Abstract: This data was produced under contract for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Forest Management Branch in 2015-2016. Variables used were elevation, aspect, slope, landscape mesotopography (e.g. ridge, upper slope, etc). LiDAR coverageyielded a resolution of 1m2 pixels. Canopy height was included in this model. In these files there is a report assessing accuracy of the models compared with field observation data; detailed accuracy data by township is available upon request.
Metadata: 
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      31B44357-08F2-492A-A621-95E1A73ABFAB
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
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      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
      Position name: 
          Information Management Technologist
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  780-415-6130
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  8th Floor, 9920 108 St NW
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T5K2M4
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  fh.info@gov.ab.ca
          Hours of service: 
              Monday to Friday, 8:15 to 16:30
          Contact instructions: 
              Please include the title of the dataset within the subject line of inquires sent via email
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          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2017-08-02
  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: 1453105
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG Version: 8.6.2
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Whitebark Pine Habitat Model From Lidar Alternate title: Whitebark pine LiDAR model Alberta townships predictive habitat suitability model Date: Date: Date: 2016-12-20 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2017-02-07 Date type: Date type code: publication Identifier: Identifier: Code: WP_LiDAR_combined Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Position name: Information Management Technologist Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 780-415-6130 Address: Address: Delivery point: 8th Floor, 9920 108 St NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K2M4 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: fh.info@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 8:15 to 16:30 Contact instructions: Please include the title of the dataset within the subject line of inquires sent via email Role: Role code: originator Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: This data was produced under contract for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Forest Management Branch in 2015-2016. Variables used were elevation, aspect, slope, landscape mesotopography (e.g. ridge, upper slope, etc). LiDAR coverageyielded a resolution of 1m2 pixels. Canopy height was included in this model. In these files there is a report assessing accuracy of the models compared with field observation data; detailed accuracy data by township is available upon request. Purpose: Townships within the range of whitebark pine but excluding national parks were modelled to predict habitat suitability (presence) likely for whitebark pine in Alberta based on topography, location, and other landscape features, similar to the methods used by McDermid and Smith 2008. Credit: Caslys Consulting Ltd, Victoria, BC developed the model. Jodie Krakowski administered the project, did quality assessment, and consolidated the data. Status: Progress code: completed Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: LiDAR, predictive, whitebark pine, habitat suitability model 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 http://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 http://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 under Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification Classification system: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification Handling description: https://imtdocs.internal.alberta.ca/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification-Guideline.pdf Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: elevation Environment description: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959 Extent: Extent: Description: whitebark pine range in Alberta, excludes National Parks, includes area with LiDAR coverage as of April 2015. Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -120 East bound longitude: -113 South bound latitude: 48.5 North bound latitude: 55 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 2015-04-01T00:00:00 End date: unknown Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -120.017155 East bound longitude: -113.774042 South bound latitude: 49.070779 North bound latitude: 54.168745
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: File Geodatabase Feature Class Version: 10.3.1 Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Position name: Information Management Technologist Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 780-415-6130 Address: Address: Delivery point: 8th Floor, 9920 108 St NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K2M4 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: fh.info@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 8:15 to 16:30 Contact instructions: Please include the title of the dataset within the subject line of inquires sent via email Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/PHM/Whitebark_Pine_Habitat_Model_From_Lidar.zip Protocol: ftp Name: SHP Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/PHM/HabitatModelSupportDocs.zip Protocol: ftp Description: Additional documents regarding this dataset
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Report: Completeness omission: Measure description: data is complete as per contract specifications Evaluation method type code: Evaluation method type code: directInternal Evaluation method description: see above Date and time: 2016-12-20T00:00:00 Result: missing Report: Conceptual consistency: Measure description: compared 41% of townships with empirical data (where available). Combined accuracy of 77% for presence/absence; 55% for present/close/absent, where close is a modelled predicted location (or absence) on the same or within 1 mountain of the mapped presence or absence, but not exactly overlapping Evaluation method type code: Evaluation method type code: directInternal Evaluation method description: see above Evaluation procedure: Citation: Title: accuracy assessment report Date: Date: Date: 2016-12-20 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2017-02-07 Date type: Date type code: publication Identifier: Identifier: Code: accuracy assessment report Cited responsible party: missing Date and time: 2016-12-20T00:00:00 Result: missing Lineage: Lineage: Statement: appended all townships into 1 file. For additional information see additional document link in distribution section. Process step: Process step: Description: appended all townships submitted as separate layers in the original geodatabase Rationale: more user friendly to have all data combined Date and time: 2016-12-13T00:00:00 Processor: Responsible party: Individual name: Aaron McGill Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Position name: Information Management Technologist Contact info: missing Role: Role code: originator Source: Source: Description: appended all townships submitted as separate layers in the original geodatabase Source citation: Citation: Title: WP_LiDAR_combined Date: Date: Date: 2016-12-20 Date type: Date type code: creation Cited responsible party: missing
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Metadata maintenance:

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