Important Fossil Areas
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The data set was created to allow the public to see the locations of important fossil areas in the province. The data is intended to highlight areas where fossil resources are important and where fossil impact assessments should be done before activities on Crown land causing major disturbance of the bedrock are authorized to proceed.
The data quality is high but additional important areas are added as additional information becomes available.
The information is based on known fossil sites and potential location of fossil sites based on geological layers.
|Name||Elisabeth Deom (businessExpert)|
|Organization||Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development|
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|Who can view this dataset?||Public|
|Who can download this dataset?||Public|
|Record Last Modified||2020-11-03|
Object Name: WHSE_LAND_AND_NATURAL_RESOURCE.FOSS_IMPORTANT_FOSSIL_AREAS_SP
Short Name: FOSS_IMP_A
Comments: This layer contains important fossil areas in British Columbia. This is a polygon feature dataset.
|Column Name||Short Name||Data Type||Data Precision||Comments|
|IMPORTANT_FOSSIL_AREA_ID||FOSS_AR_ID||VARCHAR2||10||IMPORTANT FOSSIL AREA ID is a user maintained unique polygon identification number, e.g., 8a.|
|AREA_NAME||AREA_NAME||VARCHAR2||255||AREA NAME is a name of the important fossil area, e.g., Princeton and Area basin|
|RANKING_CODE||RANK_CODE||VARCHAR2||15||RANKING CODE is a fossil ranking code in terms of importance, e.g., HIGH; LOW to HIGH|
|AREA_IN_HECTARES||HECTARES||NUMBER||10||AREA IN HECTARES is the area in hectares of the polygon, e.g., 14603.|
|COMMENTS||COMMENTS||VARCHAR2||500||COMMENTS is further information regarding the fossils and area within the polygon, e.g., Small area with numerous exposures, from which many new Tertiary age insect and plant species have been and continue to be described.|
|FEATURE_AREA_SQM||AREA_SQM||NUMBER||19||FEATURE AREA SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.|
|FEATURE_LENGTH_M||LENGTH_M||NUMBER||19||FEATURE LENGTH M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.|
|SHAPE||SHAPE||SDO_GEOMETRY||1||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.|