Metadata for Creeks

Identification

File Name
HydCreek
Feature Dataset
Hydrology
Ownership
District of North Vancouver
355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7N 4N5

Spatial

Extents
Covers the North Shore
Coverage
West: 468839.47 m
East: 514533 m
South: 5460479.73 m
North: 5483070 m
Coordinate System
GCS North American 1983
Projection
NAD 1983 UTM Zone 10N

File Properties

Data Type
Feature Class
Data Format
ESRI Enterprise SDE
Geometry Type
Polyline
Number of Records
7768
Topology
False
Spatial Index
True
Linear Referencing
False

History

Date Posted to GIS:
1997
  • 1997: The GIS department obtained creek information from the Provincial governments Terrain Resource Information Management (TRIM) project. These linear features represented the centerline of creeks and rivers.
  • 1998: Some creek information was augmented through the use of GPS surveying in the developed region. The location of the wetted edge of significant creeks and rivers was collected using a Trimble Pro XR GPS unit and differentially corrected by students performing intern work for the District of North Vancouver. Not all creeks in the developed region were GPS surveyed during this project.
  • 2003: The remaining creeks and rivers which had not been GPS surveyed in 1998 were updated. Using recently acquired colour orthoimagery the new and more accurate location of creeks were re-digitized into the GIS.

Quality

Accuracy
  • As per TRIM specifications and augmented by digitizing from 2003 orthoimagery. Some creeks have been GPS surveyed.
  • Spatial information is collected and entered using the next best method applicable to this dataset.
  • Spatial information is very accurate but could be improved using a better collection technique.
  • Where multiple collection/entry methods, the more accurate method is predominant throughout this dataset.
Completeness
  • Some spatial information may be missing.
  • Creeks may be missing. Intermittent creeks and smaller tributaries may not be present.

Maintenance

The GIS department digitizes any updates into this dataset from the most recent orthoimagery. In some cases, information can be obtained through GPS surveys and the GIS updated accordingly.

Supporting Documentation

Data Dictionary
Not Applicable
Relationships
Not Applicable
Rights
Terms and Conditions of Use