Click on the links at right to load separate layers into Google Earth.
After one layer has been opened in Google Earth, additional layers can
be added. See the How To
section below for Google Earth.
You will need Google Earth installed on your machine to run these maps.
If you don't have Google Earth installed, you can download the program from:
The animal density maps illustrate
the number of farms per 1000 square kilometer for each of the Consolidated
Census Sub-Divisions (CCSDs) in Canada where there is agricultural
Non-Google Earth Map Versions:
You can also open web based maps of swine and poultry densities
in Canada which do not require Google Earth to view.
These styles of maps are in development so still require some work
to make them more functional:
Google Maps Versions: These map are zoomable,
but not clickable (i.e. one cannot view the attributes of map features).
HTML Image Mapper Version: This map has some useful
interactivity as well as a link button for Google Earth which allows you
to launch a Google Earth Version of the same map.
Method of Use:
Navigation: On the opening map you can zoom in
using zoom button on the left, navigate around using the cursor
(left click the mouse, hold, and move)
or by using the Arrow Symbol on the right (click on the edges of
it to move the map). You can also navigate using the OverView
Map (launched from button on the bottom).
Map Legend: Map Legend is launched using the LEGEND
button at bottom.
Viewing Attributes: You can also see the attributes of
each CCSD by clicking on the CCSD of interest.
Finding a CCSD: One can navigate directly to a CCSD by
name by either typing the name in the search box on the left and
hitting the ENTER key, or by clicking on the LISTS button,
clicking on the top of the box (Citiescan96:name) to reveal the
drop down for CCSDs, and then navigating to and then clicking on
the CCSD of interest.
How To (for Google Earth):
- View the Map Legend associated with each map layer:
In the Places window at the left hand side of the application, left click the
check box beside the Legend tab for the map layer of interest.
- View the attributes of each CCSD (Name, No. of Farms, Estimated
No. of Animals): Zoom into the geographic region of interest, and
left click on a CCSD area.
- Turn Layers On and Off: Left click the check box beside
the Name of the layer.
Find a Location:
Method 1: Cntrl F, and
type in the place name of interest in the FIND box which appears at the bottom
of the PLACES window. Double click on the hyperlinked name of the
place you want to zoom to. This method searches only the loaded map
Method 2: Type in the
name of the place in the SEARCH window. This is the generic search method
in Google Earth, and will find places in the Google Earth database of places.
- View the Google Imagery underneath a layer: The
easiest way is to simply turn the layer off. A second method is to left
click the name of a layer to highlight it, and then use the slider at the bottom
of the PLACES window to change the transparency of the layer.
- Remove/Clear out Layers from Google Earth: Right click
either My Places, or Temporary Places, and click on Delete Contents.
Individual layers can be removed by clicking on the layer name, right clicking,
and then Delete Contents.
Data Sources and Map Preparation:
Data for these maps were derived from the 2006 Census of Agriculture, and
were prepared by
Dr. Chris Green, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Initiatives, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Note: For many CCSDs, the number of animals had to be estimated since
animal counts were suppressed by Stats Canada in order to maintain producer
confidentiality. In CCSDs where animal numbers were suppressed, animal
counts were estimated by multiplying the average number of animals per farm (at
the provincial level) by the number of farms in each CCSD.
CCSDs with estimated animal counts have a value of 1 in the Impute field (in the
pop up attribute balloon for each CCSD)
Load Map Layers
into Google Earth
2b. Dairy only