Manitoba's Forest Management Licence Areas (FML's): Version 3

Frequently anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title: Manitoba's Forest Management Licence Areas (FML's): Version 3
Abstract:
The Forest Act provides for the establishment of Forest Management Licences to provide a continuous supply of timber to the forest industry. A Forest Management Licence, granted for a period of not more than twenty years, may be renewed for further periods. The Forest Management Licence describes the land upon which trees may be cut, the volume of wood that may be harvested, and other terms and conditions. There are currently three Forest Management Licences in Manitoba. Timber management and forest renewal are the responsibilities of Manitoba Conservation on Crown Forest Land outside of Forest Management Licence areas, and within Forest Management Licence areas where the wood is used by a facility other than that operated by the Forest Management Licensee.
Supplemental_Information:
The feature class name (BDY_MB_FML_PY) components include: 1. ISO 19115 Topic Category Name (BDY for boundary); 2. Location code (MB for Manitoba); 3. Intuitive or descriptive name (FML); 4. Data/geometry type (PY for polygon); 5. Version number (v2 for version 2)
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Manitoba Conservation, Forestry Branch, 20150422, Manitoba's Forest Management Licence Areas (FML's): Version 3: Manitoba Conservation, Forestry Branch, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -102.044957
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -94.631220
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.369525
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.289142
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

     

    Calendar_Date: April, 2015
    Currentness_Reference: publication date
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (2)
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      The map projection used is NAD 1983 UTM Zone 14N.
      Projection parameters:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -99.0
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
      False_Easting: 500000.0
      False_Northing: 0.0
      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0001
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0001
      Planar coordinates are specified in meter
      The horizontal datum used is D North American 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    BDY_MB_FML_PY_v3
    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI) Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI) Coordinates defining the features.
    Shape_Length
    Length of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI) Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
    Shape_Area
    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI) Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
    FML_NAME
    Forest Management License area name
    ValueDefinition
    FML-1Forest Management Licence 1 (Tembec)
    FML-2Forest Management Licence 1 (Tolko)
    FML-3Forest Management Licence 1 (Louisiana Pacific)
    IWSA-1Integrated Wood Supply Area 1 (Tembec)
    IWSA-2Integrated Wood Supply Area 2 (Tembec)

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Manitoba Conservation
    Attn: Tony Viveiros
    GIS Database Manager
    200 Saulteaux Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    CA

    204-945-7956 (voice)
    204-948-2671 (FAX)
    antonio.viveiros@gov.mb.ca

Why was the data set created?

Version 3 of Manitoba's Forest Management Licence (FML) boundaries includes FML-2 and FML-3. Previous boundaries associated with FML-1 and IWSA's have been removed.
To update and improve the positional accuracy of Manitoba's Forest Management Licence (FML) boundaries, written descriptions of FML areas were referenced along with linework from Forest Land Inventories (FLI), Forest Resource Inventories (FRI) and Manitoba's township fabric to improve Provincial FML boundaries. Boundary linework for all of the following feature classes were topologically checked for coincident linework: 1. BDY_MB_FMU_PY (Provincial FMU's); 2. Provincial Boundary; 3. BDY_MB_FML_PY (Provincial Forest Management Licence Areas); 4. BDY_MB_FOREST_SECTION_PY (Provincial Forest Sections); 5. BDY_MB_PROV_FOREST_PY (Provincial Forests)

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    (process 1 of 1)
    Written descriptions of FML areas were referenced along with linework from Forest Land Inventories (FLI), Forest Resource Inventories (FRI) and Manitoba's township fabric to improve Provincial FML boundaries. Boundary linework for all of the following feature classes were topologically checked for coincident linework: 1. BDY_MB_FMU_PY (Provincial FMU's); 2. Provincial Boundary; 3. BDY_MB_FML_PY (Provincial Forest Management Licence Areas); 4. BDY_MB_FOREST_SECTION_PY (Provincial Forest Sections); 5. BDY_MB_PROV_FOREST_PY (Provincial Forests)

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Manitoba Conservation
    Attn: Tony Viveiros
    GIS Database Manager
    200 Saulteaux Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    CA

    204-945-7956 (voice)
    204-948-2671 (FAX)
    antonio.viveiros@gov.mb.ca
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    Topologically clean.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: See https://mli2.gov.mb.ca//app/register/app/index.php
Use_Constraints: See https://mli2.gov.mb.ca//app/register/app/index.php
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    Manitoba Conservation
    Attn: Tony Viveiros
    GIS Database Manager
    200 Saulteaux Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    CA

    antonio.viveiros@gov.mb.ca
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Provincial Forest Management Licences (FML's): Version 2
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    See access and use constraints information.
  4. How can I download or order the data?
  5. Is there some other way to get the data?
    Download from MLI website (https://mli2.gov.mb.ca//)

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 10-Sep-2015
Metadata author:
Manitoba Conservation
Attn: Tony Viveiros
GIS Database Manager
200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba
CA

antonio.viveiros@gov.mb.ca
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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