(7.5M) Major Roads - The Atlas of Canada Base Maps for 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

Major road features and ferry routes.

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 (pointOfContact)
OrganizationGovernment of Canada
Sub-OrganizationNatural Resources Canada

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2019-12-17
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: DBMBC7HML5
Comments: This spatial layer details line features that represent major roads and ferry routes for only the extent of British Columbia, compiled from the Canadian layer representing major roads and ferry routes. This is not a multipart feature.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD NUMBER 5 This Identifies the class of features. Values for F_Code from original coverage are 66 = Expressway, 67 = Major road, 68 = Other road and 74 = Ferry route
ENGLISH_NAME NGLSHNM VARCHAR2 26 The English name of the road.
FRENCH_NAME FRNCHNM VARCHAR2 26 The French name of the road.
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