Abstract: The data represents the relative expense of fertilizer and lime in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which agriculture may affect nutrient levels in surface and groundwater. The classes shown on the map are ranked between 0 (lowest) and 1 (highest).Mapping the relative values of fertilizer expenses by SLC polygon area is useful as an indication of where more fertilizer is applied in the province and as a proxy indicator for crop production.It also suggests the relative agricultural intensity in various parts of the province. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.
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          Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, Government of Alberta
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          Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit
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                  403-742-7901
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                  7000 – 113 St
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                  Edmonton
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                  CA
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              (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) – Fertilizer Expense Index”
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      2020-03-10
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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: Fertilizer Expense Index 2001 Date: Date: Date: 2005-09-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, 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: Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, 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) – Fertilizer Expense Index” Role: Role code: pointOfContact Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: The data represents the relative expense of fertilizer and lime in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which agriculture may affect nutrient levels in surface and groundwater. The classes shown on the map are ranked between 0 (lowest) and 1 (highest).Mapping the relative values of fertilizer expenses by SLC polygon area is useful as an indication of where more fertilizer is applied in the province and as a proxy indicator for crop production.It also suggests the relative agricultural intensity in various parts of the province. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS. Purpose:
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                      2016-01-21
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                  Watershed Selection for the AESA Stream Water Quality Monitoring Program
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                      1999-01-01
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                      Alberta Environment
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                      Food and Rural Development
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                  Agricultural Intensity in Alberta, 1996 and Changes Since 1991
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                      1998-01-01
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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: Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development 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://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/MapServer/ Protocol: HTTPS Name: REST Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer Protocol: HTTPS Name: WMS Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/AG_FOR/LandResourceAtlas/Fertilizer_Expense_Index_2001.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Contains SHP and KMZ for Fertilizer Expense Index 2001 dataset
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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 fertilizer 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 fertilizer 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 polygon were ranked with the lowest value assigned an new value of 0.0 (lowest) and 1.0 (highest) based on their rank order. Date and time: 2002-01-01T00:00:00 Source: Source: Description: Data on the amount spent on fertilizer and lime 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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