Manitoba's Forest Sections: Version 4

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Manitoba's Forest Sections: Version 4
Abstract:
The forested portion of the province has been divided into ten Forest Sections that generally relate to common forest conditions throughout the Forest Section. These Forest Sections are comprised of Forest Management Units (FMU's) that further define a forested area with common forest conditions that are managed in a similar manner.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    , Manitoba's Forest Sections: Version 4.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -102.378157
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.170166
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.065987
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.701275

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

  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 (14)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Transverse Mercator.

      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 0.005
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.005

      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_FOREST_SECTION_PY_v4

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    SECTION
    Forest section number.

    ValueDefinition
    0Aspen Parkland forest section
    1Mountain forest section
    2Pineland forest section
    3Lake Winnipeg East forest section
    4Interlake forest section
    5Saskatchewan River forest section
    6Highrock forest section (comprised of 4 zones)
    7Churchill River forest section
    8Nelson River forest section
    9Hayes River forest section
    10White Zone (no fight fire zone; no forest inventory information available). Split into the following four ecozones: Southern Arctic, Taiga Shield, Boreal Shield, Hudson Plain

    SEC_NAME

    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.


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 and Water Stewardship
    c/o Tony Viveiros
    GIS Database Manager
    200 Saulteaux Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3

    antonio.viveiros@gov.mb.ca


Why was the data set created?

This feature class represents the boundaries of Manitoba's forest sections. Version 4 splits the 'White Zone' forest section by ecozones, creating the Southern Arctic, Taiga Shield, Boreal Shield and Hudson Plain forest sections.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


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


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
    c/o Tony Viveiros
    GIS Database Manager
    200 Saulteaux Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3
    ca

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

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    See access and use constraints information.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 06-Mar-2013
Metadata author:
Manitoba Conservation
c/o Tony Viveiros
GIS Database Manager
200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3
ca

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

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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