Coal Fields of BC with Coal Bed Methane Potential

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation - BC Geological Survey
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

A polygon coverage showing the location of coalfields with coalbed methane (cbm) potential in BC

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

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No copyrights or limitations, available to the public (and necessary for those people interested in investing in cbm (coalbed methane) endeavours in the Province).

Lineage Statement

Coverage produced by Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Reources - BC Geological Survey in May 04, 2001 Derived from 1:250K geology from BC Geological Survey.

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Contact Information

NameLarry Jones (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey
NameJanet.Riddell (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2019-12-17
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: GEOL_COAL

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
COAL_BED_ID COALBED_ID NUMBER 5 Unique surrogate key
COAL_BED_NAME COALBED_NA VARCHAR2 40 Name of the coal bed
FEATURE_CODE FEAT_CODE VARCHAR2 10 A feature code is most importantly a means of linking a feature to its name and definition. For example, the code GB15300120 on a digital geographic feature links it to the name "Lake - Dry" with the definition "A lake bed from which all water has drained or evaporated."
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 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