Abstract: The data represents the relative expense of farm chemicals (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which crop production agriculture may contribute to surface or groundwater contamination.Agriculture production that makes greater use of herbicides, insecticides and pesticides in generally considered more intensive. Presenting the relative farm chemical expenses by SLC polygons reveals where the most intensive agricultural production in the province occurs. Chemical use is part of an equation to determine a measure of surface water quality risk. If an area is known to have certain risk factors that would affect not only surface, but groundwater quality as well, a higher chemical expense index ranking in that same area may be of concern. Where risks of surface or groundwater contamination exist, environmental farm planning can help to minimize them.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      4869E03A-A398-4B4C-8EE9-B088136DF334
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
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      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  403-742-7901
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  7000 – 113 St
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T6H 5T6
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  duke@gov.ab.ca
          Hours of service: 
              08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays
          Contact instructions: 
              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@gov.ab.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, 
              karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Chemical Expense Index”
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2020-03-10
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
  Dataset URI: 
      https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10333
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Topology level: Topology level code: geometryOnly Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: composite Geometric object count: 643
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Authority: Citation: Title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry Date: Date: Date: 2016-07-13 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: OGP Geomatics Committee Contact info: missing Role: Role code: custodian Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG Version: 8.9.3
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Chemical Expense Index 2001 Date: Date: Date: 2005-09-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration; Food and Rural Development Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 7000 – 113 St City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Contact instructions: Please contact Distributor or Point of Contact for data inquiries. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 403-742-7901 Address: Address: Delivery point: 7000 – 113 St City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: duke@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays Contact instructions: 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@gov.ab.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Chemical Expense Index” Role: Role code: pointOfContact Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: The data represents the relative expense of farm chemicals (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which crop production agriculture may contribute to surface or groundwater contamination.Agriculture production that makes greater use of herbicides, insecticides and pesticides in generally considered more intensive. Presenting the relative farm chemical expenses by SLC polygons reveals where the most intensive agricultural production in the province occurs. Chemical use is part of an equation to determine a measure of surface water quality risk. If an area is known to have certain risk factors that would affect not only surface, but groundwater quality as well, a higher chemical expense index ranking in that same area may be of concern. Where risks of surface or groundwater contamination exist, environmental farm planning can help to minimize them. Purpose: To estimate of the degree to which crop production agriculture may contribute to surface or groundwater contamination. Status: Progress code: completed Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alberta Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: water quality Keyword: groundwater pollution Keyword: soil contamination Keyword: pesticide Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Downloadable Data Thesaurus name: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: license Other constraints: Your use of this information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information , found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal 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. Resource constraints: Security constraints: Classification: Classification code: unclassified User note: UNRESTRICTED under Government of Alberta Security Classification System Classification system: Government of Alberta Security Classification System Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/pdf/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification-Standard.pdf Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Watershed Selection for the AESA Stream Water Quality Monitoring Program Date: Date: Date: 1999-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Individual name: Anne-Marie Anderson Organisation name: Alberta Environment Position name: Water Sciences Branch Contact info: missing Role: Role code: author Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Individual name: Sandra E. Cooke and Neil MacAlpine Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture Position name: Food and Rural Development Contact info: missing Role: Role code: author Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Position name: Resource Monitoring and Water Quality Contact info: missing Role: Role code: publisher Series: Series: Name: Technical Bulletin 2001-1E Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Agricultural Intensity in Alberta, 1996 and Changes Since 1991 Date: Date: Date: 1998-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Individual name: Johnson, I. and Kirtz, J Contact info: missing Role: Role code: author Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Contact info: missing Role: Role code: publisher Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Spatial resolution: Resolution: Equivalent scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 3000000 Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: environment Topic category: Topic category code: inlandWaters Topic category: Topic category code: farming Environment description: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -120.50134 East bound longitude: -109.50517 South bound latitude: 47.601134 North bound latitude: 61.39605 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 2001-01-01T00:00:00 End date: 2001-01-01T00:00:00 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -120.472826 East bound longitude: -108.717239 South bound latitude: 48.899972 North bound latitude: 58.708141
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: SDE Feature Class Version: 10.3.1 Distribution format: Format: Name: FGDB Version: ArcGIS 10.3.1 Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 403-742-7901 Address: Address: Delivery point: 7000 – 113 St City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: duke@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays Contact instructions: Queries about the distribution of the data set may be addressed to Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gov.ab.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: distributor Distribution Order Process: Standard order process: Ordering instructions: A PDF of the map can be downloaded from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry website at https://open.alberta.ca/publications/agricultural-land-resource-atlas-of-alberta-2nd-edition There are also KML and SHP files available for download through the online transfer options listed. Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/ Protocol: HTTPS Name: REST Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/WMSServer Protocol: HTTPS Name: WMS Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/AG_FOR/LandResourceAtlas/Chemical_Expense_Index_2001.kmz Protocol: FTP Name: KMZ Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/AG_FOR/LandResourceAtlas/Chemical_Expense_Index_2001.zip Protocol: FTP Name: ZIP
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: This information was originally published within the Agricultural Land Resource Atlas of Alberta. Process step: Process step: Description: Custom processing of the Census data by Statistics Canada gives the chemical expense ($) for each Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC) polygon. That amount was divided by the SLC area (square km) to result in a ratio of the amount spent on farm chemicals per unit area for each SLC. 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. The values for each SLC were ranked with the lowest value assigned a new value of 0.0 and the SLC with the maximum ratio assigned a new value of 1.0. All other values were assigned a new value between 0.0 and 1.0 based on their rank order.. Date and time: 2002-01-01T00:00:00 Source: Source: Description: Census of Agriculture data related to the amount spent on chemicals (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides totalled together) by producers. Source citation: Citation: Title: 2001 Census of Agriculture Date: Date: Date: 2014-03-24 Date type: Date type code: revision Cited responsible party: missing Source: Source: Description: A series of GIS coverages that show the major characteristics of soil and land for Canada. Source citation: Citation: Title: Soil Landscapes of Canada Date: Date: Date: 1991-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: missing
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned
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