Emergency Social Services Facilities

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

During a declared emergency event, this dataset will include the facilities that provide Emergency Social Service assistance.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


The purpose of this data set is to provide a geographical referenced dataset of the facilities that may be utilized as a facility to provide Emergency Social Service related activities during an emergency event.

Data Quality

Data is updated on an as needed basis where Geographical Information is required to support the needs of a provincial response in supporting local governments during an emergency event.

Lineage Statement

Names of the facilities where geo-located using the BC Geocoder and other supporting information to indicate the location of the facility.

Contact Information

NameGeoBC Inquiries (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
NameJoy Sinnett (distributor)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2018-03-28
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: EMRG_SSF
Comments: Approved facilities that provide Emergency Social Services assistance during an emergency event.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
ESS_FACILITY_ID ESS_FCL_ID NUMBER 3 ESS_FACILITY_ID is the unique numeric identifier assigned to each ESS facility in the province, e.g., 123.
FACILITY_NAME FCLTY_NAME VARCHAR2 100 FACILITY_NAME is the name of the facility, e.g., Ashcroft River Inn.
FACILITY_TYPE_CODE FCLTY_TYPE VARCHAR2 15 FACILITY_TYPE_CODE identifies the type of facility, e.g., RC - Reception Centre, GL - Group Lodging, RSCTR - Resilency Centre, SA - Satellite.
ADDRESS ADDRESS VARCHAR2 50 ADDRESS is the street number and street name where the facility is located, e.g., 4790 Pine Avenue.
COMMUNITY COMMUNITY VARCHAR2 50 COMMUNITY is the community or First Nation where the facility is located, e.g., Penticton.
POSTAL_CODE POSTAL_CD VARCHAR2 7 POSTAL_CODE is the postal code for the civic address of the facility, e.g., V9B 1M6.
PREOC_CODE PREOC_CD VARCHAR2 3 PREOC_CODE is the 3 letter code that represents the Provincial Regional Emergency Operations centre where the facility is located, i.e., VIR (Vancouver Island Region), SWE (Southwest Region) , SEA (Southeast Region) , CTL (Central Region), NEA (Northeast Region), NEW (Northwest Region)
REGIONAL_DISTRICT_CODE RGNL_DSTRD VARCHAR2 5 REGIONAL_DISTRICT_CODE is the 3, 4 or 5 letter code used to identify the Regional District where the facility is located, e.g., MVRD, RDFFG.
MUNICIPALITY MNCPLTY VARCHAR2 50 MUNICIPALITY is the full name of the municipality where the facility is located, e.g., City of Langley.
STATUS STATUS VARCHAR2 20 STATUS is the current status of the facility, i.e., Open, Closed, Standby.
STATUS_DATE STATUS_DT DATE 7 STATUS_DATE is the date that the STATUS was last updated.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
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.