Municipalities - Legally Defined Administrative Areas of BC
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Administrative boundaries are used by agencies at all levels of government for land use planning, treaty negotiations, emergency management and planning, running elections, conducting demographic analysis and municipal planning.
Digital linework and points used to generate this dataset were reviewed by a professional surveyor.
Primary data sources for ABMS include Metes and Bounds legal descriptions from the Letters Patent, ICF (Integrated Cadastre Fabric), TRIM (Terrain Resource Information Mapping), and FWA (Freshwater Atlas). Other sources were used to clarify boundaries (e.g., Tantalis for crown land parcels, legal plans, etc.).
|Name||Joy Sinnett (pointOfContact)|
|Organization||Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development|
|Name||Elizabeth Lane (custodian)|
|Organization||Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing|
|Sub-Organization||Governance and Structure|
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|Who can view this dataset?||Public|
|Who can download this dataset?||Public|
|Record Last Modified||2019-12-17|
Object Name: WHSE_LEGAL_ADMIN_BOUNDARIES.ABMS_MUNICIPALITIES_SP
Short Name: ABMS_MUNI
Comments: ABMS_MUNICIPALITIES_SP contains legally defined municipal administrative boundary areas in the Province of British Columbia. This spatial layer contains multipart features.
|Column Name||Short Name||Data Type||Data Precision||Comments|
|LGL_ADMIN_AREA_ID||AA_ID||NUMBER||10||LGL_ADMIN_AREA_ID is an operationally-generated unique identification number, e.g., 1, 2,3.|
|ADMIN_AREA_NAME||AA_NAME||VARCHAR2||200||ADMIN_AREA_NAME is the authoritative, officially approved name given to the Administrative Area, e.g., Regional District of Alberni Clayquot.|
|ADMIN_AREA_ABBREVIATION||ABRVN||VARCHAR2||40||ADMIN_AREA_ABBREVIATION is a short form or commonly-known acronym for the Administrative Area name, e.g., Tofino (Corporation of the Village of Tofino), RDAC (Regional District of Alberni Clayquot).|
|ADMIN_AREA_BOUNDARY_TYPE||BDY_TYPE||VARCHAR2||20||ADMIN_AREA_BOUNDARY_TYPE is a high-level grouping of Administrative Areas used to categorise features when reporting, e.g., Census, Legal, Administrative.|
|ADMIN_AREA_TYPE||AA_TYPE||VARCHAR2||50||ADMIN_AREA_TYPE is a low-level grouping of Administrative Areas used to categorise features when reporting, e.g., Province, Regional District., Harbour and Port Authority.|
|ADMIN_AREA_GROUP_NAME||AA_PARENT||VARCHAR2||200||ADMIN_AREA_GROUP_NAME is the name given to the larger administrative area (if there is any) of which this feature is a member, e.g., Regional District of Alberni Clayquot (This would be the ADMIN_AREA_GROUP_NAME of the feature called "The Corporation of the Village of Tofino").|
|CHANGE_REQUESTED_ORG||CHNG_ORG||VARCHAR2||30||CHANGE_REQUESTED_ORG is the government acronym of the Ministry or sub-org that last requested the change that resulted in the modification of the record, e.g., GeoBC, MCSCD.|
|UPDATE_TYPE||UPT_TYPE||VARCHAR2||50||UPDATE_TYPE is a short description of the latest alteration of the feature's geographic or attribute content, e.g., Inserted (added new), Change in geometry.|
|WHEN_UPDATED||UPT_DATE||DATE||7||WHEN_UPDATED is the date and time the record was last modified.|
|OIC_NUMBER||OIC_NUMBER||VARCHAR2||7||OIC_NUMBER is a single, most-recent Order-In-Council (OIC) identifier for a particular Administrative Area. The OIC_NUMBER is in the form ###/YY where ### is a number, then a forward slash "/" followed by a two-digit Year abbreviation, e.g., 245/13 denotes OIC Number 245 enacted into law in 2013.|
|OIC_YEAR||OIC_YEAR||VARCHAR2||4||OIC_YEAR is the four-digit year that the Order-In-Council was enacted into law, e.g., 2014|
|AFFECTED_ADMIN_AREA_ABRVN||AFCTD_AREA||VARCHAR2||120||AFFECTED_ADMIN_AREA_ABRVN is a semicolon-delimited list of the abbreviations (ADMIN_AREA_ABBREVIATION) of Administrative Area boundaries that are affected by the OIC number in the OIC year, e.g., SQCRD-EA E; SQCRD-EA H. If a record has the value "SQCRD-EA E; SQCRD-EA H" for AFFECTED_ADMIN_AREA_ABRVN, an ADMIN_AREA_ABBREVIATION of Prince Rupert, an OIC (OIC_NUMBER) value of 501/14, an OIC Year (OIC_YEAR) value of 2014, and an Administrative Area Group Name (ADMIN_AREA_GROUP_NAME) of Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District, then the interpretation is that OIC 501 in the year 2014 for Prince Rupert also affects the boundaries of Electoral Areas SQCRD-EA E and SQCRD-EA H in the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District.|
|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||LENGTH_M||NUMBER||19||FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.|
|SHAPE||SHAPE||SDO_GEOMETRY||1||SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.|
|OBJECTID||OBEJCTID||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||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.|