Southern Ontario Land Resource Information System (SOLRIS)

Available online: 

Freely available via Ontario GeoHub (directly links to version 3.0 but versions 2.0 and 1.1 also available)

Location: 

M:\Ontario\Ministry_of_Natural_Resources\Thematic_Data\SOLRIS_2000_V1_2

Description

"SOLRIS is based on MNRF's Ecological Land Classification (ELC) for southern Ontario (Lee et al, 1998). It is a land use inventory that supports a number of key provincial initiatives including: State of Natural Resources Reporting (Forestry, Biodiversity), Natural Heritage Features Reporting (wetlands, woodlands), Climate Change Reporting and Land Use Planning. Maintained on a consistent update cycle, SOLRIS provides a standardized geospatial information layer that allows for reporting on changes in natural and anthropogenic features, such as wetland extent, forest afforestation/deforestation, habitat connectivity and built-up areas (impervious/pervious). 

The data covers the date ranges from 2000-2015 in Ecoregions 7E, 6E and 5E (Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Study Area and an Eastern Ontario extension to the Forest Resources Inventory boundary)."

Data Producer: 

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Authorized Users: 

Carleton University students, faculty and staff
Content last reviewed: January 21, 2020