Open Data

Alberta Satellite Land Cover

Description

Alberta Satellite Land Cover (ASLC) raster is produced for Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. The ASLC Mosaic is a land cover dataset for the province of Alberta. It is a set of individual projects completed in the last decade for wildfire historical burns and various areas. As the remote sensing technology and related information extraction approaches have made significant advancements during last 20 years the process naturally evolved from classification schema targeting Landsat 5 to one integrating various sources of remote sensing data, information extraction procedures, different open and commercial toolboxes for processing and more automation. Integration of multiple data types includes various optical and radar data free of charge as well as GOA's purchased LiDAR data swaths. Since raster values in products from individual projects are identical with values of initial Alberta Ground Cover Classification product, it was possible to merge all those into new ASLC raster.

Updated

May 14, 2018

Tags
ASLC BIOTA GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION GROUND-COVER IMAGE-CLASSIFICATION LIDAR OPTICAL-DATA RADAR REMOTE-SENSING

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Alberta Satellite Land Cover

Date Modified

2018-05-14

Update Frequency

Every 2 months

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Subject Information

Start Date

1999-01-01

End Date

2016-12-31

Resource Dates

Date Created

2018-06-01

Date Added to catalogue

2020-04-30T04:12:32.645286

Date Issued

2018-06-01

Date Modified

2018-05-14

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

The ASLC raster was originally created for Alberta Wildfire Management needs. It is being used as a source to update provincial Fire Behaviour Potential (FBP) forest fuel types data in the areas where Alberta Vegetation Inventory is outdated or non-existent.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta

Contact Email

WF.AWHQ-IR@gov.ab.ca