feature (id #9):
Coastal Classes

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description — Classification of the coastline defined by a systematic consideration of shore morphology (including sediment, width and slope) and substrate.

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Coastal Classes

  • on March 23, 2018, Jacob commented:

    Hi,

    I am trying to use this layer in a Marxan analysis but I can’t decipher the ID attribute field. I am assuming it’s similar to the Benthic Classes ID but I can’t find a breakdown of what the numbers mean in the metadata/XML file. Any chance someone can share that information with me?

    Thanks,

    Jacob

    • on March 28, 2018, web editor commented:

      Hi Jacob,

      The ID field is a combination of numeric IDs for the coastal class (first 3 digits) and ecosection (last 1 or 2 digits). The ecosection codes can be found in the ecosection file, available for download from the BCMCA data repository or DataBC. The coastal classes codes are the BCMCA’s Marxan code for coastal classes and are as follows:

      201 – Rock Ramp wide
      202 – Rock Platform wide
      203 – Rock Cliff narrow
      204 – Rock Ramp narrow
      205 – Rock Platform narrow
      206 – Rock Ramp with Gravel Beach wide
      207 – Rock Platform with Gravel Beach wide
      208 – Rock Cliff with Gravel Beach narrow
      209 – Rock Ramp with Gravel Beach narrow
      210 – Rock Platform with Gravel Beach narrow
      211 – Rock Ramp with Sand and Gravel Beach wide
      212 – Rock Platform with Sand and Gravel Beach wide
      213 – Rock Cliff with Sand and Gravel Beach narrow
      214 – Rock Ramp with Sand and Gravel Beach narrow
      215 – Rock Platform with Sand and Gravel Beach narrow
      216 – Rock Ramp with Sand Beach wide
      217 – Rock Platform with Sand Beach wide
      218 – Rock Platform with Sand Beach wide
      219 – Rock Ramp with Sand Beach narrow
      220 – Rock Platform with sand Beach narrow
      221 – Gravel Flat wide
      222 – Gravel Beach narrow
      223 – Gravel Flat or Fan narrow
      224 – Sand and Gravel Flat or Fan wide
      225 – Sand and Gravel Beach narrow
      226 – Sand and Gravel Flat or Fan narrow
      227 – Sand Beach wide
      228 – Sand Flat wide
      229 – Mud Flat wide
      230 – Sand Beach narrow
      231 – Estuary Organics and Fines
      232 – Man made permeable
      233 – Man made impermeable
      234 – Channel

      Cheers,
      Carrie

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for data layer: Shorezone Mapping System - Bioband

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