Canadian IBA Polygon layer

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bird Studies Canada and the Canadian Nature Federation
Publication_Date: 20040101
Title: Canadian IBA Polygon layer
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
Publisher: Bird Studies Canada and the Canadian Nature Federation
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.bsc-eoc.org/iba/ibasites.html
Description:
Abstract:
This layer represents *generalized* boundaries of Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Canada. IBAs, in Canada and elsewhere, are evaluated and designated on the basis of internationally established criteria. The polygons contained in the dataset meet these criteria and are therefore deemed significant at the national, continental, or global level. In Canada, IBAs are not legally recognized entities and therefore do not have any regulatory status. Nevertheless, they are extremely useful for conservation planning for birds. Polygon boundaries were digitized on-screen in ArcView GIS 3.2 by using NTDB 1:50K or 1:250K digital layers for reference. If NTDB coverage was not available (e.g., far north), the Digital Chart of the World (1:1M) was used. The boundaries of IBAs in this dataset are intentionally generalized to reflect the importance of the surrounding ecosystem on the values present within IBAs. For example, small islands supporting colonies of seabirds might be buffered by 1 or 2 km to form an IBA. Boundaries for a very small minority of IBAs were available in paper form as part of IBA conservation plans that had been developed previously. In such cases, we visually estimated their boundaries against the NTDB or other base layers. Many IBAs are already recognized as other types of protected areas, e.g., National Wildlife Areas, National and Provincial Parks, Migratory Bird Sanctuaries, conservation reserves, and so on. In these cases, we used digital boundaries from other sources (e.g. WWF Canada's Designated Areas Database, Environment Canada's Canadian Conservation Areas Database) as reference points when digitizing IBA boundaries.To provide the conservation community with a national scale polygon dataset for use in bird conservation planning. Spatial Data Organization Information - Indirect Spatial Reference: Direct Spatial Reference: Vector Raster Object Type: Row Count: Column Count: Vertical Count: Spatial Reference Information - Horizontal Coordinate System Definition - Planar - Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: Coordinate Representation: Abscissa Resolution: Ordinate Resolution: Distance and Bearing Representation: Distance Resolution: Bearing Resolution: Bearing Units: Bearing Reference Direction: Bearing Reference Meridian: Planar Distance Units: Geodetic Model: Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983 Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80 Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0 Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222101
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -141.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -43.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 84.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > MIGRATORY RATES/ROUTES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > ENDANGERED SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: Gcmd
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > YUKON TERRITORY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Please cite as follows: Bird Studies Canada and The Canadian Nature Federation. 2004. Important Bird Areas of Canada Database. Port Rowan, Ontario: Bird Studies Canada. To access the Canadian IBA directory: http://www.bsc-eoc.org/iba/ibasites.html .
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ANDREW COUTURIER
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bird Studies Canada
Address: P.O. Box 160, 115 Front Street
City: Port Rowan
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: N0E 1M0
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-519-586-3531
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-519-586-3532
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: acouturier@bsc-eoc.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attributes, consisting of the site identifier and online linkage, are 100% accurate.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: BSC > Bird Studies Canada
Contact_Person: ANDREW COUTURIER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bird Studies Canada
Address: P.O. Box 160, 115 Front Street
City: Port Rowan
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: N0E 1M0
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-519-586-3531
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-519-586-3532
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: acouturier@bsc-eoc.org
Resource_Description: Canada_BirdStudiesCan_IBA
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bsc-eoc.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/
Access_Instructions:
GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bsc-eoc.org/birdmap_e.htm
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Gratuit-free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040730
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050325
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20050731
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ANDREW COUTURIER
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bird Studies Canada
Address: P.O. Box 160, 115 Front Street
City: Port Rowan
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: N0E 1M0
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-519-586-3531
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-519-586-3532
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: acouturier@bsc-eoc.org
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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