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.

Canada Land Inventory - 1:250 000 Land Capability for Agriculture

The Canada Land Inventory (CLI), 1:250,000, Land Capability for Agriculture dataset illustrates the varying potential of a specific area for agricultural production. Classes of land capability for agriculture are based on mineral soils grouped according to their potential and limitations for agricultural use. The classes indicate the degree of limitation imposed by the soil in its use for mechanized agriculture. The subclasses indicate the kinds of limitations that individually or in combination with others, are affecting agricultural land use.

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