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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review
Summary of Major Datasets on MapPlace - Metadata
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Layer Group or Name
(links to Project Descriptions)

Object Type

No. of Objects / Coverage

Date Updated

Reports, Downloads and Links

Visible Scales (M=million, K=thousand)

Links to Sources of Data *

Tectonic Assemblage BCGS & GSC
Tectonic Belts & Terranes

Polygon, Line

17,472 BCGS
33,078 Yukon

1994

downloads

incremental to 10M

MEM/GSB; NRCan

Bedrock Geology BCGS & GSC
(1:5M, 1M, 250K resolution)

Polygon, Line

60,000;
180,570

2005

legend reports & downloads

incremental to 10M

MEM/GSB; NRCan

Detailed Geology (1:20K)

Polygon, Line, Points

1:50K areas

periodically

legends & tables

<2M

MEM/GSB

Geology Map Index

Polygon

298

1998

data report & downloads

all scales

MEM/GSB

Geology Download

ArcView & SHP files

100%
(1:250K maps)

2005
2003
1998

SHP file downloads

all scales

MEM/GSB

Mineral Resource Assessment Level 2
MRA2 Metallic (no IM) Mineral Potential

Polygon

5262 polygons
930 tracts

June 2003

data report & downloads

all scales

MEM/GSB

Mineral Resource Assessment Level 1
MRA1 Metallic & Industrial Mineral Potential

Polygon

3823 polygons;
750 tracts

1998

data report & downloads

all scales, 500K, 2M, 5M

MEM/GSB

Aggregate Pits & Potential

Point, Polygon

725 pts / Nanaimo, Okanagan, Prince George, Sea-to-Sky, Sunshine Coast

periodically

table and SHP file downloads

all scales, 500K

MEM/GSB

Terrain & Slope Stability

Polygon, Raster

> 150 map projects

2001

download TIFF files

various scales

MEM/GSB, FLNRO

COALFILE (Assessment Reports, Boreholes, Trenches, Bulk Samples)
Coalfields

Point, Polygon, PDF files

861 reports;
10,333 boreholes;
3341 trenches;
466 bulk samples

2007

reports, table downloads & links to PDF reports and maps

all scales

MEM/GSB

Mineral Occurrences - MINFILE

Point

12,300

periodically

data reports & downloads; links to MINFILE

all scales

MEM/GSB

Assessment Reports - ARIS

Point, PDF files

33,500

 

monthly

data reports & downloads; and links to data and PDF reports

all scales

MEM/GSB

Regional Geochemistry - RGS (39 elements, pH, F & U in water)

Point, Polygon

55K+ samples

March 2007

project & complete data download

<1M

MEM/GSB

RGS - Till Data

Point

3725

Nov. 2002

complete data download

<1M

MEM/GSB

Rock Geochemistry (GeoFile 2005-14) Point

10467

May 2005

data reports & download

all scales

MEM/GSB

BC Age Data 2004A-1 (Release 3, October 2004) (ReadMe)

Point

7759 age determinations
4828 rock samples

Oct. 2004

reports & downloads &
MS Access download

all scales

UBC-PCIGR

MineMatch Anomaly Clusters (Metadata)

Polygon

2883

Feb. 2004

reports & SHP data download

all scales

Georeference Online

Mineral Tenure

Polygon

46,400

periodically

report, links to MIDA & PDF maps

<1M, <3M

MEM/MTB

Crown Grants (Lot Search)

Raster image

100%

periodically

view & download TIFF files

<200K

MEM/MTB

Petroleum Tenure & Wells, PNG Grid, Oil & Gas Fields, Pipelines

Polygon, Points

15K+ titles;
18K+ wells

periodically

reports & table download

all scales

MEM/PTB;
OGC

Geothermal (Hotsprings, Boreholes, Rotary Boreholes & Potential)

Points, Polygon

109 hotsprings; 158 boreholes;
18 rotary holes; 37 potential areas

2002

none

all scales

MEM/PTB

Surficial Geology (1:5M)

Polygon

1446

1995

none

all scales

NRCan/GSC

Earthquakes (last 5 years)

Points

15717

April 2006

URL Link to
Earthquakes Canada

all scales

NRCan

Topography (1:6M, 2M, 1M, 250K, 50K, 20K resolution; Colour Contours, TRIM Contours, Roads, Rail, Rivers, Lakes, Glaciers, Coast, Bathymetry, Aquifers), Rivers with Reports

Points, Polygon, Line

very large;
7000 TRIM maps;
1122 aquifers

variable; TRIM 1996

some downloads

variable scales for different resolutions

MAL;
MOE;
NRCan;
CMN

Geographic Locations (Map Grids, UTM Grid, Gazetteer, Municipalities)

Point, Line, Polygon

41,500

1998

some grid downloads

all scales

MAL

Administration Areas (First Nations, Parks, Forestry, LRMP areas, Regional Districts, Mining Divisions)

Polygon

multiple

variable

none

all scales

MEM; MAL; FLNRO

Federal Electoral Boundaries (Metadata) Polygon

35 polygons

Nov. 2004

link to Elections Canada all scales Elections Canada

Climate Stations
Hydrometric Stations
Water Quality

Point

395 active, 1780 inactive
443 hydrometric
41 water quality 

2003

 

all scales

Environment Canada

Wildlife Layers: Wildlife Habitat Area, Ungulate Winter Range and Guide Outfitter Areas.

Polygon

100%

2006

reports

<1M

MOE

DEM Shaded Relief

Raster image

100%

1999

none

all scales, 300K, 1M

MAL

LandSat

Raster image

100%

1999

none

all scales, 300K, 1M

MAL; NRCan/CCRS

Aeromagnetics
Geophysical Surveys

Raster image

85%

variable

none

all scales, 300K, 1M

NRCan/GDC

Gravity

Raster image

100%

1999

none

all scales

NRCan/GDC

Orthophotos (1-metre pixel)

Raster image

75%

2007

none

all scales, 10K, 50K

BC Orthophotos;
McElhanney

*Abbreviations: MEM=BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas; GSB=BC Geological Survey Branch; MTB=Mineral Titles Branch; PTB=Petroleum Titles Branch; OGC=Oil & Gas Commission; MAL=BC Ministry of Agriculture; MOE=Ministry of Environment; FLNRO=Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations; NRC=Natural Resources Canada; GSC=Geological Survey of Canada; CCRS=Canada Centre for Remote Sensing; GDC=Geophysical Data Centre; CMN=Community Mapping Network