Abandoned Mine Openings Database

Metadata for DP ME 10, Version 7, 2017. Nova Scotia Abandoned Mine Openings Database.

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Identification Information

Citation Information
  Title: DP ME 10, Version 7, 2017. Nova Scotia Abandoned Mine Openings Database.
  Originator: Ernie Hennick , Jeff Poole
  Publication Date: 2017
  Edition: 7
  Data Type: vector digital data
  Series: Digital Product
  Issue Identification: DP ME 10
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Minerals and Energy Branch
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp010.asp , https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/geoscience-online/about-database-amo.asp
 
Data Description
  Abstract: This digital product is developed from a database of published abandoned mine openings for the province of Nova Scotia. The database is maintained by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR), Mineral Resources Branch (MRB). The digital product was created by the NSDNR MRB staff. The database provides approximate coordinate locations for many of the abandoned mine openings, and also provides a source reference on each mine opening.
  Purpose: To identify the location of abandoned mine openings with the hope of presenting potential mineral rights holders with a province wide overview of the locations of past mineral production and an exploration guide to finding new deposits.
  Supplemental Information: Data Set ID = d010ns; Data Class = geodb; Project ID = shafts; old names = shafts, amo
  Language English
  Data Credit: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Data Environment ArcGIS Desktop 10.2
  Native Data Set Format ArcGIS 10.2 file geodatabase
 
Contact Information

    Brian Fisher
    Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Minerals and Energy Branch
    Digital Information Services Manager
    1701 Hollis Street, P.O. Box 698
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    B3J 2T9
    (phone) (902)-424-6660
    (fax) (902)-424-7735
    befisher@gov.ns.ca
    Available: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AST Monday - Friday
 
Time Period Information
  Beginning Date: unknown
  Ending Date: Present
  Currentness Reference: publication date
 
Data Status
  Progress: In work
  Update Frequency: Continually
 
Spatial Domain
  West Coordinate: -66.5
  East Coordinate: -59.5
  North Coordinate: 47.25
  South Coordinate: 43.25
  G-Poly coordinates
  G-Poly Pair(1 of 5) 47.25, -66.5
  G-Poly Pair(2 of 5) 47.25, -59.5
  G-Poly Pair(3 of 5) 43.25, -59.5
  G-Poly Pair(4 of 5) 43.25, -66.5
  G-Poly Pair(5 of 5) 47.25, -66.5

 
Keywords
  Theme Keywords: Engineering ; Environmental protection ; Geology ; Mining and Metallurgy ; Natural resources ; metallic minerals ; industrial minerals ; regional geology ; mineral occurrences ; computer applications ; shafts ; mines ; databases ; abandoned mine openings ; abandoned mine sites ; geoscientificInformation ; Downloadable Data ; 11C ; 11D ; 11E ; 11F ; 11G ; 11J ; 11K ; 11N ; 20O ; 20P ; 21A ; 21B ; 21H ; NovaScan ; Geologic and Geophysical ; DB Databases ; DB Abandoned Mine Openings ; Mineral Deposits (MD) ; MD Databases
  Place Keywords: Nova Scotia
 
Access and Usage Information
  Access Constraints: The access constraints are contained in the following License Agreement which the user must agree to before using the data. A copy of the License Agreement is included with the digital product. The License Agreement reads as follows: "For the data contained on this medium (media), or any part thereof, herein called the DATA Between the PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA as represented by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, hereinafter referred to as DNR and the recipient of the data hereinafter called the USER For good consideration, the receipt of which is acknowledged, DNR licences the non-exclusive use of the digital DATA to the USER on the following terms and conditions. TERMS AND CONDITIONS DNR remains the owner of the DATA and is not assigning copyright privileges to the USER. The USER agrees to acknowledge DNR as the source of the DATA, if using or distributing it in its original form, whether in whole or in part, or as part of a value added product. DNR reserves the right to modify and/or update the DATA without obligations to notify the USER. The DATA is provided to the USER on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind, express or implied. The entire risk as to the quality and accuracy of the DATA is with the USER and the USER shall use his/her own judgment in making use of the DATA or drawing conclusions based upon it. DNR shall not be liable to the USER, his/her clients, servants, agents, contractors, assigns, or to any other person for any loss or damage of any kind including personal injury or death arising from the use of the DATA or accompanying written materials, or from errors, deficiencies or faults therein, whether such damage is caused by negligence or otherwise. If errors or omissions are found in the DATA, the USER will notify DNR. This Licence is the entire Agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous Agreements or understandings between DNR and the USER hereto, whether written or oral, in connection with or incidental to the DATA. This Licence shall be binding upon the parties hereto and each of their executors, administrators, successors and assigns and shall ensure to the benefit of such executors, administrators, successors and authorized assigns. This Licence must be included with the DATA if the USER copies, resells, or re-distributes the DATA whether in whole or in part. This Licence can be terminated by DNR at any time. Upon such termination, the USER shall refrain from using the DATA and destroy all copies and backups in the USER'S possession. This Licence is in effect once the USER reads and accepts the Terms and Conditions of this Licence. If the USER is unable or unwilling to fully comply with these terms and conditions, the USER must refrain from using the DATA. By using the DATA, the USER acknowledges that he/she was aware of the terms and conditions of this Licence when he/she accepted it, understood them, and agreed to be bound by them." A copy of the terms and conditions of the license are available with the downloaded product.
  Use Constraints: Any constraints on the use of the data are contained in the above license agreement. The terms and conditions of the license accompany the downloaded digital product. A statement of some use constraints can be viewed in the technical prerequisites.
 
Browse Graphic Information
  Filename: none
  Description: none at this time
 
Security Information
  Classification System: none
  Classification: Unclassified
  Handling Description: none
 
Cross Reference Information
 
Cross Reference (1 of 1)
  Title: Abandoned Mine Openings
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Publication Date: Unknown
  Data Form: map
  Series: Open File Map
  Issue: In Preparation
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural resources



Data Quality Information
 
Positional Accuracy
  Horizontal Accuracy Report: There may be positional accuracy errors in the data that come from the original data collection, plus there are errors added by the process of digitizing the features off the original map. The entire risk as to the quality and accuracy of the data is with the user and the user shall use his/her own judgment in making use of the data or drawing conclusions from it. The accuracy of those openings on private land will vary with each opening. The accuracy of the majority of the openings on Crown land should be +/- 5m and on private land could be up to +\- 50m.
 
Source Information
 
Source (1 of 1)
  Title: Unpublished Abandoned Mine Openings SQL Server Database maintained by DNR
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Data Form: vector digital data
  Other Citation: This is the DNR internal database that is maintained in SQL Server 2000 by the Mineral Development and Policy Section. This replaces the version maintained in FoxPro until 2009. A version of this database is also available to be queried on the Internet at the following online linkage.
  Online Linkage: http://gis3.natr.gov.ns.ca/amosearch
 
Processing Step Information
 
Processing Step (1 of 11)
  Description: This database was developed by the Mineral Development and Policy Section of DNR. Begining around 1997 Ernie Hennick has been the person primarily responsible for the maintenace of this database.
  Software and Version: FoxPro
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (2 of 11)
  Description: In 1997 a copy of the FoxPro databse was provided to Brian Fisher who converted it into an ArcInfo coverage using an AML called PT2UTM20.AML. The resultant GIS database was released in E00 and DXF/DBF formats as digital product DP 010 version 1 in 1997.
  Software and Version: ArcInfo
  Date: August 1997
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (3 of 11)
  Description: In 2000 a second version of the database was released in E00 and DXF/DBF formats. The FoxPro databases were supplied by Ernie Hennick to Brian Fisher who processed it using the PT2UTM20.AML program.
  Software and Version: ArcInfo
  Date: January 2000
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (4 of 11)
  Description: In August 2006, the GIS version of the database was renamed from SHAFTS to D010NS. The data was converted from UTM zone 20 NAD27 to UTM zone 20 NAD83. The data is the same as was contained in Version 2, but the coordiantes are now in the datum NAD83. Version 3 of the database was released in January 2006 in SHP, E00 and DXF/DBF formats.
  Software and Version: ArcView 3.2a
  Date: August 2006
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (5 of 11)
  Description: I received an updated copy of the Abandoned Mine Opening database from Ernie. He wanted the co-ordinates in his FoxPro version of the database adjusted to NAD83 so that he could use the database in ArcView 3.2a and update the coordinates. In cooperation with Ernie we identified a problem with the coordinates in many areas of the province. When co-ordinate data for the shafts was collected in the past it was done so relative to the NTS 1:50 000 base maps. By this we mean that the location of the hole was placed on the topo map and the co-ordinate calculated from the location on the hard copy map. When Ernie started using his data in ArcView with the 1:10 000 base layers he found that many of the shafts did not appear to be in the correct location. The reason for this that the 1:10 000 base data is far more accurate that the 1:50 000 base data. In fact many features such as roads, streams lakes etc have moved a couple of hundred meters or more. The result of this that the shafts which were located relative to these feature on the 1:50 000 maps are now in the "wrong" located on the 1:10 000 base maps. Ernie and John MacNeil went into the field with maps, GPS and ArcPad to check the location of a number of shafts and determined that in fact the problem was the change in resolution between the 1:10 000 and 1:50 000 maps that created the apparent "error". Through the summer of 2008 Ernie undertook a program in ArcView 3.2a to relocate many of the holes based on the current 1:10 000 maps.
  Software and Version: ArcView 3.2a
  Date: summer 2008
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (6 of 11)
  Description: The .PRJ file was updated to reflect the actualy datum we are using NAD83 CSRS98. This was done by coping a new .PRJ file into the directory with the shapefile. No changes were made to the shapefile itself. The old shapefile was copied to a file called *.prj_old.
  Software and Version: none
  Date: December 17, 2008
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (7 of 11)
  Description: In 2009 the abandoned mine openings database was migrated from FoxPro to a new SQL Server application. This work was done under the direction of Ernie Hennick and the GIS staff including Davis Sun and Jeff Poole. DP ME 10, version 4 of the datbase is the last data extracted from the FoxPro application and the first used in the new SQL Server application. The new application can be accessed for querying through the Internet web site at http://gis3.natr.gov.ns.ca/amosearch
  Software and Version: SQL Server 2000
  Date: January 2009
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (8 of 11)
  Description: Version 4 of the database was released in early March 2009.
  Software and Version: ArcView 9.3
  Date: March 2009
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (9 of 11)
  Description: Version 5 of the database was released in November 8, 2013.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 10
  Date: November 8, 2013
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (10 of 11)
  Description: Version 6 of the database was released in May, 2016 from a extract date of April 22, 2016.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS Desktop 10.2
  Date: April 22, 2016
 
Processing Step (11 of 11)
  Description: Version 7 of the database was released in July, 2016 from a extract date of July 10, 2017.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS Desktop 10.2
  Date: July 10, 2017


 
Spatial Data Organization Information

  Spatial Reference Method: Point
  Geographic Coordinate System: GSC_North_American_1983_CSRS98
  Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_CSRS98_UTM_Zone_20N
  Datum: D_North_American_1983_CSRS98
  Ellipsoid: Geodetic Reference System 80
  Semi-Major Axis: 6378137.0
  Denominator Of Flattening Axis: 298.257222



 
Entity Attribute Information

 
Detailed Description
 
Data Layer/Table (1 of 1)
  Table Name: d010nssh


 
Distribution Information

  Description: Downloadable Data
  Digital Custom Order Process: Digital Product Number = DP ME 10
  Available: since 2006
  Liability: The DATA is provided to the USER on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind, express or implied. The entire risk as to the quality and accuracy of the DATA is with the USER and the USER shall use his/her own judgment in making use of the DATA or drawing conclusions based upon it. DNR shall not be liable to the USER, his/her clients, servants, agents, contractors, assigns, or to any other person for any loss or damage of any kind including personal injury or death arising from the use of the DATA or accompanying written materials, or from errors, deficiencies or faults therein, whether such damage is caused by negligence or otherwise. If errors or omissions are found in the DATA, the USER will notify DNR. Users of this information should note the following: The Department of Natural Resources does not guarantee the completeness, accuracy or reliability of this information. Users of this information should refer to original source material on file at the Department of Natural Resources. The Department of Natural Resources shall not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury, whether to persons or property, which may occur, be sustained or suffered as a result of, or as a consequence of, the use of or reliance upon this information or any accompanying illustrations. This information should not be considered a complete record of all abandoned mine openings in the Province. Other abandoned mine openings exist which have not been identified. The location of identified abandoned mine openings as shown may not be precise. Not all sites have been examined. New openings may have occurred since this information was compiled. Conditions of sites which have been examined. New openings may have occurred since this information was compiled. Conditions of sites which have been examined may have changed in the interim and the stated geohazard should be used as aguide only. Landowners or other users of this information should exercise caution around any abandoned mine site. No one should enter an abandoned mine opening. Expert assistance may be required to assist in safely examining such an area or in making the area safe. This information does not include quarry or open pit mining sites. This information is not a record of underground mining activity and does not identify areas which may be subject to subsidence. Original source material on file at the Department of Natural Resources should be reviewed for any information which may relate to underground mine workings. The terms and conditions of the license accompany the downloaded digital product.
  Technical Prerequisite: In order to view our digital files on your computer, you require mapping software (e.g. ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcView, MapInfo, AutoCAD). If you do not have this software, ESRI provides a number of free Map Viewers. These include ArcExplorer2 , ArcExplorer4 and ArcGIS Explorer which you can download over the Internet. ArcExplorer2 works with our E00, SHP, JPG, SID and TIF files, while ArcExplorer4 worked with our SHP, TIF, JPG and web services. ArcGIS Explorer will work with SHP, FGDB, and KML files. KML files can also be used with Google Earth. The TIF and JPG image file formats can be viewed in a number of graphics and image packages including CorelDraw and Paint Shop Pro. The MRSID SID images can be viewed in an increasing number of image packages as well as with a free MrSID viewer supplied by LizardTech. Links for these and other map viewers can be found at https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/pubs/pubs3.htm. Data Formats MRB provides its digital data products in a number of formats. You can find our more information on these format and how to use them at https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpformat.htm. ArcMap Map Document Information Our SHP and FGDB products include an ArcMap map document (MXD files) which have all of the features symbolized and tables loaded with links and joins already created. These MXD's use relative paths so it should be drive and path independent. The MXD files can be found in the c:\nsdnr\data_set_id\arcmap\project directory. ArcGIS Explorer Map Files We have also included ArcGIS Explorer map files (NMF) for this dataset that can be found in the c:\data_set_id\arcgisexpl directory. They are part of the SHP and FGDB products.. The NMF files use relative paths and should work even if the dataset is put on a drive other than your C: drive. KML Files KML/KMZ files for this dataset can be found under the c:\nsdnr\data_set_id\kml directory. They can be opened using Google Earth, ArcGIS Explorer or a number of other GIS software packages.
  Ordering Fee: Free
  Instructions: The data set can be downloaded over the Internet.
  Distribution Contact:
    see contact information
 
Digital Form: (1 of 4)
  format name: ESRI Shapefile (SHP)
  format version: 10.2
  format specification: dp010v7sh_rz.zip
  Transfer Size: 1 MB
  Dataset Size: 11.5 MB
  Information Content: Shapefile showing abandoned mine openings and associated DBF tables.
  Decompression Technique: The [dp_name]_rz.zip is a standard ZIP file. It is recommended that users extract all files to [your_data_drive]:\nsdnr\[dp_folder].
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp010.asp
 
Digital Form: (2 of 4)
  format name: ArcGIS File Geodatabase (FGDB)
  format version: 10.2
  format specification: dp010v7gd_rz.zip
  Transfer Size: 1.3 MB
  Dataset Size: 9.8 MB
  Information Content: File geodatabase with abandoned mine openings point feature class and associated tables.
  Decompression Technique: The [dp_name]_rz.zip is a standard ZIP file. It is recommended that users extract all files to [your_data_drive]:\nsdnr\[dp_folder].
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp010.asp
 
Digital Form: (3 of 4)
  format name: KML\KMZ
  format version: 10.2
  format specification: dp010v7km_rz.zip
  Transfer Size: 1 MB
  Dataset Size: 1.3 MB
  Information Content: KML files showing abandoned mine openings.
  Decompression Technique: The [dp_name]_rz.zip is a standard ZIP file. It is recommended that users extract all files to [your_data_drive]:\nsdnr\[dp_folder].
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp010.asp
 
Digital Form: (4 of 4)
  format name: XLS
  format specification: dp010v7xl_rz.zip
  Transfer Size: 1.3 MB
  Dataset Size: 6 MB
  Information Content: XLS spreadsheet file showing abandoned mine openings.
  Decompression Technique: The [dp_name]_rz.zip is a standard ZIP file. It is recommended that users extract all files to [your_data_drive]:\nsdnr\[dp_folder].
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp010.asp


 
Metadata Reference

  Creation Date: 20170711
  Metadata Standard: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
  Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
  Metadata Language: English
  Time Convention: local time
  Review Date: As required
  Access Constraints: none
  User Constraints: none
  Security Classification System: none
  Security Classification: Unclassified
  Security Handling Description: none
  Metadata Contact:
    see contact information