Geology Faults

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation - BC Geological Survey
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Geology faults are part of the British Columbia Digital Geology, which is the data source used for the seamless province-wide, up-to-date, and detailed bedrock geology. The bedrock geology integrates all details of compilations from 1:50,000 to 1:250,000. The data is maintained by a geospatial frame data model with techniques used to simplify the integration process and shorten the time frame from field mapping, compilation, integration, to data delivery. Geology faults with the related data sets, Bedrock Geology and Quaternary Alluvium and Cover, are displayed on MapPlace and MapPlace 2 and is available for download in shapefile and GeoPackage formats.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


To display locations of geological faults in context with bedrock geology.

Lineage Statement

Geology Faults are a component of the British Columbia Digital Geology Data Download: Geology fault line coverage was compiled at 1:100,000 scale as part of the BC Geological Survey mineral potential project, 1994-1996. Original coding was revised and rationalized in 2001-2002 by D.G. MacIntyre, and updated and revised in 2002-2004 by N.W.D. Massey. New mapping completed after 1996 is being added to this file through the BCGeologyMap project, lead by Yao Cui.

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Contact Information

NameLarry Jones (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2019-12-17
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: FAULT_LINE

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
FAULT_ID FAULT_ID VARCHAR2 6 Surrogate primary key
FAULT_TYPE FAULT_TYPE VARCHAR2 20 The type of fault: Fault, Normal Fault, Thrust, or Extension Fault
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 A feature code is most importantly a means of linking a feature to its name and definition. For example, the code GB15300120 on a digital geographic feature links it to the name "Lake - Dry" with the definition "A lake bed from which all water has drained or evaporated."
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_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters