Heritage Conservation Areas of BC

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Heritage
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

This dataset contains spatial and attribute data for local government Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs) established for heritage conservation purposes in British Columbia, as tracked by BC Heritage Branch. Under the Local Government Act, a local government may designate a HCA within its Official Community Plan (OCP). An OCP may include a schedule of properties located within a Heritage Conservation Area that are considered to be protected heritage property. This is a multi-part polygon layer.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

This dataset is intended for general interest. It provides basic information about some of the Heritage Conservation Areas in BC, such as the Clayburn Heritage Conservation Area in Abbotsford. The data includes, where known: HCA name, local government name, HCA location, year of designation, information source, and whether or not the HCA includes a schedule (list) of properties that are protected heritage property under the Local Government Act.

Data Quality

The dataset includes information from various sources, primarily local government Official Community Plans. It is updated based on notifications to Heritage Branch from local governments, but may not be current. For the most current information on Heritage Conservation Areas in OCPs it is best to contact the local government in which your area of interest is located.

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a public service by the Government of British Columbia. This dataset and all of the information it contains are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed.

Limitation of Liabilities: Under no circumstances will the Government of British Columbia be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this dataset or any other website to which this dataset is linked, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information, even if the Government of British Columbia has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages.

Lineage Statement

Shapefiles provided by local governments. Attribute data summarized from Official Community Plans and other heritage guideline documents available on municipal websites.

Contact Information

NameSusan J. Green (businessExpert)
EmailSusan.J.Green@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationHeritage

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-05-08
Record Last Modified 2019-08-29
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.HIST_HERITAGE_CNSRV_AREAS_SV

Short Name: HSTCNSRV_P
Comments: This dataset contains spatial and attribute data for local government Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs) established for heritage conservation purposes in British Columbia, as tracked by BC Heritage Branch. Under the Local Government Act, a local government may designate a HCA within its Official Community Plan (OCP). An OCP may include a schedule of properties located within a Heritage Conservation Area that are considered to be protected heritage property. This is a multi-part polygon layer.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
HIST_HCA_SV_SYSID HST_HC_SVD NUMBER 10 HIST HCA SV SYSID is a system generated unique identification number.
HERITAGE_CNSRV_AREA_ID H_CONS_ID VARCHAR2 25 HERITAGE CNSRV AREA ID is a user maintained unique identification number.
LOCAL_GOVERNMENT_NAME LOCAL_GOV VARCHAR2 50 LOCAL GOVERNMENT NAME is the name of the municipality or regional district responsible for the designation, e.g., Abbotsford.
DESIGNATED_AREA_NAME DSGN_NAME VARCHAR2 100 DESIGNATED AREA NAME is the full name of the designated area as stated in the Official Community Plan, e.g., Clayburn Village Heritage Conservation Area.
DESIGNATED_AREA_LOCATION DSGN_LOC VARCHAR2 255 DESIGNATED AREA LOCATION is the description of the designated area location, e.g., Intersection of Clayburn Road and Wright Street, Abbotsford.
PROPERTY_SCHEDULE_IND PROP_SCHED VARCHAR2 1 PROPERTY SCHEDULE IND indicates whether the designation includes a schedule of properties considered to be protected heritage property, i.e., Y, N or U (Unknown).
DESIGNATED_DATE DSGN_DATE DATE 7 DESIGNATED DATE is the date on which the area was designated, if known.
DESIGNATION_ACTIVE_IND DSGN_ACTVE VARCHAR2 1 DESIGNATION ACTIVE IND indicates whether the designation is active or not, i.e., Y, N or U (Unknown).
INFORMATION_SOURCE INFO_SOURC VARCHAR2 150 INFORMATION SOURCE is the origin of information included in this record, e.g., City of Abbotsford Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2005.
COMMENTS COMMENTS VARCHAR2 254 COMMENTS is any additional information about the designated area, e.g., Clayburn Village was the first company town to be established in British Columbia (1905).
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.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 64 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
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.