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In this view, some functionnality have been cut to have a better user experience.
All the functionnality to interact with the maps are still avaible, You may click on the lakes to have some infromations about them.
Aboriginal Lands of Canada Legislative Boundariesinfo
Select a variable to see which lake among those sampled by LakePulse holds the record (data presented are
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Show variables distribution
Show box plot (Hover above to get statistics)
Select variables :
Show violin plot (Show the distribution)
Subselect only 1 Ecozone (optional):
Subselect only 1 Province/Territory
Show points (Click on a point to get more lake info)
LakePulse partners all provided substantial support to LakePulse. This included data,
logistical support, local and scientific expertise, and scholarships to our students and postdocs. Quite
simply, LakePulse would not have been possible without their help.The funding for this project was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
*Click on a section to get more detailed information.
Compare the watersheds within
blue dots to change the selected lake.
Download watershed Shapefiles
Download a shape file containing the lake and watershed geometry (polygons) and ancillary information.
Download shapefile of the watershed :
Download shapefile of the lake :
Land use of the subwatersheds
Human impact of the subwatersheds
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Congrats! But now explore the portal!!!
This portal presents the result of extensive field work, sample and data analysis, quality control by students,
postdocs, research assistants and researchers from 10 universities across Canada which collaborated with provincial
and federal governments and other organizations. See lakepulse.ca for more information on the program and participants.
Design and technical aspects of the portal are carried out by the Université de Sherbrooke. ‘Portal
Jelena Juric, Jean-Sébastien Bruneau-Blais, Emma Dubrûle, and Maxime Fradette. Its development is supervised by
We thank everyone who has commented and provided feedback during its construction.
The results presented in the current version of the web portal (phase 1) should not be used for scientific
investigation (most were rounded, scaled, binned or otherwise modified to help with presentation and comparisons).
They are meant to provide information to environmental stewards, policy makers and the public to understand and
compare lakes in the context of others in Canada and their region. LakePulse will release its complete dataset
once the students and postdocs have advanced their work and we are fully confident in the dataset.
This said, land use and land cover as well lake and watershed characteristics (size, slopes, etc.)
are available and quality controlled and can be used for any purposes (available under the lake Characteristics
and Watershed Characteristics to of each lake). The shapefiles of the watersheds and lakes are also provided under
the 'Watershed Characteristics' tab of each lake under the 'learn more' section. These are also quality controlled
and usable for any purposes.
-New features : comparison of selected Lake, storymap, added information on the subclasses of the land use
classes, aboriginal reserve
-Minor bug fixes
First version of the lake pulse portal. For this version, many basic tools were implemented to obtain information
lakes and to compare data between them. New functionalities will be added here. But for now, just explore the
and you can use the story map to help you navigate.