AAFC Annual Crop Inventory

Understanding the state and trends in agriculture production is essential to combat both short-term and long-term threats to stable and reliable access to food for all, and to ensure a profitable agricultural sector. Starting in 2009, the Earth Observation Team of the Science and Technology Branch (STB) at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) began the process of generating annual crop type digital maps. Focusing on the Prairie Provinces in 2009 and 2010, a Decision Tree (DT) based methodology was applied using optical (Landsat-5, AWiFS, DMC) and radar (Radarsat-2) based satellite images. Beginning with the 2011 growing season, this activity has been extended to other provinces in support of a national crop inventory. To date this approach can consistently deliver a crop inventory that meets the overall target accuracy of at least 85% at a final spatial resolution of 30m (56m in 2009 and 2010).

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Dataset Resources

Resource Name Format Language Link
Pre-packaged GeoTIF files (No linguistic component) GeoTIF No linguistic content; Not applicable Download
Data Product Specification (English) PDF English Download
Data Product Specification (French) PDF French Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2009 (ESRI REST) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2010 (ESRI REST) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2011 (ESRI REST) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2012 (ESRI REST) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2013 (ESRI REST) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2014 (ESRI REST) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2009 (OGC WMS) WMS Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2010 (OGC WMS) WMS Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2011 (OGC WMS) WMS Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2012 (OGC WMS) WMS Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2013 (OGC WMS) WMS Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2014 (OGC WMS) WMS Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2009 (AGOL) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2010 (AGOL) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2011 (AGOL) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2012 (AGOL) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2013 (AGOL) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download
Bilingual Web Service; AAFC Annual Crop Inventory 2014 (AGOL) Other Bilingual (English and French) Download

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Comments

  • Anonymous

    2014-04-22

    poor correlation with crops in my area

  • open-ouvert

    2014-04-25

    Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response.

  • Andrew Davidson (AAFC)

    2014-04-29

    While AAFC would like to respond to the above comment, it is extremely difficult to do so given the lack of information provided. The Crop Inventory is a highly validated product, and our target accuracies of 85% are often maintained (see metadata of product for details; an 85% accuracy means, on average, 85 fields of 100 will be accurately classified). Indeed, the high quality of these data have been recognized by users from other Government Departments, the Provinces, and the private sector. That said, we do recognize that there will be areas where the classification is worse than that desired and we encourage users of these data to send detailed information back to AAFC in order for us to investigate any problems and make our product better.

  • Neil Chartier

    2014-05-21

    How would I cite the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Crop Inventory 2009 (AAFC_Prairie_Crop_Mapping_2009_v3.tif) for publication?

  • open-ouvert

    2014-05-27

    Thank you for your question. You may wish to consult the specifc citation standard you would like to use; however, we would advise you to take a look at : http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/cite-datasets Thank you, Data.gc.ca

  • Jeff Ziegler

    2015-01-09

    The majority of the .tif files appear corrupted and will not import into Google Earth Pro.

  • open-ouvert

    2015-01-15

    Hi Jeff, thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owners. "We looked at the 2013 batch of images. They are delivered in both a Provincial or UTM cut. Both versions opened in ArcMAP and were geographically correct. We also opened the images in Windows Photo Viewer. For some images Windows Photo Viewer ran out of memory. For the UTM version the SME did use a non standard datum in some cases and we are investigating why. If you can specify which images specifically you think are corrupt we can do a more intensive investigation. Otherwise I think there are likely limitations in Google Earth Pro. We have a web application that you could use: http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/agpv?webmap=1ce0fd28f27149c6a44d23a69a760cd6 that shows the crop inventory from 2009 to 2013 he can even add his own shapefiles of map services to the map. We will also be working on a WMS for the public in the near future". Thank you.