I'm attempting to gather and identify limits of Crown Land in the province of Quebec, Canada.
I'm coming at this from a GIS background and am trying to create a database that resembles the information available on this portal: Crown Land Use Policy Atlas Ontario. Crown land is generally federal land that isn't zoned as urban/developed, agricultural, privately owned, or an environmental protected area.
Since a portal like this doesn't exist for Quebec, I figured that this could be teased out using the following open licensed information and data:
- Census Boundaries for Land, Water, and other limits (StatsCan)
- Administrative Regions of Quebec (MERN)
- Unorganized Regions of Quebec (Wikipedia)
- Protected Areas Boundaries for Quebec (NRCan)
I would like to know if there exists either an open licensed shape of crown lands available for Quebec or, alternatively, an open licensed boundary of Resource Extraction Areas (French:
Zone d'exploitation contrôlée, or
ZECs, Wikipedia), as that is the final piece of information I need to ascertain what is technically "Crown Land" from the information I've gathered.
Any advice on the Crown Land identification approach is also appreciated. Thanks.