Metadata: Hydrogeological Units of the Oak Ridges Moraine

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Abstract

Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM) is located in the Greater Toronto area, in the south of Ontario. It extends eastward from the Niagara Escarpment and along the axis of the ORM located north of Ontario Lake. The ORM complex consists of a sequence of aquifers and aquitards. These consist of Halton Till and Newmarket Till. There are two main aquifers: Oak Ridges Moraine Sediment aquifer and Lower Deposits aquifer. These are separated by the aquitards however the leakge in the aquitards allow the connection between the aquifers. The dataset describes in details the surficial aquifer media and groundwater flow through the different hydrogeological unit. It also provides information on confinement, surficial sediment thickness, groundwater depth, surficial hydraulic conductivity, recharge and discharge, aquifer potential, groundwater usage and quality. The dataset is a summary of data and hydrogeological information for all aquifers, aquifer systems and hydrogeological contexts of the Oak Ridges Moraine project.
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TitleHydrogeological Units of the Oak Ridges Moraine
Date2009-01-01 (register publication)
Date2009-01-01 (register creation)
Edition1
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register principalInvestigator
NameDavid Sharpe
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Central Canada
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AddressDelivery point : 601 Booth Street 601 Booth Street
City : Ottawa Ottawa
Administrative region : Ontario Ontario
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Country : Canada Canada
Email david.sharpe@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (613) 9923059
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register originator
NameDavid Sharpe
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Central Canada
Position
Information
AddressDelivery point : 601 Booth Street 601 Booth Street
City : Ottawa Ottawa
Administrative region : Ontario Ontario
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email david.sharpe@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (613) 9923059
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register custodian
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
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543826
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register pointOfContact
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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

Goals

This map was created to provide a regional frame of the spatial distribution of the boreholes and water wells within the Oak Ridges Moraine.

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Thesaurus
TitleGovernment of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus
Date2004 (register creation)
Date2013-05-11 (register publication)
Edition
Edition date
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register custodian
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Library and Archives Canada
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Information
Typeregister
TermHydrogeology
Spatial representationregister vector
Resolution750000
Languageeng; CAN
Character encodingutf8
Thematic categorygeoscientificInformation
ExtentLocalisation
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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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Distributor

Contact
register pointOfContact
Name
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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Information
AddressDelivery point :
City :
Administrative region :
Postal code :
Country :
Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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Introduction
General process description
Process step Sources
The dataset comes from the matriciels (ascii) file that was converted to a polygon type file using the ArcGIS Raster to polygon tool. The polygons were simplified using the Aggregate Polygons ArcGIS tool. The aggregation distance to combined the polygons was set to 300 m. Afterwards the Simplify Polygon ArcGIS tool was used to delete all polygons with an area less than 100 000 m² for some units and less than 500 000 m² for the other ones.
The dataset comes from the matriciels (ascii) file that was converted to a polygon type file using the ArcGIS Raster to polygon tool. The polygons were simplified using the Aggregate Polygons ArcGIS tool. The aggregation distance to combined the polygons was set to 300 m. Afterwards the Simplify Polygon ArcGIS tool was used to delete all polygons with an area less than 100 000 m² for some units and less than 500 000 m² for the other ones.


Technical details and constraints

File identifier78509ec7-38a2-45a6-8ce7-0d499a91f313
Languageeng; CAN
Character encodingregister utf8
Hierarchical classificationregister dataset
Date2016-06-10
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:4326
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