Abstract: The Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory was initiated in 1949 and completed by 1956. The Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory included all publicly owned forested lands in the province except Indian lands, national parks, and an area known as the Rocky Mountains Forest Reserve. The Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory was used to define lands suitable for agriculture, to determine timber harvest levels and plan forest protection and timber and industrial development. Through aerial photo interpretation, land was classified as productive, potentially productive, or non-productive. On productive forest land, homogeneous groups of trees were classified by "cover types". Cover types included crown density, height and tree species. Burned, harvested or cultivated land was identified as potentially productive. Non-productive lands included areas with organic soils, barren rock and lakes. No ages or site classes are associated with the polygons. The minimum polygon size was 65 ha. These maps are not available as geo-referenced rectified images or GIS-ready data.
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Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: 83 - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Date: Date: Date: 2003-09-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Forest Resource Analysis, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 7804225229 Facsimile: 7804270084 Address: Address: Delivery point: 8th Floor, Great West Life Building Delivery point: 9920 - 108 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2M4 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AF.FMB-GIS@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: Forest Analysis Section, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division; Product: Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps". 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: mapHardcopy Abstract: The Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory was initiated in 1949 and completed by 1956. The Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory included all publicly owned forested lands in the province except Indian lands, national parks, and an area known as the Rocky Mountains Forest Reserve. The Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory was used to define lands suitable for agriculture, to determine timber harvest levels and plan forest protection and timber and industrial development. Through aerial photo interpretation, land was classified as productive, potentially productive, or non-productive. On productive forest land, homogeneous groups of trees were classified by "cover types". Cover types included crown density, height and tree species. Burned, harvested or cultivated land was identified as potentially productive. Non-productive lands included areas with organic soils, barren rock and lakes. No ages or site classes are associated with the polygons. The minimum polygon size was 65 ha. These maps are not available as geo-referenced rectified images or GIS-ready data. Purpose: This historical map series consists of the Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory printed monochrome maps named using the National Topographic System (NTS) map sheet identifier within Alberta. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Forest Resource Analysis, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 7804225229 Facsimile: 7804270084 Address: Address: Delivery point: 8th Floor, Great West Life Building Delivery point: 9920 - 108 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2M4 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AF.FMB-GIS@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: Forest Analysis Section, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division; Product: Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps". 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: notPlanned Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alberta, Canada Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Forestry Keyword: Forest Cover Types Keyword: Vegetation Keyword: Historical Keyword: Monochrome Keyword: Broad Scale Keyword: NTS Keyword: National Topographic System Keyword: 1:40 000 scale maps Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Static Map Images 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/Unrestricted Classification system: GOA Data and Information Security Classification Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/pdf/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification-Standard.pdf Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Alberta Phase 3 Forest Inventory An Overview Date: Date: Date: 1985-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Forest Resource Analysis, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 8th Floor, Great West Life Building Delivery point: 9920 - 108 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2M4 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AF.FMB-GIS@gov.ab.ca Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase3ForestInventory/AB_Phase3ForestInventory_Overview.pdf Protocol: FTP Name: Alberta Phase 3 Forest Inventory An Overview Description: Alberta Phase 3 Forest Inventory An Overview (PDF) Function: Online function code: download Role: Role code: custodian Other citation details: RIB# 874; ENR Report No. I/86 ISBN: 0-86499-187-8 Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory Index Map Date: Date: Date: 2012-11-01 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: 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 Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/AB_Phase1ForestInventory_IndexMap.pdf Protocol: FTP Name: Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory Index Map Description: Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory Index Map (PDF) Function: Online function code: download Role: Role code: custodian Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial resolution: Resolution: Equivalent scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 40000 Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover Environment description: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -120 East bound longitude: -112 South bound latitude: 52 North bound latitude: 56 Extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 1949-01-01 End date: 1956-01-01 Supplemental Information: This product can be viewed on a computer, printed or be plotted in part or in whole. All available maps are provided in Adobe PDF and Tif format within downloadable WinZip files. This series is not updated and contains a range of publication dates. To maintain the original map scale (1:40 000) when printing the entire product, it must be plotted on a plotter that can use paper that is a minimum width of 106.68 cm (42"). Generally these maps are printed on 91.44 x 106.68 cm (36" x 42") paper size.
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Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: PDF Version: 1.7 Specification: Adobe PDF Format 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.Maps-Alberta@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday Role: Role code: distributor Distribution Order Process: Standard order process: Fees: This product is fee free under the Open Government Licence - Alberta. Ordering instructions: PDF (ZIP) files available as a direct download via FTP. For TIFF versions of the same files, please contact the distributor. Turnaround: Direct download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 41.5 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83BPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83B - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83B - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 30.9 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83CPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83C - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83C - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 40.0 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83EPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83E - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83E - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 54.8 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83FPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83F - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83F - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 46.5 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83GPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83G - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83G - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 44.0 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83IPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83I - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83I - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 48.6 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83JPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83J - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83J - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 49.0 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83KPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83K - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83K - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 48.1 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83LPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83L - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83L - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 42.2 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83MPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83M - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83M - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 44.8 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83NPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83N - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83N - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 45.0 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83OPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83O - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83O - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 45.0 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase1ForestInventory/NTS83/P1Maps83PPdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: 83P - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps Description: 83P - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Maps (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: During and shortly after the Second World War the demand for lumber and wood products increased dramatically. This resulted in concern over lack of knowledge about the extent of the provincial forest resource, and led to fears that the timber supply could be easily depleted. The Phase 1, or Broad Scale, Forest Inventory was initiated in 1949 in response to these concerns. The inventory served as the information base to plan the management of Alberta's forest resource. The Phase 1 (Broad Scale) Forest Inventory background and methodology are described in the "Alberta Phase 3 Inventory An Overview" (RIB# 874) which is included in the download package.
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned
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