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Surface disturbance areal features

This data shows anthropogenic polygon disturbance features. Features were digitized using high resolution satellite imagery and orthophotos. The following data was not included in the dataset: proposed features.

Table 1. A list of attributes, associated domains, and descriptions.

Attribute

Data Type

Domains

Description

REF_ID

Text (20)

Unique feature reference ID

DATABASE

Text (20)

Historic, Most Recent, Retired

Sub-database to which the feature belongs

TYPE_INDUSTRY

Text (50)

Table 2.3.2

Major classification of disturbance feature by industry

TYPE_DISTURBANCE

Text (50)

Table 2.3.2

Sub classification of disturbance feature

SCALE_CAPTURED

Long

Scale at which the feature was digitized

DATA_SOURCE

Text (10)

Imagery, GPS, Other

Data source: digitized from imagery, captured by GPS, or obtained by other means

IMAGE_NAME

Text (100)

Filename of source imagery

IMAGE_DATE

Date

Date that imagery was captured (YYYYMMDD)

IMAGE_RESOLUTION

Double

Resolution of source imagery in meters

IMAGE_SENSOR

Text (35)

Name of sensor that captured source imagery

Table 2. A list of disturbance feature types and their descriptions.

TYPE_INDUSTRY

TYPE_DISTURBANCE

DESCRIPTION

Agriculture

Agriculture

Farms, ranches, or other agricultural areas

Forestry

Forestry

Cut blocks or other forestry related activities

Mining

Building

A building footprint or the building and the surrounding land related to mining activities.

Drill Pad

Drill pad features related to mineral exploration activities

Fuel Cache

Remote caches of fuel allowing for mineral exploration activities (will often have fuel tanks and barrels)

Gravel Pit / Quarry

Pit or quarry for mining gravel or aggregate

Laydown area

Areas used to store materials and equipment for mining operations

Mining

Miscellaneous or unknown mining activities

Placer Mining - Minor

Placer mining area with little disturbance

Placer Mining - Significant

Placer mining area with greater disturbance

Quartz Mining - Minor

Quartz mining area with little disturbance

Quartz Mining - Significant

Quartz mining area with greater disturbance

Tailing Pond

Tailing pond associated with mining activity

Camp

Mining camp

Oil and Gas

Well Pad

Cleared area surrounding oil or gas well

Rural

Camp

Any camp outside of mining areas, including fishing/hunting camps, ENV conservation officer cabins/camps, outfitters, etc.

Homestead

Rural dwelling and associated land

Transportation

Airstrip

Airport or Airstrip

Clearing

Clearings that are related to transportation but could not be clearly attributed as a turn area, pullout, road cut and fill, etc.

Gravel Pit / Quarry

Gravel pits related to transportation

Pullout / Turn Area

An area associated with transportation and is intended as a vehicle pullout or turn area

Road Cut and Fill

Cut slopes and moved earth for road construction purposes

Unknown

Clearing

A tract of land devoid (or nearly devoid) of natural land cover and suspected to be anthropogenic in nature

Gravel Pit / Quarry

A gravel pit with unknown related industry

Unknown

Unable to identify from imagery, but suspected to be anthropogenic

Urban

Building

Visible building or structure

Cemetery

Cemetery

Clearing

Miscellaneous urban clearings

Cul-de-sac / Turn Area

A turn area associated with transportation or road cul-de-sac

Dam

Barrier impounding water or stream

Golf Course

Recreational golfing area

Industrial

Areas that are designated for industrial uses: factories, tank farm, transportation area

Institutional

Any institutional buildings and immediate cleared area: School, government, etc.

Landfill

Site used for disposal of waste materials

Pond

Standing body of water, created anthropogenically; includes sewage lagoons, wastewater facilities, and artificial bodies of water.

Recreation Area

Visible disturbance in Urban / Rural parks and recreation areas

Rural Residential

Land use in which housing predominates in an urban or community setting

Tower

A tall structure, possibly used for communications or forestry

Urban

Miscellaneous or unknown urban features

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Publisher
Modified
2022-10-14
Release Date
2023-10-12
Homepage URL
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Yukon
Licence
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