GATOR: Help with Using GATOR
GATOR has a number of web resources to assist you with using the application.
- GATOR Account Instructions
- There are step-by-step instructions for getting your GATOR account up and running:
- Hints and Tips
- A number of hints and tips to help you use GATOR better and find what you are looking for quickly and easily.
- Sample GATOR Images
- A page of sample images from the GATOR application for you to view.
Some of the information listed below is also available within the GATOR application.
- GATOR Alerts
- A list of news items and alerts about the GATOR application.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- A collection of frequently asked questions and answers about the GATOR application.
- Glossary of GATOR Terms
- A list of most of the terms used with the GATOR application, complete with definitions.
These downloadable PDF guidebooks and manuals are provided to give more in-depth assistance with the GATOR application:
- The GATOR Application Guidebook
- This Adobe Acrobat guidebook provides hints and details about the major GATOR search options, along with screen shots and explanations of the information that is returned.
- MrSID Viewer Manual (1998)
- This is a manual for the MrSID Browser plug-in and may be out of date regarding some aspects of the newer ExpressView Viewer and is supplied only as a reference.
- Hudson Bay Company Grant Information
- This Adobe Acrobat file provides the grant numbers and associated information that can be used in GATOR to search for a Hudson's Bay Company grant.
There are two main avenues of support for the GATOR application; the GATOR: Contact Us page and the GeoBC Service Desk:
- Contact Us
- The contact page has numbers and e-mail addresses for contacting the GATOR team, as well as an eForm for GATOR Issues and an eForm for GATOR Refunds.
- GeoBC Service Desk
- The GeoBC Service Desk provides a single point of contact for GeoBC applications and services. Experienced Client Support staff are available to respond to questions either by phone or email about the GATOR application.
- FrontCounter BC
- GeoBC BC's Geographic Gateway
- Crown Land Management
- First Nations Initiatives Division
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FrontCounter BC is a one stop service for clients of provincial natural resource ministries and agencies. Staff can help you with the licenses and permits you need to start or expand a business related to mining, forestry, agriculture, water, land, aquaculture and many others.
Virtual FrontCounter BC gives clients the ability to apply on-line for authorizations. You can update the application you are working on, attach maps and documents to your application, submit and pay for your application and track your online applications.
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GeoBC’s products and services enable citizens, clients and partners to discover, view, download, analyze, integrate and create geographic data to support their business activities.The Gateway proivdes a window to data and information sources managed by various ministries and agencies in the natural resource sector.
The allocation and management of Crown land and coastal marine resources plays a key role in expanding and diversifying the economy, sustaining environmental values, and promoting the health and well-being of all British Columbians.
FLNR administers, allocates, adjudicates, documents and manages Crown land tenures for a number of land programs. As well, FLNR is responsible for promoting adventure tourism, coordinating permitting processes for clean energy projects, creating opportunities to develop and market some Crown land parcels, and developing and implementing land and coastal marine plans and agreements.
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In 2008, the BC Government committed to improving consultation and respectful engagement with First Nations. Benefits of this work—to government, First Nations, proponents, and the public—include enhancing meaningful government-to-government relations with First Nations, creating a positive investment climate by providing certainty and predictability, and reducing the heavy consultation workload for all parties.
The First Nations Initiatives Division (FNID), a division of the Integrated Land Management Bureau, is leading a shift in business to the “Virtual integration” of aboriginal relations. Virtual Integration is a government initiative to implement common, policies, procedures and tools across all the natural resource agencies. FNID works with all Natural Resource Agencies to deliver Virtual Integration through two main business lines:
- Coordinating interagency consultation with First Nations, comprising i) an aligned policy framework, ii) regional economic development priority setting, including shared business planning and resource sharing, and iii) coordinating multi-authorization project consultation.
- Negotiating strategic agreements with First Nations that will improve the Province’s investment climate, reduce the consultation volume for all parties, create enduring forums for government-to-government engagement and achieve the goals of the Transformative Change Accord.