viewer. Click on the Search Mining tab. Click on Placer/Mineral Title – Current. Type the title Number ID (no need to change Filter) and Click Search. Your claim will load on the map highlighted in yellow.
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To un-highlight your claim: (1) After inputting your title number in the Search panel, your title number will appear in the panel. Click on the title number and it will zoom and highlight the title area. The panel will show more information about your title. (2) Click on “X” to close the window and the area will be unhighlighted.
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3) Drawing Tools – There are 9 Create drawing tools that can be used to show where the work was completed on the claim. The tools can be located within the Drawing tab, on the main toolbar. TIP: hovering over the tools with the mouse cursor will indicate the name and description of the tool.
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4) The Drawing tools work as follows:
a. Point Tool Click on this tool to select it, and then click on a point on the map you would like to place a point.
b. Text Tool Click on this tool to select, click a location where you want to add text on the map. A pop-up will appear for you to enter the text to be placed on the map. Click OK.
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c. Line Tool Click on the tool to select, click or tap locations along the map to create a line. Double click/tap to finish.
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Free Hand Tool
Click on the tool to select, hold the mouse button or your fingertip down, and then draw a freehand line
e. Freehand Shape Click on the tool to select, to draw a freehand shape on the map. Hold the mouse button or your fingertip down, and then draw a freehand shape.
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f. Ellipse Tool Click on the tool to select, click and drag to draw an ellipse on the map.
g. Polygon Tool Draw a Custom Shape on a map. Click on the tool to select, click or tap locations to define a polygon. Double-click/tap to finish.
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h. Circle Tool Draw a Circle on to the map Click on the tool to select, drag a circle on to the map
i. Rectangle Tool Click on the tool to select, click and drag to draw a rectangle on the map.
5) After you create a drawing you have the ability to edit it. Editing can mean changing the shape or changing the color and line style.
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a. Editing Tool – Shape Click on the tool to select, click or tap an existing drawing to begin editing it. Use arrows to move, R to rotate, S to scale, V to select vertex. Combine with ALT for finer control. Combine with SHIFT to reverse.
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b. Editing Tool – Color/Style Choose Styles for the currently selected drawing tool. Whichever desired styling is selected the drawing will be edited to the styling chosen.
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Ex. Initial Map
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c. Editing Tool – Snapping
After clicking on “Enable Snapping”, when you drag the corners of your polygons and they are at a certain proximity to other shapes (proximity radius around cursor), the corners will “snap” to these other shapes when you release the mouse. The location of where they will snap to will be shown as a white dot in the buffered area around your cursor. Leave “Select Snapping Layers” as the default value with all snappable layers selected or choose only layers that contain features you want to snap to.
Click on the tool to select, delete an existing drawing by clicking or tapping to immediately and permanently delete a drawing. This cannot be undone.
Select Clear to clear all drawings from the map.
Press OK and drawing(s) will be cleared.
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Click to download your drawings as a shapefile. 6) Map scale: the map must be at a scale of 1:10,000 or greater detail (smaller number) to be acceptable. To print a map to a PDF file, click on the Print and Export tab. Click on Print.
7) To create a printable version of the map select Print Fill out the Print Map dialog box as desired. Select 1:10,000 from the Map Scale drop-down box. Keep Output Format as PDF, select Print.
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A PDF will generate. To view the file, click Open File.
The PDF will open in Adobe Acrobat. Use the tools within Adobe Acrobat to print and save.
The completed map can be emailed with the report to [email protected]
Do not email the URL, as it will not be viewable by another party.
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