BC Frogwatch

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Knowledge Management
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DEPRECATED: Point observations of frogs, toads, salamanders, reptiles and turtles within BC supporting the B.C. Frogwatch program. It collates, maps and archives the Citizen Science Information. The intention is to share this information with biologists, naturalists, teachers, students, gardeners, municipal planners, land developers and the general public to help in the conservation of amphibians and amphibian habitats via iMapBC. This dataset has been replaced by the use of the following datasets: WHSE_WILDLIFE_INVENTORY.SPI_INCIDENT_OBS_NONSENS_SP and WHSE_WILDLIFE_INVENTORY.SPI_SURVEY_OBS_NONSENS_SP

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

The dataset was created to illustrate the approximate locations of herptile (amphibian, reptile, and turtle) locations that have been submitted to the BC Frogwatch program and Species Inventory database. The intent is for citizen scientists to see general areas where herptiles have been observed. The data is not appropriate for use in analysis.

Lineage Statement

Data from inventories conducted all over the province has either been directly entered into the SPI_DC data capture tool via either the wildlife incidental observation form or uploaded to it using a MS Excel Template Tool and MS Access Import Tool.

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Contact Information

NamePurnima Govindarajulu (businessExpert)
EmailPurnima.Govindarajulu@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationEcosystems
NameWildlife Species Inventory Mailbox (pointOfContact)
EmailSPI_Mail@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Not downloadable

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2019-09-09
Resource Status obsolete
Replacement Recordhttps://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/7d5a14c4-3b6e-4c15-980b-68ee68796dbe

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_WILDLIFE_INVENTORY.SPI_FROGWATCH_MASKED_OBS_SP

Short Name: SPFRGWTCHM
Comments: FROGWATCH MASKED OBS SP represents obscured (or masked) locations derived from point observations of frogs, toads, salamanders, reptiles and turtles within BC to support the B.C. Frogwatch is a program. It is collated, mapped and archived the citizen science information. The intension is to share this information with biologists, naturalists, teachers, students, gardeners, municipal planners, land developers and the general public to help in the conservation of amphibians and amphibian habitats.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
FROGWATCH_MASKED_OBS_ID FRGWTCHMSK NUMBER 10 FROGWATCH MASKED OBS ID is a system generated unique identification number. This is a primary key.
SPI_SPECIES_CODE SPSPCSCD VARCHAR2 35 SPI SPECIES CODE is the RISC (Resource Information Standards Committee) code for this element, as found in SPI taxonomic data. e.g., A-RAAU
SPECIES_ENGLISH_NAME SPCSNGLSHN VARCHAR2 50 SPECIES ENGLISH NAME is standard provincial English name of the species or taxa associated with the wildlife habitat feature. e.g., Red-legged frog
CLASS_ENGLISH CLSSNGLSH VARCHAR2 50 CLASS ENGLISH is the English name of the taxonomic class the observed species belongs to.
OBSERVED_NUMBER BSRVDNMBR NUMBER 5 OBSERVED NUMBER is usually the total number of animals detected at the point location. A Count of 0 means none of the target taxa were detected. A Count of 1 means one of three things: (1) Exactly one animal was detected, (2) At least one animal was detected and more detail is given in the survey-specific data fields, or (3) Sign of at least one animal was detected and more detail is given in the survey-specific data fields. This value is a summary of the survey observation numbers and the incidental observation numbers at a given location.
OBSERVATION_DATETIME BSRVTNDTTM DATE 7 OBSERVATION DATETIME is the date and time that a species was observed.
PROJECT_ID PROJECT_ID NUMBER 10 PROJECT ID is the unique numerical identifier of a wildlife species inventory project in the SPI database.
PROJECT_WEB_PAGE PRJCTWBPG VARCHAR2 255 PROJECT WEB PAGE is the standard web interface for deep-linking to the Species Inventory Web Explorer search engine using the project ID.
BCSEE_SPECIES_CODE_URL BCSSPCSCDR VARCHAR2 255 BCSEE SPECIES CODE URL is standard web interface for deep-linking to the British Columbia Species and Ecosystem Explorer search engine using the species code or Element Subnational ID.
SURVEY_OBSERVATION_ID SRVBSRVTND NUMBER 10 SURVEY OBSERVATION ID is a unique identifier for a survey observation in the SPI database as supplied by the business area.
OBSERVATION_YEAR BSRVTNR NUMBER 4 OBSERVATION YEAR is the year, in 4-digit format, that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_MONTH BSRVTNMNTH NUMBER 2 OBSERVATION MONTH is the month (1 through 12) that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_DAY BSRVTND NUMBER 2 OBSERVATION DAY is the day (1 through 31) that a species was observed.
UTM_ZONE UTM_ZONE NUMBER 4 UTM ZONE is a segment of the Earth's surface 6 degrees of longitude in width. The zones are numbered eastward starting at the meridian 180 degrees from the prime meridian at Greenwich. There are five zones numbered 7 through 11 that cover British Columbia, e.g., Zone 10 with a central meridian at -123 degrees.
UTM_EASTING TMSTNG NUMBER 6 UTM EASTING is the distance in meters eastward to or from the central meridian of a UTM zone with a false easting of 500000 meters.
UTM_NORTHING TMNRTHNG NUMBER 7 UTM NORTHING is the distance in meters northward from the equator.
LATITUDE LATITUDE NUMBER 8 LATITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the equator, e.g., 55.323653
LONGITUDE LONGITUDE NUMBER 9 LONGITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the prime meridian, e.g., -123.093544
INCIDENTAL_OBSERVATION_ID NCDNTLBSRV NUMBER 10 INCIDENTAL OBSERVATION ID is a unique identifier for an incidental observation in the SPI database as supplied by the business area. This value is supplied from the source dataset Incidental Observations.
SURVEY_OBS_OBSERVED_NUMBER SRVBSBSRVD NUMBER 10 SURVEY OBS OBSERVED NUMBER is the number of individuals detected during an observation. This number is from the survey observations source dataset.
ADULT_MALES DLTMLS NUMBER 5 ADULT MALES is the number of adult males observed.
ADULT_FEMALES DLTFMLS NUMBER 5 ADULT FEMALES is the number of adult females observed.
ADULTS_UNCLASSED_SEX DLTSNCLSSD NUMBER 5 ADULTS UNCLASSED SEX is the number of adults of unknown or unclassified sex observed.
JUVENILE_MALES JVNLMLS NUMBER 5 JUVENILE MALES is the number of juvenile males observed.
JUVENILE_FEMALES JVNLFMLS NUMBER 5 JUVENILE FEMALES is the number of juvenile females observed.
JUVENILES_UNCLASSED_SEX JVNLSNCLSS NUMBER 5 JUVENILES UNCLASSED SEX is the number of juveniles of unknown or unclassified sex observed.
UNCLASSED_LIFE_STAGE_AND_SEX NCLSSDLFST NUMBER 5 UNCLASSED LIFE STAGE AND SEX is the number of unknown age individuals of unknown sex observed.
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE is a feature code is a means of linking a geographic feature to its name and definition.
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 FEAT_AREA 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