Mapping & Drafting

Facilities Information & Inventory Systems (FIIS) mapping technicians draft and maintain keyplans and campus maps using AutoCAD for UBC facilities, grounds, and infrastructure. Keyplans provide accurate, scaled space information from which the usage of campus facilities by departments can be properly estimated and planned. Base maps are the foundation for the development of many other types of maps that support current and future development on campus.


Keyplans are building floor plans created in AutoCAD from the As-built drawings submitted to Capital Planning by consultants. Keyplans provide precise room area information that is integrated into the space inventory database. The keyplans are also used as the base for other building wayfinding aids, such as the fire safety plans, an element of the Building Emergency Response Plan.


The drafting team works with teams across UBC Facilities to maintain campus maps showing campus features such as buildings, grounds, and infrastructure. Any of these features can be added to the base map in a variety of ways, such as a topographic representation that features gas lines. The campus base maps are used to develop other maps, like the UBC address map, which includes current and future campus development projects.

Custom drafting

The FIIS mapping team is available for consultation whenever specific and unique mapping information is required. In the past, they have provided AutoCAD and GIS maps for community planning, emergency response services, and address maps showing particular buildings and the specific underground services nearby. All custom maps are available as standardized prints, custom-sized, or digital files. We are happy to provide estimates prior to any work being undertaken.