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Provincial

This map displays the distribution of organic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Organic soils consist of layers of material with greater than 30 percent organic matter and a total thickness of greater than 40 cm. Organic soils are generally saturated with water for most of the year unless drained. Saturation inhibits decomposition and encourages continued accumulation of organic material.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, FARMING, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, PEAT-SOILS, SOIL-HEALTH, SOIL-TYPES, Government information
Provincial

This map illustrates the distribution of soil parent material textures in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil texture is defined by the relative proportions of the sand, silt and clay particles present. Soil textures are identified by classes using the Soil Texture Triangle illustrated below. The Soil Texture Triangle identifies the textural class of a soil at the intersection of the percent sand (x-axis) and the percent clay (y-axis).

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, SOIL-CHEMIOPHYSICAL-PROPERTIES, SOIL-COHESION, SOIL-COMPOSITION, SOIL-SEPARATES, Government information
Provincial

This map displays the percentage of organic matter in the surface layer of cultivated soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil organic matter (SOM) is derived primarily from the decomposition of plant biomass. SOM improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil and has beneficial effects on agricultural soil quality. SOM is reported on the map as a percentage using the following classes: less than 2 (very low), 2 to 4 (low), 4 to 6 (medium), 6 to 8 (high) and greater than 8 (very high).This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, FARMING, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, PLANT-LITTER, SOIL-CHEMISTRY, SOIL-FERTILITY, Government information
Provincial

This map displays the distribution of Solonetzic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Solonetzic soils have developed on saline parent material that is high in sodium and have a characteristic hardpan layer that has formed in the subsoil. This hardpan is very hard when dry and has low permeability when wet. This results in restricted root and water penetration that may limit the productivity of these soils.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, LAND-MANAGEMENT, SALINE-SOILS, SOIL-FERTILITY, Government information
Provincial

This map displays an assessment of soil erosion risk for the agricultural area of Alberta. Loss of protective residue cover through cultivation will increase the potential risk of soil erosion. The vulnerability of the soil to erosion combined with the intensity of cultivation determines the degree to which the soil may be at risk. The classes shown on the map were ranked from 0 (lowest risk) to 1 (highest risk).

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, FARMING, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, SEDIMENTATION, SOIL-DEGRADATION, SOIL-LOSS, Government information
Provincial

The data represents the occurrence of saline soils in the agricultural area of Alberta. A Saline Soils is a non-alkali (pH less than 8.5 and exchangeable-sodium less than 15%) soil containing soluble salts in great enough quantities that they interfere with the growth of most crop plants. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, CHEMICAL-SOIL-TYPES, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, SALINE-SODIC-SOILS, SALINITY, Government information
Provincial

The SCA Map of Alberta reflects the integration of inherent agroclimatic conditions that exist across Alberta with soil development, use and management practices. The SCA boundaries coincide to a large degree with recognized climate zones in Alberta. These boundaries also generally agree with accepted ecoregion boundaries. In the agricultural portion of Alberta, SCA's correlate strongly with soil zone lines with further subdivisions reflecting recognized agroclimate zones.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 1700
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: SHP XML HTML KMZ
Keywords:  -CANADA, AGRICULTURAL-SOILS, AGROCLIMATE, ALBERTA, CLIMATE, ECOLOGY, FARMING, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, SCA
Provincial

These Soil Mapping Data Packages include 1. a Soil Map dataset which includes the equivalents to Soil Project Boundaries, Soil Survey Spatial View mapping polygons with attributes from the Soil Name and Layer Files, plus + A Soil Site dataset which includes soil pit site information and detailed soil pit descriptions and any associated lab analyses, and + The Soil Data Dictionary which documents the fields and allowable codes within the data. The Soil Map geodatabase contains the 'best available' data ranging from 1:20,000 scale to 1:250,000 scale with overlapping data removed. The choice of the datasets that remain is based on connectivity to the soil attributes (soil name and layer files), map scale and survey date. (Note: the BC Soil Landscapes of Canada (BCSLC) 1:1,000,000 data has not been included in the Soil_Map or SIFT, but is available from: CANSIS.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 9, 2018
Organization: Government of British Columbia
Formats: SHP FGDB/GDB HTML
Keywords:  BCSIS, Soil pit descriptions, soil, soil capability, soil horizon, soil mapping, soil name, soil pits, soil sites
Provincial

Soil Survey polygons contain soils spatial and attribute information utilized by the Ministry of Environment online Soil Information Finder Tool (SIFT). The information pertains to soil survey data in the Province of British Columbia, as well as links to a variety of reports and maps. Polygons related to soil surveys can be made up of a complex of up to 3 components representing 3 different soil types. These components are aspatial and represent the amount in the polygon indicated by the PERCENT_x field for the component x.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 6, 2017
Organization: Government of British Columbia
Formats: KML SHP HTML WMS
Keywords:  TEI, inventory, soil, soil classification, soil description, soil drainage, soil horizon, soil inventory, soil map
Federal

The “Soils of Canada, Derived” national scale thematic datasets display the distribution and areal extent of soil attributes such as drainage, texture of parent material, kind of material, and classification of soils in terms of provincial Detailed Soil Surveys (DDS) polygons, Soil Landscape Polygons (SLCs), Soil Order and Great Group. The relief and associated slopes of the Canadian landscape are depicted on the local surface form thematic dataset.

The purpose of the “Soils of Canada, Derived” series is to facilitate the cartographic display and basic queries of the Soil Landscapes of Canada at a national scale. For more detailed or sophisticated analysis, users should investigate the full “Soil Landscapes of Canada” product.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 22, 2015
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS PDF FGDB/GDB ESRI REST GML
Keywords:  Soil
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