Abstract: AGRASID 4.1 is the latest release of digital soil landscape and land system data for the agricultural region of Alberta. AGRASID is a product of the Canada – Alberta Environmental Sustainable Agriculture (CAESA) soil inventory project (SIP), was initially released on CD ROM in 1998. The project involved the recompilation of lines and information contained within existing hard copy soil survey reports dating back to 1925 supplemented by additional field sampling to improve polygon resolution in areas where existing soil survey information was produced at a smaller scale than that of the CAESA-SIP project.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      F3C1F423-8E81-4AA2-A156-813666746FD7
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
    Character set code: 
      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          Environmental Strategy and Research Section, Land Use Unit
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  780-427-3739
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  302, 7000 - 113 Street
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T6H 5T6
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  ard.soilviewer@gov.ab.ca
          Hours of service: 
              08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2019-08-28
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
  Dataset URI: 
      https://www.alberta.ca/agricultural-regions-of-alberta-soil-inventory-database.aspx
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Topology level: Topology level code: geometryOnly Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: composite Geometric object count: 28366
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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: Agricultural Regions of Alberta Soil Information Database Version 4.1 Alternate title: AGRASID 4.1 Date: Date: Date: 2015-08-05 Date type: Date type code: publication Edition: None. Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Environmental Strategy and Research Section, Land Use Unit Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 780-427-3739 Address: Address: Delivery point: 302, 7000 - 113 Street City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: ard.soilviewer@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday Role: Role code: originator Abstract: AGRASID 4.1 is the latest release of digital soil landscape and land system data for the agricultural region of Alberta. AGRASID is a product of the Canada – Alberta Environmental Sustainable Agriculture (CAESA) soil inventory project (SIP), was initially released on CD ROM in 1998. The project involved the recompilation of lines and information contained within existing hard copy soil survey reports dating back to 1925 supplemented by additional field sampling to improve polygon resolution in areas where existing soil survey information was produced at a smaller scale than that of the CAESA-SIP project. Purpose: To develop a standard spatial soil landscape database for the agricultural region of Alberta. This resource does not cover all areas of Alberta. Credit: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Soil Correlator: Anthony Brierley (retired); Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Content Specialist: Michael Bock. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Environmental Strategy and Research Section, Land Use Unit Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 780-427-3739 Address: Address: Delivery point: 302, 7000 - 113 Street City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: ard.soilviewer@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday 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: Soil Keyword: Soil Landscapes Keyword: National Ecological Stratification Keyword: Dirt Keyword: Soil properties Keyword: Rangeland Keyword: agroecology Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: geoscientificInformation, 008 Date: Date: Date: 2016-08-05 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: missing Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Downloadable Data Thesaurus name: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 Resource constraints: Constraints: Use limitation: The data remains the property of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF). The data is supplied as is, every attempted has been made to ensure an accurate and error free product. The soil landscape data was developed at a scale of 1:100,000 and nests into more regional land systems data expressed at a scale of 1:250 000. AAFC and AAF are not responsible for damages resulting from inappropriate use of this data set. Any derivative products must reference the original source of the data. These constraints apply to all current and future uses of this data contemplated by the requesting organization. Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use limitation: The user agrees that the information and each part thereof, any formatting or presentation thereof, any storage media on which it is provided, and any communication of any kind, incident or in relation thereto, is provided to the user by the Minister and the Crown without warranty or representation as to any matter including but not limited to whether the information and storage media is correct, accurate or free from error, defect, danger, or hazard, and whether it is otherwise useful or suitable for any use the user may make of it. The Crown in right of Alberta, the Minister and her employees and agents, shall not be liable for any claims, costs, losses, or damages, including any special, indirect , incidental or consequential loss or damage, which the user may incur or experience as a result of the use or possession of the information or associated storage media. Resource constraints: Security constraints: Classification: Classification code: unclassified User note: Designated as Unrestricted under the GOAISCC Classification system: Government of Alberta Information Security Classification System (GOAISCC) Handling description: http://www.im.gov.ab.ca/documents/publications/InfoSecurityClassification.pdf Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Agricultural Regions of Alberta Soil Information Database Date: Date: Date: 2016-08-05 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: missing Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: environment Topic category: Topic category code: geoscientificInformation Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -120.0 East bound longitude: -110.0 South bound latitude: 49.0 North bound latitude: 60.0
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Content info:

Feature catalogue description: Compliance code: false Language: Language Code: eng Included with dataset: true Feature types: missing Feature catalogue citation: Citation: Title: Agricultural Regions of Alberta Soil Information Database Version 4.1 Date: Date: Date: 2015-08-05 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: missing Other citation details: Detailed Entity and Attribute information is provided with the dataset from the distribution contact, formatted as Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata or as ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1.
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: ArcGIS File Geodatabase Version: 10.3 Distribution format: Format: Name: Shapefile Version: SHP Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Environmental Strategy and Research Section, Land Use Unit Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 780-427-3739 Address: Address: Delivery point: 302, 7000 - 113 Street City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: ard.soilviewer@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 36.7 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/AG_FOR/AGRASID/AGRASID41_LandSystem_fgdb.zip Protocol: FTP Name: AGRASID41_LandSystem_FGDB Description: FGDB (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 8.97 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/AG_FOR/AGRASID/AGRASID41_LandSystem_shpdbf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: AGRASID41_LandSystem_SHPDBF Description: SHP (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 38.6 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/AG_FOR/AGRASID/AGRASID41_SoilLandscape_fgdb.zip Protocol: FTP Name: AGRASID41_SoilLandscape_FGDB Description: FGDB (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 30.8 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/AG_FOR/AGRASID/AGRASID41_SoilLandscape_shpdbfjpg.zip Protocol: FTP Name: AGRASID41_SoilLandscape_SHPDBFJPG Description: SHP (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 process standardized scale, mapping concepts and a variety of classification systems to generate soil landscape polygons with a view to creating a seamless layer of spatial information that describes soil types and physical landscape characteristics in a consistent format. Soil landscapes sharing common characteristics at a more regional scale were further classified and then dissolved into land system polygons. For a detailed description of the methodology, please refer to the CAESA-SIP procedures available through the Alberta soil information page https://www.alberta.ca/about-soil-in-alberta.aspx or at the Agricultural Regions of Alberta Soil Inventory Database page https://www.alberta.ca/agricultural-regions-of-alberta-soil-inventory-database.aspx
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Metadata constraints:

Constraints: Use limitation: This metadata applies at the collection level (i.e. database) and supersedes any object-level (i.e. feature class or table) metadata.
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Metadata maintenance:

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