Generalized Forest Cover Ownership

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Forest Analysis and Inventory
Licensed under Access Only

This data product is a generalized description of the primary ownership of forest lands for use in strategic decision making such as Timber Supply Analysis. It is based upon the structure used in the Forest Inventory Planning (FIP/FC1) format. It is created and revised using information from Min of Agriculture and Lands Registries Branch. A code list is available from : https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/forestry/stewardship/forest-analysis-inventory/data-management/standards/generalized_forest_cover_ownership_layer2019.pdf

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

Data was created as legislation requires that the Chief Forester and the Provincial Government know the forest inventory of the Province. Data is intended for timber supply analysis and high level resource management planning.

Data Quality

Comprehensive data attribute standards exist for the Registries data that is provided through SPOC. This is tied to the F_OWN data. The associated quality assurance checks are comprehensive. The data custodian quality assures all records following their update and performs internal and external data audits. This data can be considered as reasonably accurate at a TSA level.

Lineage Statement

Data is recalculated periodically from sources in the BC Geographic Warehouse.

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Contact Information

NameIaian McDougall (businessExpert)
EmailIaian.McDougall@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationForest Analysis and Inventory
NameEdward Fong (pointOfContact)
EmailEdward.Fong@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationForest Analysis and Inventory

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2012-03-08
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_FOREST_VEGETATION.F_OWN

Short Name: F_OWN
Comments: This table contains forest ownership information for particular areas

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
OWN OWN NUMBER 9 OWN is the ownership code which indicates the highest ranked ownership and administrative responsibility for land contained within the polygon. Each major class of ownership and administrative responsibility generally relates to a series of ownership codes within a specific range of numbers, e.g., Crown Grants/Private Land (codes in the 40s), Federal Lands (50s), Crown Lands (60s), Crown Tenure (70s) and Crown Lands/Municipal Administration (80s).
SCHEDULE SCHEDULE VARCHAR2 1 SCHEDULE is a code indicating whether or not a given area is available for long-term integrated resource management, i.e., A, B, or C (land available for long-term integrated resource management), N (not available), or U (availability unknown). This code is used in conjunction with the Ownership code to determine land that contributes to the forest land base.
OWNERSHIP_DESCRIPTION OWN_DESC VARCHAR2 100 OWNERSHIP_DESCRIPTION describes the highest ranked ownership and administrative responsibility for land contained within the polygon, e.g. Private, Crown - Recreation Area, Crown Tenure – Timber Licence, Federal – National Park.
DATA_SOURCE DATA_SRCE VARCHAR2 100 DATA_SOURCE indicates the original data source from which the data was derived, e.g., WHSE_ADMIN_BOUNDARIES.CLAB_INDIAN_RESERVES, WHSE_FOREST_TENURE.FTEN_TIMBER_LICENCE_POLY_SVW, WHSE_TANTALIS.TA_CROWN_TENURES_SVW.
FCODE FCODE VARCHAR2 10 FCODE contains an alphanumeric value based on the Canadian Council of Surveys and Mapping’s (CCSM) system for classification of geographic features.
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
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.