Agricultural Landuse provides detailed landuse patterns of Southern Ontario, based on 1:50,000 scale; acquired from OMAF (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food), 1990. This includes information such as urban area boundaries, agricultural divisions and hydrological features. View the counties covered by the Agricultural Landuse data set.
The landuse data is available in ArcGIS coverage format. Selected counties are also available in shapefile format.
Data use: Restrictions/Copyright
The data is licenced to Brock University faculty, staff and students for teaching and research purposes only. A license agreement must be signed before the files will be delivered. The data is under copyright by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
Accessing the Data
The data is accessed using GIS (geographic information systems) software including ArcGIS. See Map Library staff for assistance.
Obtaining a Copy of Digital Data
ORIGINAL DATA: after signing a license agreement, original data may be burned to CD, saved to 3/4" floppy or memory stick.
IMAGE OF DATA: a static image may be obtained on 3/4" floppy, CD, memory stick or sent via e-mail.
HARDCOPY: data may be printed to the Map Library printer at a small cost per page. The University Library also has large format printing services. Ask staff for details.
Sample Citation Format (Hamilton
Agriculture Landuse of Southern Ontario [computer file]. (1990). Guelph, Ontario: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Available: Brock University Map Library Controlled Access DATA PC E:\DATA\OMAFRA\HWENT\HWENT\HWENTLU (Accessed May 18, 2005).
Example of the Land Use data: Hamilton Wentworth county