Terrestrial Ecosystem Information Scanned Map Boundary

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Knowledge Management
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

STE_SCANNED_MAP_BOUNDARY_SP includes an index of the mapsheet grid location of Soils, Terrain, Ecosystems and related scanned maps (including Agriculture Capability and Climate Capability maps). These maps are intended for on-screen viewing or printing. The majority of the maps have been geo-referenced. Mapping may not cover the whole map grid area. Some maps are interim or draft and may have been superseded. Some files are of related legends and map project text. Associated scanned map boundary attributes describe the project map (project level metadata) and provide a link for downloading the map, plus links to related reports, geo-referenced maps, and GIS digital data available from other sources. ATTENTION - The IMAGE_URL link is only useable by BC government staff. Public users can download the scanned maps by using the ECOCAT_URL link. There is no charge for the scanned map files. Please note that some maps and more recent mapping may also be available in digital GIS format. See - Ecosystem and Terrain Mapping Data Inventory.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

To provide a spatial index to the Terrestrial Ecosystem Information Scanned Maps to facilitate appropriate use of Terrestrial Ecosystem Information and mapping for resource management planning and decision making. This spatial index replaces the current user access to an Excel spreadsheet cataloguing the 3000+ images and data requests to the data contacts, who typically made the images available via ftp-download for users to view. The index to this dataset will facilitate self-serve downloading of images by BC government staff (and the public in the future) and will reduce the time-commitment of the data distributors.

From Data Discovery, request the map files (e.g. R06-1234) from soilterrain@victoria1.gov.bc.ca

Lineage Statement

Mapping is from individual inventories conducted across the province from the 1970's (or earlier) to the present.

'Interim' and 'draft' maps may have been superceded.

Some projects have been digitized to vector format and have undergone several phases of data conversion to or between different GIS data formats (e.g., DGN to ArcInfo to Geodatabase). In a limited number of these GIS files, coding may have been updated to current inventory standards.

Contact Information

NameTerrestrial Ecosystem Information (TEI) Mailbox (pointOfContact)
EmailTEI_Mail@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-10-12
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_TERRESTRIAL_ECOLOGY.STE_SCANNED_MAP_BOUNDARY_SP

Short Name: STE_SC_M_B
Comments: SCANNED MAP BOUNDARY SP contains an index of the approximate location and boundary of Soils, Terrain, Ecosystems and related scanned map images. These maps are intended for on-screen viewing or for printing. The maps are not geo-referenced. Instead, map boundaries are tied to standard map sheet grid polygons that represent the approximate location of the project map. Some maps are of related legends and map project text. Associated scanned map boundary attributes describe the project map (project level metadata) and provide a link for downloading the map, plus available links to related reports, geo-referenced maps, and GIS digital data available from other sources.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
IMAGE_BOUNDARY_ID IMG_BDY_ID NUMBER 18 IMAGE_BOUNDARY_ID (aka IMG_BDY_ID) contains an auto-generated unique identifier for each scanned map boundary polygon. For example, 123456.
IMAGE_FILE_NAME FILE_NAME VARCHAR2 30 IMAGE_FILE_NAME (aka FILE_NAME) contains the name of the corresponding IMAGE file. It is a concatentation of HARDCOPY_LOCATION_NUMBER (LOC_NBR), hyphen, FILE_NUMBER (FILE_NBR), dot, and IMAGE_TYPE (IMAGE_TYPE). For example, K04-1802.TIF
IMAGE_TYPE IMAGE_TYPE VARCHAR2 3 IMAGE_TYPE (aka IMAGE_TYPE) contains a string of characters indicating the file format of the IMAGE. For example, TIF.
MAPSHEET_NUMBER MAPSH_NBR VARCHAR2 32 MAP SHEET_NUMBER (aka MAPSH_NBR) contains the reference to the map sheet that applies to the project and provides a link to the spatial grid. For example, 92J/NE, 092J16 or 103A099.
PARTIAL_MAPSHEET MAPSH_PART VARCHAR2 1 PARTIAL_MAP SHEET (aka MAPSH_PART) contains a Y(es)/N(o) character field indicating whether the map sheet that applies to the project covers part or all of a map sheet. A Y(es) would indicate that part of the IMAGE covers a portion of a whole map sheet. For example, Y.
PROJECT_NAME PROJ_NAME VARCHAR2 100 PROJECT_NAME (aka PROJ_NAME) contains the common name of the project, usually a well known local place or feature. For example, Penticton Creek-Soils, or Kelowna-South Slopes: Terrain Inventory.
MAP_NAME MAP_NAME VARCHAR2 254 MAP_NAME (aka MAP_NAME) contains a descriptive title of the map that applies to the project. For example, Invermere/Windermere Project: Settlement Suitability (provisional copy).
PROJECT_MAP_SCALE MAP_SCALE NUMBER 8 PROJECT_MAP_SCALE (aka MAP_SCALE) contains the scale of the project maps produced. Enter 20000 for 1:20000. For example, 20000.
SOURCE_MAP_DATES MAP_DATE VARCHAR2 75 SOURCE_MAP_DATES (aka MAP_DATE) contains the approximate date(s) of when the source map was generated. For example, 1977 or 1989-08.
PROJECT_REPORT_TITLE PRJ_REPORT VARCHAR2 254 PROJECT_REPORT_TITLE (aka PRJ_REPORT) contains a descriptive title of the project report accompanying the map. For example, Telegraph Creek Area: Soil and Agricultural Capability Inventory.
PROJECT_MAPPING PROJECT VARCHAR2 1 PROJECT_MAPPING (aka PROJECT) contains a Y(es)/N(o) character field indicating whether the IMAGE was completed for a specific project. A Y(es) would indicate that the record will be included under a PROJECT MAPPING spatial view. A given record may occur in more than one view. For example, Y.
TERRAIN_MAPPING TERRAIN VARCHAR2 1 TERRAIN_MAPPING (aka TERRAIN) contains a Y(es)/N(o) character field indicating whether the IMAGE was a terrain map. A Y(es) would indicate that the record will be included under a TERRAIN MAPPING spatial view. A given record may occur in more than one view. For example, Y.
SOILS_MAPPING SOILS VARCHAR2 1 SOILS_MAPPING (aka SOILS) contains a Y(es)/N(o) character field indicating whether the IMAGE was a soils map. A Y(es) would indicate that the record will be included under a SOILS MAPPING spatial view. A given record may occur in more than one view. For example, Y.
ECOSYSTEMS_MAPPING ECOSYSTEMS VARCHAR2 1 ECOSYSTEMS_MAPPING (aka ECOSYSTEMS) contains a Y(es)/N(o) character field indicating whether the IMAGE was an ecosystems map. A Y(es) would indicate that the record will be included under an ECOSYSTEMS MAPPING spatial view. A given record may occur in more than one view. For example, Y.
SOIL_OR_TERRAIN_RLTD_MAPPING TERSOI_REL VARCHAR2 1 TERRAIN_OR_SOIL_RELATD_MAPPING (aka TERSOI_REL) contains a Y(es)/N(o) character field indicating whether the IMAGE was a terrain- or soils-related map. This category of map has themes that are derived from soils and/or terrain information (e.g., erosion potential, slope stability, etc.). Sometimes these derivative themes are on the same map as the terrain or soils maps and sometimes they are on a separate map. A given record may occur in more than one view. For example, Y.
IMAGE_COMMENTS IMAGE_COM VARCHAR2 254 IMAGE_COMMENTS (aka IMAGE_COM) contains notes or comments for the IMAGE not described in any other attribute. For example, The soils map includes soil drainage classes.
IMAGE_FILE_URL IMAGE_URL VARCHAR2 150 IMAGE_FILE_URL (aka IMAGE_URL) contains the URL where the IMAGE file is located. For example, \\slkbmg\dim_prod6\imgwhse\map_scans\moe_terrain_maps\Scanned_T_maps\B01\B01-4700.TIF
ECOCAT_DATA_DESCRIPTION ECOCAT_COM VARCHAR2 254 ECOCAT_DATA_DESCRIPTION (aka ECOCAT_COM) contains a description of the product available at the link found at ECOCAT_URL_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (ECOCAT_URL). For example, Data and/or reports are available from EcoCat: The Ecological Reports Catalogue at the following URL:
ECOCAT_URL_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK ECOCAT_URL VARCHAR2 100 ECOCAT_URL_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (aka ECOCAT_URL) contains the URL for the specific project within EcoCat where the project files (not on LRDW) are available. Spatial data available via the LRDW should be considered more current than data found on EcoCat. For example, http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/acat/public/viewReport.do?reportId=13625.
REFERENCE_1_DATA_DESCRIPTION REF_1_COM VARCHAR2 100 REFERENCE_1_DATA_DESCRIPTION (aka REF_1_COM) contains a description of the product available at the link found at REFERENCE 1 DATA DOWNLOAD LINK (REF_1_URL). For example, Project report is available from the Ministry library" or "Raster and/or PDF maps are available from the following FTP site.
REFERENCE_1_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK REF_1_URL VARCHAR2 255 REFERENCE_1_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (aka REF_1_URL) contains a URL to additional project information and/or files (not in the LRDW). For example, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/index.htm or ftp://fshftp.env.gov.bc.ca/pub/outgoing/Terrain_Data/Terrain_Soils_Maps_Raster/.
REFERENCE_2_DATA_DESCRIPTION REF_2_COM VARCHAR2 100 REFERENCE_2_DATA_DESCRIPTION (aka REF_2_COM) contains a description of the product available at the link found at REFERENCE 2 DATA DOWNLOAD LINK (REF_2_URL). For example, Project report is available from the Ministry library" or "Raster and/or PDF maps are available from the following FTP site.
REFERENCE_2_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK REF_2_URL VARCHAR2 255 REFERENCE_2_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (aka REF_2_URL) contains a URL to additional project information and/or files (not in the LRDW). For example, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/index.htm or ftp://fshftp.env.gov.bc.ca/pub/outgoing/Terrain_Data/Terrain_Soils_Maps_Raster/.
REFERENCE_3_DATA_DESCRIPTION REF_3_COM VARCHAR2 100 REFERENCE_3_DATA_DESCRIPTION (aka REF_3_COM) contains a description of the product available at the link found at REFERENCE 3 DATA DOWNLOAD LINK (REF_3_URL). For example, Project report is available from the Ministry library" or "Raster and/or PDF maps are available from the following FTP site.
REFERENCE_3_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK REF_3_URL VARCHAR2 255 REFERENCE_3_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (aka REF_3_URL) contains a URL to additional project information and/or files (not in the LRDW). Spatial data available via the LRDW is typically not available via this URL. For example, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/index.htm or ftp://fshftp.env.gov.bc.ca/pub/outgoing/Terrain_Data/Terrain_Soils_Maps_Raster/.
REFERENCE_4_DATA_DESCRIPTION REF_4_COM VARCHAR2 100 REFERENCE_4_DATA_DESCRIPTION (aka REF_4_COM) contains a description of the product available at the link found at REFERENCE 4 DATA DOWNLOAD LINK (REF_4_URL). For example, Project report is available from the Ministry library" or "Raster and/or PDF maps are available from the following FTP site.
REFERENCE_4_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK REF_4_URL VARCHAR2 255 REFERENCE_4_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (aka REF_4_URL) contains a URL to additional project information and/or files (not in the LRDW). Spatial data available via the LRDW is typically not available via this URL. For example, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/index.htm or ftp://fshftp.env.gov.bc.ca/pub/outgoing/Terrain_Data/Terrain_Soils_Maps_Raster/.
REFERENCE_5_DATA_DESCRIPTION REF_5_COM VARCHAR2 100 REFERENCE_5_DATA_DESCRIPTION (aka REF_5_COM) contains a description of the product available at the link found at REFERENCE 5 DATA DOWNLOAD LINK (REF_5_URL). For example, Project report is available from the Ministry library" or "Raster and/or PDF maps are available from the following FTP site.
REFERENCE_5_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK REF_5_URL VARCHAR2 255 REFERENCE_5_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (aka REF_5_URL) contains a URL to additional project information and/or files (not in the LRDW). Spatial data available via the LRDW is typically not available via this URL. For example, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/index.htm or ftp://fshftp.env.gov.bc.ca/pub/outgoing/Terrain_Data/Terrain_Soils_Maps_Raster/.
REFERENCE_6_DATA_DESCRIPTION REF_6_COM VARCHAR2 100 REFERENCE_6_DATA_DESCRIPTION (aka REF_6_COM) contains a description of the product available at the link found at REFERENCE 6 DATA DOWNLOAD LINK (REF_6_URL). For example, Project report is available from the Ministry library" or "Raster and/or PDF maps are available from the following FTP site.
REFERENCE_6_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK REF_6_URL VARCHAR2 255 REFERENCE_6_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (aka REF_6_URL) contains a URL to additional project information and/or files (not in the LRDW). Spatial data available via the LRDW is typically not available via this URL. For example, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/index.htm or ftp://fshftp.env.gov.bc.ca/pub/outgoing/Terrain_Data/Terrain_Soils_Maps_Raster/.
REFERENCE_7_DATA_DESCRIPTION REF_7_COM VARCHAR2 100 REFERENCE_7_DATA_DESCRIPTION (aka REF_7_COM) contains a description of the product available at the link found at REFERENCE 7 DATA DOWNLOAD LINK (REF_7_URL). For example, Project report is available from the Ministry library" or "Raster and/or PDF maps are available from the following FTP site.
REFERENCE_7_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK REF_7_URL VARCHAR2 255 REFERENCE_7_DATA_DOWNLOAD_LINK (aka REF_7_URL) contains a URL to additional project information and/or files (not in the LRDW). Spatial data available via the LRDW is typically not available via this URL. For example, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/index.htm or ftp://fshftp.env.gov.bc.ca/pub/outgoing/Terrain_Data/Terrain_Soils_Maps_Raster/.
FEATURE_CODE FCODE VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE contains a value based on the Canadian Council of Surveys and Mapping's (CCSM) system for classification of geographic features.
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.
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