Abstract: The Parks and Protected Areas dataset contains Protected Area boundaries for sites administered by Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta. National parks, because of their similar intent, are also included.Boundaries have been interpreted from written legal descriptions appended to Orders-in-Council. In case of discrepancy between the GIS data and the written legal description, the written legal description shall take precedence. Please note that this dataset replaces the following datasets: Ecological Reserve, Heritage Rangeland, National Park, Natural Area, Provincial Park, Provincial Recreation Area, Wilderness Area, Wilderness Park, and Wildland Park.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      6B96341F-2E19-4885-98AF-66D12ED4F8DD
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
    Character set code: 
      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          GIS Division, Planning and Strategic Initiatives Section
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  9th Floor Oxbridge Place
              Delivery point: 
                  9820 - 106 St NW
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T5K 2J6
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  AEP.Parks.GIS@gov.ab.ca
          Contact instructions: 
              Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the metadata submitted through electronic mail must 
              include the salutation "Attention:Parks GIS Division; Dataset: Parks and Protected Areas in Alberta"
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2022-07-19
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Topology level: Topology level code: geometryOnly Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: composite Geometric object count: 477
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG Version: 6.11(9.3.0.0)
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Parks and Protected Areas of Alberta Date: Date: Date: 2015-12-09 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2022-07-13 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: GIS Division, Planning and Strategic Initiatives Section Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 9th Floor Oxbridge Place Delivery point: 9820 - 106 St NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2J6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AEP.Parks.GIS@gov.ab.ca Contact instructions: Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention:Parks GIS Division; Dataset: Parks and Protected Areas in Alberta" Role: Role code: originator Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: The Parks and Protected Areas dataset contains Protected Area boundaries for sites administered by Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta. National parks, because of their similar intent, are also included.Boundaries have been interpreted from written legal descriptions appended to Orders-in-Council. In case of discrepancy between the GIS data and the written legal description, the written legal description shall take precedence. Please note that this dataset replaces the following datasets: Ecological Reserve, Heritage Rangeland, National Park, Natural Area, Provincial Park, Provincial Recreation Area, Wilderness Area, Wilderness Park, and Wildland Park. Purpose: This dataset provides users with GIS ready polygonal representation of all the Parks and Protected Areas in the province of Alberta, and is suitable for indexing or analysis purposes. It is provided for use for Government of Alberta staff and the general public. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: GIS Division, Planning and Strategic Initiatives Section Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 9th Floor Oxbridge Place Delivery point: 9820 - 106 St. NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2J6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AEP.Parks.GIS@gov.ab.ca Contact instructions: Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the dataset submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention:Parks GIS Division; Dataset: Parks and Protected Areas in Alberta" Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alberta, Canada Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Provincial Recreation Area Keyword: Natural Area Keyword: Wilderness Area Keyword: Heritage Rangeland Keyword: Ecological Reserve Keyword: Parks Keyword: Protected Area Keyword: Provincial Park Keyword: Wilderness Park Keyword: National Park Keyword: Wildland Park Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Downloadable Data Thesaurus name: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta found at https://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: license Other constraints: Your use of this information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information, found at https://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use limitation: 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. Resource constraints: Security constraints: Classification: Classification code: unclassified User note: Public/Unrestricted Classification system: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/Pages/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification.aspx Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: boundaries Topic category: Topic category code: environment Topic category: Topic category code: society Environment description: Microsoft Windows 10 Version 10.0 (Build 19042) ; Esri ArcGIS 12.9.3.32739 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -120.889865 East bound longitude: -108.54708 South bound latitude: 48.897309 North bound latitude: 60.025349
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: Keyhole Markup Language File Specification: KMZ File decompression technique: ZIP Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: GIS Division, Planning and Strategic Initiatives Section Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 9th Floor Oxbridge Place Delivery point: 9820 - 106 St. NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2J6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AEP.Parks.GIS@gov.ab.ca Contact instructions: Queries about the distribution of the dataset submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Parks GIS Division; Dataset: Parks and Protected Areas in Alberta". Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 1.8 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/6492787/protected-area-kmz-outline.zip Protocol: HTTPS Name: Parks and Protected Areas in Alberta (KMZ) Description: KMZ file containing Parks and Protected Areas in Alberta dataset (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/boundary/parks_protected_areas_alberta/FeatureServer Protocol: REST Name: Parks and Protected Areas of Alberta REST Feature Layer Description: REST Feature Layer for Parks and Protected Areas of Alberta dataset Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/boundary/parks_protected_areas_alberta/MapServer Protocol: REST Name: Parks and Protected Areas of Alberta REST Map Image Layer Description: REST Map Image Layer for Parks and Protected Areas of Alberta dataset Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/boundary/parks_protected_areas_alberta/MapServer/WMSServer Protocol: WMS Name: Parks and Protected Areas of Alberta WMS Service Description: WMS Service for Parks and Protected Areas of Alberta dataset
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: Order-in Council legal descriptions are interpreted. For most sites, a boundary based on the legal was created in MicroStation using 1:20K mapping files from Informatics Branch, Alberta Environment and Parks. The MicroStation derived boundary was then brought into ARC/INFO and incorporated in the Protected Areas data set. For newer sites, boundaries have been created solely in ARC/INFO or ArcGIS, using Base Features data from Provincial Geospatial Centre. Data are now maintained exclusively in an SDE Geodatabase. Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: In general +/- 5m where a protected area boundary follows ATS or hydrography. Accuracy can decrease to +/- 20m where protected area boundaries follow features which have been updated from IRS imagery. The dates for the data sources used for this resource vary. Please contact AEP.Parks.GIS@gov.ab.ca if you have addition questions about the history of this data set. Process step: Process step: Description: Minor edits to line work: Athabasca Dunes ER, Prairie Coulees NA. Rationale: Topological integrity, best representation of Order-in-Council legal land description. Date and time: 2019-09-26T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Modification of IUCN category for various sites. Rationale: Part of ongoing protected area site-based review/reporting processes. Date and time: 2020-01-27T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Modification of IUCN category for various sites. Rationale: Part of ongoing protected area site-based review/reporting processes. Date and time: 2020-12-03T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: "Prairie Coulees Natural Area" renamed to "Hargrave Coulees Natural Area" Rationale: Order-in-Council 374/2020, December 2, 2020 Date and time: 2020-12-03T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Edited polygon for Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada, to exclude boundaries of Thebathi and ?EJeré K'elni Kue First Nations. Rationale: Best representation of legal description, as found in National Parks Act. Date and time: 2021-05-04T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Edited line work of Cold Lake Provincial Park in SE11 T65 R2 W4 to follow the shoreline of Cold Lake as per Base Mapping hydrography polygons. Rationale: Best representation of Order-in-Council legal land description. Date and time: 2021-09-24T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Modification of IUCN category for various sites. Rationale: Part of ongoing protected area site-based review/reporting processes. Date and time: 2021-11-30T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Expansion of Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland. Rationale: Order-in-Council 6/2022, dated January 26, 2022. Date and time: 2022-01-31T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Expansion of Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park. Rationale: Order-in-Council 78/2022, dated March 25, 2022. Date and time: 2022-03-28T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Minor adjustments to polygon line work of Spray Valley Provincial Park and Bow Valley Provincial Park. Rationale: Topological integrity of shared GIS boundaries with Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, as per O.C. 78/2022, dated March 25, 2022. Date and time: 2022-03-28T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Revision of polygon for Smoky River South PRA to account for bridge re-alignment along highway 40. Acres/Hectares fields revised accordingly. Rationale: Best representation of Order-in-Council legal land description. Date and time: 2022-07-08T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Various attribute table cleanups: Readability of OC_NO field for Glenbow Ranch PP, Lois Hole Centennial PP, Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland; Readability of NOTES field for Marshybank ER; Correction to DATE_EST for Elbow-Sheep Wildland; Cleanup of Schedule number in OC_NO field for Bearberry Prairie NA, Modeste Creek NA, Matthews Crossing NA. Rationale: Cleanups of attribute table for readability, sorting ability, correctness. Date and time: 2022-07-08T00:00:00
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded
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