Land Use 1990, 2000, 2010


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This application provides information and tools to allow landowners, decision-makers, and the general public to view land uses at ten year intervals.

The land use application allows a user to create specialized or generalized queries of land use combinations. The results of land use queries are displayed on the map and classified according to the amount of area that falls within a specific land use combination. The results are sorted from largest to smallest area and up to 10 results may be displayed to the table and map. Each of the areas on the map represent a 30 square meter area that are distinguished by applying the same unique color mapping classification against all query results.

The 1990, 2000 and 2010 Land Use (LU) maps cover all areas of Canada south of 60° N at a spatial resolution of 30 metres. The LU classes follow the protocol of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and consist of: Forest, Water, Cropland, Grassland, Settlement and Otherland.

The 1990, 2000 and 2010 Land Use (LU) maps were developed in response to a need for explicit, high-accuracy, high-resolution land use data to meet AAFC’s commitments in international reporting, especially for the annual National Inventory Report (NIR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Agri-Environmental program of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the FAOSTAT component of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Developed by
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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Date Published
April 27, 2015
  • agriculture
  • farming
  • land use

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