Metadata for Fibre Optic Ducts

Identification

File Name
FbrDuctOnly
Feature Dataset
Fibre Optic
Ownership
District of North Vancouver
355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7N 4N5

Spatial

Extents
Covers the District of North Vancouver
Coverage
West: 492112.65 m
East: 503513.75 m
South: 5461348.26 m
North: 5467616.72 m
Coordinate System
GCS North American 1983
Projection
NAD 1983 UTM Zone 10N

File Properties

Data Type
Feature Class
Data Format
ESRI Enterprise SDE
Geometry Type
Polyline
Number of Records
193
Topology
False
Spatial Index
True
Linear Referencing
False

History

Date Posted to GIS:
2001
  • 2001: The ITS department began proposing routes and better managing where various institutions in the District could be networked to one another through fibre optic lines. As a result, an inventory of installed fibre optic lines and proposed fibre optic lines was created. Initially, abandoned water mains would act as the conduit for future fibre optic lines. Over time, data was collected and added to the GIS from engineering drawings wherever lines were installed.
  • 2003: Much of the installation was performed by Telus and can be found on these drawings. In some areas were drawings were not used the location of fibre optic lines was entered into the GIS schematically.
  • 2007: As lines were installed and institutions connected it became more difficult to connect the remaining few institutions due to the lack of conduit. Additionally, new methods of installing fibre optic lines were sought such as the shallow bury method.

Quality

Accuracy
  • Accuracy in most areas are in line with water system. Some lines are schematic were drawings are not available.
  • Spatial information is collected and entered using the next best method applicable to this dataset.
  • Spatial information is very accurate but could be improved using a better collection technique.
  • Where multiple collection/entry methods, the more accurate method is predominant throughout this dataset.
Completeness
  • Spatial information is known to be complete, expected to be complete or very close to complete.

Maintenance

A consultant or the ITS department will submit either an engineering drawings or a sketch to the GIS department. Fibre optic information is updated accordingly.

Supporting Documentation

Data Dictionary
Not Applicable
Relationships
Not Applicable
Rights
Terms and Conditions of Use