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Land-use/Land-cover Classifications of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2006 Landsat Imagery (Image data, Tiff format)

Description

In 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) initiated a Play-Based Regulation (PBR) pilot project as a step towards implementation of the Unconventional Regulatory Framework. One of the goals of the PBR pilot is to encourage companies in the unconventional play area to work together on plans for surface development to minimize the numbers of facilities and surface impacts. This dataset is one of a series created using earth observation imagery to assess surface change caused by energy exploration. The PBR area extends from Twp. 52, Rge. 7, W 5th Mer. to Twp. 70, Rge. 5, W 6th Mer., covering the towns of Edson, Fox Creek, Mayerthorpe, Whitecourt, Swan Hills, and Valleyview. For this digital data release, a land use and land cover classification dataset was derived from 2006 Landsat multispectral imagery for the PBR pilot area. The classification contains 13 classes: 0 - unclassified, 1 - exposed land/cut blocks/harvested areas, 2 - water bodies, 3 - transitional bare surfaces, 4 - mixed developed areas, 5 - developed areas, 6 - shoal, 7 - shrub land, 8 - grassland, 9 - agriculture areas, 10 - coniferous forest, 11 - broadleaf forest, and 12 - mixed forest. These categories can be used as baseline data for planning, managing and monitoring surface infrastructure needs and impacts.

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83E 83F 83G 83J 83K 83L 83M 83N 83O ALBERTA CANADA EDSON FOX CREEK GIS DATA IN SITU LAND USE LANDSAT 7 MAYERTHORPE REMOTE SENSING SHALE GAS SWAN HILLS VALLEYVIEW VEGETATION WELLS WHITECOURT

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Land-use/Land-cover Classifications of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2006 Landsat Imagery (Image data, Tiff format)

Date Modified

2016-03-29

Update Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Alberta Energy Regulator

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-01-01

Date Added to catalogue

2017-02-16T20:16:49.376678

Date Issued

2015-01-01

Date Modified

2016-03-29

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Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

To provide a 2006 baseline land use and land cover classification data to assist oil and gas related regulatory tasks in the PBR primary study area.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Geological Survey

Contact Email

AGS-Info@aer.ca