Land cover, Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2000 and 2011
|Outside greenbelt||Greenbelt||Inside greenbelt|
|Settled area 1||Agricultural land area 2||Natural or naturalizing area 3||Water 4||Settled area 1||Agricultural land area 2||Natural or naturalizing area 3||Water 4||Settled area 1||Agricultural land area 2||Natural or naturalizing area 3||Water 4|
|Change 2000 to 2011||295||-35||-132||-128||240||-94||-126||-20||299||-206||-85||-8|
Settled area is based on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's 30 m land cover code for developed areas.
Agricultural land area is based on the Census of Agriculture variable total farm area.
Natural and naturalizing area is based on the residual landscape of a sub-drainage area that is not settled or used for agriculture. It also excludes large bodies of water.
Water area derived from satellite imagery is influenced by climatic conditions at the time the images were taken. This should be considered when interpreting the data.
Measuring land cover categories is subject to certain limitations due to difficulties in distinguishing between different land cover types. This land cover change data was derived from 30 m resolution land cover; results in this table are more precise than other land cover tabulations using Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) 250 m land cover.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2009, Land Cover for Agricultural Regions of Canada (circa 2000), version 12, http://data.gc.ca/data/en/dataset/f5ded3b0-a5b4-4599-95d6-d853a825792b (accessed October 9, 2012). Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2012, 2011 AAFC Crop Type Map of Canada,ftp://ftp.agr.gc.ca/pub/outgoing/aesb-eos-gg/Crop_Inventory/2011/ (October 9, 2012). Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, 2013, special tabulation.
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