Local Government Boundaries - Road centreline aligned

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Published by the Crown Corporations and Agencies - Elections BC
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A spatial layer of polygon features representing Local Government jurisdictions of BC. The layer is composed of three groupings of government; Municipalities; Indian Reserves; First Nations Land Claim Settlements. The geometry is road-centreline aligned to the DRA 2 road network.

The Local Government Boundaries in this dataset are for use in delineating Elections BC's electoral boundaries, and may not be accurate. For the official, and legally defined administrative boundaries of local government areas, please refer to the following datasets:


Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


This dataset is used to clarify discrepancies between provincial electoral boundaries and cadastral aligned local government boundaries.

Data Quality

This dataset is aligned to base features such as: the Digital Road Atlas 2 road network and the Freshwater Atlas.

Lineage Statement

Electoral Geography Division, Elections BC. Converted from Informix/DB2 to ESRI file geodatabase feature class by Elections BC.

More Information

Contact Information

NameKevin Pangman (pointOfContact)
OrganizationCrown Corporations and Agencies
Sub-OrganizationElections BC
NameGlen Beckwith (pointOfContact)
OrganizationCrown Corporations and Agencies
Sub-OrganizationElections BC

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2016-02-04
Record Last Modified 2020-11-03
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: EBC_LOC_GO

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
LOCAL_GOVERNMENT_ID LCL_GVRNMN NUMBER 10 MUNICIPALITY REGION ID is a system generated unique identification number.
REGION_TYPE RGN_TYP VARCHAR2 30 REGION_TYPE is the classification of the local government region. Possible values are Regional District, Municipality, Indian Reserve and First Nations Settlement Area
INCORPORATION_STATUS NCRPRTN_ST VARCHAR2 50 INCORPORATION STATUS indicates whether the region represents an incorporated region ("INCORPORATED"), a First Nation ("FIRST NATION"), or regional district electoral area ("REGIONAL DISTRICT EA")
REGION_NAME RGN_NM VARCHAR2 100 REGION_NAME is the name by which the local government region is known, e.g., Saanich
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 FTR_LNGTH_ 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 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.