Ecosystem Units - a Union of Ecosection and Biogeoclass

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Ecosystem units of the Columbia Basin. Ecosystem units are a union of ecosection and biogeoclassification.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.8° to 51.9°
Longitude: -117.9° to -113.4°

Additional Information


To improve conservation planning in the Columbia Basin by providing science-based information about biodiversity to a broad range of audiences.

Lineage Statement


Contact Information

NameAmy Waterhouse (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationFish and Wildlife Compensation Program

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Who can view this dataset? Government
Who can download this dataset?Government

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2019-08-28
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Comments: Ecosystem Units - a union of Ecosection and BiogeoclassificationScale: 1:250,000 Legend Name: Ecosystem Units

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CB_ECOSYSTEM_UNIT_ID CBCSSTMNTD NUMBER 9 Generated sequence number for Columbia Basin entity CB ECOSYSTEM UNIT
BEC_LABEL BEC_LABEL VARCHAR2 9 Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification subzone/variant, with spaces.
ECOSYSTEM_UNIT CSSTMNT VARCHAR2 11 Ecosystem unit. A concatenation of BECLBL and ECOSECTION.
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