General Information
File Identifier: Agriculture.GDB.AgriculturalLandResourceAtlas2005_OrganicSoils
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-12-04
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta
Organization Role: publisher
Identification Information
Title: Organic Soils
Dataset Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Abstract: This map displays the distribution of organic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Organic soils consist of layers of material with greater than 30 percent organic matter and a total thickness of greater than 40 cm. Organic soils are generally saturated with water for most of the year unless drained. Saturation inhibits decomposition and encourages continued accumulation of organic material. Drainage of these soils can result in a rapid increase in decomposition and a reduction in the thickness of the organic material. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.
Hierarchy Level: Dataset
Data Type: Vector
Scale 1: 3000000
Constraints
Use Limitation Distribution Liability: Under the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, the Information is licensed as is, and the Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Information Provider is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage.
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Use Constraints license
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User Note UNRESTRICTED under Government of Alberta Security Classification System
Classification unclassified
Classification System Government of Alberta Security Classification System
Handling Description http://www.im.gov.ab.ca/documents/publications/InfoSecurityClassification.pdf
Data Theme
Theme Topics: farming, geoscientificInformation
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: 3400
Reference System Organization ID: EPSG
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -120.50134
South Bounding Latitude: 47.601134
East Bounding Longitude: -109.50517
North Bounding Latitude: 61.39605
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Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: This information was originally published within the Agricultural Land Resource Atlas of Alberta.
Contact Information
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit
Address: 7000 – 113 St
City: Edmonton
State: Alberta
Postal Code: T6H 5T6
Email: duke@gov.ab.ca
Telephone: 403-742-7901
Distribution Information
Format Name: SDE Feature Class
Format Version: ArcGIS 10.3.1
Distribution Link: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/
Metadata Reference Information
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