National Parks of Canada within British Columbia

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC
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This dataset provides the administrative boundaries of National Parks and National Park Reserves within the province of British Columbia. Administrative boundaries were compiled from Legal Surveys Division's cadastral datasets and survey records archived in the Canada Lands Survey Records. Canada Lands Administrative Boundaries (CLAB) were adjusted to match British Columbia's authoritative base mapping features. The Fresh Water Atlas (FWA) was used for streams, rivers, coastlines, and height of land. The Integrated Cadastral Fabric (ICF) was used for parcel boundaries. Tantalis Cadastre was used where ICF parcels were not available.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 41.5° to 84.0°
Longitude: -141.0° to -52.0°

Additional Information

Purpose

To delineate National Parks within the province of British Columbia, for cartographic and analytical purposes. Local_Name has been added to facilitate identification and labelling of individual parks within the Southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada.

Data Quality

Administrative boundaries were compiled from Legal Surveys Division's cadastral datasets and survey records archived in the Canada Lands Survey Records. Canada Lands Administrative Boundaries (CLAB) were adjusted to match British Columbia's authoritative base mapping features.

Lineage Statement

Prior to April, 2017, the source for the geometry and attributes for CLAB National Parks was the Federal GeoGratis “National Framework Canada Lands Administrative Boundaries Level 1 - British Columbia” dataset. Beginning April, 2017, National Park boundaries have been matched to British Columbia’s authoritative base mapping features.

Contact Information

NameJoy Sinnett (pointOfContact)
EmailJoy.Sinnett@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationGeoBC

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_ADMIN_BOUNDARIES.CLAB_NATIONAL_PARKS

Short Name: CLAB_NATPK
Comments: This dataset provides the administrative boundaries of National Parks and National Park Reserves within the province of British Columbia. Administrative boundaries were compiled from Legal Surveys Division's cadastral datasets and survey records archived in the Canada Lands Survey Records. Canada Lands Administrative Boundaries (CLAB) were adjusted to match British Columbia's authoritative base mapping features. The Fresh Water Atlas (FWA) was used for streams, rivers, coastlines, and height of land. The Integrated Cadastral Fabric (ICF) was used for parcel boundaries. Tantalis Cadastre was used where ICF parcels were not available.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
NATIONAL_PARK_ID NTL_PRK_ID NUMBER 10 NATIONAL_PARK_ID is a system-generated unique identification number.
CLAB_ID CLAB_ID VARCHAR2 5 CLAB_ID is a 3 or 4 character abbreviated identifier for each park, e.g., PRIM for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada.
ENGLISH_NAME ENGLISH_NM VARCHAR2 100 ENGLISH_NAME is the full, official name of the federal park or reserve in English, e.g., Kootenay National Park of Canada.
FRENCH_NAME FRENCH_NM VARCHAR2 100 FRENCH_NAME is the full, official name of the federal park or reserve in French, e.g., Parc National du Canada Kootenay.
LOCAL_NAME LOCAL_NM VARCHAR2 100 LOCAL_NAME is the name associated with specific areas within a federal park or reserve, e.g., Munroe Rock, Winter Cove, Red Islets.
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.
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.