Offshore Map Gallery Metadata
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Layer Name Layer Type Min. Display Range Max. Display Range Selectable Links, Reports and Downloads*

Petroleum Layers
BC petroleum tenure by number PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 reports
BC petroleum tenure by owner PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 reports
BC petroleum tenure (relinquished) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Canada petroleum tenure by number PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Canada petroleum tenure by owner PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Coastal basins PolygonLayer 500000 1000000000000 1 none
Offshore Exploratory wells PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Offshore Exploratory wells with labels PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Petroleum Exploration Potential (QCB) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Petroleum Generation Potential (Whiticar et. al 2003) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Pipeline - Gas PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Pipeline - Oil PolylineLayer 0 15000000 1 none
Potential source rocks (onshore) PolygonLayer 0 1500000 1 none
Potential oil & gas plays (QCB) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Reservoir Rocks PolygonLayer 0 1500000 1 none
Seismic Lines PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 some seismic profiles
Seismic Lines with labels PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 some seismic profiles

Geology
Aeromag (Shaded) RasterLayer 0 1000000000000 n/a none
Aeromag (<300K) RasterLayer 0 300000 n/a none
Aeromag (<1M) RasterLayer 300000 1000000 n/a none
Aeromag RasterLayer 1000000 64000000 n/a none
Bedrock geology PolygonLayer 0 1500000 1 legend reports & downloads
Bedrock geology labels PolygonLayer 0 2000000 1 legend reports
Contacts & Faults (<1.5M) PolylineLayer 0 1500000 1 none
Coalfields PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 reports and table downloads
Coal Occurrences (MINFILE) PointLayer 0 500000 1 reports, table downloads & links
Earthquakes Canada (last 5 years) (07Apr2006) PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 legend reports and links to data tables
Geology - GSC Tect. Assem. 1:1M (<8M) PolygonLayer 7000000 7999999 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Tect. Assem. 1:1M (<7M) PolygonLayer 6000000 6999999 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Tect. Assem. 1:1M (<6M) PolygonLayer 4000000 5999999 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Tect. Assem. 1:1M (<2M) PolygonLayer 1000000 1999999 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Tect. Assem. 1:1M (<1M) PolygonLayer 0 999999 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Tect. Assem. 1:1M PolygonLayer 8000000 20000001 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Tect. Assem. 1:1M (<4M) PolygonLayer 2000000 3999999 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Canada 1:5M (<8M) PolygonLayer 4000000 8000000 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Canada 1:5M (<4M) PolygonLayer 3000000 4000000 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Canada 1:5M (<3M) PolygonLayer 2000000 3000000 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Canada 1:5M (<2M) PolygonLayer 0 1999999 0 reports, downloads and links
Geology - GSC Canada 1:5M PolygonLayer 8000000 20000000 0 reports, downloads and links
Geologic Terranes PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Geologic Terranes - labels PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Geothermal boreholes (offshore) PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 reports, downloads & links
Geothermal hotsprings PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Geothermal potential PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Gravity RasterLayer 0 1000000000000 n/a none
Gravity with contours RasterLayer 0 1000000000000 n/a none
Mineral Occurrences (MINFILE) PointLayer 0 500000 1 data reports & downloads; links to MINFILE
Oil and Gas Seeps (QCI) PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Placer Deposits PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Placer Deposits - Seafloor Ti PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
QCB Tertiary Age Outline PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Seafloor Gravel PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Sediment Thickness (NRCan) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Tectonic Assemblages - BC (<4M) PolygonLayer 1500000 4000000 0 downloads
Tectonic plate boundaries PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 downloads
Tectonic Assemblages - BC PolygonLayer 4000000 15000000 0 downloads
Volcanoes PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none

Physical Data
Active BC Hydrometric Stations PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 links
Climate stations (active) PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 links
Climate stations (inactive) PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 links
High Currents, Shears and Upwelling (Map 28) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Shoreline Type PolylineLayer 0 300000 1 none
Water Quality Stations PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 reports and links

Biological Resources
About Data PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 links
Beaked Whales (Map 11) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Bird Colonies and Important Bird Areas (Map 17) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Bird Feeding and Staging (Map 18) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Commercial Clam Fisheries (Map 40) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Fishery reports
Commercial Crab Fisheries (Map 37) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Crab Fishery reports
Commercial Fisheries Summary (Map 45) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Fishery reports
Commercial Geoduck and Scallop Fisheries (Map 44) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Fishery report
Commercial Groundfish Fisheries (Map 38) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Fishery reports
Commercial Herring Fisheries (Map 39) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Fishery report
Commercial Prawn and Shrimp Fisheries (Map 41) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Fishery report, prawn trap
Commercial Sea Cucumber Fisheries (Map 42) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Fishery report
Commercial Urchin Fisheries (Map 43) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 Fishery report
Crab Habitat (Map 32) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Dalls Porpoise (Map 8) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Estuaries, Eelgrass, and Salt Marshes (Map 21) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 reports
Estuaries (Points) PointLayer 500001 1000000000000 1 reports
Estuaries PolygonLayer 0 500000 1 reports
Fin, Sei, and Blue Whales (Map 4) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Geoduck and Urchin (Map 27) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Grey Whales (Map 1) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Groundfish Habitat (Map 31) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Harbour Porpoise (Map 9) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Harbour Seal (Map 13) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Herring (Map 26) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Herring Spawning (polygon) PolygonLayer 0 100000 0 none
Humback Whales (Map 2) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Intertidal Bivalves (Map 22) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Kelp (Map 25) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Killer Whales (Map 6) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Marine Bird Summary (Map 19) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Marine Mammals Summary (Map 16) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Minke Whales (Map 3) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Nearshore and Intertidal Summary (Map 24) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Nearshore/Subtidal Habitat (Map 29) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Northern Fur Seal (Map 14) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
North Pacific Right Whales (Map 5) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Offshore Benthic Habitat (Map 33) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Offshore Pelagic Habitat (Map 34) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Map 7) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Salmon and Eulachon Rivers (Map 23) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Salmon Net Fisheries (Map 35) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 reports, downloads & links
Salmon Troll Fisheries (Map 36) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 reports, downloads & links
Sea Otter (Map 15) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Sperm Whales (Map 10) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Sponge Reefs PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Stellers Sea Lion (Map 12) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none

Administrative Boundaries
200 Mile Limit PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
BC Border PolylineLayer 0 25000000 0 none
Electoral Boundaries PolygonLayer 0 1000000000 1 none
Land Resource Management Plans (LRMPs) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 links
Provincial Regions PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Regional Districts PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Tanker Exclusion Zone PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Tanker Exclusion Labels PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Tanker Exclusion Zone_Nov_2_2006 PolylineLayer 10000000000 1000000000000 1 none

Proposed and Protected Areas
BC Parks (July 2004) outline PolygonLayer 1000001 20000000 1 none
BC Parks (July 2004) outline (<1M) PolygonLayer 0 1000000 1 none
Bowie Seamount Proposed MPA PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 links to reports
Candidate Central Coast NMCA PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Gwaii Haanas NMCA PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Parks by type (Aug 99) (>1M) PolygonLayer 1000000 20000000 1 links
Parks by type (Aug 99) (<1M) PolygonLayer 0 1000000 1 links
Sponge Reef Protection Areas PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Scott Group MWA proposal PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none

First Nations Layers
Aboriginal Communities PointLayer 0 1000000000000 1 links
First Nations Fisheries Summary (Map 51) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
First Nations Cultural Tourism (Map 58) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Indian Reserves (2) PolygonLayer 0 1000000 1 none
Indian Reserves (3) PolygonLayer 1000000 64000000000 1 none
Statement of Interest Areas PolygonLayer 0 40000000 1 none

Cultural & Recreational Layers
Archeological Summary (Map 64) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Coastal Cruising (Map 54) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Community Value (Map 69) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Cruise ship routes PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Ocean Kayaking (Map 52) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Marine Dependant Activities (Map 55) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Recreational Bivalves Fisheries (Map 47) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Recreational Crab Fisheries (Map 48) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Recreational Finfish Fisheries (Map 46) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Recreational Fisheries Summary (Map 50) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Scuba Diving (Map 53) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Shipwrecks (Map 63) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Special Archeological Value (Map 61) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Tourism and Recreation Summary PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Underwater Archeological Value PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Wildlife Viewing (Map 56) PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none

Water Features
Coastline 1:20K (<100K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Coastline (High water, DFO/CHS) PolygonLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Lakes 1:6M PolygonLayer 6000000 64000000 1 downloads
Lakes 1:50K (<300K) PolygonLayer 100000 300000 1 downloads
Lakes 1:4M (<6M) PolygonLayer 4000000 6000000 1 downloads
Lakes 1:2M (<4M) PolygonLayer 2000000 4000000 1 downloads
Lakes 1:250K (<2M) PolygonLayer 300000 2000000 1 downloads
Lakes 1:20K (<100K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Man-made Waterbody (1:50K) PolygonLayer 0 300000 1 downloads
Other water features 1:20K (<100K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Rivers 1:6M PolylineLayer 6000000 64000000 0 downloads
Rivers 1:50K (<200K) PolylineLayer 100000 200000 1 downloads
Rivers 1:4M (<6M) PolylineLayer 4000000 6000000 0 downloads
Rivers 1:2M (<4M) PolylineLayer 2000000 4000000 0 downloads
Rivers 1:250K (<2M) PolylineLayer 200000 2000000 0 downloads
Rivers 1:20K (<100K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Rivers with Fisheries Report PolylineLayer 0 500000 1 downloads
Sea PolygonLayer 0 1000000 1 downloads
Sea PolygonLayer 1000000 20000000 1 downloads
Watershed Groups (<600K) PolygonLayer 0 600000 1 downloads
Watershed Group Labels (<600K) PolygonLayer 0 600000 1 downloads
Watersheds 1:50K (<600K) PolygonLayer 100000 600000 1 downloads
Watersheds 1:50K (<100K) PolygonLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Wetlands (1:50K) PolygonLayer 0 200000 1 downloads

Topographic Layers
Bathymetry contours (250K) PolylineLayer 0 1000000 1 downloads
Bathymetry contour labels (250K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Bathymetry PolylineLayer 0 1000000000000 1 downloads
Contours index 1:20K (<1M) PolylineLayer 0 50000 1 downloads
Contours 1:1M (<4M) PolylineLayer 2000000 4000000 1 downloads
Contours 1:250K (<2M) PolylineLayer 1000000 2000000 1 downloads
Contours west 1:20K (<100K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Contours east 1:20K (<100K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Contour map in colour (<4M) PolygonLayer 0 4000000 1 downloads
DEM image hillshade (<1M) RasterLayer 300000 1000000 n/a none
DEM image hillshade (<300K) RasterLayer 0 300000 n/a none
DEM image hillshade RasterLayer 1000000 14000000 n/a none
Shaded relief map (Full) RasterLayer 0 500000 n/a none
Shaded relief map (75%) RasterLayer 500000 2000000 n/a none
Shaded relief map (50%) RasterLayer 2000000 4000000 n/a none
Shaded relief map (25%) RasterLayer 4000000 1000000000000 n/a none
Shaded Relief Bathymetry (< 4 M) RasterLayer 1000000 4000000 n/a none
Shaded Relief Bathymetry (< 1 M) RasterLayer 0 1000000 n/a none
Shaded Relief Bathymetry (> 4 M) RasterLayer 4000000 40000000000 n/a none

Raster Imagery
Aeromag (Shaded) RasterLayer 0 1000000000000 n/a none
Aeromag (<300K) RasterLayer 0 300000 n/a none
Aeromag (<1M) RasterLayer 300000 1000000 n/a none
Aeromag RasterLayer 1000000 64000000 n/a none
BC Orthophotos RasterLayer 0 5000000 n/a none
Gravity with contours RasterLayer 0 1000000000000 n/a none
Gravity RasterLayer 0 1000000000000 n/a none
Landsat image RasterLayer 1000000 64000000 n/a none
Landsat image (<1M) RasterLayer 300000 1000000 n/a none
Landsat image (<300K) RasterLayer 0 300000 n/a none
NASA Landsat circa 1990 RasterLayer 0 1000000000000 n/a none

Map Grids
Grid 1:50K maps - polygons PolygonLayer 0 2000000 1 none
Grid 1:250K maps - polygons PolygonLayer 0 64000000 1 none
Grid 1:20K maps - polygons PolygonLayer 0 2000000 1 none
UTM Grid PolylineLayer 0 1000000 1 none

Basemap
Cities PointLayer 0 20000000 1 none
Towns & Villages PointLayer 0 20000000 1 none
Small communities PointLayer 0 20000000 1 none
Roads 1:6M PolylineLayer 2000000 64000000000 1 downloads
Roads 1:250K (<2M) PolylineLayer 100000 2000000 1 downloads
Roads 1:20K undefined PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Railways 1:6M PolylineLayer 100000 64000000 0 downloads
Railways 1:20K (<100K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 downloads
Alaska panhandle PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Washington PolygonLayer 0 1000000000000 1 none
Islands 1:20K (<100K) PolylineLayer 0 100000 1 none
BC Land 1:6M PolygonLayer 1200000 64000000 0 downloads
BC Land 1:250K (<2M) PolygonLayer 300000 1200000 0 downloads
BC Land 1:50K (<200K) PolygonLayer 0 200000 0 downloads
BC Land 1:50K (<300K) PolygonLayer 200000 300000 0 downloads

*Additional Information Available for Links, Reports and Downloads:

Offshore Map Gallery Data Sources
MapPlace Geospatial Data Downloads
Offshore Oil and Gas Downloadable Shape Files


BC Geological Survey
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas