BC College Region Boundaries

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Published by the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation - BC Stats
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

The BC College Region Boundaries are administrative areas for Colleges within the province of BC. They are generally named for the largest university/college in the region.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


These regions are primarily used by policy analysts for administrative and research purposes.

Data Quality

The dataset is complete and contains full coverage within the Province of BC.

Lineage Statement

The boundaries were created by the Ministry of Advanced Education, & Labour Market Development and, in most cases, follow School Districts or aggregates of School Districts.

Contact Information

NameBC Stats (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation
Sub-OrganizationBC Stats

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-01-25
Record Last Modified 2020-11-03
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: COLLGE_RGN
Comments: ADM_COLLEGE_REGIONS_SP are regional boundaries generally named for the largest university or college in a region. The boundaries, in most cases, follow School Districts or aggregates of School Districts.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
COLLEGE_REGION_NAME COL_RGN_M VARCHAR2 50 COLLEGE_REGION_NAME is name of the college region, e.g., Douglas.
COLLEGE_REGION_NUMBER COL_RGN_NU NUMBER 2 COLLEGE_REGION_NUMBER is the college region number associated with the region name, e.g., 4 (Douglas).
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
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.