Geothermal Resource Areas in Nova Scotia

DP ME 53, Version 2, 2006. Digital Version of Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Open File Map ME 2000-8, Geothermal Resource Areas in the Province of Nova Scotia, Scale 1:500 000, Compiled by B. E. Fisher, I. M. MacLellan and A. S. Wenning, 2000


The information contained in this digital product was acquired from the Mineral Rights Registry database and represents geothermal resource areas. A Geothermal Resource Area is an area which has been designated, pursuant to Sections 2(h) and 2(ha), the Mineral Resources Act, c. 18, SNS 1990, to allow for the exploration and possible exploitation of geothermal resources. A geothermal resource means a substance, including steam, water and water vapour, that is found anywhere below the surface and derives an added value from the natural heat of the earth present in, resulting from or created by the earth.The digital product contains a layer for the geothermal resource areas.


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. The terms and conditions of the license accompany the downloaded digital product.

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Portable Document Format (PDF), ArcInfo Interchange Format (E00), DXF/DBF, ArcView 3.2a shape files (SHP) and TXT files compressed in self-extracting EXE/ZIP files (more information on data formats)


PDF - 1.1 MB (compressed), 1.1 MB (uncompressed)
E00 - 0.2 MB (compressed), 0.6 MB (uncompressed)
DXF/DBF - 0.1 MB (compressed), 0.5 MB (uncompressed)
SHP - 0.3 MB (compressed), 1.2 MB (uncompressed)


The data is in six-degree Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection, Zone 20, Central Meridian 63° 00' West using the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83).

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All data sets are in six-degree Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 20 projection using the NAD83 datum. A readme file and a copy of the licence agreement are also included with each data set.

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