General Information
File Identifier: DIG_2015_0030.xml
Metadata Language: eng; CAN
Metadata Date Stamp: 2016-03-29
Organization: Alberta Geological Survey
Organization Role: pointOfContact
Identification Information
Title: Annual Land Disturbance Classification Results in the Cold Lake Oil Sands Area Derived from 2005-2006 Landsat Imagery (Image data, Tiff format)
Dataset Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Dataset Language: eng; CAN
Abstract: The Cold Lake oil sands area - Township 56 to 69, Range 1 to 11, west of the 4th Meridian, falls within the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP). As part of Alberta’s Land-use Framework, LARP was developed in 2012 to set the stage for robust growth, vibrant communities and a healthy environment within the region. One of its implementation objectives is to balance the economic development of oil sands and impacts on the ecosystem and environment. This is to be achieved through enhanced science-based monitoring for improved characterization of the environment and to collect the information necessary to understand cumulative effects. Landsat multispectral imagery for 2005 and 2006 and land use and land cover classification data derived from 2006 were used to produce this dataset. The land use and land cover changes include vegetation loss from anthropogenic disturbances, such as infrastructure related to oil and gas exploration, forestry and agriculture, and vegetation recovery from these disturbances. This digital data release contains the vegetation loss data from 2005 to 2006, classified into 9 classes: 1 - exposed land/cut blocks/harvested areas, 3 - transitional bare surfaces, 4 - mixed developed areas, 5 - developed areas, 6 - shoal, 7 - shrub land, 8 - grassland and 9 - agricultural areas. These categories can be used as baseline data for planning, managing and monitoring surface infrastructure needs and impacts.
Hierarchy Level: Dataset
Data Type: Grid
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Other Constraints Access Constraints: Public Use Constraints: Acknowledgement of the Alberta Energy Regulator/Alberta Geological Survey as the originator/source of this information is required as described in the Open Government License - Alberta. Distribution Liability: The Alberta Energy Regulator/Alberta Geological Survey (AER/AGS) licenses this information under the Open Government License - Alberta. Any references to proprietary software in our documentation, and/or any use of proprietary data formats in our releases, do not constitute endorsement by the AER/AGS of any manufacturer's product.
Data Theme
Theme Topics: geoscientificInformation
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -112
South Bounding Latitude: 53
East Bounding Longitude: -110
North Bounding Latitude: 55
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Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: All pixels in the draft pre-release Landsat Best Available Pixel (BAP) composite data, obtained from the Natural Resources Canada Pacific Forestry Centre, were used for image analysis. Every pixel in the raster grid is classified to a certain class, except for the pixels with the presence of sensor noise or thick cloud. Pixels with sensor noise or thick cloud and pixels outside the study area were assigned ‘0’ value.
Contact Information
Organization: Alberta Geological Survey
Contact Position: AGS Information Manager
Address: Alberta Energy Regulator
City: Edmonton
State: Alberta
Postal Code: T6B 2X3
Country: Canada
Telephone: (780) 638-4491
Fax: (780) 422-1918
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