PLACENAMES_Saskatchewan

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Geomatics Canada, Centre for Topographic Information, Geographical Names Section
Publication_Date: 20031119
Title: PLACENAMES_Saskatchewan
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Publisher:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Legal Surveys Division
Other_Citation_Details: English, GeoBase
Online_Linkage: <http://gnss.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.html>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.geobase.ca/geobase/en/data/cgn/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
The Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) is the data bank of Canada's geographical names, maintained by the Geographical Names Section, part of the Centre for Topographic Information, Natural Resources Canada. Its purpose is to store names and their attributes that have been approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC) and to make these authoritative records available for government and public use.
The subset of the CGNDB data which is served up in the GeoBase Portal (www.geobase.ca) for data extraction and visualization consists of current officially approved names, and is referred to as the Canadian Geographical Names, Level 1 (CGN1) dataset. Additional attributes for this dataset as well as information on formerly approved names are available through the Canadian Geographical Names Service (CGNS) at <http://gnss.nrcan.gc.ca>.
The geographic extent of this data is the Canadian landmass and water bodies. The temporal extent of the data is from 1897 to present.
The data structure is a relational model and stored in a Relational Data Base on Oracle. Data format for each entry record consists of nine variable length fields. The available output file formats for the product are: GML (Geography Markup Language) in ASCII and SHAPE (ESRI).
Purpose:
The purpose of the Canadian Geographical Names, Level 1 (CGN1) is to provide a national repository for officially approved Canadian geographical names for mapping and charting, gazetteer production, and World Wide Web reference, and other geo-referenced digital systems. The officially approved Canadian geographical names are geographical names that have been recognized by the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 18980801
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: The data bank is updated daily.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -142
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -50.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.683
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Theme_Keyword:
Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Boundaries > Administrative Divisions
Theme_Keyword:
Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Boundaries > Political Divisions
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Geography
Theme_Keyword: Location
Theme_Keyword: Names
Theme_Keyword: Toponymy
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: Global Regions > Mid-latitude
Place_Keyword: Global Regions > North America
Place_Keyword: Global Regions > Northern Hemisphere
Place_Keyword: Global Regions > Western Hemisphere
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CEONET
Place_Keyword: Canada
Place_Keyword: Canada > Alberta
Place_Keyword: Canada > British Columbia
Place_Keyword: Canada > Manitoba
Place_Keyword: Canada > New Brunswick
Place_Keyword: Canada > Newfoundland And Labrador
Place_Keyword: Canada > Northwest Territories
Place_Keyword: Canada > Nova Scotia
Place_Keyword: Canada > Nunavut
Place_Keyword: Canada > Ontario
Place_Keyword: Canada > Prince Edward Island
Place_Keyword: Canada > Quebec
Place_Keyword: Canada > Saskatchewan
Place_Keyword: Canada > Yukon
Access_Constraints:
Data are subject to the GeoBase Unrestricted Use Licence Agreement (<http://www.geobase.ca> - in the Data section)
Use_Constraints:
Data are subject to the GeoBase Unrestricted Use Licence Agreement (<http://www.geobase.ca> - in the Data section)
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CGNDB Technical Services
Contact_Organization:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Centre for Topographic Information, Geographical Names Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 615 Booth Street, Room 634
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-992-4136
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-943-8282
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: geonames@nrcan.gc.ca

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Classification correctness: The classification correctness of features in the dataset was verified manually by Natural Ressources Canada (NRCan) along with GNBC members supervision and forwarded to each source data provider. Non-quantitative attribute correctness: The correctness of non-quantitative attribute values was verified manually by NRCan along with GNBC members supervision and forwarded to each source data provider.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Conceptual consistency: All features in the dataset adhere to the conceptual model rules. Domain consistency: The adherence of attribute values of features in the dataset to the corresponding domain was verified manually. Format consistency: the data is stored in accordance with the physical structure of the dataset. The logical consistency of each record in the CGNDB depends upon the data provider internal exigency. Data providers throughout GeoBase are more consistent due to the limited amount of fields made available.
Completeness_Report:
The CGNDB subset provided to GeoBase contains approximately two-thirds of the records (formerly official records not distributed). The number of fields for these records represents approximately half the number of fields available in the CGNDB.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy of the information changes according to the source of the data, the acquisition date and the size of the entity associated with the geographical name.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Geomatics Canada, Centre for Topographic Information, Geographical Names Section
Publication_Date: 20031119
Title: Canadian Geographical Names Data Base
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 18980801
Ending_Date: PRESENT
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Decision date (the date that the most recent decision has been made on the geographical name). Database records are updated on a daily basis in keeping with actual geographical names changes and approvals.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CGNDB
Source_Contribution:
Coming from decisions of the GNBC, a subset of the CGNDB was extracted for use through the Geographical Names Search Service (GNSS).
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The CGNDB forerunner tool was updated in 1978 in order to replace a paper file catalogue system constantly growing in size since the creation of the Geographic Board of Canada in 1897. It was done in a way that improved the production efficiency of the geographical names gazetteers and the geographical names compilation for the National Topographic System (NTS). In 1987, and also in 1999, the digital database was reorganised to become the actual relational database. Today, the CGNDB is managed by the Oracle RDBMS (relational database managing system) in the Solaris operating system. The use of the ISO ASCII 8859 character set enables the integration of accented characters that are part of French geographical names of Canada. Syllabic and diacritic marks that are part of some Aboriginal geographical names in Canada, actually not supported by most computer systems, are mapped with digital codes in the CGNDB. As soon as international norms are adopted and implemented, the CGNDB records will be adjusted accordingly.

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: NAD83 (North American Datum 1983)
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS84 (World Geodetic System 1984)
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.2572235630

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CGNDB Technical Services
Contact_Organization:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Centre for Topographic Information, Geographical Names Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 615 Booth Street, Room 634
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-992-4136
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-943-8282
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: geonames@nrcan.gc.ca
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GeoBase Technical Support
Contact_Organization:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Centre for Topographic Information
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 2144 King Street West, Suite 010
City: Sherbrooke
State_or_Province: Quebec
Postal_Code: J1J 2E8
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-819-564-4857 / 1-800-661-2638 (Canada and USA)
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-819-564-5698
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: supportGeobase@NRCan.gc.ca
Distribution_Liability:
Data are subject to the GeoBase Unrestricted Use Licence Agreement (<http://www.geobase.ca> - in the Data section).
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: Gratuit-Free

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030116
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080717
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20090713
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CGNDB Technical Services
Contact_Organization:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Centre for Topographic Information, Geographical Names Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 615 Booth Street, Room 634
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E9
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-992-4136
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-943-8282
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: geonames@nrcan.gc.ca
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time

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