Linear Disturbances in the Alberta Castle (2012)

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Alberta; Roads; Trails; Linear Disturbance; Castle Region


Summary

This dataset provides a high resolution look at the linear disturbances found in the Alberta Castle region.

Description

Global Forest Watch Canada (GFWC) mapped linear disturbances in the Alberta Castle using ancillary data sources and air photographs from the summer of 2012. GFWC then refined the dataset to categorize roads. This dataset was used in GFWC analyses of the extent of linear disturbance and its impact on species at risk in Alberta's Castle region. The methodology used to create this data can be found in the bulletin: Bulletin 2. Linear Disturbance and Density in the Castle. A Special Series on the Castle proposed protected areas.

Credits

Smith, W. and R. Cheng. 2016. Bulletin 2. Linear Disturbance and Density in the Castle. A Special Series on the Castle proposed protected areas. Ottawa: Global Forest Watch Canada.

Use limitations

This dataset is a compilation of GFWC created work, as well as derived works from government sources. Please view data lineage for data sources. GFWC provides this work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

Extent

West  -114.700147    East  -113.962424
North  49.626205    South  49.153787

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:500,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  environment, transportation


Content type  Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No

Place keywords  Alberta; Castle

Theme keywords  Linear Disturbance; Off-highway vehicles; Roads; Trails

Citation 

Title Linear Disturbances in the Alberta Castle (2012)
Creation date 2016-09-19 00:00:00
Publication date 2016-09-19 00:00:00


Edition date 2016-09-19


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name Global Forest Watch Canada
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 613-699-4483

Address
Type both
Delivery point 116 Albert St, Suite 300
City Ottawa
Administrative area Ontario
Postal code K1P 5G3
Country CA
e-mail addressmailto:info@globalforestwatch.ca?subject=Linear%20Disturbances%20in%20the%20Alberta%20Castle%20(2012)



Resource Details 

Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status  completed


Credits
Smith, W. and R. Cheng. 2016. Bulletin 2. Linear Disturbance and Density in the Castle. A Special Series on the Castle proposed protected areas. Ottawa: Global Forest Watch Canada.

ArcGIS item properties

Extents 

Extent
Description
Data is current to circa ~2012, based on air photos.

Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -114.700147
East longitude -113.962424
South latitude 49.153787
North latitude 49.626205
Extent contains the resource No

Temporal extent
Beginning date 2012-07-01 00:00:00
Ending date 2012-07-01 00:00:00

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Organization's name Global Forest Watch Canada
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 613-699-4483

Address
Type both
Delivery point 116 Albert St, Suite 300
City Ottawa
Administrative area Ontario
Postal code K1P 5G3
Country CA
e-mail addressmailto:info@globalforestwatch.ca?subject=Linear%20Disturbances%20in%20the%20Alberta%20Castle%20(2012)



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  not planned


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use

This dataset is a compilation of GFWC created work, as well as derived works from government sources. Please view data lineage for data sources. GFWC provides this work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).


Lineage 

Lineage statement
The linear disturbance dataset is built from exisitng datasets and refined through air photographs,
The the order of dataset precedence is as follows:
1) Designated Trails
2) NRN Roads
3) ABMI Features (Seismic Lines, Pipelines, Transmission Lines)
4) GFWC 2010 digitized disturbances.

Additional features were added based on 2012 air photographs

Source data
Description
Designated Trail obtained from the Government of Alberta,
AEP. 2016a. Castle Special Management Area designated trails pre-2013 flood. Government of Alberta.





Source data
Description
National Road Network Roads.
Natural Resources Canada. 2015. National Road Network. Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector. Available at http://geogratis.gc.ca/api/en/nrcan-rncan/ess-sst/52392a44-75f5-4b08-a835-79f4ccabe7e8.html





Source data
Description
ABMI Linear features extracted from a polygon dataset.
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI). 2015. Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) Human Footprint Inventory for 2012 conditions (Version 3). Available at: http://www.abmi.ca/home/data/gis-data/human-footprint-download.html?scroll=true. 





Source data
Description
Linear Disturbance dataset for the Castle region used in the following report:
Lee, P.G. and M. Hanneman. 2010. Castle Area Forest Land Use Zone (Alberta) – Linear disturbances, access densities, and Grizzly Bear Core Security Areas. Edmonton, Alberta: Global Forest Watch Canada 10th Anniversary Publication #9. 64 pp. + Appendix: Photographs from October 5-6 2010 Field Check 44 pp.





Metadata Details 

Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata  dataset


Last update 2016-09-19


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2016-09-18 15:42:56
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2016-09-18 18:57:26


Automatic updates
Have been performed No


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Organization's name Global Forest Watch Canada
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 613-699-4483

Address
Type both
Delivery point 116 Albert St, Suite 300
City Ottawa
Administrative area Ontario
Postal code K1P 5G3
Country CA
e-mail addressmailto:info@globalforestwatch.ca?subject=Linear%20Disturbances%20in%20the%20Alberta%20Castle%20(2012)



Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  not planned


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