Geothermal Resources Area 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

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Identification Information
 
Citation Information
  Title: 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
  Originator: Brian E. Fisher
  Publication Date: July 4, 2006
  Edition: 2
  Data Type: vector digital data
  Series: Digital Product
  Issue Identification: DP ME 53
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp053.asp
 
Data Description
  Abstract: This digital product is developed from a database of mineral rights information 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 map was developed from information contained in the Mineral Rights Registry database. The information contained in this digital product was acquired from the 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 vapor, 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. MINERAL RIGHTS DISCLAIMER: Information for this digital product was acquired from the Mineral Rights Database on July 4, 2006. You may also check the DUMPDATE field in the databases to determine the date that the resources area was extracted from the Mineral Rights Database. This information is a graphic index only and designated areas may not in all cases be found as shown. For more detailed information consult the Registry of Mineral and Petroleum Titles.
  Purpose: The purpose of this digital product is to provide a digital version of the geothermal resource areas in the province of Nova Scotia.
  Supplemental Information: Data Set ID = t053gt; Data Class = minright; Project ID = minright
  Language English
  Data Credit: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Data Environment ArcInfo 8.3 on a SUN Sparc 20 workstation running Solaris 7
  Native Data Set Format ArcView 3.2a shapefiles
 
Contact Information
 
  Jeff Poole
    Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
    Digital Information Services Supervisor
    1701 Hollis Street, P.O. Box 698
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    B3J 2T9
    (phone) 902-424-8139
    (fax) 902-424-7735
    Staff Contact
    Available: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AST Monday - Friday
 
Time Period Information
  Date: July 4, 2006
  Currentness Reference: publication date
 
Data Status
  Progress: Planned
  Update Frequency: As needed
 
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) -66.5, 47.25
  G-Poly Pair (2 of 5) -59.5, 47.25
  G-Poly Pair (3 of 5) -59.5, 43.25
  G-Poly Pair (4 of 5) -66.5, 43.25
  G-Poly Pair (5 of 5) -66.5, 47.25
 
 
Keywords
  Theme Keywords: geoscientific Information; Geologic & Geophysical; geothermal resources; designated area; miscellanous; geothermal resource areas location; Downloadable Data; Mineral Rights (MR); MR Provincial Scale Map; MR 1:500 000; digital products; digital geoscience data; digital databases
  Place Keywords: Nova Scotia; 11C; 11D; 11E; 11F; 11G; 11J; 11K; 11N; 20O; 20P; 21A; 21B; 21H
 
Access and Usage Information
  Access Constraints: The access constraints are contained in the following licence Agreement which the user must agree to before using the data. A copy of the licence Agreement is included with the digital product. The licence 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 authorized 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 licence and the mineral rights disclaimer are available with the downloaded product.
  Use Constraints: Any constraints on the use of the data are contained in the above licence agreement. The terms and conditions of the licence and the mineral rights disclaimer 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 5)
  Title: A Guide to Mineral Exploration Legislation in Nova Scotia
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Date: 1998
  Data Form: document
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/pdf/ic58.asp
  Series: Information Circular
  Issue: ME 58
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
 
Cross Reference (2 of 5)
  Title: Registry of Mineral and Petroleum Titles Home Page
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Date: Unpublished Material
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/registry-minerals-petroleum/default.asp
 
Cross Reference (3 of 5)
  Title: Description of all database fields found in the shapefiles and DBF files which make up DP ME 51, Nova Scotia Mineral Rights Database
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Date: October 20, 2003
  Data Form: document
  Online linkage:
  Series: Metadata Documentation
  Issue: DP ME 51, t051mrat
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (4 of 5)
  Title: Open File Map ME 2000-8, Geothermal Resource Areas in the Province of Nova Scotia, scale 1:500 000, 2000
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Date: 2000
  Data Form: map
  Online linkage: http://www/gov.ns.ca/natr/meb/download/dp053.asp
  Other Citation: Available for download as a PDF file.
  Series: Open File Maps
  Issue: OFM ME 2000-8
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (5 of 5)
  Title: DP ME 051, Version 10, 2006, Nova Scotia Mineral Rights Database
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Date: July 4, 2006
  Data Form: vector digital data
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051.asp
  Series: Digital Product
  Issue: DP ME 51
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch

 
Data Quality Information
 
Positional Accuracy
  Positional Accuracy Report: 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.
 
Source Information
 
Source (1 of 2)
  Title: Mineral Rights Registry, Advanced Revelations Database
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Date: Unpublished Material
  Data Form: tabular digital data
  Source Media: disc
  Citation Abbreviation: Advanced Revelations Database
  Source Contribution: The Mineral Rights database contains a record for each designation of land as a geothermal resource area. The information contained in fields for the claim reference map, mining tract and claim are used to build the polygons which outline the footprint for each special licence or lease.
 
Source (2 of 2)
  Title: DP 012, Version 2, 2005, Claim, mining tract and petroleum reservation grids for claim reference maps, Nova Scotia
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Publication Date: 2005
  Data Form: vector digital data
  Series Name: Digital Product
  Issue Identification: DP ME 012
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Scale Denominator: none
  Source Media: disc
  Citation Abbreviation: DP ME 12
  Source Contribution: This data set contains a polygon, with a unique id, for each claim in the province. These polygons are used to build the polygons which represent the footprints of the licences, leases and permits.
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp012.asp
 
Processing Step Information
 
Processing Step (1 of 4)
  Description: The attributes and georeferencing information required for the digital product are contained in a hierarchal database called Advanced Revelations. Two Advanced Revelation scripts (download.licences.to.GIS and download.permits.to.GIS) were written by Louis Crust. These exported a series of 34 ASCII files from the application, licences and mining permit tables in the database. An ArcInfo program called REGISTRY.AML was written by Brian Fisher to take the 34 ASCII files and build the ArcInfo coverages required to show the spatial extent of the licences and leases, and their attribute information. This AML extracts the information for the geothermal resource areas and creates a separate data set for it.
  Software and Version: ArcInfo 7.x and 8.x
  Date: 1996 - 2000
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (2 of 4)
  Description: In 2000 an Open File Map ME 2000-8 was released which outlined the areas that were designated as geothermal resource areas.
  Software and Version: ArcInfo 7.x
  Date: 2000
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (3 of 4)
  Description: On October 20, 2003 digital product DP ME 53 version 1 was released. The data was extracted from the Mineral Rights database on October 6, 2003. There has been no chenge in the data since the release of Open File Map 2000-8 so version 1 of the digital product is meant to go with version 1 of OFM ME 2000-8. In future when a new version is required both the digital product and the OFM will be updated together.
  Software and Version: ArcInfo 8.3
  Date: October 6, 2003
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (4 of 4)
  Description: In August 2006, Version 2 of digital product DP ME 53 was released. The data was converted from the UTM zone 20 NAD27 projection and datum to UTM zone 20 NAD83 coordinates. The data is up to date from the Mineral Rights Database as of July 4, 2006. It was process on August 2, 2006.
  Software and Version: ArcInfo 8.3
  Date: July 4, 2006
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)

 
Spatial Data Organization Information
 
  Spatial Reference Method: Vector

 
Spatial Reference Information
 
  Data Projection: Universal Transverse Mercator
  Zone: 20
  Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.9996
  Longitude at Central Meridian: -63.0
  Latitude of Projection Origin: 0
  False Easting: 500000
  False Northing: 0
  Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_North_American_1983
  Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_20N
  Datum: North American Datum of 1983
  Ellipsoid: Geodetic Reference System 80
  Semi-Major Axis: 6378137.0
  Denominator Of Flattening Axis: 288.257222

 
 
Entity Attribute Information
 
 
Overview Description
  Dataset Overview: The data set contains one shapefile called T053GTDA.SHP which contains all the claims which make up the designated areas and another called DGA.SHP which is the polygons of the designated areas. There are also 7 DBF tables that contain information which is already contained in the shapefile tables but is not normalized. The data has been normalized in these tables for those who want to use them. There is a metadata file in HTML format containing a description of all the fields contained in the tables. If you downloaded the SHP product this can be found in the metadata directory and is called DP051mdat.asp. Or you can access it over the internet at https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Detailed Description
 
Data Layer/Table (1 of 9)
  Table Name: t053gtda.shp
  Description: ArcView polygons - the individual claims that make up the resource areas
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (2 of 9)
  Table Name: dga.shp
  Description: ArcView polygons - the geothermal resource areas
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (3 of 9)
  Table Name: applicat.dbf
  Description: related table - table containing all resource area data
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (4 of 9)
  Table Name: map.dbf
  Description: related tables - claim reference maps
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (5 of 9)
  Table Name: claimid.dbf
  Description: related table - list of all claims which are part of the designated areas
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (6 of 9)
  Table Name: mineral.dbf
  Description: related table - 'm,ineral' field in the Advanced Revelations, this contains the commodity that is held
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (7 of 9)
  Table Name: county.dbf
  Description: related tables - counties
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (8 of 9)
  Table Name: status.dbf
  Description: related table - lookup tables of status codes and descriptions
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (9 of 9)
  Table Name: lictypel.dbf
  Description: related table - lookup table of licence type codes and descriptions
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp051mdat.asp

 
Distribution Information
 
  Description: Downloadable Data
  Digital Custom Order Process: Digital Product Number = DP ME 53
  Available: August 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, authorized 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 licence and the mineral rights disclaimer accompany the downloaded digital product.
  Technical Prerequisite: In order to view this dataset, mapping software is required (eg. ArcView, MapInfo, AutoCad). If you do not have this software, ESRI provides a free map viewer called ArcExplorer, which you can download over the Internet. This viewer works with the E00 files and an ArcExplorer Import Utility (import71.exe) is needed to convert the E00 files into ArcInfo coverages, which can be then viewed in ArcExplorer. Problems have been reported trying to import ARC E00 files into ArcView on Windows 95 computers. Related tables do not import into ArcView. It is not a problem on UNIX, Windows 3.1 or Windows NT platforms. If you experience this problem you can use our DXF/DBF product which contains the tables in dBase format. dBase files can be imported into ArcView.
  Ordering Fee: Free
  Instructions: The data set can be downloaded on the Internet at
  Distribution Contact:
    see contact information
 
Digital Form: (1 of 4)
  format name: ArcInfo Export (E00)
  format version: 8.2
  format specification: dp053v2e0.exe
  Transfer Size: 0.2 Mb
  Dataset Size: 0.6 Mb
  Information Content: Contains data consisting of the geothermal resource areas for the province of Nova Scotia
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp053.asp
 
Digital Form: (2 of 4)
  format name: DBF/DXF
  format specification: dp053v2dx.exe
  Transfer Size: 0.1 Mb
  Dataset Size: 0.4 Mb
  Information Content: Contains data consisting of the geothermal resource areas for the province of Nova Scotia
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp053.asp
 
Digital Form: (3 of 4)
  format name: Shapefiles
  format version: 8.3
  format specification: dp053v2sh.exe
  Transfer Size: 0.1 Mb
  Dataset Size: 0.3 Mb
  Information Content: Contains data consisting of the geothermal resource areas for the province of Nova Scotia
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp053.asp
 
Digital Form: (4 of 4)
  format name: PDF
  format specification: dp053v1pd.pdf
  Transfer Size: 1.1 Mb
  Dataset Size: 1.1 Mb
  Information Content: Contains a PDF of OFM ME 2000-8, Geothermal Resource Areas in the province of Nova Scotia
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp053.asp

 
Metadata Reference
 
  Creation Date: 20060803
  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