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)




"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