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2000 Orthomap Index

Frequently-anticipated questions:

What does this data set describe?

Title: 2000 Orthomap Index
Abstract: 2000 Orthomap Index
  1. How should this data set be cited?


    PEI Department of Environment, Energy & Forestry, Forests, Fish & Wil, 2000, 2000 Orthomap Index.



  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?


    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.513653
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -61.910459
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.106969
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.888171


  3. What does it look like?



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


    Calendar_Date: 2000
    Currentness_Reference: 2000


  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):

      • G-polygon (212)


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


      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000000
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000000
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters


      The horizontal datum used is D_North_American_1983_CSRS98.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.



  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


    2000 Orthomap Index


    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)


    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)


    Coordinates defining the features.


    Map Sheet Number 1-212



    Original 1:10 000 Coverage



    Original 1 : 5000 Coverage



    Upper Left Easting



    Upper Left Northing



    Lower Right Easting



    Lower Right Northing






Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)


    • PEI Department of Environment, Energy & Forestry, Forests, Fish & Wildlife Division


  2. Who also contributed to the data set?



  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?


    Mary Lynn McCourt
    PEI Dept of Environment, Energy & Forestry, Forests, Fish & Wildlife Division
    GIS Development Coordinator

    (902) 569-7598 (voice)
    (902) 368-4713 (FAX)


Why was the data set created?

Index Of the 212 Orthomaps Generated in 2000 for the Corporate Land Use Inventory


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 Digital Data Agreement
Use_Constraints: See Digital Data Agreement


  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)


    PEI Department of Environment, Energy & Forestry, Forests, Fish & Wildlife Division
    c/o Sandra Jamieson
    GIS Technician

    (902) 369-5634 (voice)

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

    Downloadable Data


  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?


  4. How can I download or order the data?


    • Availability in digital form:


      Data format: Map Number in format ESRI shapefile , MapInfo MID/MIF (version ArcMap 8.3 , MapInfo 7.0) Size: 0.028
      Network links:


    • Cost to order the data: free


    • Special instructions:


      Download from



  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?


    GIS Mapping Software



Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 10-Dec-2010
Metadata author:
PEI Dept of Environment, Energy & Forestry, Forests, Fish & Wildlife Division
c/o Mary Lynn McCourt
GIS Supervisor
440 University Ave
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N6

(902) 569-7598 (voice)
902 368-4713 (FAX)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:


Generated by mp version 2.9.6 on Fri Dec 10 08:55:10 2010

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