New Brunswick Online Mineral Claim System (NB e-CLAIMS)
New Brunswick Online Mineral Claim Registry (NB e-CLAIMS), an online map staking/claim acquisition and administration system, goes live. The new system enables prospectors and mining companies in New Brunswick and worldwide to acquire and manage mineral claims in real time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For the Government of New Brunswick, NB e-CLAIMS supports the preservation of a diverse, changing set of land and resource values for future generations while enabling improved global access to resource development in support of economic growth and employment that sustain vibrant local communities. NB e-CLAIMS enables authorized users to view up-to-date mineral or petroleum claim information on a digital map over the Internet, determine the availability of claims of interest, assess land classifications, acquire, renew or submit requests to acquire or renew exploration rights, make online payments and secure confirmation of such acquisitions or renewals. The system supports and automates many of the business functions including the processing and approval of application and renewal requests, the recording and issuance of licenses, leases, permits and registrations, the determination of annual requirements, the receipt, review and approval of work submissions and the receipt and processing of payments. The development and deployment of NB e-CLAIMS was a collaborative process between the Minerals and Petroleum Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Pacific GeoTech Systems (PGTS) and ESRI Canada (Atlantic Region). This solution is based on the proven PGTS Mineral Titles Online (MTO) framework deployed in BC, and currently being customized and configured for Manitoba. Initiated only a year ago, NB e-CLAIMS was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.