Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000 The “Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000” is a thematic land cover classification representative of Circa 2000 conditions for agricultural regions of Canada. Land cover is derived from Landsat5-TM and/or 7-ETM+ multi-spectral imagery by inputting imagery and ground reference training data into a Decision-Tree or Supervised image classification process. Object segmentation, pixel filtering, and/or post editing is applied as part of the image classification. Mapping is corrected to the GeoBase Data Alignment Layer. National Road Network (1:50,000) features and other select existing land cover products are integrated into the product. UTM Zone mosaics are generated from individual 30 meter resolution classified scenes. A spatial index is available indicating the Landsat imagery scenes and dates input in the classification. This product is published and compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), but also integrates products mapped by other provincial and federal agencies; with appropriate legend adaptations. This release includes UTM Zones 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 for corresponding agricultural regions in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia covering approximately 370,000,000 hectares of mapped area. Mapped classes include: Water, Exposed, Built-up, Shrubland, Wetland, Grassland, Annual Crops, Perennial Crops and Pasture, Coniferous, Deciduous and Mixed forests. However, emphasis is placed on accurately delineating agricultural classes, including: annual crops (cropland and specialty crops like vineyards and orchards), perennial crops (including pastures and forages), and grasslands. 2009-04-01 2017-03-29 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada agri-geomatics-agrog@agr.gc.ca Form DescriptorsLand useEarth sciencesRemote sensing Pre-packaged GeoTIF files (No linguistic component)GeoTIF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/lcv/circa2000Landcover/tif/ Pre-packaged FGDB files (Bilingual)FGDB/GDB http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/lcv/circa2000Landcover/fgdb/dateIndexlandcoverCirca2000_fgdb.zip Pre-packaged GML files (Bilingual)GML http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/lcv/circa2000Landcover/gml/dateIndexlandcoverCirca2000_gml.zip Data Product Specification (English)PDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/circa2000Landcover/en/ISO_19131_Land_Cover_for_Agricultural_Regions_of_Canada_Circa_2000_Data_Product_Specification.pdf Landcover Classifications (English)XLS http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/circa2000Landcover/en/landcover_classifications.xls Legend (English)PNG http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/circa2000Landcover/en/legend.PNG Data Product Specification (French)PDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/circa2000Landcover/fr/Couverture_des_terres_des_regions_agricoles_du_Canada_vers_l_an_2000_Specifications_de_contenu_informationnel_produites_conformement_a_la.pdf Landcover Classifications (French)XLS http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/circa2000Landcover/fr/Classification_Couverturedesterres.XLS Legend (French)PNG http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/circa2000Landcover/fr/legende.PNG Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000WMS http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/services/imageservices/landcover_circa_2000/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000WMS http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/services/servicesimage/coverture_des_terres_vers_an_2000/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000 (French)ESRI REST http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/rest/services/servicesimage/coverture_des_terres_vers_an_2000/ImageServer Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000 (English)ESRI REST http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/rest/services/imageservices/landcover_circa_2000/ImageServer

Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000

The “Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000” is a thematic land cover classification representative of Circa 2000 conditions for agricultural regions of Canada. Land cover is derived from Landsat5-TM and/or 7-ETM+ multi-spectral imagery by inputting imagery and ground reference training data into a Decision-Tree or Supervised image classification process. Object segmentation, pixel filtering, and/or post editing is applied as part of the image classification. Mapping is corrected to the GeoBase Data Alignment Layer. National Road Network (1:50,000) features and other select existing land cover products are integrated into the product. UTM Zone mosaics are generated from individual 30 meter resolution classified scenes. A spatial index is available indicating the Landsat imagery scenes and dates input in the classification. This product is published and compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), but also integrates products mapped by other provincial and federal agencies; with appropriate legend adaptations. This release includes UTM Zones 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 for corresponding agricultural regions in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia covering approximately 370,000,000 hectares of mapped area. Mapped classes include: Water, Exposed, Built-up, Shrubland, Wetland, Grassland, Annual Crops, Perennial Crops and Pasture, Coniferous, Deciduous and Mixed forests. However, emphasis is placed on accurately delineating agricultural classes, including: annual crops (cropland and specialty crops like vineyards and orchards), perennial crops (including pastures and forages), and grasslands.

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Pre-packaged GeoTIF files (No linguistic component) Dataset GeoTIF No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Pre-packaged FGDB files (Bilingual) Dataset FGDB/GDB English
French
Access
Pre-packaged GML files (Bilingual) Dataset GML English
French
Access
Data Product Specification (English) Guide PDF English Access
Landcover Classifications (English) Guide XLS English Access
Legend (English) Guide PNG English Access
Data Product Specification (French) Guide PDF French Access
Landcover Classifications (French) Guide XLS French Access
Legend (French) Guide PNG French Access
Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000 Web Service WMS English Access
Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000 Web Service WMS French Access
Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000 (French) Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada, circa 2000 (English) Web Service ESRI REST English Access

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Wonderful work, I tried to mosaic UTM Zone 13 & 14 (my study area), however, couldn't get rid of black pages. in fact, some of the information is hide one both are merged. Is there anyway to merge both without losing information? Response would be much appreciated,

Hi Ameer, Thanks for your question. We have sent it off to the data owners, and they have provided a response. Below is an overview, but for more information (including screen captures) please email open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca. The technical way to merge them would depend on the software used and tools available. The key aspect regarding this dataset is that there are two No Data values  “0” and “255”. To merge them seamlessly together you need to take steps to remove these No Data values. When using the Esri ArcMap here is how I did it; 1. Data Management Tools>Raster>Raster Dataset> a. Copy Raster Tool. Output Raster should be a TIF (named appropriately). Set the NoData value option as “0”. Leave the rest as default. b. Use the output raster from step 1a) as input and Copy Raster tool again. This time use “255” as the NoData value option. c. Repeat for the other UTM Zone dataset 2. Data Management Tools>Raster>Raster Dataset>Mosaic to New Raster a. Using the two outputs generated from 1b). Use the Mosaic to New Raster tool. Leave all as default and name the output raster appropriately.