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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Data Sources

 

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 *

UNBC/LGL Report Polygon 70 Layers x 413 Polygons 2005 none all scales UNBC
Georgia Basin Sponge Reefs Polygon   2005 none all scales NRCan
Bowie Proposed MPA Polygon   2005 DFO all scales DFO
Petroleum Generation Potential Polygon   2004 none all scales EnergyBC
Seismic Survey Lines Line 9 lines

2003

Seismic Profiles

all scales

MEM/PTB
Tanker Exclusion Zone Line, Point 1 line, 4 points

2006

none

all scales

Canadian Coast Guard
Cruise Ship Routes Line

2003

none

all scales

Alaska Cruise

Hydrometric and Water Quality Stations

Point


 

2003

 Environment Canada: Station Information

all scales

NRCan

Queen Charlotte Basin outline

Line


 

2003

none

all scales

CSPG

Sedimentary Thickness of QCI Basin

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

Bathymetry contours

Line


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

QC basin coastal zone (20 km)

Line


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

Exploratory wells

Point


 

2003

none

all scales

MEM/PTB

Offshore tenure

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

Major offshore faults

Line


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

Sponge reefs

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

Sponge Reef Protection Areas Polygon

4 polygons

2003 none all scales DFO

Potential Source and Reservoir Rocks

Polygon

 

2003

none

<1.5M

MEM/GSB

NRCan

Seeps (Oil & Gas)

Points

47 locations

2003

none

all scales

CSPG

Seafloor gravel deposits

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

MEM/GSB

 

Seafloor Ti placer deposits

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

MEM/GSB

Coastal QCI placer deposits

Point


 

2003

none

all scales

MEM/GSB

Candidate Central Coast NMCAs

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

ILMB

Potential oil & gas plays (QCB)

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

Exploration potential (QCB)

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

Coastal basins

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

NRCan

Shoreline Units

Polyline


 

2003

none

all scales

GeoBC

Pacific Estuaries Points / Polygons

2663 Records

2004 reports Polygons > 500,000 PECP
Birds and Mammals Layers Polygon

107 layers

2003 none all scales MSRM; CWS

PNG grid

Polygon


 

2003

none

incremental to 10M

MEM/GSB;  NRCan

Petroleum Tenure & Wells

Polygon
Point

12,000 titles;
14,405 wells

Sept. 2004

reports & table download

all scales

MEM/PTB
OGC

Pipelines

Line


 

2003

none

all scales

MEM/PTB
OGC

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

Point
Polygon

827 reports;
8350 boreholes;
3324 trenches;
459 bulk samples

1990

reports, table downloads & links to PDF reports and maps

all scales

MEM/GSB

Interior basins

Polygon


 

2003

none

all scales

MEM/GSB

Climate stations from Environment Canada Point  

2003

linked to climate station data

all scales

EC
Shellfish from Coastal Resource Information System Polygon
Point

57 layers

2003

none

all scales

ILMB; CRIMS
Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Point  

2002

none

all scales

CMN
Habitats and Species Concentrations (Algae, Eelgrass, Eulachon, Herring, Kelp, Juvenile fish, Salmon) Polygon
Point
 

2002

Eelgrass, Eulachon, Salmon Holding, Salmon Migration

<2M

CMN
Fisheries (Clam, Abalone, Anchovy, Geoduck, Groundfish, Octopus, Scallop, Sea Cucumber, Shrimp, Squid, Crab, Herring, Prawn, Salmon, Sport Fish, Urchin) Polygon
Point
 

2002

Fishery Report, Crab Fishery, Prawn Trap, Salmon Troll, Salmon Net, Sport Fish

<2M

CMN
Fish and Shellfish Farms Polygon
Point
 

2002

none

all scales

CMN
Eulachon (UBC, FISS) Polygon
Point
 

2002

Fish Farms, Shellfish Farms

all scales

CMN
Community Updates - Central Coast LRMP layers (Clam, Groundfish, Herring, Kelp, Prawn, Salmon, Sea Cucumber, Shrimp, Squid) Polygon
Point
 

1999

none

<2M

CMN

Tectonic Assemblage BCGS & GSC
Tectonic Belts & Terranes

Polygon

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

1994

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 Download

ArcView files (e00)

100%
(1:250K maps)

1998

E00 file & SHP file downloads

all scales

MEM/GSB

Mineral Potential

Polygon

3823 polygons;
750 tracts

1998

data report & download

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

Mineral Occurrences - MINFILE

Point

12,099

monthly

data reports & downloads; links to MINFILE

all scales

MEM/GSB

Assessment Reports - ARIS

Point

26,410

monthly

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

all scales

MEM/GSB

Regional Geochemistry - RGS (37 elements, pH, F & U in water)

Point

50,819

April 2003

project & complete data download

<1M

MEM/GSB

RGS - Till Data

Point

3725

Nov. 2002

complete data download

<1M

MEM/GSB

Mineral Tenure

Polygon

41,000

periodically

report & links to MIDA data and PDF maps

<1M, <3M

MEM/MTB

Crown Grants

Raster image

100%

periodically

view & download TIFF files

<200K

MEM/MTB

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

Points, Polygon, Line

very large;
7000 TRIM maps;
1122 aquifers

variable; TRIM 1996

some downloads

variable scales for different resolutions

ILMB;
MOE;
NRCan;
CMN

Geographic Locations
(Map Grids, Gazetteer, Municipalities)

Point, Polygon

41,500

1998

none

all scales

ILMB

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

Polygon

multiple

variable

none

all scales

MEM; ILMBMOFR

DEM Shaded Relief

Raster image

100%

1999

none

all scales, 300K, 1M

MSRM

LandSat

Raster image

95%

1999

none

all scales, 300K, 1M

ILMB; NRCan/CCRS

Aeromagnetics

Raster image

85%

2000

none

all scales, 300K, 1M

NRCan/GDC

Gravity

Raster image

100%

1999

none

all scales

NRCan/GDC

Shaded Relief

Raster image

coastal area only

2003

none

all scales

NRCan/GDC

Shaded Relief Bathymetry Raster image coastal area only

2006

none

all scales

USGS

*Abbreviations: MEM=BC Ministry of Energy and Mines; GSB=BC Geological Survey Branch; MTB=Mineral Titles Branch; OGD=Oil & Gas Division; OGC=Oil & Gas Commission; ILMB=formerly Integrated Land Management Bureau now GeoBC; CRIMS=Coastal Resource Information Management System; MOE=Ministry of Environment; MOFR=Ministry of Forests; NRC=Natural Resources Canada; GSC=Geological Survey of Canada; CCRS=Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation; GDC=Geophysical Data Centre; CMN=Community Mapping Network; CWS=Canadian Wildlife Service; MAL=Ministry of Agriculture & Lands; DFO=Fisheries and Oceans Canada; CSPG=Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists; USGS=United States Geological Survey