BC Environmental Monitoring Locations (Spatial View)

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Knowledge Management
Licensed under Access Only

This data set provides the Environmental Monitoring Locations spatial point coverage for the Province of British Columbia. The locations are derived from the Environmental Monitoring System (EMS). Attributes include:

• Monitoring Location ID • Monitoring Location Name • Description • Established Date • Discharge Media Code • Location Purpose Code • Location Type Code

EMS code descriptions can be found in the EMS support tables by following the EMS electronic data transfer link under the More Information heading below.

The Environmental Monitoring System was designed to capture data covering physical/chemical and biological analyses performed on water, air, solid waste discharges and ambient monitoring sites throughout the province. It also contains related quality assurance data. Samples are collected by either ministry staff or permittees under the Environmental Management Act and then analyzed in public or private sector laboratories.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

This system is used by: • Impact biologists, who use EMS to help assess the environmental quality in specific regions of the province. • Waste management officers, who manage the data associated with each of their permittees, including data entry.

Lineage Statement

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More Information

Contact Information

NameEMS Help Mailbox (pointOfContact)
EmailEMSHelp@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management
NameRob Gibson (businessExpert)
EmailRobert.Gibson@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management
NameRobert Williams (pointOfContact)
EmailRobert.Williams@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Government
Who can download this dataset?Government

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2019-05-04
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_WASTE.BC_ENV_MONITOR_LOCNS

Short Name: BCE_MONLOC

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
FCODE FCODE VARCHAR2 10
AEMS_TAG AEMS_TAG VARCHAR2 7
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.