Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000

A 30 meter resolution raster format land cover classification produced from Landsat satellite imagery. Mapping is complete for agricultural regions of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The Product is available based on corresponding UTM Zones.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has compiled land cover mapping for agricultural regions across Canada, with the goal of accurately classifying lands at a moderate scale that are annually cultivated (cropland), permanently cultivated (pasture/forages), and grasslands; as well as mapping other contextual classes (such as built-up or forested lands). The purpose is to provide information that can be used to support land use decision making and a range of other agri-environmental federal, provincial, municipal and private projects, applications, programs and activities. Some examples of potential applications are: land use decision making and monitoring, impact assessment on ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation, water quality assessment, evaluation of temporal trends in surface properties, estimates of rates of change, and causes and consequences of change.

Last Modified: 2013-03-28

Originator: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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Contact: Agri-Geomatics Service
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Address: 1341 Baseline Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0C5