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Annual Land Disturbance Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2010-2011 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. Landsat multispectral imagery for 2010 and 2011 and land use and land cover classification data derived from 2011 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, 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.

Updated

March 29, 2016

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

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Annual Land Disturbance Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2010-2011 Landsat Imagery (Image data, Tiff format)

Date Modified

2016-03-29

Update Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Alberta Energy Regulator

Subject Information

Start Date

2010-01-01

End Date

2011-01-01

Spatial Coverage

-120,53,-114,56

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-01-01

Date Added to catalogue

2017-02-16T19:47:50.221541

Date Issued

2015-01-01

Date Modified

2016-03-29

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

To document land disturbance changes between 2010 and 2011 to assist oil and gas regulatory tasks in the PBR pilot project area.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Geological Survey

Contact Email

AGS-Info@aer.ca