Maps - Form Descriptors

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