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Ambulance Coverages

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What does this data set describe?

    Title: Prince Edward Island Ambulance Coverages
    This layer identifies the geographic area each ambulance provider responds to in PEI.
    ***** Spatial Reference Information (Beg) *****

    Projection Parameters The coordinate plane of the province%u2019s Geographic Information System was realized by using a Double Stereographic Projection with parameters specific to this province as listed below and is referred to as the PEI Survey Reference System.

    The projection is referenced to the North American Datum of 1983 realized from the Canadian Spatial Reference System (NAD83(CSRS)).

    The Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS80) is the ellipsoid upon which the datum is realized. This reference ellipsoid or ellipse of revolution, was fixed in 1980 as a "best" means to mathematically represent the earth%u2019s surface.

    Parameters for the PEI Survey Reference System are as follows:

    Projection Stereographic Double Projection Origin Latitude: N 47 15' Longitude: W 63 00'

    Scale Factor at Origin 0.999912 False Origin Northing: 800,000 Metres Easting: 400,000 Metres


    NAD 83(CSRS) Datum Parameters a=6378137.0000 b=6356752.3141 1/f=298.257222101 First Eccentricity e =0.006694380 Second Eccentricity e' =0.006739497 Gaussian Mean Radius at Origin =6,379,782.0995 Metres


    PEIGeocalc is a transformation software that enables coordinates to be converted to and from various projections and datums such as NAD83(CSRS), ATS77, or again NAD27. For further information or to obtain a copy of this software contact: Chief Surveyor: Serge Bernard



    Spatial Information Raster: Number of Columns: Number of Rows: Pixel Resolution (m): Data Type: byte

    ***** Spatial Reference Information (End) *****



  1. How should this data set be cited?


    L.R.I.S., 20050725, Prince Edward Island Ambulance Coverages: Prince Edward Island Finance and Municipal Affairs, Taxation and Property Records, Geomatic Services, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

    Online Links:




  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?


    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.5
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -62
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.9


  3. What does it look like?



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


    Beginning_Date: 01-Jan-2000
    Ending_Date: Present
    Currentness_Reference: publication date


  5. What is the general form of this data set?


    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: atlas


  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.


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



  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?



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


    • L.R.I.S.


  2. Who also contributed to the data set?



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


To provide ambulance response information, identifying what provider services a particular geographic area.

  1. Where did the data come from?


  2. How were the data processed and modified?


Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?


Public access through the distributor or the Prince Edward Island GIS Data Layers Internet Site.
Use_Constraints: None


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


    Terry Scott
    Prince Edward Island Finance and Municipal Affairs, Taxation and Property Records, Geomatic Services
    PO Box 2000
    Charlottetown, PEI
    Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

    902-368-4063 (voice)
    902-368-5255 (FAX)

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


  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?


    Interpretation and use of the data herein is not warranted in any manner whatsoever, now or at any time in the future, by the Province of Prince Edward Island [and/or other appropriate agency].


  4. How can I download or order the data?


Last modified: 25-Jul-2005


Metadata author:
Terry Scott
Taxation Property Records, PEI Finance and Municipal Affairs
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7N8

902-368-4063 (voice)
902-368-5255 (FAX)

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



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