Abstract: The Community And Social Services Delivery Regions dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent the service delivery regions established for the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Community and Social Services delivers services and supports to Albertans in a complex and interconnected environment of substantial change, both externally and internally. Externally, a diverse population, an economic downturn, and relationships with families and stakeholders affect how the department conducts its business. Internally, the department continues to transform the way it supports Albertans through a person-centred, integrated service delivery model that recognizes the unique circumstances, experiences and strengths of individuals and families.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      4AEAA901-CC86-4BCF-8308-43E743C4CA35
  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: 
          Provincial Geospatial Centre
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  7804277374
              Facsimile: 
                  7804220712
          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.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
          Hours of service: 
              08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday
          Contact instructions: 
              This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, the product. Queries about 
              the creation and/or characteristics of the product submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must 
              include the salutation "Attention: Provincial Geospatial Centre; Product: Community And Social Services 
              Delivery Regions". 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.
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2021-05-11
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: complex Geometric object count: 7
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Reference system info:

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

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Community And Social Services Delivery Regions Date: Date: Date: 2017-06-20 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2021-01-18 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 7804277374 Facsimile: 7804220712 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.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday Contact instructions: This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, the product. Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the product submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Provincial Geospatial Centre; Product: Community And Social Services Delivery Regions". 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. Role: Role code: originator Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: The Community And Social Services Delivery Regions dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent the service delivery regions established for the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Community and Social Services delivers services and supports to Albertans in a complex and interconnected environment of substantial change, both externally and internally. Externally, a diverse population, an economic downturn, and relationships with families and stakeholders affect how the department conducts its business. Internally, the department continues to transform the way it supports Albertans through a person-centred, integrated service delivery model that recognizes the unique circumstances, experiences and strengths of individuals and families. Purpose: The Community and Social Services Delivery Regions dataset provides users with GIS polygonal representation of all the services delivery regions in the province of Alberta, and is suitable for indexing or analysis purposes. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Facsimile: 7804220712 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.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 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: Provincial Geospatial Centre; Dataset: Community And Social Services Delivery Regions". 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. 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: Social Services Keyword: Social Services Delivery Regions Keyword: Community Services Keyword: Community Services Delivery Regions Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Live Data and Maps Thesaurus name: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: license Other constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions 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/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: boundaries Topic category: Topic category code: society Environment description: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000 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 Shapefile Version: 10.7.1 Specification: SHP File decompression technique: ZIP Distribution format: Format: Name: ESRI File Geodatabase Version: 10.7.1 Specification: FGDB File decompression technique: ZIP Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Altalis Ltd. Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 4037163490 Facsimile: 4037163494 Address: Address: Delivery point: Suite 1550, 635 - 8 Avenue SW City: Calgary Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T2P 3M3 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: support@altalis.com Hours of service: 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/ Role: Role code: distributor Distribution Order Process: Standard order process: 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: https://www.altalis.com/ Turnaround: Direct download Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 7804277374 Facsimile: 7804220712 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 Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday Contact instructions: This is the point of contact regarding distribution of the data set. Queries about distribution of the data set submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Provincial Geospatial Centre. Dataset: Community And Social Services Delivery Regions". Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.altalis.com/ Protocol: HTTPS Name: Altalis.com Function: Online function code: order Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: KB Transfer size: 380 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/boundaries/CSSDeliveryRegions.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Community and Social Services Delivery Regions (SHP) Description: Shapefile containing Community and Social Services Delivery Regions data (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: The Ministry of Community And Social Services (CSS) was formerly called Human Services (HS). On January 23, 2017; HS became CSS. Information and Data Provisioning Services (IDPS), now the Provincial Geospatial Centre, created the Delivery Regions dataset for HS in early 2013. The dataset at that time was only for HS internal use. CSS currently requested that there is a business need to release the delivery regions dataset for GOA and public use. Process step: Process step: Description: The Community And Social Services Delivery Regions 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 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 Integrated Resource Plan - Subregional codes and legal names obtained from the Department. Date and time: 2007-08-31T00:00:00 Processor: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Electronic mail address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: processor Process step: Process step: Description: Initial compilation. The defining document is a large format 1:1 million hard copy map which outlines the delivery regions. The delivery regions boundaries are driven by Municipal District and/or County boundaries, except in cases identified on the provided hard copy map about the ruling conditions i.e. Alberta Township System (ATS), Access or Hydrography. The dataset was known as Human Services Delivery Regions and was used by Human Services (HS) internally. Date and time: 2013-04-01T00:00:00 Processor: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Electronic mail address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: processor Process step: Process step: Description: HS became Community And Social Services (CSS) on January 23, 2017. The dataset, therefore, is renamed as Community And Social Services Delivery Regions. Date and time: 2017-06-01T00:00:00 Processor: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Electronic mail address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: processor Process step: Process step: Description: Request from Community and Social Services to remove North Central Region and and split the area between Northeast and Northwest Region. Updates done by Provincial Geospatial Centre effective April 1st, 2020 Date and time: 2020-03-18T00:00:00 Processor: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Electronic mail address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: processor Process step: Process step: Description: Update - Request from business area to change boundaries by merging Northwest, Northeast, and Edmonton into North Region. South, Central, and Calgary will merge into South Region. SCHEMA change by removing Perimeter Field. Date and time: 2021-01-15T00:00:00 Source: Source: Source citation: Citation: Title: Base Features Source Data includes arc layers of ATS, Hydrography, Hypsography, Access and Master Height of Land Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Contact info: missing Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: Edmonton, Alberta Role: Role code: publisher Source extent: missing
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Metadata maintenance:

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