Canadian Conservation Areas Database (CCAD)Entry ID: Canada_GeoGratis_CCAD
Abstract: Due to the work and commitment from many regional agencies to establish conservation and protected areas, a framework is required to allow national analysis and reporting on these efforts. The Canadian Conservation Areas Database (CCAD) is a digital database which contains a compilation of the conservation areas created and managed by numerous government and non-government agencies across Canada. ... This product required the cooperation of federal, provincial, territorial, and non-government data managers.
The database was developed by Natural Resource Canada's GeoAccess Division and the Canada Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA) in collaboration with the Canadian Wildlife Service's Habitat Division and Parks Canada. It is provided to the public at no charge via the GeoGratis data distribution service of Natural Resources Canada.
It is important to note that this product is a compilation of data from each province and territory as well as various federal departments. Contributions differ in conservation area definitions, update cycles, and resolution. For details on individual records or jurisdictional contributions, please contact the CCEA.
Please note the following points:
The data belong to each of the CCEA jurisdictional representatives who have contributed to CCAD.
The records in CCAD are date stamped so that inquiries can be made with the appropriate representative regarding new data or recent changes.
Numerous database Queries are provided in CCAD as a service. These are samples only and may be easily adjusted or copied.
Caution is advised in analysis of the existing information due to database structure and software limitations. For example, summaries and counts may contain errors if the query allows duplication of records. Also, temporal analyses are not accurate since many sites have changes after initial site establishment.
Please read the 'Guide to the Canadian Conservation Areas Database' that accompanies the database.The purpose of the database is to provide access to a national set of conservation and protected areas data. It can be used by policy makers and analysts.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Canada Council on Ecological Areas and various government agencies
Dataset Title: Canadian Conservation Areas Database (CCAD)
Dataset Release Date: 20011130
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Canada Council on Ecological Areas and various government agenciesOnline Resource: http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/geogratis/en/index.html
Start Date: 1876-01-01Stop Date: 2003-06-01
Quality Descriptive attributes expected to be 100% accurate.
Access Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: info at GeoGratis.cgdi.gc.ca
615 Booth Street, Room 650
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E9
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-06-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-07-23