Soil Survey Complex Prospection des sols

Data Format(s): Land Information Ontario Information sur les terres de l'Ontario

Coordinate system: Grid CS = Universal Transverse Mercator; Map Proj = Mercator; Horiz. Datum = NAD83; Vert. Datum = Unknown

Abstract:
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, have compiled a geo-spatial soils database for Southern Ontario. The database consolidated the existing digital soil data mapped on a county basis into a digitally stitched and standardized product. The soil survey data was mapped by a number of soil surveyors from the 1920s to the 1990s. The Soil Ontario product incoporates soil information from a variety of map scales. The project has brought the individual county or regional municipality surveys together in a digitally stitched database which reveals inconsistencies in soil data across county boundaries. Using GIS and NRVIS (Natural Resource Values Information System) a GIS Specialist matched the soil polygons that crossed boundaries using the best available resources. Additional Metadata Location: Agriculture and AgriFood Canada - Canada Soils Information System Additional Metadata: http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/