Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI)

Abstract: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata on how to acquire this dataset. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI) represents the Government of Alberta's comprehensive biophysical, anthropogenic and land-use inventory of the southernmost portion of the province's White Area. The compilation of the inventory commenced in 2006 in the southeast corner of the province using digital colour-infrared stereo photography. Data capture has proceeded north and west. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory is intended as an update to the Native Prairie Vegetation Inventory (NPVI) that was completed circa 1993. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory product is a more comprehensive and detailed geospatial representation of land cover that is intended to meet a multitude of business needs integral to land-use planning and management in Alberta. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory is a biophysical and land-use inventory rather than a purely vegetation inventory. It is comprised of ecological range sites based on soils information for areas of native vegetation and general land use for areas of non-native vegetation, namely those associated with agricultural, industrial, and residential developments. Landscape Polygons are the basic map units in the Grassland Vegetation Inventory digital product. These polygons represent interpretations of relatively uniform biophysical or anthropogenic areas. The characteristics of Landscape Polygons are captured as records in the Sites table. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory site type classification is captured under the Site Types column in the Sites table to a maximum of four site types per Landscape Polygon. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory site types and their associated information plus the data capture methodology are described in the Grassland Vegetation Inventory Specifications. Grassland Vegetation Inventory projects were initially funded under the Base Data Acquisition component of the Land-use Framework program, which represents the Alberta Government's comprehensive and integrated approach to land use planning and management. The primary funding agency is Alberta Environment and Parks. The GVI data, index map, status map, views and specifications documents are available from Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta.
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Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20190930
Title: Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI)
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: GVI_GEOMETRY
Online Linkage: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/biota/Vegetation/GrasslandVegetationInventory.zip
Description:
Abstract: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata on how to acquire this dataset. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI) represents the Government of Alberta's comprehensive biophysical, anthropogenic and land-use inventory of the southernmost portion of the province's White Area. The compilation of the inventory commenced in 2006 in the southeast corner of the province using digital colour-infrared stereo photography. Data capture has proceeded north and west. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory is intended as an update to the Native Prairie Vegetation Inventory (NPVI) that was completed circa 1993. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory product is a more comprehensive and detailed geospatial representation of land cover that is intended to meet a multitude of business needs integral to land-use planning and management in Alberta. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory is a biophysical and land-use inventory rather than a purely vegetation inventory. It is comprised of ecological range sites based on soils information for areas of native vegetation and general land use for areas of non-native vegetation, namely those associated with agricultural, industrial, and residential developments. Landscape Polygons are the basic map units in the Grassland Vegetation Inventory digital product. These polygons represent interpretations of relatively uniform biophysical or anthropogenic areas. The characteristics of Landscape Polygons are captured as records in the Sites table. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory site type classification is captured under the Site Types column in the Sites table to a maximum of four site types per Landscape Polygon. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory site types and their associated information plus the data capture methodology are described in the Grassland Vegetation Inventory Specifications. Grassland Vegetation Inventory projects were initially funded under the Base Data Acquisition component of the Land-use Framework program, which represents the Alberta Government's comprehensive and integrated approach to land use planning and management. The primary funding agency is Alberta Environment and Parks. The GVI data, index map, status map, views and specifications documents are available from Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta.
Purpose: There are increasing economic, social and ecological pressures on our native grasslands. This inventory will be a superior stratification tool for Public Lands and resource managers to ensure effective and sustainable use and allocation of these grasslands for the benefit of all Albertans. The Grassland Vegetation Inventory also facilitates wildlife habitat assessments, especially for species at risk. Land use decisions can be made with greater confidence using Grassland Vegetation Inventory data, particularly when minimization of impact on the native prairie is important.
Language of Dataset: en
Supplemental Information: The Grassland Vegetation Inventory dataset is a normalized dataset consisting of three feature classes, two relationship classes and two tables. The feature classes consist of a polygons: LANDSCAPE_POLYGONS, a polylines: LINEAR_VEGETATION and a points: POINT_VEGETATION. Each record in the LANDSCAPE_POLYGONS attribute table is linked to one to four records in the SITES table by the LANDSCAPE_POLYGONS_1M_SITES relationship class. Each record in the SITES table is linked to an unlimited number of records in the VEGETATION table by the SITES_1M_VEGETATION relationship class. The LANDSCAPE_POLYGONS feature class is not intended to be used independently of the SITES table and the VEGETATION table.
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 20060704
Ending Date: 20180514
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -114.859801
East Bounding Coordinate: -109.633925
North Bounding Coordinate: 52.482717
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.899299
Local Bounding Coordinates:
Left Bounding Coordinate: -114.859801
Right Bounding Coordinate: -109.633925
Bottom Bounding Coordinate: 48.899299
Top Bounding Coordinate: 52.482717
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: biota
Theme Keyword: planningCadastre
Theme Keyword: society
Theme Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: grassland
Theme Keyword: vegetation
Theme Keyword: range
Theme Keyword: wetland
Access Constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta (https://open.alberta.ca/licence).
Use Constraints: Your use of the information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta (https://open.alberta.ca/licence) 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: Provincial Geospatial Centre
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 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: South Saskatchewan Region, Regional Informatics Unit, Operations Branch, Operations Division; Dataset: Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI)". 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
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20090608
Title: Grassland Vegetation Inventory Specifications
Edition: 3
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Other Citation Details: Reference for data collected in 2009 and earlier.
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Publication Date: 2011109
Title: Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI) Specifications
Edition: 5
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Other Citation Details: replaces Grassland Vegetation Inventory Specifications June 8, 2009
Native Dataset Format: Geodatabase Feature Dataset
Data Quality Information:
Attribute Value Accuracy Information:
Attribute Accuracy Report: Some attributes are collected in an explicit manner. Other attributes have been captured through interpretation by trained personnel using digital stereo aerial photography. As such, some attributes are subjective in nature and others more objective.
Logical Consistency Report: Coded value domains and subtype dependency are used to control valid attribution. Some logical relationships between attribute values are maintained by automated routines and auditing processes. Topology is maintained for polygon and line geometry. Auditing is done by sampling new data for correctness in terms of geometry and attribution prior to acceptance. Some discrepancies between the updated Base Features Hydrography Polygons and the Grassland Vegetation Inventory waterbodies have been noted and these issues have not yet been corrected.
Completeness Report: The Grassland Vegetation Inventory data collection area extends slightly beyond the Grassland Natural Region. Approximately 90% of the Grassland Vegetation Inventory data collection area has been captured and loaded. The collection of points and lines is not consistent and is under review. Updates to the existing data have not yet been scheduled.
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The source data consist of 0.40 metre resolution digital stereo models. The data were captured and audited at a scale of approximately 1:10 000.
Vertical Positional Accuracy:
Vertical Positional Accuracy Report: Not applicable
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Various, listed under Created-By field
Title: Grassland Vegetation Inventory Raw Data (Photo Interpreted)
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Source Citation Abbreviation: GVI RAW DATA
Source Contribution: These are the original datasets derived from the photo interpretation. Prior to the release of the Grassland Vegetation Inventory specifications version 5.3, the data were validated using the GVI Tools software package that performed structural and logical validation checks. With the development of the Grassland Vegetation Inventory specifications version 5.3, most of the structural and logical validation is as part of the geodatabase schema. Some additional checks are performed using GVI Tools version 5.4. While the use of these tools minimizes issues, some data problems still exist.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Grassland Vegetation Inventory Data (Passed Audit)
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Source Citation Abbreviation: GVI AUDITED DATA
Source Contribution: These are data that have passed the auditing process and have been accepted for integration into the corporate Spatial Data Engine (SDE) repository inside of GENESIS.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Grassland Vegetation Inventory GENESIS Edit Environment
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Source Citation Abbreviation: GVI GENESIS EDIT
Source Contribution: These are raw data that have been accepted into the edit environment inside of the SDE repository. At this stage, data are structurally valid but may contain logical consistency errors, topological errors or errors of omission.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Land-use Framework Hydrography Polygons
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Other Citation Details: Updated dataset using the same imagery as the Grassland Vegetation Inventory collection.
Source Scale Denominator: 10000
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Source Citation Abbreviation: LUF HYDRO
Source Contribution: The existing hydro features are used in Grassland Vegetation Inventory delineation (at the photo interpretation stage) for geometric consistency.
Process Step:
Process Description: Photo-interpretation of Grassland Vegetation Inventory spatial and attribute characteristics using a softcopy system and digital stereo imagery. The GVI Validation Tool was used to ensure logical and structural quality in the data, which has been largely collected under contract. In the early stages, the data were captured into an ESRI Personal or File Geodatabase using ArcGIS. Interpretation was performed according to the specifications outlined in Grassland Vegetation Inventory Specifications Version 3. The hydrography was supplied as part of the Land-use Framework Hydrography Polygons updates, which preceded the capture of Grassland Vegetation Inventory data in the area. More recent data collection, as per Grassland Vegetation Inventory Specifications Version 5, utilizes the creation of contractor and in-house replicas and versions that update the repository directly. The hydrography was not captured before the Grassland Vegetation Inventory capture and has not been supplied to the contractors as part of Grassland Vegetation Inventory data capture. The intent is to generate the updated hydrography after.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
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: valery.companiytsev@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday
Contact Voice Telephone: 780-638-3835
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: ADS40
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: DiMAC
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: ADS40SH52
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: ADS80
Process Step:
Process Description: Grassland Vegetation Inventory data were audited using GVI Audit Tools. Once the data have passed audit, they are submitted for Grassland Vegetation Inventory Spatial Database Engine repository update.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: GVI RAW DATA
Source Produced Citation Abbreviation: GVI AUDITED DATA
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
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: valery.companiytsev@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday
Contact Voice Telephone: 780-638-3835
Process Step:
Process Description: The data are loaded into the Grassland Vegetation Inventory GENESIS Edit environment. For data collected using the old data model (prior to 2010/2011) a custom data loader was used to translate and validate the data to conform to the new specifications. Currently, new data are loaded directly into the Spatial Database Engine repository utilizing versions and replicas. After the new data have been validated and issues resolved, the replicas are synchronized with their associated versions and the versions are reconciled and posted to the Spatial Database Engine repository.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: GVI AUDITED DATA
Source Produced Citation Abbreviation: GVI GENESIS EDIT
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
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: valery.companiytsev@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday
Contact Voice Telephone: 780-638-3835
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: North West Group
Publication Date: 2006
Title: ADS40 Digital Colour Infrared Stereo Imagery
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Other Citation Details: Digital colour infrared imagery with collection dates ranging from June to October 2006. Resolution is approximately 0.40 metres
Source Scale Denominator: 10000
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 20060704
Ending Date: 20061012
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Citation Abbreviation: ADS40
Source Contribution: This aerial photography was utilized as the base for Grassland Vegetation Inventory photo interpretation. Photo dates range from June to October 2006
Source Information:
Source Scale Denominator: 10000
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Citation Abbreviation: DiMAC
Source Contribution: This aerial photography was utilized as a base for Grassland Vegetation Inventory photo interpretation. Photo dates include the summers of 2007 and 2008
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: DiMAC Digital Colour Infrared Stereo Imagery
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Other Citation Details: Digital colour infrared imagery with collection dates in the summers of 2007 and 2008. Resolution is approximately 0.40 metres.
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Originator: Pinnacle Mapping Technologies
Publication Date: Unpublished Material
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 20070601
Ending Date: 20081031
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Source Scale Denominator: 10000
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Citation Abbreviation: ADS40SH52
Source Contribution: This aerial photography was utilized as a base for Grassland Vegetation Inventory photo interpretation. Photo dates are in August 2007.
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: ADS40SH52 Digital Colour Infrared Stereo Imagery
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Other Citation Details: Digital colour infrared imagery with collection dates in August 2007. Resolution is approximately 0.40 metres.
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Originator: North West Group
Publication Date: 2008
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 20070802
Ending Date: 20070830
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Source Scale Denominator: 10000
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Citation Abbreviation: ADS80
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: North West Group
Publication Date: 2010
Title: ADS80 Digital Colour Infrared Stereo Imagery
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Other Citation Details: Digital colour infrared imagery with collection dates from September 2009 to July 2010. Resolution is approximately 0.40 metres.
Source Contribution: This aerial photography was utilized as a base for Grassland Vegetation Inventory photo interpretation. Photo dates range from September 2009 to July 2010 and from July to September 2011.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 20090922
Ending Date: 20110924
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Type of Source Media: disc
Source Citation Abbreviation: GVI GENESIS PUBLISH
Source Contribution: These are data that have been pushed from the edit environment into the publish environment. These data have been cleaned and any issues have been documented in the metadata.
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: Grassland Vegetation Inventory GENESIS Publish Environment
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Process Step:
Process Description: Once the edit environment has been checked for issues and cleaned up, the Grassland Vegetation Inventory GENESIS publish environment is updated by synchronizing the data in the edit environment with the replica in the publish environment. The views and index map are re-generated.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: GVI GENESIS EDIT
Source Produced Citation Abbreviation: GVI GENESIS PUBLISH
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 49817
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: G-polygon
Point and Vector Object Count: 302719
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: String
Point and Vector Object Count: 48618
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Point
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 49817
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Polygon
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 302719
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
(XYRank):1
(ZRank):1
(topoWeight):5.000000
(validateEvents):FALSE
(partTopoRules):
(topoRuleID):2317
(partTopoRules):
(topoRuleID):2318
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Polyline
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 48618
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
(XYRank):1
(ZRank):1
(topoWeight):5.000000
(validateEvents):FALSE
(partTopoRules):
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
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:
Projected Coordinate System Name: NAD 1983 10TM AEP Fores
Planar:
Planar Coordinate Information:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.000100
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000100
Planar Distance Units: meters
Vertical Coordinate System Definition:
Altitude System Definition:
Altitude Datum Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude Units: meters
Altitude Encoding Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: POINT_VEGETATION
Entity Type Type: Feature Class
Entity Type Count: 49817
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: LANDSCAPE_POLYGONS
Entity Type Type: Feature Class
Entity Type Count: 302719
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: LINEAR_VEGETATION
Entity Type Type: Feature Class
Entity Type Count: 48618
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: POLYGONS_1M_SITES
Entity Type Type: Relationship
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
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 Voice Telephone: 7804277374
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday
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Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: ESRI File Geodatabase
Format Specification: ESRI File Geodatabase
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Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
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Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20190915
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Provincial Geospatial Centre
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 Voice Telephone: 7804223477
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: Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI)". 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

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Modification Time: 07395200
Creation Date: 20160627
Creation Time: 13253700
Synchronize Once: FALSE
Synchronization Date: 20131218
Synchronization Time: 07394100
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