Wooded Area Zones boisées

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Coordinate system: Grid CS = Geographic (Lat, Long); Map Proj = Not Applicable; Horiz. Datum = NAD83; Vert. Datum = Not Applicable

Polygon feature that identifies an area covered by trees. Wooded Area polygons represent the boundaries of woody vegetation (including shrubs) mapped to Ontario Base Mapping standards in Northern Ontario (EcoRegion 5E) and a revised standard to capture more definitive 'treed areas' in Southern Ontario (EcoRegions 6E and 7E). Trees and shrubs in this layer have a minimum of 2 meter height. The update method relies on a well established procedure called Change Detection, which uses medium resolution satellite imagery, to quickly and efficiently target areas where a change on the landscape has occurred. Imagery acquired over 3 periods (2000, 2006 and 2011) will be used to generate Change Detection Data Sets which will detail the nature and extent of each change event. This data, along with a complete mapping of rural land use will be incorporated into a new release of SOLRIS current to 2011. The Change Detection Data Sets can also be used to update finer scale feature mapping such as the Land Information Ontario Wooded Area or Wetland databases. The Change Detection Data Sets are scheduled for completion at the end of March 2013. SOLRIS 2011 is scheduled for release at the end of March 2014.