Canadian Land Cover, circa 2000 (Vector) - GeoBase Series - ARCHIVED This collection is a legacy product that is no longer supported. Land Cover information is the result of vectorization of raster thematic data originating from classified Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 ortho-images, for agricultural and forest areas of Canada, and for Northern Territories. The forest cover was produced by the Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EOSD) project, an initiative of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) with the collaboration of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and in partnership with the provincial and territorial governments. The agricultural coverage is produced by the National Land and Water Information Service (NLWIS) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). Northern Territories land cover was realized by the Canadian Centre of Remote Sensing (CCRS). Land Cover data are classified according to a harmonized legend build from the partner's legends. This legend is principally based on the legend described in following publication: EOSD publication: EOSD Land Cover Classification Legend Report, on which CFS and AAFC collaborated. Some classes related to Northern environments where added in order to meet the interpretation of the Northern land cover classification experts. Initially, Land Cover vector data are closest as possible to the source (original raster data). Slight differences can occur because the raster data goes through a data portrayal before being vectorized in order to enhance visual representation such as minimum size, smoothness of polygons and geometry. 2015-01-01 2019-06-11 Natural Resources Canada geoinfo@canada.ca Form DescriptorsCanadaEarth SciencesGeoBaseland covercirca 2000LCC2000land uselanduselandcoverlakesEarth sciencesCartographyGeographyGeographic dataGeographic information systemsGeomaticsTopographyForestsWetlandsUrban developmentWater Pre-packaged Shapefiles - English VersionSHP http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_lcc_csc/shp_en/ Pre-packaged Shapefiles - French VersionSHP http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_lcc_csc/shp_fr/ Pre-packaged GML files - English VersionGML http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_lcc_csc/gml_en/ Pre-packaged GML files - French VersionGML http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_lcc_csc/gml_fr/ Documentation related to productPDF http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_lcc_csc//doc/ Index of available files (drag and drop the kml file in Google Earth to localize your region of interest)KMZ http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_lcc_csc/index/lcc2000_index_geobase.kmz

Canadian Land Cover, circa 2000 (Vector) - GeoBase Series - ARCHIVED

This collection is a legacy product that is no longer supported.

Land Cover information is the result of vectorization of raster thematic data originating from classified Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 ortho-images, for agricultural and forest areas of Canada, and for Northern Territories. The forest cover was produced by the Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EOSD) project, an initiative of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) with the collaboration of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and in partnership with the provincial and territorial governments. The agricultural coverage is produced by the National Land and Water Information Service (NLWIS) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). Northern Territories land cover was realized by the Canadian Centre of Remote Sensing (CCRS). Land Cover data are classified according to a harmonized legend build from the partner's legends. This legend is principally based on the legend described in following publication: EOSD publication: EOSD Land Cover Classification Legend Report, on which CFS and AAFC collaborated. Some classes related to Northern environments where added in order to meet the interpretation of the Northern land cover classification experts. Initially, Land Cover vector data are closest as possible to the source (original raster data). Slight differences can occur because the raster data goes through a data portrayal before being vectorized in order to enhance visual representation such as minimum size, smoothness of polygons and geometry.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Pre-packaged Shapefiles - English Version Dataset SHP English Access
Pre-packaged Shapefiles - French Version Dataset SHP French Access
Pre-packaged GML files - English Version Dataset GML English Access
Pre-packaged GML files - French Version Dataset GML French Access
Documentation related to product Guide PDF English
French
Access
Index of available files (drag and drop the kml file in Google Earth to localize your region of interest) Guide KMZ No linguistic content; Not applicable Access

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Electronic Mail Address: geoinfo@canada.ca