Metadata: Surficial Geological Units, Groundwater Geoscience Program

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Abstract

Surficial geologic units are unconsolidated materials overlying bedrock. The dataset represents a general description of the stratigraphy and geology, including geologic unit thickness, morphology, age and rank. It features a list of the geologic unit names and types of sediment in the hydrogeological unit. While the preferred format to deliver this data is by using a shapefile and its linked attributes, this dataset can be delivered also by providing link to external data which should have at least the same properties or also by joining a georeferenced image of the map.
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TitleSurficial Geological Units, Groundwater Geoscience Program
Date2014-07-24 (register publication)
Date2014-07-24 (register creation)
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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NameAlfonso Rivera
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
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NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
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Email eric.boisvert2@canada.ca
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NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
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Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
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Related publication

  • Données extraites du RIES (Réseau d'information sur les eaux souterraines) provenant de la source suivante: NRCan.

Goals

The purpose is to show a unified surficial geology of the study area. This dataset is used to realize other themes.

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Thesaurus
TitleGovernment of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus
Date2004 (register creation)
Date2013-05-11 (register publication)
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Library and Archives Canada
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Typeregister
TermHydrogeology
Spatial representationregister vector
Resolution1000000
Languageeng; CAN
Languagefra; CAN
Character encodingutf8
Thematic categorygeoscientificInformation
ExtentLocalisation
-144.000000000,41.000000000;-52.000000000,84.000000000
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Specific information related to data distribution
Format
Namedatabase - sql
Versionnot applicable

Distributor

Contact
register pointOfContact
Name
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
Position
Information
AddressDelivery point :
City :
Administrative region :
Postal code :
Country :
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
Telephone
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Distributor

Contact
register distributor
NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
Position
Information
AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email eric.boisvert2@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543705
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Quality description scope :register series

Lineage

Message Date lineage
Lineage is the description of the sources and steps used to create the current dataset.


Introduction
Data from the groundwater mapping projects.
Process step Sources
The datasets were extracted from all projects constituting this series.
Groundwater mapping projects.
The surface geology shapefile has not gone any process for the integration in GIN.
Benoit, N., Paradis, D., Bednarski, J.M., Hamblin, T., and Russell, H.A.J., 2015. Three dimensional hydrostratigraphic model of the Nanoose-Deep Bay area, Nanaimo Lowland, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7796, 1 .zip file. doi:10.4095/296302
The Montana surficial geology paper map was converted into digital map. To do so, the map has been trace. The tracing was scanned and the noise has been removed. The paper map and the tracing were georeferenced using ArcGis. A vectorization was then applied on the tracing and the polygones were generated into a polylines which were converted into a polygone shapefile. The surficial geology was edited in the attribute table. The surficial geology classes of the three shapefiles were standardized using the Surficial Geology of Canada Legend of the Geological Survey of Canada (2014).
Colton, R.B., Lemke, R.W., and Lindvall, R.M., 1961. Glacial map of Montana east of the Rocky Mountains. U.S. Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-327, http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_1391.htm Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1961.
Fenton, M.M., Walters, E.J., Pawley, S.M., Atkinson, N., Utting, D.J., Mckay, K., 2013. Surficial Geology of Alberta: Ungeneralized Ditial Mosaic. Energy Resources Conservation Board, Alberta Geological Survey, DIG 2013-0001, http://www.ags.gov.ab.ca/publications Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2013.
Saskatchewan Energy and Ressources, 2015. Surficial Geology of Saskatchewan. http://www.infomaps.gov.sk.ca/website/sir_geological_atlas/viewer.htm Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2015.


Technical details and constraints

File identifier11436a7f-87fc-afd7-a531-58dce5791d32
Languageeng; CAN
Character encodingregister utf8
Hierarchical classificationregister series
Date2017-04-07
Metadata standardNorth American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata
VersionCAN/CGSB-171.100-2009
Constraints
Update frequencyregister asNeeded

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register Frenchregister Canadaregister utf8

Geographic Reference System

Reference System codeEPSG:4326
Registerhttp://www.epsg-registry.org/
Version6.14

Metadata Contact

register pointOfContact
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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AddressDelivery point :
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Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
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register author
NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
Position
Information
AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543826
Online Resource