Coastal BC Bathymetry

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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

Coastal British Columbia bathymetry. Depth P - Photic 0-20m S - Shallow 20-200m M - Midepth 200 - 500 D - Deep 500-1000m A - Abyssal > 1000m X - unknown Blanks are land

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Oil spill response, resource analysis, coastal planning, marine sensitive areas

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 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2019-05-04
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: MEC_ECMT_D
Comments: Generalized MEC (Marine Ecological Classification), ecounits, depth only, for faster display of depth (bathymetric) information.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CRIMS_DEPTH_ID CRMSDPTHD NUMBER 8 Used for the Primary Key, this is the Unique Identifier for this object. Do not confuse this with the autogenerated OBJECTID
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 NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters