Public Land Recreation Area

Abstract: The Public Land Recreation Area dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent Public Land Recreation Areas in Alberta. A Public Land Recreation Area is an area of recreation land designated under the authority of Section 179 of the Public Lands Administration Regulation under the Public Lands Act. Public Land Recreation Area was formerly known as Forest Recreation Area under the Forest Recreation Regulation under the Forests Act. No changes to the Forest Recreation Area data layer were made when it was migrated to become the Public Land Recreation Area dataset.
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/Land_Use_Management/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: 20170706
Title: Public Land Recreation Area
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Online Linkage: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Land_Use_Management/Latest/MapServer
File or Table Name: BaseFeatures.GDB.BF_GEO_PUBLND_REC_AREA_POLYGON
Description:
Abstract: The Public Land Recreation Area dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent Public Land Recreation Areas in Alberta. A Public Land Recreation Area is an area of recreation land designated under the authority of Section 179 of the Public Lands Administration Regulation under the Public Lands Act. Public Land Recreation Area was formerly known as Forest Recreation Area under the Forest Recreation Regulation under the Forests Act. No changes to the Forest Recreation Area data layer were made when it was migrated to become the Public Land Recreation Area dataset.
Purpose: The Public Land Recreation Area dataset provides users with GIS ready polygonal representation of all Public Land Recreation Areas in the province of Alberta, and is suitable for indexing or analysis purposes.
Supplemental Information: The defining document is Alberta Regulation 187/2011 Public Lands Act, Public Lands Administration Regulation Schedule 5 Public Land Recreation Areas (Linkage: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=2011_187.cfm&leg_type=Regs&isbncln=9780779760190&display=html).
Language of Dataset: en
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20170120
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: Public Land Recreation Area
Theme Keyword: Public Land Recreation Areas
Theme Keyword: Public Land Recreation
Theme Keyword: Recreation Area
Theme Keyword: Recreation Areas
Theme Keyword: Recreational Area
Theme Keyword: Recreational Areas
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: 3rd Floor, Petroleum Plaza South Tower
Address: 9915 - 108 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2G8
Country: Canada
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7804271185
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, 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: Public Land Recreation Area". 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 XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; 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, Access and Master Height of Land
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Step:
Process Description: The Public Land Recreation Area (former Forest Recreation Area) 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 v4.1 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 contours 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 is 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 Forest Recreation Area codes and legal names obtained from the Department.
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: 20120215
Process Step:
Process Description: Update: Syncline Cross-Country Skiing is removed based on the Public Lands Administration Regulation (consolidated up to 57/2017) Schedule 5.Engstrom Remote correction: A piece of land, LSD 5, is removed. PLRA which have been consumed by Parks but not amended in the Regulation are to remain.
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: 201706
Process Step:
Process Description: Amend: O.C. 24/2017, A.R. 6/2017 Appendix Public Lands Act Public Lands Administration Amendment Regulation 'Allison Day Use/Cross Country Ski Staging' Update: Musreau Lake Day Use 'AR 187/2011'..... the west half of legal subdivision 5 not covered by .....' Missing subdivision 5 'of Section 24' in the Regulation. In the Regulation 'Lake Remote' should be 'Nose Lake Remote'. This will be addressed in future amendments to the Regulation.
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: 201707
Logical Consistency Report: For each recreation area captured, exterior road allowances are excluded but interior road allowances are included. In the renaming exercise, migrating Forest Recreation Area to Public Land Recreation Area; the overlap issue of Cardinal River with Indian Reserve Cardinal River No. 234 still exists. A review of the spatial data layer and PLAR is required to ensure alignment and appropriate updating occurs. This has not been completed to date. In the renaming exercise, an additional item field named 'TYPE' has been added to the polygon attribute table, to identify the designated public land use type as defined in the Public Land Acts, Public Land Administration Regulation (PLAR).
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: 86
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Polygon
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 86
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude Resolution: 0.00000001
Longitude Resolution: 0.00000001
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_PUBLND_REC_AREA_POLYGON
Entity Type Definition: Public Land Recreation Area polygons in the province of Alberta
Entity Type Definition Source: Alberta Regulation 187/2011 Public Lands Act, Public Lands Administration Regulation (consolidated up to 57/2017) Schedule 5 Public Land Recreation Areas
Entity Type Type: Feature Class
Entity Type Count: 86
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Alias: OBJECTID
Attribute Type: OID
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 10
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: PLREC_NAME
Attribute Definition: Public Land Recreation Area name
Attribute Definition Source: Alberta Regulation 187/2011 Public Lands Act, Public Lands Administration Regulation Schedule 5 Public Land Recreation Areas
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Public Land Recreation Areas
Codeset Source: Alberta Regulation 187/2011 Public Lands Act, Public Lands Administration Regulation Schedule 5 Public Land Recreation Areas
Attribute Alias: PLREC_NAME
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 80
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: PLREC_CODE
Attribute Definition: A sequential unique alphanumeric code assigned to each Public Land Recreation Area
Attribute Definition Source: Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Public Land Recreation Area Codes
Codeset Source: Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Alias: PLREC_CODE
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 5
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TYPE
Attribute Definition: Public land use code corresponding to declared public land use types in the Public Lands Administration Regulation AR 187/2011, Part 9 Public Land Uses, Division 1 Zones, Areas, and Trails for Recreation
Attribute Definition Source: Public Lands Division, Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: <NULL>
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: An unregulated area enclosed by or adjacent to one or more Public Land Use types.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Public Lands Division, Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: PLUZ
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Public Land Use Zone
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Public Lands Division, Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: PLREC
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Public Land Recreation Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Public Lands Division, Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: PLRT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Public Land Recreation Trail
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Public Lands Division, Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Attribute Alias: TYPE
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 80
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE
Attribute Alias: SHAPE
Attribute Type: Geometry
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
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
Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview: Alberta Regulation 187/2011, Schedule 5 Public Land Recreation Areas in the BASEFEAT.BF_GEO_PUB_LND_REC_AREA_POLYGON data layer, sorted by Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Program code PLREC_CODE, and Regulation 187/2011 Public Land Recreation Area name PLREC_NAME: PLREC_CODE PLREC_NAME 00001 Bustard Island Remote 00002 Cascade Rapids Remote 00003 Christina River Remote 00004 Clausen's Landing Remote 00005 Dore Lake 00006 Engstrom Remote 00007 Greentree Remote 00008 Miseieutin Remote 00009 Pearson Lake 00010 Richardson River Remote 00011 Six Lakes Remote 00012 Whitemud Falls Remote 00013 Allison Day Use/Cross Country Ski Staging 00014 Barrier Lake 00015 Jumpingpound Demonstration 00016 Syncline Cross-Country Skiing 00017 Upper Clearwater River Staging 00018 Cardinal River Divide 00020 Eccles Pond Day Use 00021 Hornbeck Cross Country Skiing 00022 Little Sundance Creek Snowmobiling 00023 Mason Creek Day Use 00024 Steeper Water Access 00025 Meander River 00026 Semo Lake Remote 00027 Bison Flats 00028 Economy Lake 00029 Hilltop Lake 00030 Musreau Lake Day Use 00031 Nose Lake Remote 00032 Westview 00033 Calling River Water Access 00034 Caribou Creek Remote 00035 Crow Lake Walk-in Tenting 00036 House River 00037 Mariana Lake 00038 Mile 18 Water Access 00039 Wandering River 00040 Waskahigan 00041 Winefred Lake Remote 00042 Cadotte/Peace River Remote 00043 Blackstone Viewpoint 00044 Brown Creek Viewpoint 00045 Cutoff Creek Equestrian Staging 00046 Jackknife Springs Day Use 00047 Pinto Lake 00048 Siffleur Falls Staging 00049 Struble Lake Water Access 00050 Blackstone Gap 00051 Crescent Falls 00052 Cutoff Creek 00053 Eagle Creek 00054 Hummingbird 00055 Panther 00056 Cardinal River
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Distributor:
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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
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Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20170706
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 Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Public Land Recreation Area". 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
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Language of Metadata: en

ESRI Metadata

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