Geographic Feature Code Catalogue

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Published by the Ministry of Citizens Services - DataBC Program
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

The Geographic Feature Code Catalogue contains codes and definitions for geographic features captured and mapped by various BC Government Ministries, which are responsible for their definitions. These codes (fcodes) are embedded into geographic data to mark them, as an aid to integrating data from many sources. (WHSE_CORP.CORP_FEATURES)

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Feature Codes are not longer required in datasets published to the BCGW but can still be requested as and when needed.

Data Quality

This is not a spatially enabled dataset

Lineage Statement

This metadata record replaces the following Archived record so as to enable download from the BCGW.

Contact Information

NameDataBC (custodian)
OrganizationMinistry of Citizens Services
Sub-OrganizationDataBC Program

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-05-15
Record Last Modified 2021-05-15
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: CORP_FEATR
Comments: A type of geographic feature identified by a name and description. Usually the feature represents a real-world geographic object such as a river, wildlife observation, or forest district. The initial set of features in this entity were defined by the Canada Council on Surveys and Mapping (CCSM) in 1984.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
FEATURE_CODE F_CODE VARCHAR2 10 A ten-character code (two alpha, eight digit) that uniquely identifies the feature.
FEATURE_NAME FEAT_NAME VARCHAR2 100 The English name of the feature
FEATURE_DEFINITION FEAT_DEFIN VARCHAR2 2000 An English language definition of the feature
REMARKS REMARKS VARCHAR2 2000 Free text field for information about the feature which may be useful for its use or maintenance.
MODIFIED_DT MOD_DATE DATE 7 The date that the feature record was last modified.