Satellite Soil Moisture

The following maps and data show levels of moisture in the top five centimeters of soil in Canada on a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly basis. The data is produced from passive microwave satellite data collected by the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite and converted to soil moisture using the latest version of the SMOS soil moisture processor. The data are produced by the European Space Agency. The data are gridded to a resolution of 0.25 degrees.

Soils of Canada

This national scale web map displays the distribution and areal extent of soil attributes such as drainage, kind of material and classification of soils in terms of Soil Order and Great Group. The relief and associated slopes of the Canadian landscape are depicted on the local surface form thematic map.The information is mainly derived from the 1:1M scale Soil Landscape of Canada database (SLC version 2.2 and 3.1).

National Ecological Framework for Canada

The National Ecological Framework provides a consistent, national spatial context within which ecosystems at various levels of generalization can be described, monitored, and reported on. The use of such a framework of standard ecological units provides for common communication and reporting between different jurisdictions and disciplines, and provides a common ground to report on the state of the environment and the sustainability of ecosystems in Canada.

Biomass Inventory Mapping and Analysis Tool

The Biomass Inventory Mapping and Analysis Tool (BIMAT) is an interactive mapping application that provides Internet-based GIS functionality to query and visualize biomass inventory data. You will be able to make well-informed decisions based on spatially-explicit information that presents a comprehensive view of biomass quantity and opportunity in Canada. Biomass supply and location information is made available through a collection of thematic maps and interactive queries of the herbaceous and woody databases