(7.5M) Major Cities - The Atlas of Canada Base Maps of BC

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC
Licensed under Open Government Licence - Canada

Selection of populated places in Canada.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


This set of base maps was originally prepared in an analogue form for the production of the National Atlas 5th edition. They were used as base maps to overlay the thematic information used in the preparation of Atlas maps. The digital versions were derived from the original base maps in order to complete the 5th edition of the National Atlas. They are the official bases used by the Atlas of Canada for the production of all their maps.

Contact Information

NameGeoGratis (custodian)
OrganizationGovernment of Canada
Sub-OrganizationCanadian Wildlife Service

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-16
Record Last Modified 2019-12-17
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: DBMBC7HML4
Comments: This spatial layer details point features that represent a selection of populated places in Canada for only the extent of British Columbia. This is not a multipart feature.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
UNIQUE_KEY UNIQUE_KEY VARCHAR2 5 The Alphabetical sequence code of 5 letters assigned to each record in the Canadian Geographic Names Database (CGNDB)
UNIQUE_KEY_ENGLISH NQKNGLSH VARCHAR2 5 Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (CPCGN) English code
UNIQUE_KEY_FRENCH NQKFRNCH VARCHAR2 5 Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (CPCGN) French code
NAME NAME VARCHAR2 50 The Name of the place used in both official languages.
ENGLISH_NAME NGLSHNM VARCHAR2 50 The English name of the populated place.
FRENCH_NAME FRNCHNM VARCHAR2 50 The French name of the populated place.
REGION_CODE RGNCD NUMBER 2 Statistics Canada province code (first 2 digits of the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC)) records identifying places within a NTS mapsheet
NTS50K_MAPSHEET NTS50KMPSH VARCHAR2 7 The National Topographic Series (NTS) mapsheet (1:50 000) number on which place can be located
LATITUDE LATITUDE VARCHAR2 6 The Latitude of place location (ddmmss)
LONGITUDE LONGITUDE VARCHAR2 7 The Longitude of place location (dddmmss)
STATSCAN_CODE STTSCNCD NUMBER 7 Statistics Canada seven digit code
CAPITAL CAPITAL NUMBER 3 The type of capital place. Types for Canada are1 = Federal, 2 = Provincial, 3 = Territorial
POPULATION_RANGE PPLTNRNG NUMBER 3 Population ranges are 1 = less than 499; 2 = 500 to 4999; 3 = 5000 to 24999; 4 = 25000 to 49999; 5 = 50000 to 99999; 6 = greater than 100000
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.