Air Quality Risk



MD_Metadata: fileIdentifier: Agriculture.GDB.AgricultualLandResourceAtlas2005_AirQualityRisk language: LanguageCode: eng characterSet: MD_CharacterSetCode: utf8 hierarchyLevel: MD_ScopeCode: dataset contact: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 403-742-7901 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Questions regarding the metadata for this data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation “Attention: Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Air Quality Risk” role: CI_RoleCode: publisher dateStamp: 2017-12-04 metadataStandardName: NAP - Metadata metadataStandardVersion: 1.2 dataSetURI: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10341 referenceSystemInfo: MD_ReferenceSystem: referenceSystemIdentifier: RS_Identifier: authority: CI_Citation: title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry date: CI_Date: date: 2016-07-13 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: OGP Geomatics Committee contactInfo: missing role: CI_RoleCode: custodian code: 3400 codeSpace: EPSG version: 8.9.3 identificationInfo: MD_DataIdentification: citation: CI_Citation: title: Air Quality Risk date: CI_Date: date: 2005-09-01 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 403-742-7901 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Air Quality Risk” role: CI_RoleCode: originator presentationForm: CI_PresentationFormCode: tableDigital abstract: The data, created in ArcGIS, represents an assessment of air quality risk for the agricultural area of Alberta in 2005. Agricultural activities that may have some influence on air quality manure production (odour) and cultivation intensity (particulate matter). The airsheds of the agricultural region of Alberta are considered to be uniform in their physical susceptibility to risk from agricultural activities. Air quality risk is a useful measure for those concerned about health, safety and nuisance issues related the quality of air in agricultural areas. Awareness of where agricultural activities related to livestock production and intensive cultivation are located, may be useful for people with health or nuisance related concerns. Blowing soil can cause respiratory problems and can reduce visibility on roads and highways. Dust from farm traffic can be a concern during peak agricultural activity, such as harvesting or manure hauling. Frequent strong odours can be unpleasant nuisance for neighbours. In areas of greater air quality risk, environmental farm planning can help to address the issues and provide solutions. Practices including pen/barn maintenance, method of manure application, manure storage, composting, adjusting, feed rations and reducing or eliminating tillage can be looked at in an environmental farm plan. purpose: Provides users with raster format representation of air quality risk, such as odour or particulate matter. The data is suitable for indexing and analysis purposes. credit: The following individuals contributed to the development and review of the Atlas: John Hermans, Tim Martin, David Neilson and David Spiess (Alberta Agriculture and Food), and Tony Brierley, Michael Bock and Alan Stewart (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada).
          
David Spiess, Arva Traynor, Longin Pawlowski, and Gerald Stark, Conservation and Development Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Food (AF), compiled the data, and produced the maps in the Atlas. Donna Beever served as editor and developed the accompanying map descriptions. Overall publication layout was completed by Chris Kaulbars, John Gillmore and Sherrill Strauss.
          
Funding for the Atlas was provided by AF as part of Alberta’s contribution to the Environment Chapter of the Agricultural Policy Framework (APF).
          
The following groups are also recognized for their contribution of the data used to produce the maps: Alberta Agriculture and Food, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Environment, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, AltaLIS Ltd., Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Environment Canada, Norwest Labs, Statistics Canada and the United States National Climate Data Center. status: MD_ProgressCode: completed resourceMaintenance: MD_MaintenanceInformation: maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode: asNeeded descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: Alberta type: MD_KeywordTypeCode: place descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: Environmental Farm Planning keyword: Beneficial Management Practice keyword: Environmental Scan keyword: Agriculture keyword: Air pollution keyword: Blowing soil keyword: Dust type: MD_KeywordTypeCode: theme thesaurusName: CI_Citation: title: Agrovoc date: CI_Date: date: 2016-01-21 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: revision citedResponsibleParty: missing descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: Downloadable Data thesaurusName: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: useConstraints: MD_RestrictionCode: license otherConstraints: Use of this information is governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta. Information can be found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: accessConstraints: MD_RestrictionCode: otherRestrictions otherConstraints: To access this data, users must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: useLimitation: Distribution Liability: 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. Refer to http://open.alberta.ca/licence resourceConstraints: MD_SecurityConstraints: classification: MD_ClassificationCode: unclassified userNote: UNRESTRICTED under Government of Alberta Security Classification System classificationSystem: Government of Alberta Security Classification System handlingDescription: http://www.im.gov.ab.ca/documents/publications/InfoSecurityClassification.pdf aggregationInfo: MD_AggregateInformation: aggregateDataSetName: CI_Citation: title: Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Air Quality date: CI_Date: date: 2004-11-01 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: missing otherCitationDetails: For information about air quality including odour concerns and beneficial management practices. associationType: DS_AssociationTypeCode: crossReference aggregationInfo: MD_AggregateInformation: aggregateDataSetName: CI_Citation: title: Land Disposal of Manure in Province of Quebec date: CI_Date: date: 1984-02-01 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: individualName: Culley, J.B. and Barnett, G.M. contactInfo: missing role: CI_RoleCode: author series: CI_Series: name: Canadian Journal of Soil Science issueIdentification: 64(1) page: 75-86 associationType: DS_AssociationTypeCode: crossReference spatialRepresentationType: MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode: grid spatialResolution: MD_Resolution: equivalentScale: MD_RepresentativeFraction: denominator: 3000000 language: LanguageCode: eng characterSet: MD_CharacterSetCode: utf8 topicCategory: MD_TopicCategoryCode: environment topicCategory: MD_TopicCategoryCode: farming environmentDescription: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959 extent: EX_Extent: geographicElement: EX_GeographicBoundingBox: extentTypeCode: true westBoundLongitude: -120.50134 eastBoundLongitude: -109.50517 southBoundLatitude: 47.601134 northBoundLatitude: 61.39605 temporalElement: EX_TemporalExtent: extent: gml:TimePeriod: gml:beginPosition: 2001-01-01T00:00:00 gml:endPosition: 2001-01-01T00:00:00 extent: EX_Extent: geographicElement: EX_GeographicBoundingBox: extentTypeCode: true westBoundLongitude: -120.902378 eastBoundLongitude: -108.461627 southBoundLatitude: 48.895441 northBoundLatitude: 60.097731 distributionInfo: MD_Distribution: distributionFormat: MD_Format: name: SDE Raster Dataset version: 10.3.1 distributionFormat: MD_Format: name: GDB version: ArcGIS 10.3.1 distributor: MD_Distributor: distributorContact: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 403-742-7901 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Queries about the distribution of the data set may be addressed to Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca role: CI_RoleCode: distributor distributionOrderProcess: MD_StandardOrderProcess: orderingInstructions: PDF of the map can be downloaded from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry website at http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10300 There are also KML and SHP files available for download through the online transfer options listed. transferOptions: MD_DigitalTransferOptions: onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/ protocol: https name: REST onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/WMSServer protocol: HTTPS name: WMS onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/thematic-data/Air_Quality_Risk.kml protocol: HTTPS name: KML onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/thematic-data/Air_Quality_Risk.zip protocol: https name: ZIP dataQualityInfo: DQ_DataQuality: scope: DQ_Scope: level: MD_ScopeCode: dataset lineage: LI_Lineage: statement: The air quality risk assessment procedure utilized 2001 Census of Agriculture data related to livestock numbers and tillage practices. processStep: LI_ProcessStep: description: Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC) Version 1.9 was used for this map. SLC polygons were created using existing soil survey information. Each polygon is described by a standard set of soil and land attributes that characterizes the soil landscapes found in each SLC polygon. Soils, landscapes and climate are the key natural resource factors that determine agricultural productivity, and the farms within a soil landscape unit usually have similar production characteristics. Odour was considered directly correlated to manure production. Manure production was calculated for each SLC polygon from 2001 Census of Agriculture data collected about the numbers of all livestock raised in the province. Using research by Culley and Barnett (1984), Statistics Canada calculated the amount of manure produced by the total number of livestock. A formula that weighted the different livestock based on animal size and average manure output was used. The numbers of each type of livestock reported in the Census, multiplied by its manure factor, were totalled to give the total manure produced in tonnes. That value divided by the SLC area (square km) resulted in a ratio per unit area for each SLC (manure rating). Particulate matter in the air was considered directly correlated to cultivation intensity. A cultivation rating based on frequency of cultivation used in various management systems was calculated. Data was collected during the 2001 Census of Agriculture. Census questions provided an estimate of the area of no till, conservation tillage, conventional tillage and summerfallow on farms in Alberta. Custom processing of the data by Statistics Canada yielded the percent of the land within each SLC polygon associated with the four management systems. The cultivation rating is a measure of the cultivation intensity with management systems having a greater frequency of cultivation weighted higher. The cultivation rating was calculated for each SLC by the following formula: Cultivation rating = (% area in no till) x 1 + (% area in conservation tillage) x 2 + (% area in conventional tillage) x 3 + (% area in summerfallow) x 4 The manure rating and the cultivation rating were added, and the result was ranked from 0 to 1 to form the air quality risk factor for each SLC polygon as displayed on the map. dateTime: 2005-01-01T00:00:00 source: LI_Source: description: Census of Agriculture data related to livestock numbers and tillage practices. sourceCitation: CI_Citation: title: 2001 Census of Agriculture date: CI_Date: date: 2014-03-24 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: revision citedResponsibleParty: missing source: LI_Source: description: A series of GIS coverages that show the major charcteristics of soil and land for Canada. sourceCitation: CI_Citation: title: Soil Landscapes of Canada date: CI_Date: date: 1991-01-01 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication edition: 1.0 citedResponsibleParty: missing metadataMaintenance: MD_MaintenanceInformation: maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode: notPlanned
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