|MOFR has moved away
from MicroStation Spatial Data Capture and ISDD is currently under
review for updates.
The Integrated Spatial Data
Dictionary (ISDD) contains information about the Ministry of
Forests' standards for spatial data, applicable to data collected in
British Columbia, Canada.
The ISDD was built to contain descriptions of the standard spatial
features the Ministry of Forests uses during the course of ministry
business (e.g. Forest Cover Polygon, Silviculture Opening, Forest
Service Road Permit). In addition, it stores technical information used
to digitize each feature, such as the type of feature (line, point,
polygon), the line weight and colour, etc.
ISDD has definitions for approximately 29 reference files (feature
groups), over 1000 feature classes, 2700 feature components and 2300
This page gets you access to
lookups from our Integrated Spatial Data Dictionary, which includes INCOSADA-compliant
information. Those involved in collecting or using MoF spatial data should read
and understood the relevant
Use. These conditions do not apply to Ministry of Forests staff members.
The ISDD does not contain information about individual instances of data.
It only describes the characteristics of how all such data is defined (called
'metadata'). For example, for Forest Cover Polygon, ISDD would store the fact
that all FC Polygons are contiguous polygons, of a particular line weight and
color, etc. ISDD would not store details about a specific polygon on a specific
The ISDD defines feature classes, feature components, feature groups, Arc
coverages, SDE layers, themes, business keys, IGDS Standards and QA
Specifications. For detailed descriptions for these entities, see the
ISDD Data Definitions.
- INCOSADA's spatial (positional) data type standards