Ecological Reserve

Abstract: The Ecological Reserve is comprised of all the polygons that represent areas to preserve and protect natural heritage in an undisturbed state for scientific research and education in Alberta.
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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/products/base/20k_base_features.html
https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Provincial_Park_and_Protected_Areas/Latest/MapServer

Use Constraint: Your use of the information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information.

Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20170330
Title: Ecological Reserve
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Online Linkage: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Provincial_Park_and_Protected_Areas/Latest/MapServer
Description:
Abstract: The Ecological Reserve is comprised of all the polygons that represent areas to preserve and protect natural heritage in an undisturbed state for scientific research and education in Alberta.
Purpose: The Ecological Reserve dataset provides users with GIS ready polygonal representation of all Ecological Reserves in the province of Alberta, and is suitable for indexing or analysis purposes. Ecological Reserves are areas contain representative, rare and fragile landscapes, plants, animals and geological features. The primary intent of Ecological Reserve is strict preservation of natural ecosystems, habitats and features, and associated biodiversity. They serve as outdoor laboratories and classrooms for scientific studies related to the natural environment. Public access to ecological reserves is by foot only; public roads and other facilities do not normally exist and will not be developed. Most ecological reserves are open to the public for low-impact activities such as photography and wildlife viewing.
Supplemental Information: Defining document is Order in Council.
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20080425
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -121.000000
East Bounding Coordinate: -109.000000
North Bounding Coordinate: 61.000000
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.000000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: boundaries
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: Ecological Reserve
Theme Keyword: Ecological Reserves
Theme Keyword: Park Reserve
Theme Keyword: Parks Reserve
Theme Keyword: Park Reserves
Theme Keyword: Parks Reserves
Access Constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta
Use Constraints: Your use of the information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, 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: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
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 Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: Ecological Reserve". 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 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500
Data Quality Information:
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Base Features Source Data includes arc layers of ATS, Hydrography, Hypsography, Access and Master Height of Land
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd.
Title: Alberta Data Partnerships Cadastral Source Data includes block, lot, plan, ownership, right-of-way and legal subdivision arcs
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Calgary, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Data Partnerships, Ltd.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Other sources include digital reference file and constructed arcs
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Step:
Process Description: Initial compilation.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200106
Process Step:
Process Description: Ecological Reserve 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 Ecological Reserve codes and legal names obtained from Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 20010815
Process Step:
Process Description: Reconciled to ATS v4.1
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200709
Process Step:
Process Description: Egg Island (Sec. 15-115-3-W4) was captured based on IRS Imagery prior to 2004, instead of BF Hydro processed from Federal National Topographic Data Base (NTDB). Discrepancy exists if BF Hydro is used to verify the island location.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200802
Process Step:
Process Description: Disestablish Upper Bob Creek (O.C. 138/2008).
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 200804
Process Step:
Process Description: Add new polygonal attribute 'TYPE'. For this layer it is ER for Ecological Reserve.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201003
Process Step:
Process Description: West Castle Wetlands - East and north boundary of the eastern portion modified based on LiDAR imagery interpretation of 1402.8m contour by Parks
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Process Date: 201702
Logical Consistency Report: Ecological Reserve can overlap Wildland Park.
Completeness Report: Exterior road allowances are excluded but interior road allowances are included. Boundary that falls along river or water body refers to Bed and Shore which can be perennial or intermittent/recurring.
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: G-polygon
Point and Vector Object Count: 26
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude Resolution: 0.00000001
Longitude Resolution: 0.00000001
Geographic Coordinate Units: Decimal degrees
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
Vertical Coordinate System Definition:
Altitude System Definition:
Altitude Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude Encoding Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: BaseFeatures.GDB.BF_GEO_ECO_RESERVE_POLYGON
Entity Type Definition: Orders-in-Council
Entity Type Definition Source: Alberta Cabinet
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ECORES_NAME
Attribute Definition: Ecological Reserve name
Attribute Definition Source: Order-in-Council and Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Orders-in-Council
Codeset Source: Alberta Cabinet
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ECORES_CODE
Attribute Definition: Ecological Reserve code number
Attribute Definition Source: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. Base Features Geoadministrative Areas Specification
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Codeset Source: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TYPE
Attribute Definition: The classification or type of legislated protected areas as established by Order-in-Council. It includes ER for Ecological Reserve, HR for Heritage Rangeland, NA for Natural Area, PP for Provincial Park, PRA for Provincial Recreation Area, WA for Wilderness Area, WP for Wilderness Park and WPP for Wildland Provincial Park
Attribute Definition Source: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Land Reference Manual
Codeset Source: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.LEN
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: AltaLIS Ltd.
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2540 - 5th Avenue NW
City: Calgary
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T2N 0T5
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 4037163490
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 4037163494
Contact Electronic Mail Address: info@altalis.com
Hours: 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/products/base/20k_base_features.html
Resource Description: Live Data and Maps
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.
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Format Name: ESRI Shapefile
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Network Resource Name: http://www.altalis.com/products/base/20k_base_features.html
Access 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/products/base/20k_base_features.html
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: http://www.altalis.com/products/base/20k_base_features.html
Turnaround: Direct download
Custom Order Process: For a fee, custom cuts to the layer can be made as part of the Base Features bundle by contacting an AltaLIS representative at 403-716-3490 or by email at info@altalis.com.
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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: 20170330
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
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 Facsimile Telephone: 7804220712
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, 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: Ecological Reserve". 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
Metadata Extensions:
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Profile Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

ESRI Metadata

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Creation Date: 20120925
Creation Time: 13094700
Synchronize Once: TRUE
Modification Date: 20171219
Modification Time: 11273100
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