The map interface features a series of tabs (About, Layers, Legend, Themes, Disclaimer) and a series of toolbars.
The Themes Tab provides links to ready-made maps which highlight map data layers most relevant to the theme selected. For instance, clicking on the Conservation Properties theme will result in a map showing all the conservation properties in the Canadian portion of the Columbia River Basin. Several themes require specific resolutions for viewing. For example if you chose the Ecosystem - Classification theme the Biogeoclimatic zones are not visible until viewed at a resolution of less than 1:100,000.
Hosting and technical support for this database is provided by the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre.