Railways


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20190628
Title: Railways
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Online Linkage: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Access/Latest/MapServer
Description:
Abstract: The Base Features Access Railway spatial layer is the authoritative source of railway data for the province of Alberta. It is a part of the Access data collection which also includes roads, powerlines, cutlines and trails, and industrial facilities.
Purpose: This layer is a representation of the railway network for the province of Alberta.
Language of Dataset: en
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 20090101
Ending Date: 20171231
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Quarterly
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -120.650431
East Bounding Coordinate: -108.592641
North Bounding Coordinate: 60.014561
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.932827
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: railroad
Theme Keyword: railway
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: transportation
Access Constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta
Use Constraints: Your use of the information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information.
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
Address: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2J6
Country: Canada
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, the data set. Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Railway". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record. For Metadata Information contact instructions, refer to the Metadata Reference Information section of this metadata record.
Data Set Credit: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Security Information:
Security Classification System: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification
Security Classification: Public
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Data Quality Information:
Logical Consistency Report: Lineal features representing railway arcs are continuous throughout their length and attribute classification. There are no breaks, gaps, overshoots or undershoots in any of these features. Lineal railway arcs which cross or intersect other railway arcs within the same coverage are precisely joined at that point, forming a node at the junction. Nodes do not exist at the junctions of features in other coverages.
Completeness Report: All railways visible in the imagery are digitized, classified, and integrated.
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: It is acknowledged that the positional accuracy of the data is dependent on the inherent accuracy and resolution of the imagery used, sufficient care and control of procedures used for feature interpretation and digitizing have been used to attain the "Positional Accuracy" identified below. All features visible in the imagery and listed in the specifications have been digitized, classified, and integrated.
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value: 10
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation: Positional accuracy of SPOT and Orthophoto image updates.
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: Ortho Photography
Type of Source Media: None
Source Citation Abbreviation: Ortho Photography
Source Contribution: Ortho-rectified aerial imagery purchased by the Government of Alberta for various projects and covering portions of the province.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: IRS Satellite Imagery
Type of Source Media: None
Source Citation Abbreviation: IRS Satellite Imagery
Source Contribution: Images from Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite program. No longer being used in Access Update program.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: GPS Field Data Collection
Type of Source Media: None
Source Citation Abbreviation: GPS Field Data Collection
Source Contribution: Field data collected using Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. Various origins and data quality.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: National Topographic Database
Type of Source Media: None
Source Citation Abbreviation: National Topographic Database
Source Contribution: The National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) comprises digital vector data sets that cover the entire Canadian landmass. The NTDB includes features such as watercourses, urban areas, railways, roads, vegetation, and relief. The organizational unit for the NTDB is the National Topographic System (NTS), based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). Each file (data set) consists of one NTS unit at either the 1:50,000 or 1:250,000 scale. This is a legacy product and no longer used in Access Update program.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: National Road Network
Type of Source Media: None
Source Citation Abbreviation: National Road Network
Source Contribution: The NRN product consists of two linear entities (Road Segment and Ferry Connection Segment) and three punctual entities (Junction, Blocked Passage, Toll Point) with which is associated a series of descriptive attributes.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: SPOT Satellite Imagery
Type of Source Media: None
Source Citation Abbreviation: SPOT Satellite Imagery
Source Contribution: SPOT is a commercial high-resolution optical imaging Earth observation satellite system operating from space.
Process Step:
Process Description: Contractors compare existing railway arcs to provided source imagery and make applicable changes. Updated data is returned to Environment and Parks for review and audit. Approved data is loaded into repository.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
Address: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2J6
Country: CA
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding this process step in the creation of the data set. Queries about this process step submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Railway". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record. For Metadata Information contact instructions, refer to the Metadata Reference Information section of this metadata record.
Process Step:
Process Description: NTS block updates from 2014 SPOT imagery/2013 Orthophoto Imagery: 73L, 74D, 83P and partial NTS block updates 72L, 74E, 82I, 82J, 82O, 82N, 83F, 83I, 83K and 83O
Process Date: 20160928
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: NTS block updates from 2015/16 SPOT imagery and 2014 Orthophoto Imagery: 72L, 72E, 82H, 73L, 73M, 83O, 84A, 74E and partial NTS block updates 82I, 83B, 83G, 83C, 83D, and 83P
Process Date: 20170829
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: NTS block updates from 2016 SPOT imagery: 82G, 73D, 83H and partial NTS block updates 83C, 83K, and 84B
Process Date: 20180305
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Geospatial Center of Excellence, Corporate Services Division
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: NTS block updates from 2016/17 SPOT imagery: partial NTS block updates 72M, 83A, 83B, 83G, 83K, 83L, and 84B
Process Date: 20180711
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: NTS block updates from 2017 SPOT imagery: NTS block updates 84L, 84O, 84I. Partial NTS block updates 84F, 84D, 83J, and 83F
Process Date: 20181205
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: NTS block updates from 2017 SPOT imagery: NTS block updates 84E, 84J, 84N. Partial NTS block updates 84M, 84K, 84F, 84G, 83J, 83A, and 82P
Process Date: 20190628
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: String
Point and Vector Object Count: 2049
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Planar:
Map Projection:
Transverse Mercator:
Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.9992
Longitude of Central Meridian: -115.0
Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.0
False Easting: 500000.0
False Northing: 0.0
Planar Coordinate Information:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate Resolution: 0.0001
Planar Distance Units: meter
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222101
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: BaseFeaturesAccessEdit.GDB.BF_RAILWAY_ARC
Entity Type Definition: Arc representation of the Alberta railway network.
Entity Type Definition Source: Base Features Access Update Specification
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FEATURE_TYPE
Attribute Definition: Feature Type
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: RAILWAY
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: A road or track for trains, consisting of parallel steel rails, supported on wooden crossbeams. The railway either can be Single Line (one parallel set of tracks), Double Line (two parallel sets of tracks) or Multiple Line (three or more sets of tracks). If the railway is no longer in use, it should be coded as Abandoned.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Access Update Specification
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: RAILWAY_SPUR
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: A short length of railway leading off a main line, to a dead end. Spur lines usually lead to a commercial/industrial site, or may be used as a turn around along a rail line.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Access Update Specification
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GEO_SOURCE
Attribute Definition: A six character code from the Feature Source domain, identifying the source of the geometry (refers to SPOT, orthophotos, GPS, etc)
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 20KADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: 1:20000 Provincial Digital Mapping Program
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: GPSADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: GPS Field Data
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: IRSADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: IRS-1C/1D Satellite Inagery
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: OPHADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Aerial Orthophoto Imagery
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: REGUPD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: GoA Regional Investigation
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: IKOADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Ikonos Satellite Imagery
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: SUPADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Supplementary Data
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: SPTADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: SPOT Satellite Imagery
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: NTBADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) Data
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: LDRADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: LiDAR Data
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GEO_DATE
Attribute Definition: The date that the source is current to. An image source would reflect the date the imagery was captured, and a GPS source would reflect the date the data was collected.
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: The date that the source is current to.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FEATURE_TYPE_SOURCE
Attribute Definition: A six character code from the Feature Source domain, identifying the source of the geometry (refers to SPOT, orthophotos, GPS, etc). For newly captured features, this will be the same as the Geo Source.
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 20KADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: 1:20000 Provincial Digital Mapping Program
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: GPSADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: GPS Field Data
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: IRSADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: IRS-1C/1D Satellite Inagery
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: OPHADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Aerial Orthophoto Imagery
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: REGUPD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: GoA Regional Investigation
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: IKOADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Ikonos Satellite Imagery
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: SUPADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Supplementary Data
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: SPTADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: SPOT Satellite Imagery
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: NTBADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) Data
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: LDRADD
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: LiDAR Data
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FEATURE_TYPE_DATE
Attribute Definition: The date of the source information identifying the attribution. An image source would reflect the date the imagery was captured, etc. For newly captured features, this will be the same as the Geo Date.
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GLOBALID
Attribute Definition: Global Unique Identifier used to manage features within SDE. Maintained automatically by ArcGIS Server.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI SDE
Attribute:
Attribute Label: UPDATE_DATE
Attribute Definition: The date the feature was added, updated or reviewed. Can also be the date the update area is submitted
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Specifications
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.STLength()
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Altalis Ltd.
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Suite 1550, 635 - 8 Avenue SW
City: Calgary
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T2P 3M3
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 4037163490
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 4037163494
Contact Electronic Mail Address: support@altalis.com
Hours: 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: The layer is a part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded via the Open Data option from Altalis Ltd.
Distribution Liability: Under the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, the Information is licensed as is, and the Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Information Provider is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage.
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: ESRI Shapefile
File Decompression Technique: File compression technology shall be utilized when required. Altalis presently utilizes Java Zip Utilities.
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Access Instructions: The layer is a part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded via the Open Data option from Altalis Ltd.
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: ESRI FGDB
File Decompression Technique: File compression technology shall be utilized when required. Altalis presently utilizes Java Zip Utilities.
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Access Instructions: The layer is a part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded via the Open Data option from Altalis Ltd.
Fees: This layer is included in the Base Features product for free under the Open Government Licence - Alberta.
Ordering Instructions: The layer is a part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded via the Open Data option from Altalis Ltd.
Turnaround: Direct download
Technical Prerequisites: To utilize digital information, specialized software may be required. Digital information required specialized graphics or GIS software (i.e. ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, or MicroStation).
Resource Description: The layer is a part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded via the Open Data option from Altalis Ltd.
Custom Order Process: For a fee, custom cuts to the layer can be made as part of the Base Features bundle by contacting an Altalis representative at 403-716-3490 or by email at support@altalis.com.
Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20181205
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
Address: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2J6
Country: Canada
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, metadata for the data set. Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the metadata submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Railway". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record.
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time

ESRI Metadata

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