Ecological Land Classification (ELC)


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20180501
Title: Ecological Land Classification (ELC)
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Online Linkage: http://aep.alberta.ca/forms-maps-services/maps/resource-data-product-catalogue/default.aspx
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. Ecological Land Classification (ELC) is an approach which endeavours to subdivide the landscape into significant ecological units and to organize complex interrelationships into identified geographical areas with similar properties. It is a hierarchical system that captures information at the following scales as per the Ecological Land Classification and Evaluation Reference Manual (1980): Ecoprovince - >1:3 000 000 Ecoregion - 1:1 000 000 - 1:3 000 000 Ecodistrict - 1:250 000 - 1:1 000 000 Ecosection - 1:100 000 - 1:250 000 Ecosite - 1:10 000 - 1:20 000 Ecoelement - 1:1 000 - 1:5 000. Note that the upper two levels are referred to as Natural Region and Natural Subregion in the more recent Ecological Land Classification reports. There are also some variations in this hierarchy for individual study areas.
Purpose: The objective of the Ecological Land Classification mapping program is to delineate relatively homogeneous land units, based on their ecological characteristics and to describe these units such that their suitability for various land uses could be assessed in a standardized manner using a documented methodology. Ecological Land Classification information is input into planning, wildlife habitat suitability, agricultural capability and forest capability assessments.
Supplemental Information: It should be noted that the Ecological Land Classification mapping projects range from broad reconnaissance type inventories to more detailed studies at a larger scale. The use of these maps needs to be adjusted according to the scale. Small scale inventories (1:100 000 and smaller scale) will not provide the detailed information required for intensive management of individual parcels of land, nor for land use planning in small watersheds, local government units, or other small areas.
Language of Dataset: en
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1971
Ending Date: 2001
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None planned
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -120.000000
East Bounding Coordinate: -110.000000
North Bounding Coordinate: 60.000000
South Bounding Coordinate: 49.000000
Local Bounding Coordinates:
Left Bounding Coordinate: -120.000000
Right Bounding Coordinate: -110.000000
Bottom Bounding Coordinate: 60.000000
Top Bounding Coordinate: 49.000000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: landform
Theme Keyword: vegetation
Theme Keyword: wetland
Theme Keyword: ecology
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: Alberta Geographic Names (GNS)
Place Keyword: Alberta
Temporal:
Temporal Keyword Thesaurus: Year of Publication
Temporal Keyword: 2018
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: Provincial Geospatial Centre, 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 Voice Telephone: 7804277374
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 8:15 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: Provincial Geospatial Centre, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Ecological Land Classification (ELC)". 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: Hard Copy Map
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 198001
Title: Ecological Land Classification and Evaluation Reference Manual
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Other Citation Details: RIB#486
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Title: Ecological Land Survey Site Description Manual
Publication Date: 1990
Other Citation Details: RIB#326
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Publication Date: 199402
Title: Ecological Land Survey Site Description Manual
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
Other Citation Details: RIB#598
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Publication Date: 200302
Title: Ecological Land Survey Site Description Manual (2nd edition)
Other Citation Details: RIB#861
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Data Quality Information:
Attribute Value Accuracy Information:
Attribute Accuracy Report: There is no attribution on this dataset.
Completeness Report: Ecological Land Classification mapping exists for only a portion of the province. There is continuous mapping for much of the eastern slopes but otherwise the mapping is discontinuous. There are currently over 160 Ecological Land Classification studies at a variety of scales, although most study areas were mapped at a scale of 1:100 000. No Ecological Land Classification maps have been converted into GIS-ready format although many have been georeferenced and rectified.
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The positional accuracy is unknown as the boundaries were derived from many different sources.
Vertical Positional Accuracy:
Vertical Positional Accuracy Report: Not applicable
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Data Distribution Unit, Provincial Geospatial Centre, 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 Voice Telephone: 7804277374
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: For any issues encountered with downloading this product from the FTP site, please contact the Distributor Contact via the Email address or telephone number.
Resource Description: Static Map Images
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: TIF
File Decompression Technique: File compression technology shall be utilized when required.
Format Specification: Tagged Image File Format
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Access Instructions: For any issues encountered with downloading this product from the FTP site, please contact the Distributor Contact via the Email address or telephone number
Fees: This product is fee free under the Open Government Licence - Alberta
Turnaround: Direct download
Technical Prerequisites: To utilize digital information, specialized graphics or GIS software (i.e. ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, or MicroStation) may be required.
Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20180501
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre, 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 Voice Telephone: 7804225117
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: Provincial Geospatial Centre, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Ecological Land Classification (ELC)". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record.
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

ESRI Metadata

Creation Date: 20180501
Creation Time: 08264800
Synchronize Once: FALSE
Modification Date: 20130305
Modification Time: 11404600
Synchronization Date: 20130305
Synchronization Time: 11404600
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