Abstract: This downloadable data product includes the federal boundary files from previous census years. Data included are the historical boundary files of the year indicated and should not be considered the most recent official boundaries. Layers in each geodatabase include Economic Regions, Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, Census Tracts, and Disseminations. Current years for the historical dataset include 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016. This information is adapted from Statistics Canada, Boundary files in their respective years. This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      B94AEA7B-1DE0-4E3F-8345-D7BD380559F5
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
    Character set code: 
      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      series
  Hierarchy level name: 
      Alberta Census Boundaries - Historical
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Treasury Board and Finance, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          Data and GIS Services, Office of Statistics and Information
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  Federal Building, Eighth Floor
              Delivery point: 
                  9820 - 107 Street
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T5K 1E7
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  osi.support@gov.ab.ca
          Hours of service: 
              8:30 - 16:30 Monday to Friday
          Contact instructions: 
              Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through electronic mail must 
              include the salutation "Attention: Data and GIS Services; Dataset: Alberta Census Boundaries - 
              Historical".
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2022-05-19
  Metadata standard name: 
      ISO 19139 Geographic Information - Metadata - Implementation Specification
  Metadata standard version: 
      2007
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Topology level: Topology level code: geometryOnly
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG Version: 8.6.2
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Alberta Census Boundaries - Historical Date: Date: Date: 2022-01-01 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2022-06-10 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Treasury Board and Finance, Government of Alberta Position name: Data and GIS Services, Office of Statistics and Information Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: Federal Building, Eighth Floor Delivery point: 9820 - 107 Street City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 1E7 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: osi.support@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 8:30 - 16:30 Monday to Friday Contact instructions: Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the metadata submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Data and GIS Services; Dataset: Census Boundaries - Historical." 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 Abstract: This downloadable data product includes the federal boundary files from previous census years. Data included are the historical boundary files of the year indicated and should not be considered the most recent official boundaries. Layers in each geodatabase include Economic Regions, Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, Census Tracts, and Disseminations. Current years for the historical dataset include 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016. This information is adapted from Statistics Canada, Boundary files in their respective years. This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product. Purpose: This record contains historical census geographic boundaries for reference use. Years: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 Credit: Adapted from: Statistics Canada, 1996 Census - Boundary Files; Statistics Canada, 2001 Census - Boundary Files; Statistics Canada, 2006 Census - Boundary Files; Statistics Canada, 2011 Census - Boundary Files; Statistics Canada, 2016 Census - Boundary Files. This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product. Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Treasury Board and Finance, Government of Alberta Position name: Data and GIS Services, Office of Statistics and Information Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: Federal Building, Eighth Floor Delivery point: 9820 - 107 Street City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 1E7 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: osi.support@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 8:30 - 16:30 Monday to Friday Contact instructions: Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Data and GIS Services; Dataset: Alberta Census Boundaries - Historical". 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: Census Keyword: Census Boundaries Keyword: Census Divisions Keyword: Census Subdivisions Keyword: Census Tracts Keyword: Census Metropolitan Areas Keyword: Dissemination Area Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Downloadable Data Thesaurus name: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 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 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: 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/Pages/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification.aspx Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: boundaries Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -115.120222 East bound longitude: -109.437459 South bound latitude: 48.973107 North bound latitude: 54.03343 Supplemental Information: Layer Definitions: An economic region (ER) is a grouping of complete census divisions (CDs), with one exception in Ontario, created as a standard geographic unit for analysis of regional economic activity. Census division (CD) is the general term for provincially legislated areas (such as county, municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) and regional district) or their equivalents. In other provinces and the territories where laws do not provide for such areas, Statistics Canada defines equivalent areas for statistical reporting purposes in cooperation with these provinces and territories. Census divisions are intermediate geographic areas between the province/territory level and the municipality (census subdivision). Census subdivision (CSD) is the general term for municipalities (as determined by provincial/territorial legislation) or areas treated as municipal equivalents for statistical purposes (e.g., Indian reserves, Indian settlements and unorganized territories). Municipal status is defined by laws in effect in each province and territory in Canada. A census metropolitan area (CMA) or a census agglomeration (CA) is formed by one or more adjacent municipalities centred on a population centre (known as the core). A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000, based on data from the current Census of Population Program, of which 50,000 or more must live in the core based on adjusted data from the previous Census of Population Program. A CA must have a core population of at least 10,000 also based on data from the previous Census of Population Program. To be included in the CMA or CA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the core, as measured by commuting flows derived from data on place of work from the previous Census Program. If the population of the core of a CA falls below 10,000, the CA is retired from the next census. However, once an area becomes a CMA, it is retained as a CMA even if its total population declines below 100,000 or the population of its core falls below 50,000. All areas inside the CMA or CA that are not population centres are rural areas. When a CA has a core of at least 50,000, based on data from the previous Census of Population, it is subdivided into census tracts. Census tracts are maintained for the CA even if the population of the core subsequently falls below 50,000. All CMAs are subdivided into census tracts. Census tracts (CTs) are small, relatively stable geographic areas that usually have a population of fewer than 7,500 persons, based on data from the previous Census of Population Program. They are located in census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and in census agglomerations (CAs) that had a core population of 50,000 or more in the previous census. A committee of local specialists (for example, municipal planners and others) initially delineates CTs in conjunction with Statistics Canada. Once a CMA or CA has been subdivided into CTs, the CTs are maintained even if the core population subsequently declines below 50,000. A dissemination area (DA) is a small, relatively stable geographic unit composed of one or more adjacent dissemination blocks with an average population of 400 to 700 persons based on data from the previous Census of Population Program. It is the smallest standard geographic area for which all census data are disseminated. DAs cover all the territory of Canada.
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Content info:

Feature catalogue description: Compliance code: false Language: Language Code: eng Included with dataset: false Feature catalogue citation: Citation: Title: Alberta Census Boundaries - 2016 Date: Date: Date: 2016-01-01 Date type: Date type code: creation Citation: Title: Alberta Census Boundaries - 2011 Date: Date: Date: 2011-01-01 Date type: Date type code: creation Citation: Title: Alberta Census Boundaries - 2006 Date: Date: Date: 2006-01-01 Date type: Date type code: creation Citation: Title: Alberta Census Boundaries - 2001 Date: Date: Date: 2001-01-01 Date type: Date type code: creation Citation: Title: Alberta Census Boundaries - 1996 Date: Date: Date: 1996-01-01 Date type: Date type code: creation
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: 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: 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: 9820 - 106 Street NW Delivery point: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2J6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 3 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/boundaries/census/Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_1996.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_1996 Description: FGDB containing 1996 federal census boundaries data (ZIP) Function: Online function code: webService Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 4 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/boundaries/census/Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_2001.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_2001 Description: FGDB containing 2001 federal census boundaries data (ZIP) Function: Online function code: webService Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 7 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/boundaries/census/Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_2006.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_2006 Description: FGDB containing 2006 federal census boundaries data (ZIP) Function: Online function code: webService Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 7 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/boundaries/census/Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_2011.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_2011 Description: FGDB containing 2011 federal census boundaries data (ZIP) Function: Online function code: webService Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 7 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/boundaries/census/Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_2016.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Alberta_Census_Boundary_Files_2016 Description: FGDB containing 2016 federal census boundaries data (ZIP) Function: Online function code: webService
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Level description: Scope description: Features: uuidref: uuidref: Polygons Level description: Scope description: Dataset Set: Alberta Census Boundaries - 2016 Level description: Scope description: Features: uuidref: uuidref: Polygons Level description: Scope description: Dataset Set: Alberta Census Boundaries - 2011 Level description: Scope description: Features: uuidref: uuidref: Polygons Level description: Scope description: Dataset Set: Alberta Census Boundaries - 2006 Level description: Scope description: Features: uuidref: uuidref: Polygons Level description: Scope description: Dataset Set: Alberta Census Boundaries - 2001 Level description: Scope description: Features: uuidref: uuidref: Polygons Level description: Scope description: Dataset Set: Alberta Census Boundaries - 1996 Lineage: Lineage: Statement: The following Census - Boundary files (1996 - 2016) were taken and customized from Statistics Canada: Census Divisions, Census Metropolitan Area and Census Agglomeration, Census Subdivision, Census Tract, Dissemination Area, and Economic Region. Process step: Process step: Description: 1. extracted from Statistics Canada's Census boundaries for Alberta 2. projected to NAD_1983_10TM_AEP_Forest
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Metadata maintenance:

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