Wildlife Species Inventory Telemetry Observations - All

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Ecosystems
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Radio-telemetry of wildlife may be defined as the transmission of information from a transmitter on a free-ranging wild animal to a receiver. Wildlife-related telemetry is also known as radio tagging, radio-tracking. Advances in the field of wildlife telemetry have made it possible to acquire detailed data on many aspects of wildlife biology, including habitat use, home range size, mortality and survivorship, and migration timing and routes. Since many wildlife species are secretive and difficult to observe, radio-telemetry has provided a valuable tool to learn more about their respective life histories. Sensitive Information pertains to species at risk that could reasonably be expected to result in damage to the species, the residence of a species or the population, or interfere with the conservation of that species at risk, if it were publicly disclosed.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

The dataset was created to provide better information for wildlife management, the protection of biodiversity and to support the Forest Practice Code. The intent on having a central repository for inventory data is to facilitate the storage and access of inventory results needed to make informed management decisions.

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Contact Information

NameWildlife Species Inventory Mailbox (pointOfContact)
EmailSPI_Mail@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Government
Who can download this dataset?Government

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-16
Record Last Modified 2017-04-12
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_WILDLIFE_INVENTORY.SPI_TELEMETRY_OBS_ALL_SP

Short Name: SPTLMTRBSL
Comments: All telemetry observations of wildlife that originate from the Species Inventory (SPI) database. These telemetry observations are joined with various attributes from various Oracle tables to provide metadata, location, and species information about each observation.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
TELEMETRY_OBSERVATION_ID TLMTRBSRVT NUMBER 10 TELEMETRY OBSERVATION ID is a unique identifier for a telemetry observation as supplied by the business area which is used as the primary key.
SPECIES_CODE SPCSCD VARCHAR2 35 SPECIES CODE is a unique Resource Information Standards Committee (RISC) standard code for a plant or animal species, based on its scientific or common name. e.g., M-URAR
SPECIES_ENGLISH_NAME SPCSNGLSHN VARCHAR2 50 SPECIES ENGLISH NAME is a standard provincial English name of the species or taxa. e.g., Grizzly Bear
SCIENTIFIC_NAME SCNTFCNM VARCHAR2 150 SCIENTIFIC NAME is a standard provincial scientific name of the species or taxa. e.g., Ursus arctos
ANIMAL_ID ANIMAL_ID VARCHAR2 100 ANIMAL ID is a unique identifier permanently assigned to an animal. e.g., W40
SEX SEX VARCHAR2 2 SEX is the sex of the individual. e.g., UC - UnClassed
MARK_METHOD_CD MRKMTHDCD VARCHAR2 25 MARK METHOD CD is a code indicating the method used to mark the animal. e.g. GPS
MARK_METHOD MRKMTHD VARCHAR2 200 MARK METHOD is the method used to mark the animal. e.g. Global Positioning System
RADIO_FREQUENCY RDFRQNC NUMBER 8 RADIO FREQUENCY is the radio frequency emitted by the animal's VHF transmitter.
OBSERVATION_DATE BSRVTNDT DATE 7 OBSERVATION DATE is the date that an animal was observed.
OBSERVATION_YEAR BSRVTNR NUMBER 4 OBSERVATION YEAR is the year, in 4-digit format, that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_MONTH BSRVTNMNTH NUMBER 2 OBSERVATION MONTH is the month (1 through 12) that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_DAY BSRVTND NUMBER 2 OBSERVATION DAY is the day (1 through 31) that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_DATETIME BSRVTNDTTM DATE 7 OBSERVATION DATETIME is the date and time that a species was observed.
OBSERVATION_HOUR BSRVTNHR NUMBER 2 OBSERVATION HOUR is the hour (1 through 24) that an animal was observed.
OBSERVATION_MINUTE BSRVTNMNT NUMBER 2 OBSERVATION MINUTE is the minute (1 through 60) that an animal was observed.
VISUAL_FLAG VSLFLG VARCHAR2 1 VISUAL FLAG is a flag indicating whether the live animal was seen. Valid values are Y and N.
ANIMAL_ACTIVITY_CD NMLCTVTCD VARCHAR2 25 ANIMAL ACTIVITY CD is a code indicating the activity of the animal. e.g. BA
ANIMAL_ACTIVITY NMLCTVT VARCHAR2 200 ANIMAL ACTIVITY is the activity of the animal. e.g. Basking
GROUP_LABEL GRPLBL NUMBER 5 GROUP LABEL is a unique identification label assigned to a group of animals during the course of a telemetry flight to distinguish this group from other groups, and to record this group again if it is encountered again during the flight.
OBSERVED_NUMBER BSRVDNMBR NUMBER 5 OBSERVED NUMBER is the total number of animals detected at the point location.
NOTE NOTE VARCHAR2 100 NOTE is informative notes about the observation.
UTM_ZONE UTM_ZONE NUMBER 4 UTM ZONE is a segment of the Earth's surface 6 degrees of longitude in width. The zones are numbered eastward starting at the meridian 180 degrees from the prime meridian at Greenwich. There are five zones numbered 7 through 11 that cover British Columbia, e.g., Zone 10 with a central meridian at -123 degrees.
UTM_EASTING TMSTNG NUMBER 6 UTM EASTING is the distance in meters eastward to or from the central meridian of a UTM zone with a false easting of 500000 meters.
UTM_NORTHING TMNRTHNG NUMBER 7 UTM NORTHING is the distance in meters northward from the equator.
LATITUDE LATITUDE NUMBER 8 LATITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the equator, e.g., 55.323653
LONGITUDE LONGITUDE NUMBER 8 LONGITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the prime meridian, e.g., -123.093544
PROJECT_NAME PRJCTNM VARCHAR2 200 PROJECT NAME is the name of a wildlife species inventory project.
PROJECT_ID PROJECT_ID NUMBER 10 PROJECT ID is the unique numerical identifier of a wildlife species inventory project in the SPI database.
PROJECT_WEB_PAGE PRJCTWBPG VARCHAR2 255 PROJECT WEB PAGE is the standard web interface for deep-linking to the Species Inventory Web Explorer search engine using the project ID.
STUDY_AREA_ID STDRD NUMBER 10 STUDY AREA ID is a system generated numerical identifier for Study Area.
DESIGN_COMPONENT_ID DSGNCMPNNT NUMBER 10 DESIGN COMPONENT ID is a system generated numerical identifier for this design component
SURVEY_NAME SRVNM VARCHAR2 100 SURVEY NAME is the name of the Survey that generated this observation
SURVEY_ID SURVEY_ID NUMBER 10 SURVEY ID is a system generated numerical identifier for Survey
SURVEY_OBSERVATION_ID SRVBSRVTND NUMBER 10 SURVEY OBSERVATION ID is system generated numerical identifier for this observation.
CLASS_ENGLISH CLSSNGLSH VARCHAR2 50 CLASS ENGLISH is the English name of the taxonomic class the observed species belongs to.
SECURED_FLAG SCRDFLG VARCHAR2 1 SECURED FLAG is a flag indicating whether this observation is secured. Possible values are Y and N.
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE is a means of linking a geographic feature to its name and definition.
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.

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