Municipal District and County


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20190304
Title: Municipal District and County
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_MUN_DIST_COUNTY_POLYGON
Description:
Abstract: The Municipal District dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent Municipal Districts in Alberta. Municipal District is a municipality type defined under the authority of the Municipal Government Act. The formation of a Municipal District occur when a majority of the buildings used as dwellings are on parcels of land with an area of at least 1850 square meters and there is a population of 1000 or more. A municipal district is a government form in rural areas of the province.
Purpose: The Municipal District dataset provides users with GIS ready polygonal representation of all Municipal Districts in the province of Alberta, and is suitable for indexing or analysis purposes.
Supplemental Information: Municipal Districts in Alberta are defined by Orders-in-Council. Besides name, each Municipal District has a numeric identifier (i.e. 0506 for Big Lakes, M.D. of) 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 Ltd. (ADP) who provides the monthly update of the Rural 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: 20181211
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: Rural
Theme Keyword: Municipal District
Theme Keyword: District
Theme Keyword: County
Theme Keyword: MD
Theme Keyword: MDs
Theme Keyword: Counties
Theme Keyword: Municipal Districts
Theme Keyword: Districts
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: Municipal District and County". 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: SDE Feature Class
Data Quality Information:
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Altalis Ltd.
Title: Rural.shp
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Calgary, Alberta
Publisher: Altalis Ltd.
Other Citation Details: Rural.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. Rural.shp file contains 4 municipality types including Improvement District, Municipal District, Special Area and Specialized Municipality.
Process Step:
Process Description: Base Features initial compilation and the layer was called Rural.
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: 200106
Process Step:
Process Description: Layer was changed to Municipal District.
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: 200309
Process Step:
Process Description: Source data was October ADP Municipal Boundary Rural shape file which contained Improvement District, Municipal District, Special Area and Specialized Municipality. Municipal District was extracted to form its own layer. Only City of Edmonton and Calgary area are excluded from the Municipal District shape file. Names were populated according to 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: 200511
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 Municipal District table (MD_NAME and MD_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 Rural Shape file received from Altalis is processed to obtain a formatted individual shape file of Municipal District preserved with the same original spatial accuracy. A 2nd process is then run to obtain polygons attributed according to the Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification Municipal District table standard (i.e. MD_NAME and MD_CODE). The formatted shape polygon attribute values are validated against the Municipal Codes with the MD_NAME normalized with upper/lower case according to the Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification Municipal District 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: 20051101
Process Step:
Process Description: M.D. of Rocky View No. 44: Annexation of land to City of Calgary (O.C. 333/2007). Exclusion of Town of Crowsnest Pass which has become Specialized Municipality as Municipality of Crowsnest Pass (O.C. 1/2008).
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: 200803
Process Step:
Process Description: Lac Ste. Anne County & Sturgeon County-Boundary fixed requested by the County.
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: 200811
Process Step:
Process Description: Brazeau County: Annexation of land from Yellowhead County (O.C. 545/2008). Yellowhead County: Land separated to Brazeau County.
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: 200812
Process Step:
Process Description: Name change: `County of Athabasca No. 12' to `Athabasca County' (O.C. 563/2009). Municipal District layer has exclusions: City of Calgary, Edmonton, Ft. Saskatchewan, and St. Albert. Correction of boundary between MD of Willow Creek No. 26 / Cardston County
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: 20091201
Process Step:
Process Description: MD of Foothills No. 31: Annexed land from City of Calgary (O.C. 43/2011).
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: 201104
Process Step:
Process Description: Wheatland County: annexation of land (O.C. 126/2011)
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: 201106
Process Step:
Process Description: MD of Rocky View No. 44 changed to Rocky View County (O.C. 312/2009 June 24, 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: 201111
Process Step:
Process Description: MD of Northern Lights No. 22 changed to County of Northern Lights (O.C. 24/2010 Feb. 3, 2010) Note: The name change was missed in 2010, as ADP/Altalis did not report this name change on their Municipal Boundary Change Tracking.xls
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: 201112
Process Step:
Process Description: County of Newell No. 4 changed to County of Newell (O.C. 417/2011)
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: 201201
Process Step:
Process Description: Lac La Biche County (O.C. 418/2011 Sept. 9, 2011: Land separated from Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Specialized Municipality) and annexed to Lac La Biche County. New ID No. 349 (O.C. 419/2011 Sept. 9, 2011) a. Schedule 1 - Land separated from Lac La Biche County to form new 'ID no. 349' (Code = 5411) b. Schedule 2 - Land separated from Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Specialized Municipality) to form new 'ID No. 349' (Code = 5411) Yellowhead County (O.C. 477/2011 Dec. 1, 2011) Boundary change: Annexed land from Town of Hinton
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: 201202
Process Step:
Process Description: Name change: County of Thorhild No. 7 to Thorhild County (O.C. 59/2013)
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: 201305
Process Step:
Process Description: M.D. Bighorn No. 8 - Annexed land from Rocky View County (O.C. 230/2013). Rocky View County - Land separated to M.D. Big Horn No. 8 (O.C. 230/2013).
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: 201309
Process Step:
Process Description: The name County of Lethbridge changed to Lethbridge County (O.C. 393/2013 Dec. 4, 2013)
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: 201401
Process Step:
Process Description: Name change of 'Municipal District of Big Lakes' to 'Big Lakes County' (O.C. 76/2015 March 6, 2015)
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: 201504
Process Step:
Process Description: Lac La Biche County became Specialized Municipality (O.C. 259/2017 Sept 14, 2017)
Process Date: 20180213
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: Updated boundary of Leduc County due to annexation from City of Edmonton (O.C. 359/2018 Nov 27; Code = 0201). Name change of Foothills County (O.C. 396/2018 Dec 11; Code = 0111)
Process Date: 20190204
Process Step:
Process Description: Update Name change from MD. of Big Lakes to Big Lakes County (O.C. 076/2015 Mar 06; Code = 0506)
Process Date: 20190304
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Polygon
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 64
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: G-polygon
Point and Vector Object Count: 64
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_MUN_DIST_COUNTY_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: 64
Attribute:
Attribute Label: MD_NAME
Attribute Definition: Municipal District 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: MD_NAME
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 80
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: MD_CODE
Attribute Definition: Municipal District code no.
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: MD_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.
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
Standard Order Process:
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:
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.
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: 20180222
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: Municipal District and County". 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

Creation Date: 20130715
Creation Time: 16050600
Synchronize Once: FALSE
Modification Date: 20180222
Modification Time: 09065500
Synchronization Date: 20140109
Synchronization Time: 09445100
Metadata ID: {A4266C04-CBBF-4051-935A-9A9726BBC949}
Published Document ID: {43667342-7DED-4EA1-B663-8119AAA46A1B}
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