Metadata: Surficial Geology in the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer Region

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Abstract

This map shows the distribution of the surficial geology in the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer region. The aquifer is bounded by the edge of the Disturbed Belt on the west, by the Cypress Hills on the northeast and the Bears Paw Mountains on the southeast. The most common sediments are the glacial drift: blanket till and hummocky till which mostly cover the plain. Large glaciolacustrine deposits are found in the northwestern part of the plains. The topographic highs weren't glaciated, thus they are not covered with unconsolidated sediments.
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TitleSurficial Geology in the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer Region
Date2016-03-31 (register publication)
Date2015-03-31 (register creation)
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register principalInvestigator
NameMarie-Amelie Petre
OrganisationINRS - ETE
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register originator
NameFrancesca Audet-Gagnon
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
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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
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543826
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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Presentation formregister mapDigital

Related publication

  • Groundwater atlas of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer, Alberta, Canada and Montana, U.S.A.; Rivera, A; Pétré, M -A; Létourneau, F; Audet-Gagnon, F. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7867, 2017, 115 sheets, https://doi.org/10.4095/302719.

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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register custodian
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Library and Archives Canada
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Typeregister
TermHydrogeology
Spatial representationregister vector
Resolution1000000
Languageeng; CAN
Character encodingutf8
Thematic categoryenvironment
ExtentLocalisation
-112.900000000,48.010000000;-109.000000000,50.230000000
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Distribution

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NameASCII GRID
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Distributor

Contact
register distributor
NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
Position
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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
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email eric.boisvert2@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543705
Online Resource

Distributor

Contact
register pointOfContact
Name
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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AddressDelivery point :
City :
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Postal code :
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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Quality description scope :register dataset

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Introduction
Creation of the surficial geology for Milk River
Process step Sources
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 identifier48c68234-67f7-e4a0-39aa-721898974079
Languageeng; CAN
Character encodingregister utf8
Hierarchical classificationregister dataset
Date2017-09-19
Metadata standardNorth American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata
VersionCAN/CGSB-171.100-2009
Constraints
Update frequencyregister asNeeded

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Geographic Reference System

Reference System codeEPSG:26907
Registerhttp://www.epsg-registry.org/
Version6.14

Metadata Contact

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
register pointOfContact
Name
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
Position
Information
AddressDelivery point :
City :
Administrative region :
Postal code :
Country :
Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
Telephone
Online Resource