Ecological Land Classification (ELC)

Ecological Land Classification (ELC) This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset. Ecological Land Classification (ELC) is an approach which endeavours to subdivide the landscape into significant ecological units and to organize complex interrelationships into identified geographical areas with similar properties. It is a hierarchical system that captures information at the following scales as per the Ecological Land Classification and Evaluation Reference Manual (1980): Ecoprovince - >1:3 000 000 Ecoregion - 1:1 000 000 - 1:3 000 000 Ecodistrict - 1:250 000 - 1:1 000 000 Ecosection - 1:100 000 - 1:250 000 Ecosite - 1:10 000 - 1:20 000 Ecoelement - 1:1 000 - 1:5 000. Note that the upper two levels are referred to as Natural Region and Natural Subregion in the more recent Ecological Land Classification reports. There are also some variations in this hierarchy for individual study areas. 2022-09-27 Government of Alberta AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca Economics and IndustryInformation and CommunicationsNature and EnvironmentALBERTABIOTAECOLOGYGEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATIONLANDFORMVEGETATIONWETLANDGovernment information Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (HTML)HTML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/cb714099d52148bf8f5cccf47d793461/html Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (TIFF)TIFF https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/geoscientificInformation/Ecological/ELC_ReportsAtoC.zip Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (TIFF)TIFF https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/geoscientificInformation/Ecological/ELC_ReportsDtoG.zip Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (TIFF)TIFF https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/geoscientificInformation/Ecological/ELC_ReportsHtoM.zip Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (TIFF)TIFF https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/geoscientificInformation/Ecological/ELC_ReportsNtoP.zip Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (TIFF)TIFF https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/geoscientificInformation/Ecological/ELC_ReportsR.zip Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (TIFF)TIFF https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/geoscientificInformation/Ecological/ELC_ReportsStoT.zip Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (TIFF)TIFF https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/geoscientificInformation/Ecological/ELC_ReportsUtoY.zip Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (TIFF)TIFF https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/geoscientificInformation/Ecological/EcologicalLandClassificationIndex.zip Ecological Land Classification (ELC) - (XML)XML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/cb714099d52148bf8f5cccf47d793461/xml Alberta GeoportalHTML https://open.alberta.ca/opendata/2e6b5f90-b760-4ef8-b839-8481bb9e5006

This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset. Ecological Land Classification (ELC) is an approach which endeavours to subdivide the landscape into significant ecological units and to organize complex interrelationships into identified geographical areas with similar properties. It is a hierarchical system that captures information at the following scales as per the Ecological Land Classification and Evaluation Reference Manual (1980): Ecoprovince - >1:3 000 000 Ecoregion - 1:1 000 000 - 1:3 000 000 Ecodistrict - 1:250 000 - 1:1 000 000 Ecosection - 1:100 000 - 1:250 000 Ecosite - 1:10 000 - 1:20 000 Ecoelement - 1:1 000 - 1:5 000. Note that the upper two levels are referred to as Natural Region and Natural Subregion in the more recent Ecological Land Classification reports. There are also some variations in this hierarchy for individual study areas.

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