Peatlands of Canada

Peatlands of Canada CD-ROM is an updated version of the Peatlands of Canada map (1995). The database associated with the map was derived primarily from the Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC) database (Centre for Land and Biological Research, 1996) which contains information about the percentage of land area covered by the four peatland classes.

This CD-ROM contains a digital peatland database (.e00 files, and shape files), the Peatlands of Canada Map in PDF format (peat_map.pdf) and as an ERSI plot file (peat.gra).

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Title Peatlands of Canada Database
Author Tarnocai, C., I.M. Kettles and B. Lacelle.
Date 2002
Coverage Canada wide
Language English
Format ESRI Shape {.shp}, ArcInfo {.e00}
Projection Lambert Conformal
User Agreement Geological Survey of Canada is the copyright holder of this product. It is available to McGill University researchers, students, and faculty ONLY for purposes of study, teaching and research.
Documentation User Guide (peat_guide.doc) available on the CD-ROM.

Members of the McGill Community can obtain copies of the data by filling out the Geospatial Data Request Form.

Citation Tarnocai, C., I.M. Kettles and B. Lacelle. [computer file]. Peatlands of Canada Database. Geological Survey of Canada Open File 4002. Ottawa: Natural Resources Canada, 2002.

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