Understanding the state and trends in agriculture production is essential to combat both short-term and long-term threats to stable and reliable access to food for all, and to ensure a profitable agricultural sector. Starting in 2009, the Earth Observation Team of the Science and Technology Branch (STB) at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) began the process of generating annual crop type digital maps. Focusing on the Prairie Provinces in 2009 and 2010, a Decision Tree (DT) based methodology was applied using optical (Landsat-5, AWiFS, DMC) and radar (Radarsat-2) based satellite images. Beginning with the 2011 growing season, this activity has been extended to other provinces in support of a national crop inventory. To date this approach can consistently deliver a crop inventory that meets the overall target accuracy of at least 85% at a final spatial resolution of 30m (56m in 2009 and 2010).

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Dataset Name Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Crop Type Map of Canada
Dataset General Type Basemap
Dataset Type Dataset
Dataset Level
Program Website https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ba2645d5-4458-414d-b196-6303ac06c1c9
Keyword Vocabulary Polar Data Catalogue
Keyword Vocabulary URL https://polardata.ca/pdcinput/public/keywordlibrary
Theme Atmosphere
Dataset Status Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Not planned
Dataset Last Revision Date 2022-05-17
Dataset DOI 10.5203/883p-ts43
Metadata Creation Date 2022
Publisher CanWIN
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Dataset Collection Start Date 2009-01-01
Dataset Collection End Date
Spatial regions
Spatial extent West Bound Longitude -132.0
Spatial extent East Bound Longitude -60.0
Spatial extent South Bound Latitude 36.0
Spatial extent North Bound Latitude 60.0
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Analytical Instrument
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License Name Open Government Licence 2.0 – Canada
Licence Type Open
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Licence URL https://spdx.org/licenses
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Dataset Authors
Dataset Authors 1
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Type of Name
Agriculture and Agri Food Canada
Project Data Curator Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Project Data Curator email agri-geomatics-agrog@agr.gc.ca
Project Data Curator Affiliation Agriculture and Agri Food Canada
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Related Resources 1
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Canadian Soil Information Service
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Online Resource
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