WSA - BC Watershed Groups (50,000)

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

The 246 Watershed Groups of BC based on the 1:50,000 scale Canadian National Topographic Series of Maps.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Resource inventory mapping, regional land use mapping

Lineage Statement

Planimetric positional data represents a structuring of digitally scanned federal NTS 1:50, 000 hydrographic mylar separates. DATA SOURCE SIZE : 1 NTS 1:50, 000 Mapsheet GEO COVERAGE: Full coverage of province

Contact Information

NameDon Philip (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management
NameRobin Munro (pointOfContact)
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 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2020-04-21
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: WSA_WG_PLY

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
WATERSHED_GROUP_CODE WTRSHDGRPC VARCHAR2 4 Unique identifier as the abbreviated name of the primary watershed (e.g. UFRA for Upper Fraser).
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 A feature code is most importantly a means of linking a 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.
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 FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters