Metis Settlement

Abstract: The Metis Settlement is comprised of all the polygons that represent Metis Settlements in Alberta. Metis Settlement is a land set apart for the use and benefits by the Metis people, and for which the legal title rests with the Crown in right of Canada. The federal government has primary jurisdiction over these lands and the people living on them.
Download Information:
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
https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/First_Nations_Land/Latest/MapServer

Use Constraint: 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.

Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20140116
Title: Metis Settlement
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
File or Table Name: BASEFEAT.BF_GEO_METIS_STLMNT_POLYGON
Online Linkage: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/First_Nations_Land/Latest/MapServer
Description:
Abstract: The Metis Settlement is comprised of all the polygons that represent Metis Settlements in Alberta. Metis Settlement is a land set apart for the use and benefits by the Metis people, and for which the legal title rests with the Crown in right of Canada. The federal government has primary jurisdiction over these lands and the people living on them.
Purpose: The Metis Settlement dataset provides users with GIS ready polygonal representation of all Metis Settlements in the province of Alberta, and is suitable for indexing or analysis purposes.
Supplemental Information: In 1938, Alberta Government passed the Metis Population Betterment Act with which lands were identified for Metis Settlement Associations. 12 Metis Settlements were created. In 1950s, 4 of the settlements were closed. In July 1, 1989; the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Federation of Metis Settlement Associations signed the Alberta-Metis Settlements Accord acknowledging the transfer of title of the entire settlement area to the Federation. The Accord resolved litigation (ownership and allocation) between the province and the Federation. With the signing of the Accord, the Alberta Federation of Metis Settlements was renamed to Metis Settlements General Council. In 1990, the Constitution of Alberta Amendment Act recognised that the Metis should continue to have a land base which enables them to attain self-governance under the laws of Alberta. However, the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is the federal government department responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's legal obligations and commitments to Aboriginal people (First Nations, Inuit & Metis), and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North. INAC's activities and programs help fulfill these responsibilities. Defining documents for the layer are Registered Plans from Land Titles.
Language of Dataset: en
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20080201
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -121.000000
East Bounding Coordinate: -109.000000
North Bounding Coordinate: 61.000000
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.000000
Local Bounding Coordinates:
Left Bounding Coordinate: -121.000000
Right Bounding Coordinate: -109.000000
Bottom Bounding Coordinate: 48.000000
Top Bounding Coordinate: 61.000000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: boundaries
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: Metis Settlement
Theme Keyword: Metis Settlements
Theme Keyword: Metis
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: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, 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 Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Metis Settlement". 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: Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Native Dataset Format: SDE Feature Class
Data Quality Information:
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Base Features Source Data includes arc layers of ATS, Hydrography, Hypsography and Access
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd.
Title: Alberta Data Partnerships Cadastral Source Data includes block, lot, plan, ownership, right-of-way and legal subdivision arcs
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Calgary, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Data Partnerships
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Other sources include digital reference file and constructed arcs
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Provincial Boundary
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Step:
Process Description: Initial compilation. The GA boundary was compiled in Phase 1 (1999/2000). Phase 1 source data was obtained directly from the Data Distribution Unit of Informatics Branch as the data was not available through Spatial Database Engine (SDE) repository at that time. Subsequent Geoadministrative Areas (GA) Phase 2 and Phase 3 compilation source data were extracted from SDE which embedded "shift" during the extraction process, resulting in slight differences in position of linework of Phase 1 GA datasets with the other GA layers.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200003
Process Step:
Process Description: The Metis Settlement 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 and Access. In cases where BF Source Data does not exist, Alberta Data Partnerships (ADP) Cadastral Source Data including block, lot, plan, ownership and right-of-way are used. Legal Subdivision (LSD) arcs supplied by ADP are also 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 ADP is used in the hierarchy order of block, lot, plan and right-of-way; regardless which version it is. The ADP cadastral representation of ATS and Hydrography is not used. The ADP 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 contour 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, ADP 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 are 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. The formatted polygon attribute values are validated with Metis Settlement codes and legal names obtained from the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Aboriginal Affairs.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 20000331
Process Step:
Process Description: Corrections of data anomalies.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200309
Process Step:
Process Description: Revised data structure. Correction of Elizabeth Settlement boundary in the area of 59-2-W4.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200607
Process Step:
Process Description: Reconciled to ATS v4.1.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200802
Process Step:
Process Description: Reconciled and conformed to ATS V4.1 Alberta Provincial Boundary which was compiled by Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd. (ADP) 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 Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201203
Process Step:
Process Description: Migrate to Feature Class - check & repair geometry, run topology.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201312
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: G-polygon
Point and Vector Object Count: 10
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Polygon
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 10
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic Coordinate Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222
Coordinate System Name:
Geographic Coordinate System Name: GCS_North_American_1983
Vertical Coordinate System Definition:
Altitude System Definition:
Altitude Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude Encoding Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: BaseFeatures.GDB.BF_GEO_METIS_STLMNT_POLYGON
Entity Type Definition: Registered Plans
Entity Type Definition Source: Alberta Land Titles (Registered Plans)
Entity Type Type: Feature Class
Entity Type Count: 10
Attribute:
Attribute Label: METIS_NAME
Attribute Definition: Metis Settlement name
Attribute Definition Source: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Codeset Source: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Attribute Alias: METIS_NAME
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 80
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: METIS_CODE
Attribute Definition: Metis Settlement code number
Attribute Definition Source: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Codeset Source: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Attribute Alias: METIS_CODE
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 5
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute Alias: SHAPE
Attribute Type: Geometry
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
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.
Attribute Alias: OBJECTID
Attribute Type: OID
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 10
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute Alias: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute Type: Double
Attribute Width: 0
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute Alias: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute Type: Double
Attribute Width: 0
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: AltaLIS Ltd.
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2540 - 5th Avenue NW
City: Calgary
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T2N 0T5
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 4037163490
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 4037163494
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
Resource Description: Live Data and Maps
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.
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Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: ESRI Shapefile
File Decompression Technique: File compression technology shall be utilized when required. AltaLIS presently utilizes WinZip.
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Computer Contact Information:
Network Address:
Network Resource Name: http://www.altalis.com/products/base/20k_base_features.html
Access 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
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
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.
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).
Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20140116
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, 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 Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Metis Settlement". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record.
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: 20121210
Creation Time: 09255900
Synchronize Once: FALSE
Synchronization Date: 20140306
Synchronization Time: 09122300
Modification Date: 20171219
Modification Time: 10063100
Metadata ID: {239E25EF-EC86-43D7-9AC7-3B418E1F2D03}
Published Document ID: {1199D1A2-63DF-4A7D-BC30-69DA04A8F114}