Forest Management Unit


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Forest Resource Analysis Section, Forest Management Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta, Senior Resource Analyst
Publication Date: 20190108
Title: Forest Management Unit
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Other Citation Details: Previous update occured 2014-05-01.
Online Linkage: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/ASRD_Administrative_Area/Latest/MapServer
Description:
Abstract: An administrative unit of forest land designated by the Minister, as authorized under Section 14(1) of the Forests Act.
Purpose: The Forest Management Unit (FMU) dataset consists of units of forest land managed for wood fibre production and other renewable resources.
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20181220
Currentness Reference: Provincial dataset.
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -120.850117
East Bounding Coordinate: -109.078651
North Bounding Coordinate: 60.095171
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.917351
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: boundaries
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: forestry, Alberta, geo-administrative boundary
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 Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta
Contact Person: Forest Resource Analysis Section, Forest Management Branch
Contact Position: Senior Resource Analyst
Contact Address:
Address Type: unknown
Address: 8th Floor, Great West Life Building, 9920 - 108 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: AB
Postal Code: T5K 2M4
Country: CA
Contact Voice Telephone: (780) 427-8474
Contact Facsimile Telephone: (780) 427-0085
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AF.FMB-GIS@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 0815 to 1630 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: Email anytime or phone during hours of operation.
Security Information:
Security Classification System: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification
Security Classification: Public
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Data Quality Information:
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: Base Features Access
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Type of Source Media: None
Source Citation Abbreviation: Base Features Access
Source Contribution: The Forest Management Unit boundary is built by selecting and putting available Source Data (described below) into an edit environment of the layer, to assemble the Geoadministrative Areas (GA) boundary. The GA boundary built uses Base Features (BF) Source Data which includes arc layers of Alberta Township System (ATS), Hydrography, Hypsography, Access, and other Geo-Administrative boundaries such as National or Provincial Parks. In cases where BF Source Data does not exist, Spatial Data Warehouse (SDW) Cadastral Source Data including block, lot, plan, ownership and right-of-way are used. ATS data layer is considered to be the foundation by which all other Source Data should be registered with when the GA boundary layer is compiled. The Cadastral Source Data maintained by SDW is used in the hierarchy order of block, lot, plan and right-of-way; regardless which version it is. The SDW cadastral representation of ATS and Hydrography is not used. The SDW LSD arcs are used for boundary segments that are interpreted as aligning with legal subdivision lines according to the defining document, but the representation of Section, Quarter Section and Road Allowance are not allowed to be used as these lines should be derived from the BF ATS Source Data. If none of the above Source Data is available and the defining document refers a specific elevation or contour, Hypsography contour data is used. If no source arc for the particular contour or elevation exists, interpolation of the contours or elevation graphically is obtained by averaging between successive contours on either side of the range of elevation values. If the defining document describes a mountain peak, interpretation of the contours to determine the highest point of the peak is determined or in certain cases a spot height point in the Hypsography cartographic layer is used to identify the peak. If the defining document describes a boundary segment as Height-of-Land (HOL), HOL data is captured by digitization or graphical construction. In cases if the GA boundary is described, but no Source Data is available except from a digital reference file provided by data authority, with data authority's expressed permission, arcs are copied from the digital reference file. Segments of the boundary which adjoin to Provincial Boundary or National Park, arcs are copied from these 2 layers to define the GA boundary so that the layer does conform to these 2 key layers. Once all the Source Data has been copied and put into the edit environment, Constructed arcs are used to close polygon in cases where a gap between 2 Source Data arcs exceeds 0.001 meters. If a gap is less than 0.001 meters, one of the Source Data is extended to close the polygon, in accordance with the Source Data edit hierarchy i.e. with the highest order of importance to the least importance which is in the order of ATS, Hydrography, Hypsography, SDW data, Access, Height-of-Land or digitized arcs and digital reference file. Spatial relationship of the boundary layer compiled is maintained with the Base Features (BF) Source data and other Source Data with the geometry of all the Source Data remains unaltered throughout the editing process. Edit tolerance is set to zero for node snap and arc snap. The GA polygons compiled have all the linework precisely closed. Attribute tables are created according to item definition, with only one label point exists per GA polygon. Clean processes on the Source Data beyond the tolerances specified above is prohibited. Source Data is edited manually in order to maintain polygon topology using BUILD processes. After polygons are built, they are attributed according to the Base Features GA Specification table standard i.e. CODE and NAME.
Process Step:
Process Description: Initial compilation
Process Date: 20000301
Process Step:
Process Description: Update
Process Date: 20030901
Process Step:
Process Description: Revised data structures.
Process Date: 20041001
Process Step:
Process Description: Boundary change of B10 and B11 to match Spray Lake FMA boundary. S9 becomes part of S19 stated by Executive Memo of 2004.11.29. Change of H1 and E9 from O.C. 251/2004 (June 21, 2004). Cache Percott Forest change. Boundary correction to coincide with White Goat and Siffleur Wilderness Area with Base Features master height of Land and digitized file.
Process Date: 20051101
Process Step:
Process Description: Boundary correction of NE10-56-15-W5 taken out of E2 and added to EO1. Boundary modification to match Green/White Area in 72-23-W5, 75-5-W6, 77-2-W6, 78-9-W6, 78-13-W6, 79-10-W6. Boundary correction in Twp 24-11-W5 to match National Park boundary. Land taken out from FMU GO1 and added to G12 including NW17, all 20, N1/2 of 75-10-W6; NW1/2 23 & 24, S1/2 25, all 26, NE27, NE & W1/2 28, all 29, NE30, S1/2 32, S1/2 & NE33, all 34, 35 & 3 of 74-12-W6; All 11 & 12 of 75-13-W6; All 7 of 75-12-W6.
Process Date: 20051101
Process Step:
Process Description: Change to the boundary between S16 and S21, due to changes in the latest hydrography according to AVI interpretation.
Process Date: 20060301
Process Step:
Process Description: Correction: PO3 & P10: NE 36-100-24-W5 changed from P10 to PO3. Update E7: partial goes to W15 New G16: Amalgamation of G1, G3, G4, G6 & G7. W15: Amalgamation of partial of E7, total W1, W8 & W10.
Process Date: 20080401
Process Step:
Process Description: Reconciled to ATS v4.1. Conformed to 2007 Provincial Boundary & National Park. P15 was dissolved & split to P17 & P18. P17 & P18 are new units created from portions of P15.
Process Date: 20090501
Process Step:
Process Description: Correction of boundary error in two areas in Twp 90 & Twp 91-Rge 21-W5 that follows the Peace River and not the Daishowa FMA.
Process Date: 20100421
Process Step:
Process Description: Correction of boundary error in Sec 26 & 35-Twp102-Rge 19-W5. 2010.09 New FMU P19: Amalgamation of FMU's P10, P13 and P17. Void 2011.01 Adjust boundary with the Hydro update of Smoky, Simonette, Kakwa & Latornell River, based on 2009 SPOT imagery provided by Data Acquisition: E8, G12, G13, G14, G15, G16, GO1, GO2, GO3, PO1 & S19. Correction of boundary between E1 &E5. 2011.02 Boundary reconciled to AVI boundary in twp 57 & 58 Rge. 7 & 8 W6 i.e. boundary between E8 & E10. Amalgamation of FMU P16 & P18 to new P20.
Process Date: 20100503
Process Step:
Process Description: Reconciled and conformed to ATS V4.1 Alberta Provincial Boundary which was compiled by Spatial Data Warehouse Ltd. (SDW) on behalf of the Government of Alberta (GOA). The ATS V4.1 Alberta Provincial Boundary is considered definitive for GOA use which supersedes all previous versions. The ATS V4.1 Alberta Provincial Boundary was compiled in 8th decimal place geographic coordinates (GCS_North_American_1983) and which was geoprocessed to NAD 1983 10 TM AEP Forest coordinate system, using ESRI ArcGIS application.
Process Date: 20110901
Process Step:
Process Description: a. Existing FMU's voided: E1, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7 & E11 b. New FMU's created: E13, E14 & E15 c. Boundary update - Between S7 and SO1 to match Green/White Area boundary - Between BO1 & BO2 to match City of Airdrie & Calgary - Between RO1 & WO2 to match City of Edmonton & St. Albert - RO1 to match City of Leduc, Wetaskiwin & Red Deer
Process Date: 20120301
Process Step:
Process Description: Update: To align FMU boundary with City of Airdrie, mostly within FMU BO2.
Process Date: 20120701
Process Step:
Process Description: • Existing FMUs F1, P3, P4, P5, S15 merged to create new FMU P21. • Existing FMU S7 broken into FMU’s S23, S24, S25. • Parts of existing FMU F11 surrounded by White Area merged into FMU FO1. • Boundary update: FMU R10 updated to match FMA boundary.
Process Date: 20140401
Process Step:
Process Description: • Existing FMUs PO1 and PO3 merged to create new White Area FMU PO5 and new Green Area FMUs S26 and P22. • FMU R11 boundary updated to match White Goat Wilderness Area. • Exclusion of FMU B9 area overlapping with Stoney No. 142B Indian Reservation polygon. • FMUs GO3, PO5, E14, E15, R12, R13, W14, W15, and G15 boundaries updated to align with base feature hydro updates. • FMUs W13, W14, E8, and G15 boundaries updated to align with base feature access updates. • Correction of FMU boundaries to match Crown Ownership source data along FMU EO1. • SW 15-65-14-W5 historical adjustment as per FMA correction.
Process Date: 20161101
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta
Contact Person: Forest Resource Analysis Section, Forest Management Branch
Contact Position: Senior Resource Analyst
Contact Address:
Address Type: unknown
Address: 8th Floor, Great West Life Building, 9920 - 108 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: AB
Postal Code: T5K 2M4
Country: CA
Contact Voice Telephone: (780) 427-8474
Contact Facsimile Telephone: (780) 427-0085
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AF.FMB-GIS@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 0815 to 1630 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: Email anytime or phone during hours of operation.
Process Step:
Process Description: 2017.03.01 Jasper National Park adjusted to the height-of-land as defined in “Canada National Parks Act, Statues of Canada 2000, Chapter 32, Bill C-27, Assented to 20th October, 2000”. Removal of RO1 portion to adjust for City of Leduc 2014.01.01 annexation of eight quarter townships from Leduc County (O.C. 258/2014). FMUs W13, W14, W15, WO1, and WO2 boundaries updated to align with re-interpretation of Athabasca River. FMUs W13 and W14 boundaries updated to align with re-interpretation of Sakwatamau River. FMUs W14, G15 and W15 boundaries updated to align with re-interpretation of Smoky River (amendment to previous 2016-11-01 BF_HYDRO update).
Process Date: 20170301
Process Step:
Process Description: 2018.06 Amendment of FMU boundaries M3 and S19 to align with 1989 municipal land survey plan of Gift Lake Metis Settlement No. 3E within SEC-4 TWP-079 RGE-10 MER-5. Minor updates of FMU boundaries WO2 and LO2 within the municipalities of Edmonton and St. Albert near Big Lake and Sturgeon River. Coincident vertice realignment with FMA boundary.
Process Date: 20180606
Process Step:
Process Description: FMU Amalgamation -new FMU B12 - FMU B9 and B10 merged. -new FMU R15 - FMU E2, E15, W5, W6, and R12 merged.
Process Date: 20181220
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 97
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Planar:
Map Projection:
Transverse Mercator:
Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.9992
Longitude of Central Meridian: -115.0
Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.0
False Easting: 500000.0
False Northing: 0.0
Planar Coordinate Information:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate Resolution: 0.0001
Planar Distance Units: meters
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222101
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: BaseFeatures.GDB.BF_GEO_FMU_POLYGON
Entity Type Definition: Forest Management Units
Entity Type Definition Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE_Area
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.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FMU_CODE
Attribute Definition: Forest Management Unit code which is the same as the name
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Codeset Source: Forest Management Branch
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE_Length
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
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FMU_NAME
Attribute Definition: Forest Management Unit name
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Codeset Source: Forest Management Branch
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.
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: AltaLIS Ltd.
Contact Address:
Address Type: unknown
Address: 2540 - 5th Avenue NW
City: Calgary
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T2N 0T5
Country: CA
Contact Voice Telephone: 403-716-3490
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 403-716-3494
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/base/20k_base_features.html
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 WinZip.
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/base/20k_base_features.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).
Resource Description: Live Data and Maps
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.
Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20180626
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta
Contact Person: Forest Resource Analysis Section, Forest Management Branch
Contact Position: Senior Resource Analyst
Contact Address:
Address Type: unknown
Address: 8th Floor, Great West Life Building, 9920 - 108 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: AB
Postal Code: T5K 2M4
Country: CA
Contact Voice Telephone: (780) 427-8474
Contact Facsimile Telephone: (780) 427-0085
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AF.FMB-GIS@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 0815 to 1630 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: Email anytime or phone during hours of operation.
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard 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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Modification Time: 10201800
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