Groundwater Wells


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20110601
Title: Groundwater Wells
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Online Linkage: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Groundwater-Layers/20140621/MapServer
Description:
Abstract: The Groundwater Information Centre's (GIC) contains approximately 500,000 records with nearly 5,000 new drilling reports added annually. The database contains information about individual water well drilling reports, chemical analysis reports up to the end of 1986, springs, flowing shot holes, test holes, and pump tests conducted on the wells.This data is updated quarterly. To access near real-time data go to Groundwater map viewer at http://www.envinfo.gov.ab.ca/GroundWater/All data in the database is stored in imperial units.This information is collected under Section 41(1) of the Water Act, Water (Ministerial) Regulation, Alberta Regulation 205/98. The water well drilling report form (that an approval holder is required to submit) states that the information contained on the drilling report will be stored in a publicly available database.
Purpose: This datasets is used to display the location of water wells and to query their reports.
Supplemental Information: Because many of the locations are based on the centers of quarter sections, many of the points will fall on top of each other.Refer also to the Alberta Water Well Drilling On-Line Submission Procedures Manual (Updated Mar, 2005) for particular keying conventions and rules for keying specific types of groundwater data. This document can be obtained from the Groundwater Information Centre (gwinfo@gov.ab.ca) or calling the Centre at (780) 427-2770.The related fee schedules are:· Ministerial Order is 2/99 of the Water Act, S.A. 1996, c.W-3.5 of Alberta Environmental Protection Department· Ministerial Order 60/00 of the Water Act S.A. 1996, c.W-3.5.
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20110601
Currentness Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Quarterly
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -120.928976
East Bounding Coordinate: -108.504995
North Bounding Coordinate: 60.048196
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.903000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: GIC Groundwater Wells
Theme Keyword: Groundwater Wells
Theme Keyword: Drilling Reports
Theme Keyword: Groundwater Information Centre
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: farming
Theme Keyword: economy
Theme Keyword: environment
Theme Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme Keyword: utilitiesCommunication
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: none
Place Keyword: Northern Hemisphere
Place Keyword: Western Hemisphere
Place Keyword: Mid-latitude
Place Keyword: North America
Place Keyword: Canada
Place Keyword: Canada > Alberta
Place Keyword: Alberta
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: Alberta Geographic Names (GNS)
Place Keyword: Alberta
Access Constraints: Access to this data is unrestricted.
Use Constraints: Redistribution of this data in whole or in part, whether alone or as part of a value added product, is not permitted without the prior written authorisation of Alberta Environment. Use of the data shall not be construed as an endorsement by the 'Government of Alberta'.
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Alberta Environment Information Centre
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing address
Address: Twin Atria Building
Address: 111, 4999 - 98 Avenue
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T6B2X3
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804272700
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804224086
Contact Electronic Mail Address: env.infocent@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: For additional information about this data please contact:Dave Cable Groundwater Technologist,SupervisorWater Well Information Alberta Environment 11th fl Oxbridge Place9820 - 106 StreetEdmonton, ABT5K 2J6Phone: 780.427.2612Fax :780.427.1214Dave.cable@gov.ab.ca
Security Information:
Security Classification System: Government of Alberta Security Classification Guidelines: http://www.im.gov.ab.ca/publications/pdf/InfoSecurityClassification.pdf
Security Classification: Unrestricted
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
Data Quality Information:
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The majority of the locations are based on the centers of quarter sections. Some locations are now being derived from any lot, block or plan boundaries if available. In addition, drillers may provide coordinates from GPS receivers. The receivers may be survey quality or recreational units. All units are in meters.
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value: 400
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation: This values is derived based on the distance from the centre of a quarter section to its edge.
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value: 1
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation: Value estimated for Survey-Quality GPS receivers.
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value: 30
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation: Values used for recreational quality GPS receivers.
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value: 25
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation: Locations derived from Lot, block and plans have variable accuracy estimates which depend on the size of the lot. Larger lots may have slightly less accurate locations than smaller lots.
Vertical Positional Accuracy:
Quantitative Vertical Positional Accuracy Assessment:
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20110616
Title: Ground Water Information Centre
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Citation Abbreviation: GIC
Source Contribution: Locations of the wells are entered as applications are applied for.
Process Step:
Process Description: The GIC data is delivered to the Geographic Information Office (GIO) every 3 to 4 months on DVD or FTP. The data is loaded into a geodatabase schema created in SDE. Any errors in the data found during the load are reported to the GIC. The relationship classes are pre-built for each of the tables.
Process Date: quarterly updates
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Moses Bitew
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Contact Voice Telephone: 4033883198
Process Step:
Process Description: Metadata completed
Process Date: 20110622
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Don Page
Contact Organization: AlbertaAlberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: GIS Analyst
Contact Voice Telephone: 4033407117
Contact Electronic Mail Address: don.page@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: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 406427
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Planar:
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
Planar Coordinate Information:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.000100
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000100
Planar Distance Units: meters
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
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: sde.LAND_USE.AENV_GIC_Wells
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: Well_ID
Attribute Definition: System generated number uniquely identifying the record
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Drilling_Company_ID
Attribute Definition: Foreign key to the Drilling Company table
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GIC_Well_ID
Attribute Definition: Well Number
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GOA_Well_Tag_Number
Attribute Definition: Currently not in use.
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Longitude
Attribute Definition: Longitude of the well
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Latitude
Attribute Definition: Latitude of the well
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Elevation
Attribute Definition: Elevation above sea level
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GPS_Obtained
Attribute Definition: How the GPS coordinates were obtained
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Elevation_Obtained
Attribute Definition: The method used by driller to determine the elevation. A drop down list is provided for the driller to choose from.
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Boundary_From
Attribute Definition: The distance of the well from either a 1/4 section boundary or from a Lot boundary. The choices are from the East/West boundary and from the North/South boundary.
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Distance_North
Attribute Definition: Distance from the north boundary
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Distance_South
Attribute Definition: Distance from the south boundary
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Distance_East
Attribute Definition: Distance from the east boundary
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Distance_West
Attribute Definition: Distance from the west boundary
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LSD
Attribute Definition: Legal Subdivision
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Section
Attribute Definition: Section
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Township
Attribute Definition: Township
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Range
Attribute Definition: Range
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Meridian
Attribute Definition: Only numbers 4, 5 or 6 may be entered.
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Lot
Attribute Definition: Lot
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Block
Attribute Definition: Block
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Plan_
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Additional_Description
Attribute Definition: Additional comments to aid in locating the well
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Validated_Flag
Attribute Definition: An auto filled check box to indicate whether the information provided by the driller has been validated (checked as much as possible by AENV office staff). Once the data is validated AENV staff go into the on line submission program, click on a Validate button. The water mark UNVALIDATED is then automatically removed from the drilling report shown on the public website.
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Submitted_Flag
Attribute Definition: An auto filled check box to indicate whether the drilling report has been submitted or not using the on line drilling report submission process.
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Location_Locked_Flag
Attribute Definition: An auto filled check box to indicate whether the land location field is locked or not. Once a drilling report is submitted the location is automatically locked. If another report is submitted for that well the location field is already entered.
Attribute Definition Source: AENV
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: sde.LAND_USE.GIC_Wells_To_Well_Report
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: sde.LAND_USE.GICWells_To_ChemicalAnalysis
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: GIC_DrillingCompanyToWells
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Alberta Environment Information Centre
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing address
Address: Twin Atria Building
Address: 111, 4999 - 98 Avenue
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T6B2X3
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804272700
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804224086
Contact Electronic Mail Address: env.infocent@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 0815 to 1630 Monday to Friday
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.
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).
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20111014
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Contact Person: Don Page
Contact Position: GIS Analyst
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing address
Address: #211 Provincial Building
Address: 4920 51Street
City: Red Deer
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T4N6K8
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 4033407117
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 4033407081
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Don.Page@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 0815 to 1630 Monday to Friday
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time
Metadata Extensions:
Online Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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