Freshwater Atlas Edge Type Codes

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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

Links the edge type codes used in the stream network layer with an English description used to categorize stream network features

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


This code table is used as a look-up table for the edge codes in the Freshwater Atlas stream network layer.

Lineage Statement

Automated, mathematical and statistical algorithms were applied against the TRIM I stream network and the TRIM I elevation surface model.

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Contact Information

NameGeoBC Inquiries (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

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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 2021-04-24
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Comments: Contains the type codes with an English Description used to categorize linear features.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
EDGE_TYPE EDGE_TYPE NUMBER 10 A 4 digit numeric code used by the Freshwater Atlas to identify the various types of water network linear features. eg. 1050.
EDGE_DESCRIPTION DGDSCRPTN VARCHAR2 100 A plain english description of the edge type, for example "Single line blueline, main flow."