Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20181022
Title: Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
File or Table Name: AlbertaMergedWetlandInventory
Online Linkage: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Alberta_Merged_Wetland_Inventory/Latest/MapServer/
Online Linkage: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/services/Alberta_Merged_Wetland_Inventory/Latest/MapServer/WMSServer
Description:
Abstract: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset. Note that the Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory product replaces the previously released Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory from March 15, 2017. The Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory depicts wetlands within the province of Alberta, Canada for the period 1998 to 2015 classified to the five major classes in the Canadian Wetland Classification System (CWCS). These five major classes include bog, fen, marsh, swamp and shallow open water. For the purposes of this inventory, shallow open water includes all open water. The Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory is a generalized, merged product of 35 component wetland inventories that utilized different types of source data from different years, different data capture specifications and different classifications. Considerable variation in the level of detail and accuracy is present in this dataset. Accuracy assessments have been included where available but it should be noted that the geoprocessing applied to the data may have introduced additional error. All of the polygons have been assigned both a CWCS class and an extent. The extent identifies the component wetland inventory project area. At the present time, wetland data are not available for the entire province. There are data gaps along the eastern slopes and in Wood Buffalo National Park. An overedge exists along portions of the provincial boundary. There are three classification systems utilized by the 35 component inventories. These include: 1) Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)-Boreal Enhanced Wetland Classification System (EWC): Landsat 5 and 7 ETM+ and Landsat 8 OLI imagery were used to capture and classify wetlands to DUC's EWC system (up to 19 detailed wetland classes). The hierarchical classification system contains a class level, analogous to the CWCS class level, which is subdivided into the EWC minor level. The EWC minor level contains information on the dominant vegetation (i.e. graminoid/shrubby/treed). An accuracy assessment derived from field sites is available for all inventory projects. The minimum mapping unit of the inventory is 0.09 ha. The original data that were captured at the detailed mapping level are distributed by Ducks Unlimited Canada. 2) SPOT (Systeme Pour l'Observation de la Terre) Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI) Lentic Classification: SPOT 4 and 5 MSS imagery was used to capture and classify wetlands to Alberta Environment and Parks GVI standard. The GVI classifies lentic wetlands using a modified Stewart and Kantrud approach that identifies wetlands based on site types and permanence. The SPOT-GVI lentic wetlands were reclassified to the five classes associated with the CWCS major level. The minimum mapping unit of the inventory is 0.04 ha. 3) High-Resolution: Stereo models of various scales were used to capture and classify wetlands to a minimum mapping unit of 0.02 ha and 0.1 ha. These wetland data were either crosswalked or captured directly into the National Wetlands Data Model, Alpha Edition 2010. As such, the base data is compliant with the Canadian Wetland Inventory (CWI) standard. The CWI attributes were generalized to include five classes of the CWCS major level, the remaining CWI attributes were excluded from the Merged Alberta Wetland Inventory. There are two associated feature classes: the Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory Status and the Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory Index. The extent of the wetland inventory is captured as the Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory Index feature class and information on the component wetland inventories is described for each project area within the Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory Status feature class. The funding partners for the component inventories include: Ducks Unlimited Canada; Ducks Unlimited Inc.; Government of Alberta (Environment and Parks); United States Forest Service (USFS); United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); North American Waterfowl Conservation Act (NAWCA); The PEW Charitable Trusts; Canadian Boreal Initiative; Alberta-Pacific Forest Products Inc. (ALPAC); Environment Canada; Canadian Space Agency; Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA); Imperial Oil Resources; Shell Canada; Suncor Energy Foundation; Weyerhaeuser Company Limited; and Encana Corporation.
Purpose: To identify and describe the current coverage of wetlands within Alberta to the level of the five major Canadian Wetland Classification System classes. This information is used to evaluate the status of wetlands at a regional level. The wetland inventory dataset is not intended to replace site specific or local information to describe wetland type, area and location.
Supplemental Information: Additional information on the source image type, source image date, image resolution, inventory system and minimum mapping unit can be found in the associated Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory Status feature class. The Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory Index feature class captures the extent of the inventory area. The Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory feature class can be related to the information in the Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory Status feature class using EXTENT as the common field.
Language of Dataset: en
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1998
Beginning Time: unknown
Ending Date: 2015
Ending Time: unknown
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -120.921020
East Bounding Coordinate: -108.459645
North Bounding Coordinate: 60.138739
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.900848
Local Bounding Coordinates:
Left Bounding Coordinate: 170225.521700
Right Bounding Coordinate: 864519.999700
Bottom Bounding Coordinate: 5426210.000000
Top Bounding Coordinate: 6664194.603500
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: biota
Theme Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: Alberta Geographic Names (GNS)
Place Keyword: Alberta
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: wetland
Theme Keyword: lentic
Theme Keyword: marsh
Theme Keyword: bog
Theme Keyword: fen
Theme Keyword: open water
Theme Keyword: swamp
Theme Keyword: lotic
Place:
Place Keyword: Northern Hemisphere
Place Keyword: Western Hemisphere
Place Keyword: Mid-latitude
Place Keyword: North America
Place Keyword: Canada
Place Keyword Thesaurus: none
Place Keyword: Alberta
Access Constraints: General Public: For conditional general public use, user must accept terms and conditions in a product license agreement before obtaining data. Government of Alberta Ministries: Conditional access to this data for internal business purposes is available to Government of Alberta Ministries and authorized agencies through Informatics Branch of Alberta Environment and Parks.
Use Constraints: General Public: This digital data is protected under copyright to the Government of Alberta with all rights reserved and is subject to the conditions outlined in the Informatics Branch License Agreement for Digital Data. Government of Alberta Ministries: Government of Alberta Ministries and authorized agencies may conditionally use this data for internal business purposes which includes conditional sharing of the data with other third parties (i.e. contractors, stakeholders) if necessary for reasonable use of the data relating to the provision of services to the Crown as represented by each Ministry.
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing address
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
Address: 14th Floor Oxbridge Place
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K2J6
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804225117
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: "Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record.
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Security Information:
Security Classification System: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification
Security Classification: Protected A
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Native Dataset Format: File Geodatabase Feature Class
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Originator: National Wetlands Working Group / B.G.Warner and C.D.A.Rubec editors
Publication Date: 1997
Title: The Canadian Wetland Classification System
Edition: Second Edition
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
Other Citation Details: Available through: Wetlands Research Centre, Environmental Studies Building 1 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 ISBN: 0-662-25857-6
Data Set Credit: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Data Quality Information:
Attribute Value Accuracy Information:
Attribute Accuracy Report: Accuracy assessments are available for some areas. The reports have been included as part of the distribution package if available. There were a number of issues in the original Alberta Canadian Wetland Classification System (CWCS) Merged Wetland Inventory that have been corrected in this new release. There was significant misclassification of upland polygons in the northeastern part of the province. This has been corrected. The waterbodies in the Base Features Hydrography Polygons generally line up with the open water polygons in the wetland inventory but there is some shifting and some misclassification within project areas. There are size differences present that may be due to the droughts that have occurred between the date of capture for the Base Features Hydrography Polygons and the date of capture for the wetland inventory imagery. A very limited assessment of the classification accuracy on the merged inventory was performed using digital orthophotography. A significant amount of misclassification is present relative to the orthophotography for most of the inventory, largely due to the coarseness and the methodology used to derive the merged inventory. Only Open Water was assessed as the shorelines are easier to determine in the orthophotos.
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The horizontal spatial accuracy varies depending upon the project area. Most of the inventory is based on satellite imagery and the resulting spatial data are pixellated, which will cause some spatial inaccuracy. The project areas were checked against existing imagery and against the Base Features Hydrography to determine if there was any shifting present. The Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory polygons were examined against the original Alberta Canadian Wetland Classification System (CWCS) Merged Wetland Inventory polygons and it has been determined that the shifting in the original data has largely been fixed using the revised geoprocessing methodology. The Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory polygons were also checked against the Base Features Hydrography and the Valtus imagery for spatial accuracy. The polygons are still shifted up to 30 M relative to the orthophotography but the pixellation in the merged inventory may account for at least some of this. Only a very limited number of polygons were used in the assessment. Only Open Water polygons were used as the shorelines are more easily discerned in the orthophotography.
Vertical Positional Accuracy:
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
Publication Date: 2003 to 2009
Title: Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Publisher: United States Geologic Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 2003
Ending Date: 2009
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Citation Abbreviation: Landsat 5 TM
Source Contribution: Remotely sensed imagery used for delineating and classifying wetlands. 30 M x 30 M pixellation.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
Publication Date: 1999 to 2009
Title: Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Sioux Falls, North Dakota, United States
Publisher: United States Geologic Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1999
Ending Date: 2009
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Citation Abbreviation: Landsat 7 ETM+
Source Contribution: Remotely sensed imagery used for delineating and classifying wetlands. 30 M x 30 M pixellation.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: IUNCTUS Geomatics
Publication Date: 2006 to 2008
Title: Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre 4 & 5 Multispectral Scanner
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Lethbridge, Alberta
Publisher: Iunctus Geomatics
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Citation Abbreviation: SPOT 4 & 5 MSS
Source Contribution: Remotely sensed imagery used for delineating and classifying wetlands. 10 M x 10 M pixellation
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 2006
Ending Date: 2008
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Various
Publication Date: 1998 to 2015
Title: Orthorectified Aerial Photography
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Not Applicable
Publisher: Not Applicable
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1998
Ending Date: 2015
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Citation Abbreviation: Orthophotography
Source Contribution: Orthophotography used for delineating and classifying wetlands. Various scales / 0.5 x 0.5 M pixellation on digital imagery.
Process Step:
Process Description: The Boreal Landsat imagery rasters were classified to the Canadian Wetland Classification System (CWCS) or Enhanced Wetland Classification (EWC) by Ducks Unlimited Canada. The Boreal project areas include: ALPAC, Utikuma, Weyerhaeuser-Pembina, Weyerhaeuser-Grande Prairie, Beaver River, Upper Athabasca, Upper Peace, Lower Athabasca-Northeast, Lower Peace-East, Lower Peace-West, Ronald Lake Bison Herd and Clearwater.
Process Date: various
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Al Richard
Contact Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804898110
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: Landsat 5 TM
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: Landsat 7 ETM+
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: Landsat 8 OLI
Process Step:
Process Description: The SPOT imagery rasters were classified to the Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI) wetland system. The SPOT-LUF Central and South project areas imagery were classified by Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre (ATIC). The SPOT-LUF North project area imagery was classified by Silvatech.
Process Date: various
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre / Silvatech
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: SPOT 4 & 5 MSS
Process Step:
Process Description: The orthophotography (various scales) was interpreted for wetlands by Ducks Unlimited Canada to the DUC high-resolution classification systems. The project areas include Big Hay Bittern, Kenilworth, Pine Lake East, Pine Lake West, Lousana, Erskine, Holden-West, Industrial Heartland, Iron Creek, Milk River Ridge, Rocky View, Strathcona, Sullivan Lake, Tofield-West, Tofield Extension, Vermillion, Wetaskiwin-East, Arrowwood, Winteringhills, Eastern Irrigation District and Eastern Plains.
Process Date: various
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Lyle Boychuk
Contact Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 3063592209
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: Orthophotography
Process Step:
Process Description: The SPOT and orthophotography - derived data were reclassified to the five Canadian Wetland Classification System classes (bog, fen, marsh, swamp and open water) by Alberta Environment and Parks. The blocks of data were merged into a single dataset and attributed.
Process Date: 20120101
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Dave Junor
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804225462
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804274347
Contact Electronic Mail Address: dave.junor@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: The Boreal Landsat raster inventories were vectorized and generalized to the five Canadian Wetland Classification System classes (bog, fen, marsh, swamp and open water) by Alberta Environment and Parks. The generalized blocks of data were vectorized, merged and attributed.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Kathleen Jaques
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804225117
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Process Date: 2014
Process Step:
Process Description: The northern Landsat dataset was merged with the southern SPOT and aerial photography dataset by Alberta Environment and Parks. The merged dataset was edited to remove overlaps, dissolved to blend adjacent polygons with the same attribution and checked for geometry and multipart polygons.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Kathleen Jaques
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804225117
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Process Date: 2014
Process Step:
Process Description: The new merged dataset was checked against the original merged dataset, the Base Features Hydrography Polygons and the Valtus imagery to determine spatial correctness. The classification has not been rigorously checked but observations were made on the general correctness of the data.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Kathleen Jaques
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804225117
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Process Date: 2014
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: Landsat 8 OLI
Originator: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
Publication Date: 2013 to 2015
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Publisher: United States Geologic Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Citation Abbreviation: Landsat 8 OLI
Source Contribution: Remotely sense imagery used for delineating and classifying wetlands. 30 M x 30 M.
Process Step:
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Nicole Skakun
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Voice Telephone: 7806439109
Process Description: Ronald Lake Bison Herd added, Lower Peace West Landsat based inventory replaced existing CWCS classification. Kenilworth, Sullivan Lake, Big Hay Bittern high resolution inventories replaced existing inventory areas.
Process Date: 2016
Process Step:
Process Description: Arrowwood and Winteringhills were added, which replacted portions of LUF-SPOT South
Process Date: 20170228
Process Step:
Process Description: Eastern Irrigation District and Eastern Plains were added, which replacted portions of LUF-SPOT South
Process Date: 20180921
Logical Consistency Report: This dataset is an amalgamation of wetland inventories captured at different times using different inventory systems and data capture is therefore not consistent between project areas. Care should be taken when comparing or using portions of this data composed of wetland features captured using different inventory methods. The resolution quality of the Landsat-derived data is 30 m, the SPOT-derived data is 10 m, and the orthophotography-derived inventory 0.5 m. It should be noted that the pixellation of the source imagery used to delineate the wetland polygons varies from 0.5 to 30 metre cell size and the minimum mapping unit varies from 0.02 to 0.1 hectares. Differences in classification associated with the type of source imagery are evident between the Landsat-derived data in the north and the SPOT-derived data in the south. There is an abrupt change in the frequency of marshes versus swamps at the boundary of the SPOT-derived data with adjacent Landsat-derived data.
Completeness Report: The merged wetland inventory is not complete for the province of Alberta. There are no data for the eastern slopes, including Banff, Jasper and Waterton National Parks. There is data for a small portion of Wood Buffalo National Park. Elk Island National Park wetland information was missing in the original Alberta Canadian Wetland Classification System (CWCS) Merged Wetland Inventory but has been captured in this release. The Clearwater project area has also been added. Small gaps may exist between project areas.
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: 76000005
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Polygon
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 6927333
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Planar:
Planar Coordinate Information:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: row and column
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.000100
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000100
Planar Distance Units: meters
Map Projection:
Map Projection Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse Mercator:
Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.999200
Longitude of Central Meridian: -115.000000
Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.000000
False Easting: 500000.000000
False Northing: 0.000000
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
Projected Coordinate System Name: NAD_1983_10TM_AEP_Forest
Vertical Coordinate System Definition:
Altitude System Definition:
Altitude Resolution: 0.000100
Altitude Encoding Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: AlbertaMergedWetlandInventory
Entity Type Type: Feature Class
Entity Type Count: 6927333
Entity Type Definition: Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory
Entity Type Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Alias: OBJECTID
Attribute Type: OID
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
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: Shape
Attribute Alias: Shape
Attribute Type: Geometry
Attribute Width: 0
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CWCS_Class
Attribute Alias: CWCS_Class
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 12
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute Definition: Canadian Wetland Classification System Class
Attribute Definition Source: The Canadian Wetland Classification System
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Bog
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: The Canadian Wetland Classification System Second Edition 1997
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Bogs are characterized as follows: (1) an accumulation of peat; (2) surface raised or level with surrounding terrain; (3) water table at or slightly below the surface and raised above the surrounding terrain; (4) ombrogenous; (5) moderately decomposed Sphagnum peat with woody remains of shrubs; and (6) most frequently dominated by Sphagnum mosses with tree, shrub or treeless vegetation cover.
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Fen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: The Canadian Wetland Classification System Second Edition 1997
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Fens are characterized as follows: (1) an accumulation of peat; (2) surface is level with the water table, with water flow on the surface and through the subsurface; (3) fluctuating water table which may be at, or a few centimeters above or below, the surface; (4) minerogenous;(5) decomposed sedge or brown moss peat; and (6) graminoids and shrubs characterize the vegetation cover.
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Marsh
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: The Canadian Wetland Classification System Second Edition 1997
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Marshes are characterized as follows: (1) mineral wetlands; (2) shallow surface water which fluctuates dramatically; (3) minerogenous; (4) little accumulation of organic material and peat of aquatic plants; and (5) emergent aquatic macrophytes largely rushes, reeds, grasses, and sedges and some floating aquatic macrophytes.
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Swamp
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: The Canadian Wetland Classification System Second Edition 1997
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Swamps are characterized as follows: (1) peatland and mineral wetland; (2) water table at or below the surface; (3) minerogenous; (4) highly decomposed woody peat and organic material; and (5) coniferous or deciduous trees, or tall shrub vegetation cover.
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: Open Water
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Shallow water wetlands have standing or flowing water less than 2 m deep in mid-summer. Water levels are seasonally stable. Note that the CWCS only defines naturally occurring shallow open water. This category includes all open water.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: The Canadian Wetland Classification System Second Edition 1997
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Extent
Attribute Alias: Extent
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 10
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute Definition: Project area for source data
Attribute Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: ALPAC
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Alberta Pacific Forest Products Inc. project area
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: BVRR
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Beaver River project area
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Clearwater project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: CW
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Erskine project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: ERS
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Holden - West project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: HOL
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Industrial Heartland project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: INDHRT
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Iron Creek project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: IRC
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Lousana project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: LOU
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Lower Athabasca - Northeast project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: LA
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Lower Peace East project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: LPE
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Lower Peace - West project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: LPW
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Milk River Ridge project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: MRR
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Pine Lake - East project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: PLE
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Pine Lake - West project area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value: PLW
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Rockyview project area
Enumerated Domain Value: ROC
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Ronald Lake Bison Herd project area
Enumerated Domain Value: RLBH
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: SPOT - Land Use Framework Central project area
Enumerated Domain Value: SPOT_CNTRL
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: SPOT - Land Use Framework North project area
Enumerated Domain Value: SPOT_NORTH
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: SPOT - Land Use Framework South project area
Enumerated Domain Value: SPOT_SOUTH
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Strathcona project area
Enumerated Domain Value: STRTH
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Tofield - Extension project area
Enumerated Domain Value: TOFX
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Tofield - West project area
Enumerated Domain Value: TOF
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Upper Athabasca project area
Enumerated Domain Value: UA
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Upper Peace project area
Enumerated Domain Value: UP
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Utikuma project area
Enumerated Domain Value: UTI
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Vermilion project area
Enumerated Domain Value: VER
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Wetaskiwin - East project area
Enumerated Domain Value: WET
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Weyerhaeuser - Grande Prairie project area
Enumerated Domain Value: GP
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Weyerhaeuser - Pembina project area
Enumerated Domain Value: PMB
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: BHB
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Big Hay/Bittern project Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: SUL
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Sullivan Lake project Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: KEN
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Kenilworth project Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: AWH
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Arrowwood Winteringhills Project Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: EID
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Eastern Irrigation District Project Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: EP
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Eastern Plains Project Areas
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape_Length
Attribute Alias: Shape_Length
Attribute Type: Double
Attribute Width: 8
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape_Area
Attribute Alias: Shape_Area
Attribute Type: Double
Attribute Width: 8
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Data Distribution Unit, Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing address
Address: 14th Floor Oxbridge Place
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K2J6
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804277374
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 0815 to 1630 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding distribution of the data set. Queries about distribution of the data set submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Data Distribution Unit, Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory".
Resource Description: Live Data and Maps
Distribution Liability: The user agrees that the information and each part thereof, any formatting or presentation thereof, any storage media on which it is provided, and any communication of any kind, incidental or in relation thereto, is provided to the user by the Minister and the Crown without warranty or representation as to any matter including but not limited to whether the information and storage media is correct, accurate or free from error, defect, danger, or hazard, and whether it is otherwise useful or suitable for any use the user may make of it. The Crown in right of Alberta, the Minister and her employees and agents, shall not be liable for any claims, costs, losses, or damages, including any special, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage, which the user may incur or experience as a result of the use or possession of the information or associated storage media.
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: ESRI File Geodatabase
File Decompression Technique: File compression technology shall be utilized when required.
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Access Instructions: FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is available, with the exception of data exceeding reasonable size limits or when corporate restrictions have been implemented in which the data will be delivered using alternate methods. Instructions on how to download data placed on our FTP site will be communicated when the data is ready for delivery.
Fees: Fee Free
Ordering Instructions: All requests for data / information are accepted via email, FAX, or Canada Post. All requests must include: Government of Alberta Ministry Name / Business Area Name, Physical Address, Contact Person Name(s), Phone and FAX Numbers, email Address, list of products requested, the geographic extent of the request (where product options are available - expressed by NTS block(s), township(s), etc), the delivery option required ( on-line / offline ), the data format when multiple formats are offered, and the intended use of the data.
Turnaround: Requests for information are processed and completed in order of receipt with the exception of Alberta Environment and Parks requests that have been authorized as priority status. All requests for information are completed within five (5) working days of receiving the request wherever possible.
Custom Order Process: Limited custom order processing of Informatics Branch information may be available to Alberta Environment and Parks personnel and contractors working on behalf of the Ministry.
Technical Prerequisites: To utilize digital information, specialized software may be required. Digital information requires 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 Friday
Time of Day: 08:15 to 16:30
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20181010
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Person: Nicole Skakun
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing address
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
Address: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K2J6
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 7806439109
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Nicole.Skakun@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 0815 to 1630 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: Alberta Merged Wetland Inventory". 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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Creation Time: 14272200
Synchronize Once: FALSE
Synchronization Date: 20140723
Synchronization Time: 14430400
Modification Date: 20170404
Modification Time: 19281400
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