General Information
File Identifier: F3C1F423-8E81-4AA2-A156-813666746FD7
Metadata Date Stamp: 2019-08-28
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta
Organization Role: publisher
Identification Information
Title: Agricultural Regions of Alberta Soil Information Database Version 4.1
Dataset Publication Date: 2015-08-05
Abstract: AGRASID 4.1 is the latest release of digital soil landscape and land system data for the agricultural region of Alberta. AGRASID is a product of the Canada – Alberta Environmental Sustainable Agriculture (CAESA) soil inventory project (SIP), was initially released on CD ROM in 1998. The project involved the recompilation of lines and information contained within existing hard copy soil survey reports dating back to 1925 supplemented by additional field sampling to improve polygon resolution in areas where existing soil survey information was produced at a smaller scale than that of the CAESA-SIP project.
Hierarchy Level: Dataset
Data Type: Vector
Use Limitation The user agrees that the information and each part thereof, any formatting or presentation thereof, any storage media on which it is provided, and any communication of any kind, incident or in relation thereto, is provided to the user by the Minister and the Crown without warranty or representation as to any matter including but not limited to whether the information and storage media is correct, accurate or free from error, defect, danger, or hazard, and whether it is otherwise useful or suitable for any use the user may make of it. The Crown in right of Alberta, the Minister and her employees and agents, shall not be liable for any claims, costs, losses, or damages, including any special, indirect , incidental or consequential loss or damage, which the user may incur or experience as a result of the use or possession of the information or associated storage media.
User Note Designated as Unrestricted under the GOAISCC
Classification unclassified
Classification System Government of Alberta Information Security Classification System (GOAISCC)
Handling Description
Data Theme
Theme Topics: environment, geoscientificInformation
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: 3400
Reference System Organization ID: EPSG
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -120.0
South Bounding Latitude: 49.0
East Bounding Longitude: -110.0
North Bounding Latitude: 60.0
Zoom to the resource envelope
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: The process standardized scale, mapping concepts and a variety of classification systems to generate soil landscape polygons with a view to creating a seamless layer of spatial information that describes soil types and physical landscape characteristics in a consistent format. Soil landscapes sharing common characteristics at a more regional scale were further classified and then dissolved into land system polygons. For a detailed description of the methodology, please refer to the CAESA-SIP procedures available through the Alberta soil information page or at the Agricultural Regions of Alberta Soil Inventory Database page
Contact Information
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Environmental Strategy and Research Section, Land Use Unit
Address: 302, 7000 - 113 Street
City: Edmonton
State: Alberta
Postal Code: T6H 5T6
Telephone: 780-427-3739
Distribution Information
Format Name: ArcGIS File Geodatabase
Format Version: 10.3
Distribution Link:
Distribution Link Function: Download
Metadata Reference Information