(7.5M) Provinces and States - 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

Limits of the Canada land mass, provincial and territorial boundaries.

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: DBMBC7HML3
Comments: This spatial layer details polygon features that represent Canadian provinces, Territories and waters and adjacent international boundaries for only the extent of British Columbia. This is not a multipart feature.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
STATUS STATUS VARCHAR2 30 The status of the area whether it is Province or territory.
NAME NAME VARCHAR2 30 The Name of province or territory where the name is used in both English and French.
ENGLISH_NAME NGLSHNM VARCHAR2 30 The English name of province or territory (Pan-Canadian name)
FRENCH_NAME FRNCHNM VARCHAR2 30 The French name of province or territory (Pan-Canadian name)
REGION_CODE RGNCD NUMBER 5 Statistics Canada province code (first 2 digits of the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC))defines province/territorial extent
POLYGON_FEATURE PLGNFTR NUMBER 4 Polygon feature created by administrative boundaries enclosing water bodies defines the island name. Code value is 9999 or 0 where 9999 is a island.
ISLAND ISLAND VARCHAR2 30 The Name of island used in both the English and the French language.
ISLAND_ENGLISH_NAME SLNDNGLSHN VARCHAR2 30 The English name of island (Pan-Canadian name)
ISLAND_FRENCH_NAME SLNDFRNCHN VARCHAR2 30 The French name of island (Pan-Canadian name)
NATION_ENGLISH_NAME NTNNGLSHNM VARCHAR2 30 The English name of foreign nation is defined with values as Canada ,Denmark, France, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and United States of America.
NATION_FRENCH_NAME NTNFRNCHNM VARCHAR2 30 The French name of foreign nation is defined with values as Canada ,Denmark, France, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and United States of America.
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