Archaeological Potential

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Archaeology
Licensed under Access Only

This spatial layer contains polygons representing areas of moderate and high archaeological potential that have been determined via Archaeological Overview Assessment (AOA) studies. Access is provided to authorized users only.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Data Quality

Accuracy varies depending on date and quality of AOA study. Polygons are model-based and not field-verified. Provincial coverage is partial; many areas of the province have not undergone an AOA.

Lineage Statement

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Contact Information

NameCynthia Lake (pointOfContact)
EmailCynthia.R.Lake@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationArchaeology
NameDiana Cooper (pointOfContact)
EmailDiana.Cooper@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationArchaeology

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Named users
Who can download this dataset?Named users

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2018-05-18
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_ARCHAEOLOGY.RAAD_AOA_PROVINCIAL

Short Name: RAAD_AOAPR

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
POTENTIAL POTENTIAL VARCHAR2 4
STUDY STUDY VARCHAR2 6
STUDY_ID STUDY_ID NUMBER 5
PERMIT PERMIT VARCHAR2 8
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 NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters

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