(7.5M) National Parks - 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

This spatial layer details polygon features that represent National Parks for only the extent of British Columbia

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-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: DBMBC7HMLP
Comments: This spatial layer details polygon features that represent National Parks for only the extent of British Columbia. This is not a multipart feature.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
ENGLISH_NAME NGLSHNM VARCHAR2 50 The English name of the national park
FRENCH_NAME FRNCHNM VARCHAR2 50 The French name of the national park
YEAR_ESTABLISHED RSTBLSHD NUMBER 5 The year in which the park was established.
REGION_CODE RGNCD NUMBER 5 Province or territory in which park is located - Statistics Canada province code (first 2 digits of the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC))defines province/territorial extent
AREA_KILOMETERS_SQUARED RKLMTRSSQR NUMBER 12 The Park area in square kilometres
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_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters