Source of Innovation

The re-think originated from getting asked to deliver additional research and writing labour time to a local government and a for-profit contractor managing a provincial park, at my expense, after solving colonial mapping mysteries.*

And that led to searching for a way to help British Columbia‘s caving club get tax credits for donating hard-(and dangerous)-to-gather underground river information (water soluble geology & aquifer data) to government.

Private citizens have the right to be paid for our labour. The goal was to be paid in cash for the labour (did not happen) or net charitable tax credits that could be exchanged for cash, for donating the equivalent labour value of the data gathered through research. But charitable labour donations are not allowed in law in Canada at the moment.**

The method here solves the data compensation challenge.

Problem-solving path






Solution Time

The initial investigating & thinking took 4-months, then 2-3 days to write up, then ~3-months to cut it all down to the summary [ (w + x) – y = z ] arithmetic.

Post-trail-discovery networking: Fall 2016-Spring2017
Early Investigating, Solutioning & Write-up: 2017
Delivering to GovCanada with help of my MP: Aug/Sep2017
Publishing (+ copies at Scribd & Github): 15Sep2018 
Implications Unpacking & Link Updates: Oct2018-to-present

* Horne Lake Trail, Vancouver Island, Surveyed by Hudson’s Bay Company, Oct. 1856: Historical map/sleuthing discoveries affecting three overlapping First Nations’ (US: “Tribal”) land claims and the conflicting claims with all levels of government, landowners, and forest and mining licensees:

** See “Status in Canada”