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Atlas of Canada 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data - Hydrology Rivers

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC
Licensed under Access Only

DEPRECATED: The National Scale Frameworks Hydrology data consists of area, linear and point geospatial and attribute data for Canada's hydrology at a national scale. It provides a representation of Canada's surface water features, and data completeness reflects the content of the source, the original Vector Map level 0 (VMAP0) revision 4 hydrographic layers, except where revision editing has been performed. Key value-added characteristics include river flow direction, connectivity and the tagging of geographical name keys to selected rivers, lakes and islands included in the Concise Gazetteer of Canada. The product set for the hydrology theme consists of six groupings: Drainage Network Skeleton, Waterbodies, Islands, Drainage Areas, Supplemental Drainage Features (Hydrometric Gauging Stations and Dams) and Cartographic.

This dataset has been replaced with WHSE_BASEMAPPING.NRC_RIVERS_1M_SP

This metadata applies to the Drainage Network Skeleton, Waterbodies, Islands and Cartographic groups of featutes, of the hydrology theme.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


The Atlas of Canada 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data are a set of integrated base map layers which form the Atlas of Canada National Frameworks Data collection. These data have been compiled at a scale of 1:1 000 000 with the primary goal being to indicate correct relative positioning with other frameworks layers rather than absolute positional accuracy.

Lineage Statement

Originator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, The Atlas of Canada

More Information

Contact Information

NameGeoGratis Web Services (pointOfContact)
OrganizationGovernment of Canada
Sub-OrganizationNatural Resources Canada
NameStephen Sutherland (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Government
Who can download this dataset?Government

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2021-09-28
Resource Status obsolete
Replacement Recordhttps://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/d68913ca-59ff-4cb8-a931-930637de7b10

Object Description


Short Name: DRP_RIVERS

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
RIVER_1M_ID RVR_1M_ID NUMBER 38 RIVER 1M ID is the surrogate primary key
RIVER_NAME RIVER_NM VARCHAR2 88 RIVER NAME is the name of the river or water feature.
DESCRIPTION DSCRPTN VARCHAR2 40 DESCRIPTION contains the description of the river or water feature e.g. double sided river.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters