Urban Service Area


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20190625
Title: Urban Service Area
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/Urban_and_Rural_Municipality/Latest/MapServer
File or Table Name: BaseFeatures.GDB.BF_GEO_URBAN_SERV_AREA_POLYGON
Description:
Abstract: The Urban Service Area dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent Urban Service Areas in Alberta. Urban Service Area is a municipality type defined under the authority of the Municipal Government Act. The formation of an Urban Service Area can occur if there is a large unincorporated community within a Specialized Municipality that is recognized as an equivalent to a City by the Government of Alberta. It has a population, public utility services, and other characteristics.
Purpose: The Urban Service Area dataset provides users with GIS ready polygonal representation of all Urban Service Areas in the province of Alberta, and is suitable for indexing or analysis purposes.
Supplemental Information: Urban Service Areas in Alberta are defined by Orders-in-Council. Besides name, each Urban Service Area has a numeric identifier (i.e. 0116 for Fort McMurray) designated by Alberta Municipal Affairs documented in the Municipal Codes. The Municipal Codes document also contains the number of Alberta municipalities by type (i.e. City, Improvement District, etc.). Altalis Ltd. is the designated agent of Alberta Data Partnerships (ADP) (formerly Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd. (ADP)) who provides the monthly update of the Urban Service Area shape file to Alberta Environment and Parks, if there are changes commencing Nov. 2005.
Language of Dataset: en
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20190524
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -121.000000
East Bounding Coordinate: -109.000000
North Bounding Coordinate: 61.000000
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.000000
Local Bounding Coordinates:
Left Bounding Coordinate: -121.000000
Right Bounding Coordinate: -109.000000
Bottom Bounding Coordinate: 48.000000
Top Bounding Coordinate: 61.000000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: boundaries
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: Urban Service Area
Theme Keyword: Urban Services Area
Theme Keyword: Urban Service Areas
Theme Keyword: Urban Services Areas
Theme Keyword: USA
Theme Keyword: Municipality
Theme Keyword: Urban Municipality
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: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2J6
Country: Canada
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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: Urban Service Area". 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 XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Native Dataset Format: ESRI Feature Class
Data Quality Information:
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Altalis Ltd.
Title: Urbserv.shp
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Calgary, Alberta
Publisher: Altalis Ltd.
Other Citation Details: Urbserv.shp is part of a zip file delivered to Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta monthly that contains shapefiles of all municipality types maintained by Altalis.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Process Step:
Process Description: Source data was ADP Municipal Boundary Urban Service Area shape file. Names were populated according to the Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification standard.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200604
Process Step:
Process Description: The latest MS Excel spreadsheet of the Municipal Codes is downloaded from the Alberta Municipal Affairs website and converted to dBase III format. The Urban Service Area table (USA_NAME and USA_CODE) of the Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification, is updated according to the Altalis Ltd. Municipal Boundary Change Tracking spreadsheet, and converted from MS Word to dBase III format. The original source Urban Service Area Shape file received from Altalis is processed, using a Informatics AML, to obtain a formatted Shape file preserved with the same original spatial accuracy. A 2nd AML is run to obtain polygons attributed according to the Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification Urban Service Area table standard (i.e. USA_NAME and USA_CODE). The formatted shape polygon attribute values are validated against the Municipal Codes with the USA_NAME normalized with upper/lower case according to the Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification Urban Service Area table.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 20060702
Process Step:
Process Description: Addition of Lac La Biche (Municipal Affairs has the coding to be that of Urban Service Area).
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200712
Process Step:
Process Description: Lac La Biche removed.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200806
Process Step:
Process Description: Fort McMurray: Annexation of land (O.C. 440/2009).
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201003
Process Step:
Process Description: Fort McMurray: Correction of boundary in W ½ Sec. 29 and NE ¼ Sec. 30-88-8-4
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201103
Process Step:
Process Description: Fort McMurray: Annexation (O.C. 457/2011 Nov. 8, 2011)
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201205
Process Step:
Process Description: Fort McMurray Annexation of land (O.C. 338/2014 July 23, 2014). Note: A section along the western boundary indicates a difference of ~3.5 m with the previous version delivered on May 1, 2012 by Altalis.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201501
Process Step:
Process Description: Fort McMurray - Boundary change (O.C. 9/2018) NOTE: Altalis April 2018 delivery of this layer contains 4 polygons. Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park are the valid polygons. The 2 additional polygons are -Lac La Bich which no longer exist -Plamondon is a hamlet rather than an Urban Service Area based on the Municipal Affairs source. Send notification to Altalis
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201804
Process Step:
Process Description: New area - Lac La Biche Urban Service Area (Code = 6578)
Process Date: 201805
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Step:
Process Description: Name Change - Lac La Biche USA to just Lac La Biche
Process Date: 20190524
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: G-polygon
Point and Vector Object Count: 2
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Polygon
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 2
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude Resolution: 0.00000001
Longitude Resolution: 0.00000001
Geographic Coordinate Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222
Coordinate System Name:
Geographic Coordinate System Name: GCS_North_American_1983
Vertical Coordinate System Definition:
Altitude System Definition:
Altitude Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude Encoding Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: BaseFeatures.GDB.BF_GEO_URBAN_SERV_AREA_POLYGON
Entity Type Definition: Orders-in-Council and Municipal Codes
Entity Type Definition Source: Alberta Cabinet (Orders-in-Council) and Alberta Municipal Affairs (Municipal Codes)
Entity Type Type: Feature Class
Entity Type Count: 2
Attribute:
Attribute Label: USA_NAME
Attribute Definition: Urban Service Area name
Attribute Definition Source: Alberta Municipal Affairs and Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Municipal Codes
Codeset Source: Alberta Municipal Affairs
Attribute Alias: USA_NAME
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 80
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: USA_CODE
Attribute Definition: Urban Service Area code number.
Attribute Definition Source: Alberta Municipal Affairs and Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Municipal Codes
Codeset Source: Alberta Municipal Affairs
Attribute Alias: USA_CODE
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 5
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute Alias: SHAPE
Attribute Type: Geometry
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
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 Alias: OBJECTID
Attribute Type: OID
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 10
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute Alias: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute Type: Double
Attribute Width: 0
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute Alias: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute Type: Double
Attribute Width: 0
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
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: http://www.altalis.com/products/base/20k_base_features.html
Resource Description: Live Data and Maps
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:
Computer Contact Information:
Access Instructions: The layer is a part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded for free via the Open Data option located at http://www.altalis.com.
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.
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 of the Altalis homepage, www.altalis.com
Turnaround: Direct download
Custom Order Process: 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.
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).
Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20180515
Metadata 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 Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2J6
Country: Canada
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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: Urban Service Area". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record.
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time
Language of Metadata: en
Metadata Extensions:
Online Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

ESRI Metadata

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Synchronize Once: FALSE
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