Alberta Provincial Terrain


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20170301
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Alberta Provincial Terrain
Other Citation Details: The Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model is a collection of five individual datasets: the Alberta Provincial Terrain, the Alberta Provincial 25 Metre Raster, the Alberta Provincial 100 Metre Raster, the Alberta Provincial 25 Metre Hillshade and the Alberta Provincial 100 Metre Hillshade.
Description:
Abstract: The Alberta Provincial Terrain is a component of the Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model. The Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model has five components: the Alberta Provincial Terrain, the Alberta Provincial 25 Metre Raster, the Alberta Provincial 100 Metre Raster, the Alberta Provincial 25 Metre Hillshade and the Alberta Provincial 100 Metre Hillshade. The source data is contained within the feature dataset that houses the Alberta Provincial Terrain. The source data consists of feature classes generated from the mass points, soft breaklines and hard breaklines that were stored as ASCII generate files in 1:20 000 scale National Topographic System (NTS) blocks. The source data has three origins: Digital Elevation Model: Alberta 1980 1995 60K, Southwestern Alberta 1979 1996 50K and Northeastern Alberta 1955 1986 50K. These three datasets were processed separately and tiled seamlessly along their borders. The Digital Elevation Model Alberta 1980 1995 60K was compiled from 1:60 000 scale aerial photography using analytical stereoplotters with vegetation and structures excluded. The Digital Elevation Model Northeastern Alberta 1955 1986 50K dataset was created primarily from 1:50 000 scale contour and hydrography data acquired from Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) with supplementary aerial triangulation points derived from 1:60 000 scale black and white aerial photography dating between 1980 and 1995. The Digital Elevation Model Southwestern Alberta 1979 1996 50K dataset was created primarily from 1:50 000 scale contour and hydrography data from Natural Resources Canada, using Geographic Information System (GIS) processes that recognise the relationship between surface contours and hydrography. The Alberta Provincial Terrain is an ArcGIS terrain dataset that is built from feature classes. Terrains are TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) -based representations of a surface and must reside inside of a geodatabase. The surface is displayed as triangles with an elevation point at the apex of each triangle. Pyramids are built into the terrain structure to generalize the display of the triangulated surface at different scales. Some analysis can be conducted using terrains but gridded data, such as a raster or a lattice, is often more useful. The Alberta Provincial Terrain is used as a base to generate the Alberta Provincial 25 and 100 Metre Rasters.
Language of Dataset: en
Purpose: The purpose of the Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model dataset is to provide a representation of the land surface for the province that can be displayed and analysed alone or with other data. The Alberta Provincial Terrain can be used as it currently exists or integrated with other, more detailed elevation data to generate slopes, aspects, contours and rasters (grids). The Alberta Provincial Rasters can be used to create hillshades (shaded relief), delineate height of land and identify depressional areas. The rasterized elevation data can be used with other rasterized data, such as imagery, for land cover classification. The Alberta Provincial Hillshades can be colourized to create hypsographic tints (painted relief) for visual display.
Supplemental Information: The following specific metadata elements are not part of the Federal Geographic Data Committee Geospatial Metadata Standard, but are included for additional information. Flying Contractors: North West Geomatics Ltd., Western Remote Sensing, Global Remote Sensing Inc., Geodesy Remote Sensing Inc., Geographic Air Survey Ltd., National Air Photo Library (Government of Canada)/ Digital Elevation Model Compilers: AECOM Canada Ltd., GISmo Ltd., Land Data Technologies Ltd., Orthoshop Geomatics Ltd., North West Geomatics Ltd., DMG and Alberta Environment and Parks (Government of Alberta).
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 19550601
Ending Date: 19960101
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None planned
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -120.012406
East Bounding Coordinate: -110.004764
North Bounding Coordinate: 60.000125
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.996858
Local Bounding Coordinates:
Left Bounding Coordinate: -120.012406
Right Bounding Coordinate: -110.004764
Bottom Bounding Coordinate: 48.996858
Top Bounding Coordinate: 60.000125
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: Elevation
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: Digital Elevation Model
Theme Keyword: DEM
Theme Keyword: Hypsography
Theme Keyword: Terrain
Theme Keyword: Raster
Theme Keyword: Hillshade
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: none
Place Keyword: Alberta
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 Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 14th floor, Oxbridge Place
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2J6
Country: Canada
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, the data set. Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model". 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.
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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 Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model
Publication Date: 20170301
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: geodatabase
Native Dataset Format: SDE Feature Class
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Title: Alberta Provincial 25 Metre Raster
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20170301
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: ArcGIS raster
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Title: Alberta Provincial 100 Metre Raster
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20170301
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: ArcGIS raster
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Title: Alberta Provincial 25 Metre Hillshade
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20170301
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: ArcGIS raster
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Title: Alberta Provincial 100 Metre Hillshade
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20170301
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: ArcGIS raster
Data Quality Information:
Attribute Value Accuracy Information:
Attribute Accuracy Report: Not applicable
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: Details on the horizontal accuracy are contained within four documents: Specifications and Procedures Manual - Provincial Digital Base Mapping Project, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Processing Handbook, Procedure for Fixing Base Features Hypsography and Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model Products Creation - ArcGIS 10.3.1.
Vertical Positional Accuracy:
Vertical Positional Accuracy Report: Details on the vertical accuracy are contained within four documents: Specifications and Procedures Manual - Provincial Digital Base Mapping Project, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Processing Handbook, Procedure for Fixing Base Features Hypsography and Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model Products Creation - ArcGIS 10.3.1.
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Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: various
Title: ASCII Generate Files
Source Scale Denominator: various
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 19550601
Ending Date: 19960101
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Citation Abbreviation: ASCII Generate Files
Source Contribution: These are the ASCII Generate Files that are used as source data to create the point and line feature classes that form the base for generating the Alberta Provincial Terrain (ArcGIS terrain format).
Process Step:
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact 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 Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding this process step in the creation of the data set. Queries about this process step submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset:Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record. For Metadata Information contact instructions, refer to the Metadata Reference Information section of this metadata record.
Process Description: The process for converting the ASCII Generate Files (mass points, soft breaklines and hard breaklines) into feature classes is contained within the document Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model Products Creation ArcGIS 10.3.1.
Process Software and Version: ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: ASCII Generate Files
Source Produced Citation Abbreviation: ArcGIS Feature Classes
Process Step:
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: ArcGIS Feature Classes
Source Produced Citation Abbreviation: ArcGIS Terrain
Process Software and Version: ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1
Process Description: The process for generating the Alberta Provincial Terrain (ArcGIS terrain format) is contained within the document Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model Products Creation ArcGIS 10.3.1.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding this process step in the creation of the data set. Queries about this process step submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset:Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model". 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.
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2J6
Country: Canada
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
Logical Consistency Report: The Alberta Provincial Terrain is based on mass points, hard breaklines and soft breaklines that capture elevation data at specific locations. These points and lines come from a number of sources and there is a significant amount of variability within and between the different blocks of source data. The Alberta Provincial Terrain provides the base to generate the Alberta Provincial Rasters and the Alberta Provincial Hillshades.
Completeness Report: The Alberta Provincial Terrain is complete for the provincial extent.
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
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
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: AltaLIS Ltd.
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2540 - 5th Avenue NW
City: Calgary
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T2N 0T5
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 4037163490
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 4037163494
Contact Electronic Mail Address: info@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/terrain/dem.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: Terrain Dataset
File Decompression Technique: File compression technology shall be utilized when required. AltaLIS presently utilizes WinZip.
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Computer Contact Information:
Network Address:
Network Resource Name: http://www.altalis.com/products/terrain/dem.html
Access Instructions: The layer is a part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded via the Open Data option from AltaLIS: http://www.altalis.com/products/terrain/dem.html
Fees: This layer is included in the Base Features product for free under the Open Government Licence - Alberta.
Ordering Instructions: The layer is a part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded via the Open Data option from AltaLIS: http://www.altalis.com/products/terrain/dem.html
Turnaround: Direct download
Technical Prerequisites: To utilize digital information, specialized software may be required. Digital information required specialized graphics or GIS software (i.e. ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, or MicroStation).
Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Custom Order Process: For a fee, custom cuts to the layer can be made as part of the Base Features bundle by contacting an AltaLIS representative at 403-716-3490 or by email at info@altalis.com.
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
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 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: Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Alberta Provincial Digital Elevation Model". 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
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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
Metadata Date: 20170815

ESRI Metadata

Creation Date: 20140812
Creation Time: 11085200
Synchronize Once: FALSE
Modification Date: 20170815
Modification Time: 16092200
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Synchronization Date: 20140812
Synchronization Time: 14202400
Metadata ID:
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