In this section of the website, you can browse and download ecological and human use maps and data for the Canadian Pacific.
The majority of this data was created from 2008–2009, with a few features added and/or updated from 2010–2013. A map of the BCMCA study area with selected features is available as high res 2.8 MB PDF.
guidelines for use
The BCMCA has worked to provide open access to BCMCA products with appropriate and complete documentation. We developed these guidelines to prevent misuse of our products:
- Important caveats and reviewer comments are listed on facing pages for most atlas pages. Please use these maps and available data in accordance with this information.
- In general, absence of a thematic feature (e.g., bull kelp) in any particular area on an atlas page should not be interpreted as true absence, as it may indicate a data gap. Wherever possible, we illustrate the spatial extents of data collection effort.
- Presence of a thematic feature on a particular atlas page may not represent the exact location. Please refer to the facing page for information on resolution of original data and to the metadata file for information on accuracy.
- Spatial data available through this library has been shared in accordance with agreements with data custodians (see comprehensive list of all custodians). Anyone requiring original data used by the BCMCA but not available through the BCMCA data library are referred to the source data custodians
Please acknowledge the BCMCA for products that you find useful in your own work. Cite as:
British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis Project Team. 2011. Marine Atlas of Pacific Canada: A Product of the British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis. Available from www.bcmca.ca.
If you need assistance, find an error or have a request please email email@example.com.
also of interest: PNCIMA Atlas
The Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) initiative’s aim is engaging all interested parties in the collaborative development and implementation of an integrated management plan for PNCIMA. Supporting this effort is a reference atlas (website), complementary to the BCMCA atlas, with 60 themes relevant to the PNCIMA planning process, including communities, ecologically and biologically significant areas, and point source pollution.