Location of mill facilities Many communities in Canada depend to some extent on forestry and the forest sector. The importance of the forest industry to the regional economy can be assessed using the Canadian Forest Ecumene GIS (Geographic Information System) Database. “Ecumene” is a term used by geographers, meaning “inhabited lands.” A forest ecumene refers to areas where human settlement coincides with forested areas, including locations where people depend on the forest for their livelihood. Populated places in the ecumene database are referenced using natural boundaries, as opposed to administrative or census boundaries, and provide a more suitable means for integrating socio-economic data with ecological and environmental data in a region. The Canadian Forest Ecumene GIS Database includes the custom boundaries for more than 4,200 populated areas across Canada, many of which were derived from remote-sensing “night-lights” imagery. Each ecumene place has a corresponding set of attributes pertaining to place name, province and other descriptive information, as well as an initial custom set of demographic and labour force variables derived from Statistics Canada Census and National Household Survey data for 2001, 2006 and 2011. An analysis of ecumene labour force data and location of mill facilities resulted in a generalized rendering showing regional dependency of the forest industry. The location of mill facilities layer includes information on mill type (i.e., pulp and saw) and ownership. The sensitivity to forest industry layer shows which forest communities and regions are more sensitive to economic impacts in the forest industry. Provided layer: location of mill facilities. 2016-01-01 2018-08-22 Natural Resources Canada nrcan.forestchange-changementsforestiers.rncan@canada.ca Nature and Environmentforest ecumene; mill facilities; labour force; sensitivity to forest industry; forest communityForestryForestry industry Location of mill facilitiesESRI REST https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/rest/services/NRCan/forest_industry_hotspots_en/MapServer/0 Emplacement des usines de transformation du boisESRI REST https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/rest/services/NRCan/forest_industry_hotspots_fr/MapServer/0 Forest Change Data CatalogueSHP http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/fc-data-catalogue/read/14 Location of mill facilities (Layer)WMS https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/services/NRCan/forest_industry_hotspots_en/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=2&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Emplacement des usines de transformation du bois (Layer)WMS https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/services/NRCan/forest_industry_hotspots_fr/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=2&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Importance of the forest industry to the regional economy (English)FGDB/GDB http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/forest_industry_hotspots_en.gdb.zip Importance of the forest industry to the regional economy (French)FGDB/GDB http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/forest_industry_hotspots/forest_industry_hotspots_fr.gdb.zip Location of mill facilities (English)KML http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/forest_industry_hotspots/mills_en.kml Location of mill facilities (French)KML http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/forest_industry_hotspots/mills_fr.kml Importance of the forest industry to the regional economy (English)MXD http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/forest_industry_hotspots/forest_industry_hotspots_en.mxd Importance of the forest industry to the regional economy (French)MXD http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Forestry-industry_Industrie-forestiere/forest_industry_hotspots/forest_industry_hotspots_fr.mxd

Location of mill facilities

Many communities in Canada depend to some extent on forestry and the forest sector. The importance of the forest industry to the regional economy can be assessed using the Canadian Forest Ecumene GIS (Geographic Information System) Database. “Ecumene” is a term used by geographers, meaning “inhabited lands.” A forest ecumene refers to areas where human settlement coincides with forested areas, including locations where people depend on the forest for their livelihood. Populated places in the ecumene database are referenced using natural boundaries, as opposed to administrative or census boundaries, and provide a more suitable means for integrating socio-economic data with ecological and environmental data in a region. The Canadian Forest Ecumene GIS Database includes the custom boundaries for more than 4,200 populated areas across Canada, many of which were derived from remote-sensing “night-lights” imagery. Each ecumene place has a corresponding set of attributes pertaining to place name, province and other descriptive information, as well as an initial custom set of demographic and labour force variables derived from Statistics Canada Census and National Household Survey data for 2001, 2006 and 2011. An analysis of ecumene labour force data and location of mill facilities resulted in a generalized rendering showing regional dependency of the forest industry. The location of mill facilities layer includes information on mill type (i.e., pulp and saw) and ownership. The sensitivity to forest industry layer shows which forest communities and regions are more sensitive to economic impacts in the forest industry. Provided layer: location of mill facilities.

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Location of mill facilities Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Emplacement des usines de transformation du bois Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Forest Change Data Catalogue Dataset SHP English
French
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Location of mill facilities (Layer) Web Service WMS English Access
Emplacement des usines de transformation du bois (Layer) Web Service WMS French Access
Importance of the forest industry to the regional economy (English) Dataset FGDB/GDB English Access
Importance of the forest industry to the regional economy (French) Dataset FGDB/GDB French Access
Location of mill facilities (English) Dataset KML English Access
Location of mill facilities (French) Dataset KML French Access
Importance of the forest industry to the regional economy (English) Guide MXD English Access
Importance of the forest industry to the regional economy (French) Guide MXD French Access

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