Open Data

Physical Land Classification (PLC)

Description

Physical Land Classification (PLC) is a mapping system that was designed to describe the landscape in terms of landform, soils, drainage and slope. It is a hierarchical system that captures physiographic information.

The objective of the PLC mapping program is to delineate relatively homogeneous land units, based on their physical characteristics, and to describe these units such that their suitability for various land uses could be assessed in a standardized manner using a documented methodology. PLC information is input into wildlife habitat suitability, terrain sensitivity, groundwater vulnerability, agricultural capability and forest capability assessments.

Updated

March 11, 2013

Tags
GIS geographic data geography geomatics landform
Resources

Title and Dataset Information

Date Modified

2013-03-11

Update Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Spatial Coverage

partial coverage of alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-03-11

Date Added to catalogue

2018-02-23T17:10:25.179932

Date Issued

2018-01-08

Date Modified

2013-03-11

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Some of this data is consumable in GIS compatible software programs.

Contact

Contact Name

Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division