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The High Resolution Digital Elevation Model (HRDEM) product is derived from airborne LiDAR data (mainly in the south) and satellite images in the north. The complete coverage of the Canadian territory is gradually being established. It includes a Digital Terrain Model (DTM), a Digital Surface Model (DSM) and other derived data. For DTM datasets, derived data available are slope, aspect, shaded relief, color relief and color shaded relief maps and for DSM datasets, derived data available are shaded relief, color relief and color shaded relief maps. The productive forest line is used to separate the northern and the southern parts of the country. This line is approximate and may change based on requirements. In the southern part of the country (south of the productive forest line), DTM and DSM datasets are generated from airborne LiDAR data. They are offered at a 1 m or 2 m resolution and projected to the UTM NAD83 (CSRS) coordinate system and the corresponding zones. The datasets at a 1 m resolution cover an area of 10 km x 10 km while datasets at a 2 m resolution cover an area of 20 km by 20 km. In the northern part of the country (north of the productive forest line), due to the low density of vegetation and infrastructure, only DSM datasets are generally generated. Most of these datasets have optical digital images as their source data. They are generated at a 2 m resolution using the Polar Stereographic North coordinate system referenced to WGS84 horizontal datum or UTM NAD83 (CSRS) coordinate system. Each dataset covers an area of 50 km by 50 km. For some locations in the north, DSM and DTM datasets can also be generated from airborne LiDAR data. In this case, these products will be generated with the same specifications as those generated from airborne LiDAR in the southern part of the country. The HRDEM product is referenced to the Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum of 2013 (CGVD2013), which is now the reference standard for heights across Canada. Source data for HRDEM datasets is acquired through multiple projects with different partners. Since data is being acquired by project, there is no integration or edgematching done between projects. The tiles are aligned within each project. The product High Resolution Digital Elevation Model (HRDEM) is part of the CanElevation Series created in support to the National Elevation Data Strategy implemented by NRCan. Collaboration is a key factor to the success of the National Elevation Data Strategy. Refer to the “Supporting Document” section to access the list of the different partners including links to their respective data.
The AAFC Infrastructure Flood Mapping in Saskatchewan 1 meter Bare Earth DEM are the bare earth DEMs created at a 1 m interval for the capture area of Saskatchewan. The bare earth DEM elevations were derived from a TIN surface model of the combined DTM Key Point and Ground classes in the LiDAR point cloud tiles. It should be noted that the grid point elevations have been interpolated from the LiDAR points and may contain greater uncertainty depending on the amount of interpolation performed.
Digital Elevation Model (DEM) created from LiDAR data captured by McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd (MCSL). The DEM represent s the elevation of the landscape covered by this project.
The AAFC Infrastructure Flood Mapping in Saskatchewan 1 meter Full Feature DEM are the full feature DEMs created at a 1 m interval for the capture area of Saskatchewan. The full feature grid point elevations were derived from the highest point in the High Vegetation class. At coordinates with no High Vegetation points the elevation of the corresponding bare earth grid point was applied.
The “South Tobacco Creek Watershed – 10 cm Contours” dataset is a linear representation of the LiDAR DEM data set to the closest 0.1 meters.
The AAFC Infrastructure Flood Mapping in Saskatchewan 1 meter Full Feature Hillshade is are the full feature hillshades created at a 1 m interval for the capture area of Saskatchewan. The full feature hillshade images were derived from the full feature DEM. The hillshades were created using a 315 degree sun azimuth and 45 degree sun angle.
The “Agri-Environmental Indicator (AEI) -Wildlife Habitat Capacity on Farmland for Breeding and Feeding (HCbf) - 2011” dataset describes the capacity of Canadian farmland to provide a suitable habitat for a variety of animal species to breed, reproduce, find cover, and so on.
Contour Lines for the Pasqua, Crooked, Echo, and Round Lakes within the Qu’Appelle Valley river system in Saskatchewan
One meter hillshade generated from full feature DEM. LiDAR Services International (LSI), a Calgary-based LiDAR company completed an airborne LiDAR survey for the Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve (RLBR) and Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada (AAFC) in October 2011. The project involved collection of LiDAR data for a 362.97 km2 block area, 252.77 km2 for Redberry Lake and 110.20 km2 for AAFC northwest of Saskatoon, SK.
Shorelines for the Pasqua, Crooked, Echo, and Round Lakes within the Qu'Appelle Valley River system in Saskatchewan