Land Act Transfer of Administration/Control (MTO)

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Lands
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This featureclass object is only accessible to select BC Government users. For the purposes of the Mineral Titles Online application, this dataset displays the transfers of land (administration/control) from the Provincial Government to the Federal Government.

For the public interest, the administration of an area can be transferred by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to transfer the administration, control and benefit of Crown land to the Federal Government. Proposals for Transfers of Administration/Control are accepted only from the Government of Canada. Legal Reference:Land Act - Ch. 245.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

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For the purposes of Mineral Titles administration, mineral tenure may be issued on lands in which minerals or placer mineral or the right to explore for, develop and produce mineral or placer mineral is vested in or reserved to the (provincial) government; or land in which the coal or right to explore for, develop and produce coal is vested in or reserved to the (provincial) government. Federal lands are therefore unavailable for issuance under the Mineral Tenure Act and Coal Act.

Federal Transfer datasets filtered on Tenure only and Federal Transfer of Admin and Control.

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Contact Information

NameMineral Titles (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationMineral Titles
NameScott Macphail (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

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Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Not downloadable

Metadata Information

Record Published 2016-01-11
Record Last Modified 2021-05-10
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Comments: Federal Transfer of Administration and Control data from Tantalis that is used by the Mineral Titles Branch for web mapping purposes.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CROWN_LANDS_FILE VARCHAR2 15 CROWN_LANDS_FILE is the regional file number assigned to a disposition.
DISPOSITION_TRANSACTION_SID NUMBER 38 DISPOSITION_TRANSACTION_SID is a foreign key; can be used for joins to other data (intended for power users only).
RESPONSIBLE_BUSINESS_UNIT VARCHAR2 100 RESPONSIBLE_BUSINESS_UNIT is a group that has responsibilities involving BC land conveyance via disposition, acquisition, or services pertaining to those functions. e.g. LM - LAND MGMNT - LOWER MAINLAND REGION
TENURE_AREA_DERIVATION VARCHAR2 240 TENURE_AREA_DERIVATION is the method used to calculate the area, i.e. taken from survey plan, calculated automatically using the spatial.
TENURE_AREA_IN_HECTARES NUMBER 21 TENURE_AREA_IN_HECTARES is the area in hectares of an interest parcel, which may exclude waterbodies or roads.
TENURE_EXPIRY DATE 7 TENURE_EXPIRY is the date a tenure expires. Tenure expiry is initialized to commencement date plus tenure term, but may be adjusted later for various reasons.
TENURE_LOCATION VARCHAR2 1000 TENURE_LOCATION is a text description of the location of a tenure.
TENURE_PURPOSE VARCHAR2 35 TENURE_PURPOSE is the purpose for which clients might acquire Crown Land. Purposes are established through policy, and each has a body of policy governing its use. e.g. commercial, residential
TENURE_SUBTYPE VARCHAR2 35 TENURE_SUBTYPE is the subtype of disposition. e.g. standard lease, interim license
TENURE_SUBPURPOSE VARCHAR2 35 TENURE_SUBPURPOSE is a subcategory of a disposition purpose. Purposes and subpurposes are defined by BC Lands policy. e.g. trapline cabin, remote residential
TENURE_DOCUMENT VARCHAR2 50 TENURE_DOCUMENT is the contract document number that made a disposition official.
TENURE_LEGAL_DESCRIPTION VARCHAR2 2000 TENURE_LEGAL_DESCRIPTION is the legal description for the interest parcel.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 64 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
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.