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AbaData Help Documents
AbaData Help Documents
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USING ABADATA
1.Location Fields
ERCB Plats
B.C. Locations
2. Filter By Company
Selecting a Company
Facilities Filtered
Removing Foreign Pipelines and Wells
3. Map Display
Options and Filter Links
3a. Pipelines
Pipeline Options
Filtering Pipeline Data
3b Wells
Well Plats
Divestco Logs
CBM Reports
Custom Well Lists
The More Info Menu
The Well Options Screen
Newly Licensed Wells
Well Labels
Managing Custom Well Lists
Well Filtering
Water Wells
CBM Control Wells
3c. Culture
Culture Options
Roads
Bridges
Cities and Towns
Reserves
Parks and Special Areas
Lakes and Rivers
Grid Lines and Grid Text
Environmental Datasets
Weather Stations
Canada Land Inventory Data
Bedrock Geology
Stream Sediment Chemistry
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Sand and Gravel Deposits
Waste Disposal Siting
Drift Thickness
Kimberlite Pipes
Fault Lines
AGRASID Soil Data
Contours
Traplines
Crown Land
County Boundaries
Twp-Rge Road Labels
Wildlife Units
Forest Management Agreements
Forest Management Units
Non-Permit Areas
Forest Protection Areas
Cutlines
Water Crossing Restrictions
Groundwater Protection
Drilling Spacing Units
Airstrips
Hospitals
Coal Mines
Coal Holes
Alberta Survey Control Markers
GPS Photos
Landfills
ERCB Waste Disposal Sites
3d. Spills and Complaints
Filtering Spills and Complaints
3e. Facilities
The Facility Information Window
Filtering Facility Data
3f. Parcels and Telus
Telus
Parcels
Parcel Reports
3g. Dispositions
Filtering
3h. Title Mapping and Waypoints
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Title Mapping
Waypoints
3i. Aerial and Satellite Photography
Invoicing
Quality
3j. Crown Mineral Text and Agreements
Text
Agreements
3k. County Map
Set County
3l. WCSS
WCSS Area Boundaries
WCSS Control Points
4. Save Map
Retrieving Saved Maps
Sharing the Map With Other Users
Retrieving Maps Shared by Other Users
5. Reports
Reports For Selected Areas
Global Reports
Report Options
6. High Pressure Labeling
Increasing the Text Size
High Pressure Labeling Tools
Deleting Labels
Creating Labels
Drawing a Leader
Moving Labels
7. Details and GPS Tools
GPS Tools
Getting GPS Coordinates
Zooming to GPS Coordinates
8. Waypoints
Adding Waypoints
Waypoint Alerts
Managing Groups
Importing and Exporting
Importing From a GPS Device
Waypoint Signs
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9. User Water Wells
Adding a User Water Well
Adding a Quarter-Section
10. Distance Markers
From Point
From Line
11. Drawing
Drawing Shapes
Text and User Road Labels
Altering Drawing Elements
Approximate Work Areas
Importing and Exporting Polygons
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13. Crown Mineral Agreements Search
14. The AbaData Toolbar
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Creating Maps
The Toolbar
Print Map
Copy Map to Clipboard
Select Map Object
Pan Around Map
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Zoom Previous
Zoom to Pipeline/Well/Other Location
Show Information
Enlarge/Shrink Label Text
Measure Distance
Remove Saved Distances
Change Measuring Units
Highlight Pipelines/Wells
Un-HighlightPipelines/Wells
View/Download Company’s Facilities
Export DXF Files
Open Map Legend
Stop/Clear Map
Begin Timeout Timer
View AbaData Support Options
Log Out of AbaData
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Administer Your Account
TROUBLESHOOTING
No Map Displayed
Check Your Browser
Adding a Trusted Site
Managing Add-Ons in Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 8
Unable to Print Map
Check for Toolbars
Removing Toolbars
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1. Location Fields
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ERCB PLATS
To view township survey drawings provided by the ERCB, zoom to any township in
Alberta and click the ERCB Plats link, which will open a window containing a list of available plats in the township you’ve entered.
Using the location fields in AbaData is the quickest way to zoom the map screen to
any area in Alberta, British Columbia or Saskatchewan.
TIP:
To quickly advance from one field to the next, enter the
maximum number of characters that field can hold. For example, in the section field, enter “01” and the cursor will automatically move to the township field. Enter “025” and the
cursor will automatically move to the range field as shown in
the video above. Click the Go button to zoom to the location
entered.
If a section number is not entered, the map screen will
zoom to the entire township.
B.C. LOCATIONS
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Location Fields Video Tutorial
GeoBC Map Numbering System
Alberta Township System
To quickly zoom to locations in British Columbia, click on the BC button and the
Zoom to BC Location window will appear. Enter the Quarter, Unit, Block and Group numbers to zoom to the location.
A valid B.C. location ID will look like this: A 089 A 093 P 01
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2. Filter By Company
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REMOVING FOREIGN PIPELINES AND WELLS
To remove facilities not associated with the selected company, click the options link
next to the Pipelines or Wells checkbox in the Map Display area. You’ll notice there is an
option to remove foreign wells, or foreign high pressure pipelines as in the following images.
The Filter By Company tool allows the user to easily distinguish a given company’s
facilities in the map window, and also to remove facilities belonging to other companies.
SELECTING A COMPANY
To select a company, choose the company in the drop-down list, or start typing the
company name to limit the number of choices available. To select multiple companies,
hold the Shift key down and press the down or up arrow key, or press Ctrl and individually click on the companies you’d like to select.
It is also possible to select a company by entering the ERCB business associate
code. To do so, click the Company Code link.
FACILITIES FILTERED
Once a company is selected in the Filter By Company field, the facilities that do not
belong to that company will become black in the map window, and those that do belong
to the selected company will be in colour as in the image below.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Filtering By Company Video Tutorial
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To remove the foreign facilities, simply un-check the appropriate box, click the OK
button in the options screen and the map window will adjust as in the image below.
To remove filtering from the map window, delete the selected company from the Filter By Company field if you have typed part of the company name. If not, click on “Select
one or more of the following.”
Filter By Company
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3. Map Display
MAP DISPLAY SECTIONS:
Pipelines
Wells
Culture
Spills and Complaints
Facilities
Crown Mineral Text and
Agreements
OPTIONS AND FILTER LINKS
WCSS Data
County Map
Telus and Parcels
Dispositions
Title Mapping and
Waypoints
Aerial and Satellite Photos
To more precisely control the information displayed, use the Options links next to the
Pipelines, Wells, Culture and Telus layer checkboxes, or the Filter links next to the Spills
and Complaints, Facilities, Crown Mineral Agreements and Dispositions checkboxes.
Clicking on these links will enable you to choose from more specific options, and
give you the ability, for example, to display only pipelines that carry a given substance,
or that were licensed during a specific time-frame.
The Map Display area is where you can determine which layers of information will
appear in the map window. Place a checkmark in the box next to the layer you’d like to
have displayed. By default, the pipelines and wells layers will be checked.
For more detailed information on the available filtering options and the layers available in the Map Display area, please consult the AbaData User Guide or use the links
on this page to navigate to the desired help file.
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3a. Pipelines
When pipelines are selected in the Map Display area hover the cursor over a
pipeline graphic in the map window to access data as in the image below, or double-click
to access a more-detailed report.
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FILTERING PIPELINE DATA
To filter the pipeline information on the map screen, check the corresponding box.
Pipeline data can be filtered by licence date, substance, size or status. If you engage a
filter, only pipelines that meet the criteria you’ve established will display on the map
screen. Click the OK button on the Pipeline Options window to engage the filter.
Use the options available along the right-hand side of the ERCB Pipeline Information window to view company information, or create a report including all pipelines in the
corresponding licence. You can also quickly access information on spill incidents along
the pipeline as reported to the ERCB.
To make the pipeline more visible on the screen, click Highlight Line, or Highlight
Entire License to quickly view all pipelines included in a given license number.
It is also possible to attach files saved on your computer to the pipeline graphic by
clicking the Attached Files tab, then the Attach File button to browse your computer and
find the file you wish to attach. The file can be of any type, and will be available to any
user who logs in with the same username and password.
For a more detailed definition of the terms distinguished by a blue font, hover the
cursor over the term. The definition will appear in a pop-up window.
PIPELINE OPTIONS
Click the Options link next to the Pipelines checkbox to open the window pictured to
the right. On this screen, you’ll be able to create pipeline labels and filter the pipeline information displaying on the map screen.
To create pipeline labels, check the appropriate checkbox. High pressure pipeline labels will include the information selected on this screen. For more help with creating and
modifying user-defined labels, please refer to the High Pressure Labeling help file.
Labels are also available for the Low Pressure pipelines, Irrigation and Water CoOps information layers.
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LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Pipelines Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Pipelines Section
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3b. Wells
When wells are selected in the map display area, hover over a well symbol on the
map screen to quickly view company information, or double-click to open the ERCB Well
Information screen. Hover over some of the terms displayed on the information screen
for a more detailed definition.
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around the well, and refer to the corresponding spreadsheet to view more detailed information on the water wells that fall within the distance ranges. Please note, however, that
the locations of water wells in AbaData are approximate.
It is also possible to attach files saved on your computer to the well graphic by clicking the Attached Files tab, then the Attach File button to browse your computer and find
the file you wish to attach. The file can be of any type, and will be available to any user
who logs in with the same username and password.
WELL PLATS
Click the Open Well Plat link to open a well survey drawing of the site if available.
The drawing will be in .pdf format. There are more than 350,000 well plats available in
AbaData (as of December, 2009).
DIVESTCO LOGS
If you are are subscribed to the Divestco Log Data service, click the Request Divestco Log to view the log data. This information is not directly available in AbaData.
More information on Divestco log data services is available at www.divestco.com.
CBM REPORTS
CBM reports are used to view the number of water wells that fall within certain distance ranges from a coalbed methane well, however, they can be created for any well in
AbaData. Before creating a CBM report, ensure water wells are selected for display on
the well options screen. Click the Create CBM Report link to create coloured radius lines
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CUSTOM WELL LISTS
Custom well lists include wells represented by user-defined symbols. From the
ERCB Well Information window, click the Add to Custom Well List link to add the well to
an existing list. Custom well lists can be managed on the well options screen. See the
following page for more information on creating and managing custom well lists.
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THE MORE INFO MENU
The More Info menu is a dropdown list that includes all of the additional data provided by the ERCB for the selected well. Each data type can be accessed individually, or
select the All Data option to view all available data for the well. The data will appear in
spreadsheet format. For more information please refer to the AbaData User Guide.
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You can also determine whether the oldest or newest event appears by default on
the ERCB Well information window by making the appropriate selection.
THE WELL OPTIONS SCREEN
Click the Options link next to the Wells checkbox to open the Well Options window
pictured below. From this screen, you can customize the well information appearing on
the map screen. To engage a filter or view an additional layer on the map screen, check
the corresponding box.
MANAGING CUSTOM WELL LISTS
Click the Manage link next to the Custom Well Lists checkbox to create or alter custom well lists. The following window will appear.
Click the View Wells link to open the list, and the Delete link to delete it. You can
also determine which list appears on the map screen by checking the appropriate box
under Show.
NEWLY-LICENSED WELLS
Newly Licensed wells are provided by the ERCB on a daily basis. The wells are represented by this symbol:
When newly licensed wells are selected for display, click
the symbol in the map window to view the associated data.
WELL LABELS
Wells are labeled with the location numbers by default. Check the With Company
box to include the company name. To enlarge the label text, click the Enlarge Label Text
icon in the top toolbar:
For directional or horizontal wells, the downhole and surface locations will be represented by different symbols, and a broken line will connect the two locations. This line
can be removed by un-checking the Show Downhole Lines checkbox.
For locations with multiple directional wells, the label and/or well symbol can be
moved to the surface or downhole location to more clearly identify the wells as in the
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You can select a new symbol for a list by clicking the coloured symbol next to the
well list name. A variety of colours and shapes are available. When the list of wells is displayed, you can add wells individually, or add groups of wells by entering the quarter
section location number. Click the Add Category link to create a new list with a unique
symbol.
A list of unique well IDs in a text file can also be used to create a custom well list. To
do this, click the Upload File Button and browse to the .txt file. The format is as follows:
EE/LL-SS-TTT-RRWX/R (eg. 00/01-18-039-03W5/0).
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only water wells with chemistry data available. The Show Distance Lines on CBM Report
option will show distances to each water well from the well selected when the report was
created.
CBM CONTROL WELLS
WELL FILTERING
To filter the well information displayed on the map screen, check the corresponding
boxes. For example, to view only flowing gas wells, check the Filter by Status box and
the Flowing Gas box. The well information can be filtered by status, licence date, spud
date or rig release date. Additionally, you can choose to view only wells with H2S content
as reported by the ERCB.
Check the Control Wells box to view coalbed methane control wells. You can then
choose to display desorption control wells or pressure and flow control wells as defined
by the ERCB. To limit the wells displayed by zone, make the appropriate selection in the
Filter Zone menu. When control wells are selected for display in the map screen, you’ll
be able to double-click control well symbols to access associated data.
WATER WELLS
Check the Water Wells box to display Alberta Environment water wells. You can
then double-click on the water well symbols on the map screen to view the associated
data. Alberta Environment water wells are represented by this symbol:
The Water Well Information window includes links to lithology, chemistry and production test data for the selected well that can be accessed if available.
Any AbaData user can add user water wells to supplement the water well data provided by Alberta Environment. User water wells are represented by this symbol on the
map screen:
When user water wells are selected for display, double-click on the
symbol to view the information provided by the user. The blue areas on the map represent quarter sections that contain no water wells, as indicated by AbaData users. For
more information, please refer to the User Water Wells Help File.
Alberta Environment Monitor Wells are represented by this symbol:
The symbol can also be double-clicked on the map screen to access associated
data. Labels are also available for water wells, and the dataset can be filtered to display
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LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Wells Video Tutorial
ERCB Directive 56
AbaData User Guide Wells Section
Wells
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3c. Culture
Bridges
Lakes and Rivers
Parks and Special Areas
Grid Text
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA:
Historical Sites
Natural SubRegions
Wildlife Zones
Rocky ESA
Exploration Restricted Areas
Seed Zones
Provincial ESA
Weather Stations
CANADA LAND INVENTORY DATA:
Agriculture
Ungulates
Waterfowl
ALBERTA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DATA:
Bedrock Geology
Sand and Gravel Deposits
Drift Thickness
Fault Lines
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CULTURE OPTIONS
DEFAULT LAYERS:
Roads
Cities and Towns
Reserves
Grid Lines
Click the options link next to the Culture checkbox to open the window below. You
can add layers to the map screen by checking the corresponding boxes. Please note
that some layers in the culture section will overlap, and are therefore impossible to view
simultaneously. By default, the Roads, Bridges, Cities and Towns, Lakes and Rivers, Reserves, Parks/Special Areas, Grid Lines and Grid Text layers will be selected. For culture
symbol definitions, please refer to the AbaData Legend.
Forestry
Recreation
Stream Sediment Chemistry
Waste Disposal Siting
Kimberlite Pipes
SURFACE AND SOIL DATA:
AGRASID Soil Data
Traplines
County Boundaries
User Road Labels
Forest Management Agreements
NonPermit Areas
Cutlines
Contours
Crown Land
TwpRge Road Labels
Wildlife Units
Forest Management Units
Forest Protection Areas
Water Crossing Restrictions
OTHER DATA:
Groundwater Protection
Airstrips
Coal Mines
Alber ta Survey Control Markers
Landfills
Drilling Spacing Units
Hospitals
Coal Holes
GPS Photos
ERCB Waste Disposal Sites
ROADS
The Roads layer includes unimproved roads (broken lines) and paved roads (solid
black lines). Major Highways are labeled, and you can hover over some paved roads on
the map screen to view a pop-up label as in the image below.
Culture
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BRIDGES
The bridge symbols on the map screen can be double-clicked to access associated
data. AbaData users have submitted photos of some bridges. Click the link on the Bridge
Information window to access the photos where available. New bridge photo submissions are welcome. Contact Abacus Datagraphics Ltd. for details.
RESERVES
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Reserves are represented by pink areas on the map screen. Hover over reserve
areas on the map screen to identify them.
PARKS AND SPECIAL AREAS
CITIES AND TOWNS
This layer includes all federal and provincial parks, recreation areas, forest reserves
and wildlife reserves.
The Cities and Towns layer includes also includes villages, hamlets and other
smaller localities. Cities and towns will appear in yellow on the map screen.
LAKES AND RIVERS
Hover over larger water bodies on the map screen for an identification that will appear in a pop-up label.
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You can zoom directly to reserves, lakes, parks or municipalities by clicking the Zoom to Pipeline/Well/Other Location
tool in the AbaData toolbar:
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GRID LINES AND GRID TEXT
The Grid Lines layer includes lines that distinguish townships, sections and quartersections. Grid text labels the same areas.
ENVIRONMENTAL DATASETS
The AbaData Environmental Datasets include Historical Sites, Exploration Restricted Areas, Natural Sub-Regions, Seed Zones, Wildlife Zones, Provincial Environmentally Significant Areas and Rocky Environmentally Significant Areas.
When these layers are selected in the Culture Options, affected areas will change
colour on the map screen. Hover over these layers to view related data, and refer to the
the environmental dataset legend for more detailed information on the related
classes and codes.
CANADA LAND INVENTORY DATA
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The Canada Land Inventory dataset includes designations for agriculture, forestry,
ungulates, recreation and waterfowl. When a layer is selected, hover over the map
screen to view associated data, and check the CLI Legend Information document or
the Canada Land Inventor y Website for more detailed information.
BEDROCK GEOLOGY
Select this layer to view Bedrock Geology data provided by the Alberta Geological
Survey. Hover over an area to view associated data. The regions differentiated by colour
are visible when the map screen is zoomed to the entire province.
WEATHER STATIONS
Activate the weather stations layer to view current temperatures and detailed
weather reports and forecasts for Environment Canada weather stations. When the layer
is activated, current temperatures at each weather station will appear on the map
screen. Double-click the temperature icon to open the Weather Report window.
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STREAM SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY
Select this layer to view Stream Sediment Chemistry reports from the Alberta Geological Survey. Double-click the blue symbols on the map screen to access the associated data.
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SAND AND GRAVEL DEPOSITS
Select this layer to view AGS sand and gravel deposit information. The deposits appear as coloured polygons on the map screen. Double-click a polygon to view the associated information.
WASTE DISPOSAL SITING
Check the AGS - Waste Disposal Siting box to view the suitability of potential waste
management sites as indicated by the Alberta Geological Survey. Hover over a coloured
polygon to view the related data.
KIMBERLITE PIPES
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Select this layer to view kimberlite pipe locations as indicated by the Alberta Geological Survey. Hover over the diamond-shaped symbol on the map screen to view the associated data.
FAULT LINES
Check the Fault Lines box to view Alberta fault lines. Double-click the red lines on
the map screen to view the associated data, as provided by the Alberta Geological Survey. Fault lines are visible when the map screen is zoomed to the entire province.
DRIFT THICKNESS
Select this layer to view AGS glacial drift thickness information for selected points on
the map. Hover over a coloured line to view the related data. This data can also be accessed when the map screen is zoomed to the entire province.
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Many of the Alberta Geological Survey layers are visible at
the provincial scale. Click the View/Download Company’s Facilites Button in the toolbar:
Then click the Zoom to
Province link in the View Options section to adjust the map
screen to the initial view of Western Canada.
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AGRASID SOIL DATA
Select the AGRASID Soil Data layer to access detailed soil information provided by
Alberta Environment. When the layer is activated, double-click the polygons on the map
screen to access the associated data. You can also click the View Soil Layers button to
view more comprehensive information on the soil horizons in the selected area.
CONTOURS
Check the Contours box to display contour lines on the map screen. Hover over a
contour line to view the elevation of the line in metres above sea level. The contour lines
in AbaData are spaced 10 metres apart, and are labeled every 50 metres.
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CROWN LAND
Checking the Crown Land box will turn areas held by the Crown in Alberta a greyblue colour as in the image below.
COUNTY BOUNDARIES
Turn on the County Boundaries layer to view pink boundary lines on the map
screen, along with county identifier label as in the following image.
TWP-RGE AND USER ROAD LABELS
TRAPLINES
Select the traplines layer to view trapline boundaries and owner information as in
the image below.
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Select the Township and Range Road Labels layer to identify township and range
roads as in the image below. The labels will display around the perimeter of a township.
For more help with user road labels, please refer to the Drawings help
document.
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WILDLIFE UNITS
Check the Wildlife Units box to view Alberta Wildlife Management Units. The boundary lines are also visible when the map screen is zoomed to the provincial scale.
FOREST MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS
Check the FMAs box to view Alberta Forest Management Agreement Boundaries
and hover over coloured areas to view the forest company involved.
FOREST MANAGEMENT UNITS
Select the FMUs layer to view Alberta Forest Management Units, and hover over the
coloured areas on the map screen to view the unit name.
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NON-PERMIT AREAS
Check the Non Permit Areas box to view the affected areas on the map screen. The
covered areas will change colour as in the image below.
FOREST PROTECTION AREAS
Select this layer to view areas designated as Forest Protection Areas by the Alberta
government. The affected areas will change colour as in the image below.
CUTLINES
When cutlines are selected, they will display on the map screen as in the image
below. Cutlines have no associated data.
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WATER CROSSING RESTRICTIONS
The Water Crossing Restrictions layer includes management-area data and restriction lines. Hover over the lines on the map screen to view associated data.
GROUNDWATER PROTECTION
Select the Groundwater Protection layer to view depths and formations that require
groundwater protection as indicated by Alberta Environment. More information is available in this publication.
DRILLING SPACING UNITS
Select the Drilling Spacing Units layer to display the units as below. Hover over a
unit to identify it on the map screen.
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AIRSTRIPS
Check the airstrips box to view Alberta airstrips as provided by Aviation Alberta.
Double-click the airstrip symbol to access associated data as below.
HOSPITALS
Once hospitals are selected, hover over a hospital symbol to view related data as in
the image below. To view information on the five nearest airstrips or hospitals from any
point on the map screen, click the Nearest link in the Reports section.
COAL MINES
Select the coal mines layer to view coal mine locations in Alberta. The symbols can
be double-clicked to access associated data.
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COAL HOLES
Check the coal holes box to view Alberta coal hole locations. Double-click the coal
hole symbol to open the window pictured below. Make a selection in the More Info menu
to access additional information where available.
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GPS PHOTOS
Select this layer to view photographs of various locations in Alberta and GPS coordinates. Hover over symbols to view related information, and double-click to view photos.
Users are welcome to submit GPS photos. Please contact Abacus Datagraphics Ltd.
for details.
LANDFILLS
ALBERTA SURVEY CONTROL MARKERS
Activate the Landfills layer to view Alberta landfill sites as provided by Alberta Environment. Double-click to view associated data, including location and operator details.
Check the ASCMs box to view Alberta Survey Control Marker locations. The symbols can be double-clicked to view associated data. ASCM ID cards can also be accessed by clicking the Open ASCM ID Card link.
ERCB WASTE DISPOSAL SITES
This layer includes approved ERCB waste disposal sites. Double-click the site icons
to view associated data, including operator contact information.
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Culture
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LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Culture Video Tutorial
AbaData Environmental Datasets Document
Canada Land Inventory Document
AbaData User Guide Culture Section
Alberta Environment Groundwater Protection
Canada Land Inventory
Alberta Geological Survey
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3d. Spills and Complaints
Check the Spills and Complaints box to view spills and complaints data as reported
to the ERCB. Selecting the layer will activate the symbols as shown below. Double-click
on a symbol to view information on any spill or complaint incident reported within a legal
subdivision. Symbols are located at the centre of the LSD, and may represent multiple
incidents.
FILTERING SPILLS AND COMPLAINTS
Click the Filter link next to the Spills and Complaints checkbox to open the Spills
and Complaints Filter window as in the next image. Spills and complaints data can be filtered by year, pipeline license number, company or spill or complaint type. When a filter
is engaged, only the relevant information will be displayed on the map screen.
For example, if EnCana Corporation is selected in the Company window and only
Blowout is checked in the Spill Type list, only blowouts involving EnCana will display on
the map screen.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Spills and Complaints Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Spills and Complaints Section
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TIP:
Spill data can also be accessed by double-clicking on
pipeline graphics or clicking on the Spills/Complaints link in
the reports section. For more information, please refer to the
Pipelines or Reports help files.
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3e. Facilities
Check the Facilities box to display the facilities symbols shown below. Like the
Spills and Complaints layer, the symbols for facilities are located at the centre of the
legal subdivision, and may represent multiple facilities. Double-click a symbol to view a
report containing information on the facilities within the LSD.
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FILTERING FACILITY DATA
Click the filter link to open the Facility Filter window. Facility data can be filtered by
operator, licencee, type or status. All data is as supplied by the ERCB. When a filter is
engaged, only the selected information will display on the map screen.
THE FACILITY INFORMATION WINDOW
When the ERCB Facility Information Window (shown below) is open, click the View
Licencee/Operator Info link to acess company contact information. Hover over blue text
with the cursor to view a detailed definition of certain terms, as in the image above. Flaring, venting and production data will appear for selected facilities where available.
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Facilities data can also be accessed by clicking on the Facilities link in the reports section. For more information, please
refer to thHReports help file.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Facilities Video Tutorial
ERCB Facilities Data
AbaData User Guide Facilities Section
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3f. Parcels and Telus
TELUS
Check the Telus box to display Telus trench locations on the map screen. This
dataset contains information for trench locations only, and does not include information
on the type or number of lines in the trench.
Click the Options link to add labels to Telus trench lines on the map screen.
Please note that as of January 2010, Telus stopped updating the Telus Trench data,
but the layer will still be available for AbaData users. Please contact Abacus Datagraphics Ltd. for details.
PARCELS
Check the parcels box to display registered plans of survey boundaries in Alberta
and Saskatchewan. This layer includes pipline right-of-ways, subdivision plans, condominium plans and other surveyed items.
Parcel graphics in AbaData include a survey plan number as in the next image. For
more information on a particular survey plan, visit the Alberta Government SPIN 2
Website and search for the plan number.
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PARCEL REPORTS
Click the Report link to create a parcel mapping report. The window pictured below
will appear. Enter a location or choose an urban area to create a report containing registered survey plans. The search results will appear in the same window.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Telus Video Tutorial
Parcels Video Tutorial
Alberta Government Spin 2 Website
AbaData User Guide Parcels Section
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Pipeline locations as provided by the ERCB are approximate. Use pipeline right-of-way boundaries to more accurately
determine pipeline locations where possible.
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3g. Dispositions
Check the Dispositions box to display disposition boundaries on Crown land where
available. The boundaries and activity ID designation will appear on the map screen as
in the image below. No added data is available by double-clicking, but you can hover
over an area covered by a disposition agreement to see the company involved.
FILTERING
Click the Filter link to open the window pictured in the next image. Select a client
and a disposition or reservation type (if desired) to engage the filter. Only information
that meets the filter requirements will be displayed on the map screen.
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LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Dispositions Video Tutorial
AltaLIS Disposition Data Information
Alberta SRD DIDs Information
AbaData User Guide Dispositions Section
Create a land status report in areas where graphical disposition data is unavailable. For help with this, please refer to
the Repor ts help file.
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3h. Title Mapping and Waypoints
TITLE MAPPING
Check the Title Mapping box to display Land Identification Numeric Code numbers,
which can be used to retrieve title information. Visit the Alber ta Government SPIN 2
Website to search the titles and registered documents database.
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WAYPOINTS
Check the Waypoints box to activate the layer. This box must be checked in order to
view, create or edit waypoints and waypoint signs, or to generate a waypoint report.
Please refer to the Waypoints help document for more information.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Title Mapping Video Tutorial
Alberta Government Spin 2 Website
AbaData User Guide Title Mapping Section
When the layer is active, the map screen will change colour as in the image above.
Hover over an area on the screen to view the LINC number.
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Generate a Title Mapping report to create a text file containing multiple LINC numbers. Please refer to the Reports help
file for instructions.
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3i. Aerial and Satellite Photography
Check the Aerial Photos box to activate an aerial photo layer. Aerial photos are supplied by Valtus Imagery Services. A date or date range will be visible in the top-left
corner of the screen when the aerial photo layer is displayed. Click the Aerial Photos link
to change the text to Satellite Photos, then check the box to view a satellite image.
Satellite images are provided by SPOT Image. Satellite images appear in black and
white and do not include a date reference.
Line or point-based layers (pipelines, wells, roads, user-created drawings) will be
visible over an aerial or satellite image. Other image-based layers (eg: county maps,
parks and natural areas) will not appear.
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QUALITY
The quality and age of aerial and satellite photos will vary depending on the location, though aerial photos are available in normal or higher resolution. Higher resolution
photos will require more time to load. Please contact Abacus Datagraphics if you’d
like to access higher-resolution aerial photos.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Aerial and Satellite Photos Video Tutorial
Valtus Imagery Services
Spot Image
AbaData User Guide Aerial/Satellite Photos Section
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Avoid panning the map or using the zoom tool while an
aerial or satellite photo layer is activated. This will slow the
page loading process. Each time the map screen is altered,
new information is required to complete the photo layer. Alternatively, try to adjust the map screen before activating an aerial or satellite layer whenever possible.
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3j. Crown Mineral Text and Agreements
CROWN MINERAL TEXT
Check either the Crown Mineral Text (Deeper Rights) or (Shallow Rights) box to
view the rights holder and some agreement details on the map screen as below. Deeper
and shallow rights text cannot be viewed simultaneously.
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CROWN MINERAL AGREEMENTS
Select the Crown Miineral Agreements layer to access more detailed mineral agreement data. Areas covered by agreements with the Crown wil become gray on the map
screen. Double click on an area to view the associated data as in the image below.
Crown mineral agreements can be filtered by year of expiry. Click the Filter link next
to the checkbox and select a year in the dropdown menu to engage the filter.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Crown Mineral Agreement Data Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Crown Mineral Data Section
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3k. County Map
Select the County Map layer to view maps provided by rural municipalities in Alberta, including counties, municipal districts and special areas, where available. A portion of the map will appear in the map screen, and you can adjust the zoom level as
usual.
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The county map layer is an actual representation of the published map,
and often contains a map legend and contact information. Use the pan and
zoom tools to adjust the map screen, but note that zooming out too much will
cause the layer to disappear.
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SET COUNTY
Click the Set County link to view a list of available maps, or to change the map displaying in the map screen. Note that changing the selected municipality will not zoom
the map screen to that area. You must first adjust the location on the map screen, then
select the municipality you’d like to view.
Please note that other layers in line or point form (pipelines, wells, parcels etc.) will
display on top of the county map layer, but image or polygon layers (aerial photos, title
mapping) cannot be viewed over a county map.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
County Map Video Tutorial
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties
AbaData User Guide County Map Section
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3l. WCSS
WCSS AREA BOUNDARIES
Check the WCSS Area Boundaries box to view Western Canadian Spill Services
area boundaries when the map screen is zoomed to the provincial scale. Double-click an
area to view the associated data, which includes contact information and spill-response
equipment in the area.
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WCSS CONTROL POINTS
When the WCSS Control Points layer is selected, you can access the information by
finding a control point on the map screen, or by clicking the Search link. If known, enter
the control point name and click the Zoom To button to display the control point on the
map screen. Otherwise, click the link to choose a control point from a list.
The WCSS Area Search window allows you to zoom to a control point on the map
screen, or open an information sheet in .pdf format. Double-click the control point symbol and click the Open Control Point button to access the same information sheet.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
WCSS Video Tutorial
Western Canadian Spill Services Website
AbaData User Guide WCSS Section
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4. Save Map
You can save your map by clicking on the Save Map link in the Map Display area
pictured below.
Help
Users to List link.
You can search for a particular user by typing in the name or company fields. Please
note that only users listed in the database as the contact for a particular account will appear in the list.
Click the Save Map link to open the following window:
RETRIEVING MAPS SHARED BY OTHER USERS
If another AbaData user has shared a map with you, click on the View Saved Maps
Shared from Other Users link, which will open a new window. You can then select the
file, and then click Open File to view the map.
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To save a copy of the map locally on your computer, click
the copy map to clipboard icon located in the top toolbar:
You’ll then be able to paste the map into Microsoft Paint, or
other programs that can import image files such as Word, Outlook etc. It’s also possible to save the image file to your computer, print to .pdf or e-mail the image.
You can now give the map a name and click OK to save a copy of the map screen
on the Abacus Datagraphics server. The map will not be saved locally on your computer.
Once the map has been saved, you’ll see a message indicating the map was saved successfully.
RETRIEVING SAVED MAPS
To open a map you have saved, click the View Saved Maps for this User link, and
open the file you wish to view. When you open the map, the image will again be live in
the map window, and you’ll be able to alter the layers or information displayed.
When you open a saved map, all options, layers and selections in the Map Display
area will be as they were when the map was saved, including any filtering you were
doing at the time.
Finally, because the map is live, it will include any updates that were made to AbaData since the map was saved, including new ERCB pipelines and wells.
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LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Saving the Map Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Save Map Section
SHARING THE MAP WITH OTHER USERS
To share your map with other AbaData users, select the file you would like to share
in the View Saved Files window, then click the Edit Share button. Next, click on the Add
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5. Reports
Reports can be generated from an area selected in the map window, or the entire
Alberta database.
Help
An example of a pipeline report created from the selected area is on the preceding
page. Click the View in Excel button to view the report in Microsoft Excel or save the report as an Excel file.
GLOBAL REPORTS
It is possible to create global reports for some of the information layers, including
pipelines, wells, companies, facilities, spills and complaints and land status. To do so, click
on the link for the information you’d like to create the report for, but do not select an area in
the map window. If pipelines is chosen, for example, the window below will appear.
REPORTS FOR SELECTED AREAS
To create a report from information within a specified area in the map window, first select the area using the arrow tool in the top toolbar. Hold down the left mouse button to
create a window. When the area is selected, it will become dark as in the image below.
You can also hold the Shift key and select multiple map objects or areas individually.
You can now generate a report for the area selected. Remember, though, that you
can only create reports for layers that have been selected in the Map Display area and
are showing on the map screen.
You’ll be able to filter the information and create a report from the entire pipeline
database. Please remember, though, that global reports will only contain data on facilities in Alberta. For more information on each specific report, please refer to the AbaData
User Guide.
REPORT OPTIONS
To specify the information contained in a pipelines, wells or well production report,
click on the Options link in the Reports section. Check the desired boxes to customize
the report.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Generating Reports Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Reports Section
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6. High Pressure Labeling
The tools in the High Pressure Labeling section allow you to customize the labels
associated with ERCB high-pressure pipelines. To alter pipeline labels, you must first
have selected them for display in the map window. To do so, click on the Options link
next to the Pipelines checkbox in the Map Display area, then select the Default Labels
and User-Defined Labels as pictured below. You can also determine the information contained in the label by checking the corresponding boxes.
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HIGH PRESSURE LABELING TOOLS
In crowded areas, you may notice the labels will overlap and become difficult to read.
To reduce the clutter in the map window, you can use the High Pressure Labeling tools.
DELETING LABELS
When the pipeline labels are activated with the default selections, the labels will display as in the image below.
You can delete labels individually, or delete all the labels in a given area at once.
First click on the Delete link, and then on the label you wish to delete. To delete a group
of labels, click Delete and then create a window on the map screen with the arrow tool.
All of the labels within the window will be deleted.
CREATING LABELS
You can also create labels for one pipeline or a group. To create a single label, click
on the Create Single tool, then on the pipeline you wish to create a label for and finally
click the location you’d like the label to appear on the map screen. To create a group,
first hold the shift key and select pipelines individually as in the image below, then click
on the Create Group tool and finally click the location you’d like the label text to display.
INCREASING THE TEXT SIZE
You’ll notice that initially, the label text is quite small. The text at this size will be legible
when printed, but if you’d like to increase the size on the screen click the Enlarge Label
Text icon in the toolbar:
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In crowded areas, a map detail may also be useful. For
help with this, please refer to the Details and GPS Tools help document.
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DRAWING A LEADER
To more clearly associate labels with pipelines, you can use a leader. First, click on
the Draw Leader tool, then click on either side of the pipeline or group of pipelines
you’ve labelled, then double-click near the label text.
Help
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
High Pressure Labeling Video Tutorial
ERCB Pipeline Codes
AbaData User Guide High Pressure Labeling Section
MOVING LABELS
To move labels, Click on the Move Labels tool, then on the label you wish to move
(or draw a window if you’d like to move a label group), then on the new location.
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7. Details and GPS Tools
The Details tool will allow you to create a map detail that will more clearly show
pipelines in a congested area. To create a map detail, click on the Create link, then draw
a window around the area you’d like to create a detail for.
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GPS TOOLS
To use the GPS tracking functions in AbaData (Start Tracking, Pause, Stop), you
must have a GPS device installed and attached to your computer. For more information
on this, please refer to the AbaData User Guide.
GETTING GPS COORDINATES
To get coordinates from any point in the map window, click the Get Coords link, and
then the point you’d like coordinates for.
A new window will appear with detailed information for the area you’ve selected. The
pipelines will also be labeled by default, and you’ll be able to customize the labels. For
help with this, please refer to the High Pressure Labeling help file.
The coordinates will be displayed in both the WGS 84 and NAD 83 systems. You’ll
also see the following symbol on the map screen at the point you selected:
Click the Clear Points link to delete the symbol.
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ZOOMING TO GPS COORDINATES
To zoom the map window to specific coordinates, click Zoom to Cords and enter the
coordinates. You can also enter a distance in metres to determine the width of the map
screen.
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LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Creating a Map Detail Video Tutorial
Using the GPS Tools Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Map Details Section
AbaData User Guide GPS Tools Section
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8. Waypoints
Waypoints and waypoint signs are a means to add user-defined elements to the
map screen. To use waypoints you must first check the Waypoints box in the Map Display area.
ADDING WAYPOINTS
To add a waypoint, click the Add Waypoint link. The window pictured below will
open, and you’ll be able to add a waypoint by entering the GPS coordinates or by selecting a point on the map screen.
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WAYPOINT ALERTS
Waypoints can be set to expire on the Add Waypoint screen. First, click the Alerts
tab and choose the date you’d like the Waypoint to expire. Next, type an alert message
in the text field and click the Activate Alert button. The first time you log into AbaData
after the expiry date, you’ll see a notice indicating the waypoint has expired.
The alert will remain active until it is cancelled by the user or the waypoint is
deleted. To delete waypoints, select them on the map screen with the arrow tool and
click the Delete link under Waypoints.
MANAGING GROUPS
Waypoints can be organized into groups. Click on the Manage Groups link, and
you’ll have the option to create groups and view lists of waypoints in a given group.
You’ll also be able to select which groups you’d like to display on the map screen. When
groups are created, they’ll appear in a dropdown list on the Add Waypoint window.
Next, you’ll see the window below, and you’ll need to choose a symbol and enter a
comment. Once this is done, click OK to save the Waypoint. The symbol you’ve chosen
will appear on the map screen.
Hover over the symbol with your cursor to see the comment you entered, or doubleclick to re-open the Add Waypoint window.
IMPORTING AND EXPORTING
Waypoints can be imported from or exported to an ASCII text file. The file must be
comma-delimeted, and in a specific format. For more details, please refer to the section
on Waypoints in the AbaData User Guide.
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Waypoints can also be imported to and exported from Aba
Data LITEtm via the same process. This can be useful if you’re
using the GPS Tracking function in AbaData LITE, and storing a
large number of worksites.
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IMPORTING FROM A GPS DEVICE
Waypoints can be imported directly from a Garmin GPS device attached to your
computer by a USB cable. To do this, the Garmin Communicator plug-in must be installed.
WAYPOINT SIGNS
Waypoints and waypoint signs funtion similarly, but waypoint signs resemble traffic
or pipeline warning signs. The symbols available are shown in the Add Waypoint Sign
window pictured below.
Help
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Creating Waypoints Video Tutorial
Garmin Communicator Plugin
Waypoints General Information
AbaData User Guide Waypoints Section
Once a waypoint sign is added to the map, the user can double-click the symbol on
the map screen to add inspection information or comments as in the image below.
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9. User Water Wells
The tools in the User Water Wells section allow users to add water wells to the map
screen to supplement the water well data provided by Alberta Environment. User water
wells and water wells must first be selected in the well options screen as in the image
below.
ADDING A USER WATER WELL
To add a user water to the AbaData map, click on the Add Well link. You’ll then have
the option of entering GPS coordinates for the well or choosing a location on the map
screen. The next screen will allow you to enter well owner information and comments.
ADDING A QUARTER-SECTION
The blue quarter sections above represent areas where no water wells are present,
as indicated by AbaData users. To add a proofed quarter section, select the quarter-section with the arrow tool on the map screen, then click the Add Quarter link. The window
pictured below will appear, and you’ll be able to enter your name and comments if desired.
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Please note that proofed quarters are submitted by AbaData users, and are not verified by Abacus Datagraphics Ltd.
or any other organization or government body.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
User Water Wells Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide User Water Wells Section
Your user water well will now appear on the map, represented by a purple encircled
W symbol. Alberta environment water wells are represented by the same symbol in blue
as in the next image.
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10. Distance Markers
The distance marker tools in AbaData can be used to mark a buffer area around any
point or line on the map screen.
FROM POINT
To create a distance buffer around a point on the map, click the From Point link,
input the distance in Metric or Imperial units and click OK. Then choose the point you’d
like to be at the centre of the buffer.
You can then create a dimension label and a buffer area label if needed by clicking
on the corresponding links. An example is below. Distance markers will be visible on the
map should you choose to add an aerial or satellite photo layer.
Help
FROM LINE
Follow the same procedure to create a distance buffer from any line object on the
map. This can be a high or low-pressure pipeline graphic or a line drawing created by
the user.
To delete distance markers, click the Remove Markers link.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Distance Markers Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Distance Markers Section
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Once a distance buffer is created, it can be used to select
an area of the map from which you’d like to create reports. For
example, the distance marker above could be used to generate a report containing all pipelines or wells that fall within the
buffer. The report would be created by simply selecting the
area within the buffer, then clicking the appropriate link in the
Reports area.
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11. Drawing
There are several drawing tools available in AbaData used to create shapes and
text on the map screen. When using the drawing tools, you can customize the appearance of lines, polygons or text each time they are created, or you can determine default
appearances for items by clicking the Defaults link, which will open the window pictured
below.
TEXT AND USER ROAD LABELS
To add text to the map, click the Add Text link, type the text into the Text field and
choose the desired size, colour and style. Then, click the point on the map screen you’d
like the text to start, and again to indicate the direction of the text path.
The Add Road Label tool allows you to create labels for undefined roads in AbaData. To do this, you must first select the User Road Labels layer for display in the culture options screen. Then click the Add Road Label link, enter the desired text, and click
on the map screen to place the label.
Once a drawing element is created on the map screen, use the Toggle Layer link to
temporarily remove or add the drawing layer to the screen. This tool will not permanently
delete drawing items.
DRAWING SHAPES
The methods used to create lines or polygons on the map screen are similar. First,
click the Draw Line or Draw Polygon Link and choose the desired colour and style. Then
click on the map screen at the location you’d like to start drawing. Then, click at each
point you’d like the line to change direction, or for each corner of the polygon. Finally,
double-click at the end point.
If you’re creating a polygon or circle, you’ll have the option to include a label indicating the area covered by the shape. You can also create a custom label if desired. The
image on the following page contains an example of a polygon, line, user road label and
text added to the map screen.
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ALTERING DRAWING ELEMENTS
Once created, drawing elements can be edited, moved or deleted. To do so, first select the object on the map screen with the arrow-shaped Select Map Object tool. To select multiple objects, hold the shift key and select each one individually, or create a
window around all the objects you’d like to select. Then, click on either the Edit, Move or
Remove links to alter or delete the object.
APPROXIMATE WORK AREAS
Approximate work areas are pre-defined drawing elements consisting of a box or circle and a label with an arrow. An example is below. To create an approximate work area,
click on the Box or Circle link, create the desired shape, click on the Label link and finally
click within the shape and the location you’d like to place the text.
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IMPORTING AND EXPORTING POLYGONS
The coordinates of a polygon can be exported from AbaData in a text file. To do so,
first select the polygon on the map screen, and then click Export Polygon. You’ll then be
able to open the text file or save the file to your computer. To import a polygon from an
ASCII text file, click the Import Polygon link and browse to the appropriate location on
your computer.
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LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Drawing Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Drawing Section
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12. Direction Map
The AbaData Direction Map component provides quick access to uncluttered maps
detailing roads, wells and surface features in Alberta, B.C. or Saskatchewan. Click on
the Direction Map link and the window below will appear. You’ll be able to enter locations
by legal land description number (or BC Geographic System number), or choose a municipality, lake or reserve in Saskatchewan or Alberta.
You’ll also be able to adjust the appearance of the map by selecting whether to include a yellow map background, township and range road labels, a township and section
grid or well symbols and labels. If you have saved waypoints in AbaData, you can include them on the Direction Map.
To enter multiple legal land description numbers, change the number in the # of Locations Field to the desired number. The corresponding number of lines will appear
below the field to a maximum of 30.
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CREATING MAPS
Click the Create button at the bottom of the window to generate the map. The location(s) you’ve entered will be represented by a blue star. Paved roads will appear as
black lines on the map, unimproved roads as red lines and municipalities as yellow
areas. In B.C., unimproved roads are represented by brown, broken lines.
Use the zoom tools on the toolbar to get a better view of the area around your location. You can also measure the distance to your location from any starting point as in the
next image. The information in the Map Title field will appear when the map is printed.
This can be edited if required.
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Aerial and satellite photos are available in Direction Map, and can be used
to determine lease access locations where the road information is unavailable.
Refer to the Aerial and Satellite Photography help document, or Contact
us for more information.
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12. Direction Map
THE TOOLBAR
Print Map. Click to access the options for your printer.
Copy Map to Clipboard. Click to copy the map image.
Help
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Direction Map Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Direction Map Section
Pointer. Hover over some map objects to identify them.
Pan around map. Click and drag the map screen.
Zoom in. Click or create a window to zoom in.
Zoom out. Click the map window to zoom out.
Zoom previous. Click to zoom to your previous view.
Enlarge text. Click to enlarge well label text.
Measure distance. Measure distance between map objects.
Remove saved distances. Delete all measured distances.
Change measuring units. Change to Metric or Imperial units.
Show aerial photo. Add an aerial photo layer.
Show satellite photo. Add a satellite photo layer.
Open map legend. View well symbol legend.
View Support Options. Get support contact information or view
support documents and video tutorials.
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13. Crown Mineral Agreements Search
Click on Crown Mineral Agreements Search to find details on agreements associated with a specific company. After you click the link, you’ll see the window pictured
below.
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Click a township number to zoom the map screen to that township. The areas covered by the agreements will be represented by grey squares. Click on the area to view
the agreement details.
Enter a full or partial company name and click the Find button. Then, click on the
company name and click the Search button. You’ll then see a list of townships containing
the selected company’s Crown mineral agreements
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14. The AbaData Toolbar
The icons in the AbaData toolbar allow you to interact with the map screen and perform a number of different tasks.
PRINT MAP
Click the print icon to print the map. This action will print whatever is showing on the
map screen. You’ll also be able to title the map, remove the yellow map background if
desired, and remove the label legend and ERCB dates (the date the map data is current
to) in the window pictured below.
To adjust the map scale, check the Print to Scale checkbox and enter the new scale
in the empty field, or choose from the available defined sizes.
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PAN AROUND MAP
The Pan Around Map tool can be used to move the map in any direction. Click and
hold the left mouse button to pan the map.
ZOOM IN
The Zoom In tool will zoom the map to a selected area. Click once on the map to
zoom in an incremental amount, or hold down the left mouse button and create a window to zoom to the selected area.
ZOOM OUT
Using the Zoom Out tool, click on the map window to zoom out an incremental
amount.
ZOOM PREVIOUS
The Zoom Previous tool will return the map screen to the previous view. You can return to prior views to the beginning of your AbaData session if desired.
ZOOM TO PIPELINE/WELL/OTHER LOCATION
Please note that selecting print in the Internet Explorer file menu will not print the
map screen.
Use this tool to zoom to a particular pipeline, well, field, location, saved waypoint or
LINC number by entering the appropriate number or choosing from the drop-down
menus. If you zoom to a pipeline or well, the selected object will automatically be highlighted on the map screen.
COPY MAP TO CLIPBOARD
Click this icon to copy the map image to the clipboard. You can then paste the
image into Microsoft Paint, or any other program that can open image files. The image
can then be printed to .pdf, e-mailed or stored locally on your computer.
SELECT MAP OBJECT
Use the Select Map Object tool to select objects in the map window. Selected objects will turn a dark colour. When hovering over certain objects, an initial amount of data
will appear. Double-click on pipeline or well symbols to open related data. You can also
use this tool to create a window to select multiple objects, or hold down the Shift key and
select multiple objects individually.
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14. The AbaData Toolbar
SHOW INFORMATION
Use the Show Information tool to retrieve data linked to map objects instead of double-clicking. The same data will be displayed in either case.
ENLARGE/SHRINK LABEL TEXT
This tool will enlarge or shrink pipeline or well label text on the map screen. The default label size is small, but is legible on a printed map.
MEASURE DISTANCE
Click this icon to measure distances on the map screen. You can choose to save the
distance on the map, or simply view the distance without saving. If you click at multiple
points along a line, the distance between each point and a total distance will be calculated. Double-click to finish the line and generate the total distance.
REMOVE SAVED DISTANCES
This tool will remove saved distances from the map screen.
CHANGE MEASURING UNITS
Use this tool to change the measuring units to Imperial or Metric.
HIGHLIGHT PIPELINES/WELLS
This tool will highlight pipelines or wells on the map screen. Once highlighted, you
can create reports from the highlighted objects by clicking on pipelines or wells in the
Reports section.
The options on this screen allow you to download pipeline, well or production data
for a given company. You can also view information for a specific company at the provincial level by checking the corresponding boxes in the Layer Options section. The green
areas in the image below represent facilities (gas plants, oil batteries etc.), pink areas
are pipelines and red areas represent wells. You can also select the township grid for
display at this scale.
UN-HIGHLIGHT PIPELINES/WELLS
Click on this icon to un-highlight any highlighted pipelines or wells on the map
screen.
VIEW/DOWNLOAD COMPANY’S FACILITIES
Click this icon to open the View Company’s Facilities window pictured on the following page.
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EXPORT DXF FILE
Click the Export Map icon to export the information showing on the map screen to a
.dxf file that can be used in AutoCad. This process carries two limitations: The map can
not be more than one township in size, and the file will contain the pipeline, well, road
and township grid layers only.
The AbaData Toolbar
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OPEN MAP LEGEND
Click this icon to open a map legend. The legend contains descriptions of all the
symbols used in AbaData. It also contains links to information detailing the AbaData
environmental dataset codes and the Canada Land Inventory Class and Subclass
codes. The legend is available in pdf or jpeg format.
LOG OUT OF ABADATA
STOP/CLEAR MAP
Click the Log Out button to end your AbaData session and make your account available for the next user. If you close the Internet Explorer window instead of using the Log
Out button to end your session, your account will not be available until your session times
out.
If this occurs and you need immediate access, please contact Abacus Datagraph
ics to make the account available.
BEGIN TIMEOUT TIMER
The Admin tool allows you to set default settings that will be in effect for anyone logging in with the same username and password.
Use this tool to unselect any areas or objects you’ve selected on the map screen.
Alternatively, you can use the Esc key.
This tool allows you to keep your AbaData session active for a selected amount of
time. Normally, when a session is inactive for 15 minutes, the user is logged out by the
system. To disable this process, click the icon and enter the number of minutes you’d
like to keep the session active (any number can be entered).
The window pictured above must remain open to keep the session active. It can be
minimized, but not closed.
VIEW ABADATA SUPPORT OPTIONS
Click this icon to view AbaData support contact options, ways to find support documents or training options.
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ADMINISTER YOUR ACCOUNT
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
AbaData Toolbar Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide Toolbar Section
The AbaData Toolbar
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15. No Map Displayed
If you are able to log in to AbaData but unable to view a map on the map screen
(and your initial screen looks like the one in the image below), you likely need to download and install AutoDesk MapGuide Viewer. Click the link to begin downloading,
then choose Run.
CHECK YOUR BROWSER
AbaData is only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer. If you are using a different browser (such as Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome etc.), you can download and Install
Internet Explorer for free.
Next, click the Default Level button to view the default security settings for all sites in
the trusted sites list. Slide the selector to Low, then click the Apply button.
ADDING A TRUSTED SITE
If you have installed the MapGuide Viewer and are experiencing the same problem,
you may need to add the Abacus Datagraphics Website as a trusted site in Microsoft Internet Explorer. To do so, first click tools, then Internet Options as in the image below.
MANAGING ADD-ONS IN INTERNET EXPLORER
The MapGuide Viewer is an Internet Explorer add-on, and it must be enabled for
you to view maps in AbaData. To see if it is enabled, click Tools, select manage Add-ons,
then click Enable or Disable Add-ons as in the image below.
Next, click the Security tab, then the green checkmark to change the zone to
Trusted sites. You may need to uncheck the box at the bottom of the window that selects
server verification as a requirement for all sites. You’ll then be able to add
http://www.abacusdatagraphics.com to the Websites list.
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In the next window, ensure Add-ons currently loaded in Internet Explorer is selected
in the drop-down menu, and then find Autodesk MapGuide Active Active X Control in the
list and ensure it is enabled. If it is disabled, choose enable at the bottom of the window
and click OK.
Help
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
No Map Displayed Video Tutorial
AbaData User Guide MapGuide Install Instructions
AutoDesk MapGuide Viewer
INTERNET EXPLORER 8
Managing add-ons is similar in Internet Explorer 8, but some of the screens have a
different appearance. If installed and enabled, the Autodesk MapGuide Active X Control
will appear in the Manage Add-ons window in the Toolbars and Extensions Group.
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16. Unable to Print or Copy Map
CHECK FOR TOOLBARS
Most printing problems in AbaData are caused by search toolbars or other browser addons that conflict with the AutoDesk MapGuide Viewer, such as the Yahoo, Google and Windows Live toolbars in the image below. If you have any search toolbars installed, they will
appear when you start Internet Explorer.
In some cases, AbaData users with search toolbars installed have experienced no problems. However, search toolbars can cause a variety of issues related to printing, copying the
map image and repeated browser crashing. Most commonly, users are unable to access the
print options for their local printer after clicking the Print Map icon in the AbaData toolbar.
If you are experiencing any difficulties with AbaData and have a search toolbar installed,
we recommend first removing the toolbar to eliminate it as a possible cause.
Select the toolbar you wish to remove, then select either Remove or Uninstall, depending on the version of Windows you’re using.
REMOVING TOOLBARS
There are several ways to disable installed search toolbars. You can simply right-click
on empty space above the search toolbar in the browser to access the context menu in the
image below, then un-check the search toolbar to disable it.
To uninstall the toolbar from your computer, access the Start menu, then the Control
Panel as in the image on the following page. If you are using Windows XP, double-click the
Add or Remove Programs icon. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click
the Programs and Features icon. You’ll see a list of the programs installed on your computer.
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TIP:
Be careful when downloading new programs from Websites,
as search toolbars are often included by default with the download. You’ll need to remove the default selection in order to
avoid installing the toolbar:
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Unable to Print Map Video Tutorial
Unable to Print or Copy Map