Abstract: Rural Gas Franchise areas are created and maintained by Rural Utilities under the authority of the Gas Distribution Act. It contains the following layers: Apex Franchise Areas, ATCO Franchise Areas, Coop Franchise Areas, County Franchise Areas, Independent Franchise Areas, Community Gas Distributors and Customer Meters. “Changes to boundaries are based on a) additions or deletions of lands under the Gas Distribution Act and b) annexations or dissolutions under the Municipal Government Act.” Franchises cannot be issued for federal lands. However, the gas distributors serving these lands are under the authority of the Gas Distribution Act. Please Note: Rural Utilities assumes no responsibility as to the accuracy or completeness of these plans, Individual distributors must be contacted for actual locations of their pipelines. For pipelines located in Indigenous Lands, please contact the applicable Band Administration Office or the gas distributor for that area. Rural Utilities will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages arising from the use of, or the inability to use this website. Links to other websites are provided for convenience only. Rural Utilities does not control, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness of other websites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      C6C28B80-EA3A-4AAF-AE9E-512C9CD22CE6
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
    Character set code: 
      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          Rural Utilities Section, Industry Governance and Rural Utilities
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  Suite 108, J.G. O'Donoghue Building
              Delivery point: 
                  7000 - 113 Street NW
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T6H 5T6
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  ruralutilities@gov.ab.ca
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  780-427-0125
              Facsimile: 
                  780-422-1613
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2021-08-13
  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: 71
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: 3401 Code Space: EPSG Version: 8.8(9.3.1.2)
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Rural Utilities Franchise Areas Alternate title: AltaGas Low Pressure Franchise Boundaries Date: Date: Date: 2017-01-01 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2021-07-02 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Rural Utilities Section, Industry Governance and Rural Utilities Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: Suite 108, J.G. O'Donoghue Building Delivery point: 7000 - 113 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: ruralutilities@gov.ab.ca Phone: Telephone: Voice: 780-427-0125 Facsimile: 780-422-1613 Role: Role code: originator Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: Rural Gas Franchise areas are created and maintained by Rural Utilities under the authority of the Gas Distribution Act. It contains the following layers: Apex Franchise Areas, ATCO Franchise Areas, Coop Franchise Areas, County Franchise Areas, Independent Franchise Areas, Community Gas Distributors and Customer Meters. “Changes to boundaries are based on a) additions or deletions of lands under the Gas Distribution Act and b) annexations or dissolutions under the Municipal Government Act.” Franchises cannot be issued for federal lands. However, the gas distributors serving these lands are under the authority of the Gas Distribution Act. Please Note: Rural Utilities assumes no responsibility as to the accuracy or completeness of these plans, Individual distributors must be contacted for actual locations of their pipelines. For pipelines located in Indigenous Lands, please contact the applicable Band Administration Office or the gas distributor for that area. Rural Utilities will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages arising from the use of, or the inability to use this website. Links to other websites are provided for convenience only. Rural Utilities does not control, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness of other websites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. Purpose: This dataset consists of only boundary polygon features to show the low pressure franchise boundaries of AltaGas Utilities Inc. Status: Progress code: onGoing Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Rural Utilities Section, Industry Governance and Rural Utilities Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: Suite 108, J.G. O'Donoghue Building Delivery point: 7000 - 113 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: ruralutilities@gov.ab.ca Phone: Telephone: Voice: 780-427-0125 Facsimile: 780-422-1613 Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: annually Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alberta, Canada Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Rural Utilities Keyword: Franchise Boundary Keyword: Pipelines Keyword: Gas Keyword: Low Pressure Keyword: Distribution Keyword: AltaGas Keyword: Apex Franchise Areas Keyword: ATCO Franchise Areas Keyword: Coop Franchise Areas Keyword: County Franchise Areas Keyword: Independent Franchise Areas Keyword: Customer Meters Keyword: Community Gas Distributors 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 forced 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/Unrestricted Classification system: Government of Alberta Information Security Classification Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/pdf/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification-Standard.pdf Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: utilitiesCommunication Topic category: Topic category code: boundaries Environment description: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.7.1.11595 Extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 2001-01-01T00:00:00 End date: unknown Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -120 East bound longitude: -110 South bound latitude: 49 North bound latitude: 60
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: ESRI File Geodatabase Version: 10.7.1 File decompression technique: ZIP Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place Delivery point: 9820 - 106 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2J6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/AGRICULTURE-Rural_Utilities/Latest/MapServer Protocol: REST Name: Rural Utilities Natural Gas Distribution Service Features Description: Layers included in this data frame are franchise areas, customer meters, community gas distributors and low pressure natural gas pipelines in Alberta. Function: Online function code: webService Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 7 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/utilitiesCommunication/RuralUtilitiesFranchiseAreas.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Rural Utilities Franchise Areas Description: FGDB for Rural Utilities Franchise Areas (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: This dataset was originally created in Bentley Microstation. Drawn in dgn file based on Order in Council documents and AltaLIS cadastral files. Then converted to an Esri Feature Class via ESRI ArcGIS. Dataset contains the following layers: Apex Franchise Areas, ATCO Franchise Areas, Coop Franchise Areas, County Franchise Areas, Independent Franchise Areas, Community Gas Distributors and Customer Meters.
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Metadata maintenance:

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