Freshwater Atlas Named Point Features

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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

Named point features (both fresh and marine) such as points of land, etc. Point names included as an attribute

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


This spatially-based information is typically used in allocation decisions, boundary definitions, planning processes and environmental monitoring, by internal and external stakeholders.

Lineage Statement

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

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 2021-05-08
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Comments: Contains point features (both fresh and coastal) and associated names. Does not contain multipart geometries. Spatial geometry: point

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
NAMED_POINT_FEATURE_ID NMDPNTFTRD NUMBER 18 Unique identifier for each named feature.
GNIS_ID GNIS_ID NUMBER 10 The BCGNIS (BC Geographical Names Information System) feature id.
GNIS_NAME GNIS_NAME VARCHAR2 80 The BCGNIS (BC Geographical Names Information System) name associated with the GNIS feature id (an English name was used where available, otherwise another language was selected).
NAMED_FEATURE_TYPE NMDFTRTP VARCHAR2 6 Type of the named point. Contains one of the following: Fresh or Marine.
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE contains a value based on the Canadian Council of Surveys and Mapping's (CCSM) system for classification of geographic features.
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.