Bioslide Points

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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

A point file showing a collection of specific GPS spatial points recorded during the video taping of the shoreline. The points are represented by a specific latitude and longitude taken at a specific date and time. Each are associated with a specific BIOSLIDE at a specific SHOREUNIT in the Shorezone data

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Bioslide points are used to show the locations of bioslides associated with particular shorezone shoreunits.

Lineage Statement

Bioslide Points captured using GPS at intervals during the video capture flight were then manually associated with Shorezone phyidents using a series of variably-sized buffers.


Contact Information

NameGeoBC Inquiries (pointOfContact)
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 2013-04-15
Record Last Modified 2019-05-10
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: SHZN_BS_LC
Comments: Locations of bioslides including links to photos depicting the biology of the shoreunits.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
BIOSLIDE_LOCATION_ID BSLD_LC_ID NUMBER 10 BIOSLIDE_LOCATION_ID is a system generated unique identification number supplied by the business area.
BIOSLIDE_ID BSLD_ID VARCHAR2 35 BIOSLIDE_ID is a unique identifier assigned to a particular bioslide, e.g., GIAVI0021.
BIOSLIDE_URL BSLD_RL VARCHAR2 254 BIOSLIDE_URL is a link to the photo of the bioslide, e.g.,
LATITUDE LATITUDE NUMBER 8 LATITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the bioslide at the date and time the bioslide was recorded, as measured from the equator, e.g., 55.323653.
LONGITUDE LONGITUDE NUMBER 9 LONGITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (-ddd.dddddd), of the location of the bioslide at the date and time the bioslide was recorded, as measured from the prime meridian, e.g., -123.093544.
REGION_ID REGION_ID NUMBER 2 REGION_ID is a unique number assigned to a particular region. A region is a large subdivision area of a project used for administrative purposes. The regions are numbered 1 to 13, e.g., 1, 2, 3.
SECTION_CODE SECTION_CD NUMBER 2 SECTION_CODE is a unique number assigned to a particular section of a region. A section is a subdivision of a region used for administrative purposes, e.g., 1, 2, 3.
PROJECT_CODE PROJECT_CD VARCHAR2 6 PROJECT_CODE is a unique three- to six-letter acronym code assigned to a particular very large administrative project area in the province of BC. Project codes are used for administrative purposes for the identification and grouping of regions and sections, e.g., WCVI (for West Coast Vancouver Island), MIDC (for MidCoast).
BIOAREA_CODE BIOAREA_CD VARCHAR2 5 BIOAREA_CODE is a unique two- to five-letter acronym code assigned to a particular large administrative area in the province of BC. The bioareas are very similar to the projects in function but differ in that bioareas divide the province based on the biology of a particular area, e.g., BI (for Burrard Inlet), CC (for Central Coast), SOG (for Strait of Georgia).
BIOSLIDE_IMAGE BSLD_MGE VARCHAR2 35 BIOSLIDE_IMAGE is a unique name given to the digital version of the bioslide, typically a lower-case concatenation of the project code, a two-digit version of bioslide_loc_year_flown, the numeric portion of the cd_tape_number and phase (if applicable) and a four-digit image sequence number followed by the image extension, e.g., midc_97_9_0013.jpg.
TIME_UTC TIME_UTC NUMBER 6 TIME_UTC is the time the bioslide location was recorded. The time is documented not as local time, but as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time format used is a variation of the ISO 8601 (basic format) standard, without the Z indicator for UTC and without zero-padded hours, e.g., the time 2:31:57 PM UTC is 143157. Thus, each time is a maximum of 6 digits.
DATE_UTC DATE_UTC NUMBER 8 DATE_UTC is the date the bioslide location was recorded. The date is documented in the ISO 8601 (basic format) standard, e.g., the date 2009 March 31 is 20090331. Thus, each date is 8 digits long.
YEAR_FLOWN YEAR_FLOWN NUMBER 4 YEAR_FLOWN is a 4-digit representation of the year the bioslide location was recorded, e.g. 2009.
TAPE_NUMBER TP_NMBR VARCHAR2 20 TAPE_NUMBER is the original video flight tape designation as recorded in the field and often (but not necessarily) contains references to the project, the year, the project phase, etc., e.g., GINP06_02, JDF07_WC_01, LUCO-001, 1, 2, 3.
ORIGINAL_SLIDE_NAME ORGNL_SLDM VARCHAR2 35 ORIGINAL_SLIDE_NAME is the name of the bioslide as it was originally captured. The bioslides used a different and inconsistent naming convention across projects when first captured and do not adhere to the naming convention established by the bioslide image attribute. The original slide name is recorded here for historical purposes, e.g., GIAVI23.JPG.
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 ANNO_CAD 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.