TEI Data Distribution Packages

URL: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/esd/distdata/ecosystems/TEI/TEI_Data/

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Information (TEI) Data Distribution Packages contain the TEI detailed Short Table polygons with key attributes data and other related data for Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM), Predictive Ecosystem Mapping (PEM), Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI), Terrain Mapping (TER), Soil Mapping (SOIL), Species Distribution Mapping (SDM) and Wildlife Habitat Ratings (WHR) projects. The TEI datasets in the packages have been split into Predictive Ecosystem Information (PEM) and non-PEM projects and further split by region to address file size issues. The index map will assist with identifying the region/s of interest. TEI data packages include 1) the project boundaries feature class containing project level metadata and hyperlinks to reports on Ecocat or other sources of related data, 2) the 'short table' with key and concatenated attributes (<30) (designed for ease of viewing and map labelling) 3) the complete RISC standard attribute table (called long table – approx 200 fields) which contains the source attribute fields from which key and concatenated fields in 'short table' are derived, 4) 'user-defined attribute data' (non-standard project data), 5) sample site and on-site symbol (e.g. landslides) point, line and polygon data (feature classes). Most mappers and GIS analysts will need the long table and complete project datasets if they are going to query or use the data for other mapping/modelling or interpretations. The other FCs would be of interest to many (e.g. landslide tracks) however we have not had the resources to model this data for BCGW. The data dictionary is also available (field and code definitions). Note that the data in the Distribution Packages use the RISC Standard long and short field names and definitions, not the BCGW field names. The names and definitions in the data packages will be familiar to most data users and mappers familiar with the BC RISC standards for ecosystem and terrain mapping.

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Additional Information

Data Published 2010-03-26
Data Modified 2015-04-17
Resource Last Modified 2016-08-26 02:57:12 PDT
License Open Government Licence - British Columbia
Resource Update Cycle biannually
Format fgdb
Resource Type Data
Resource Storage Access Method Direct Access
Resource Storage Location Web or FTP Site
Spatial Reference System EPSG_3005 - NAD83 BC Albers