Shaded Relief Map of Nova Scotia

DP ME 105, Version 1, 2004. Digital Version of Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Open File Map ME 2004-1, Shaded Relief Map of Nova Scotia, Scale 1:500 000, 2004

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Identification Information
 
Citation Information
  Title: DP ME 105, Version 1, 2004. Digital Version of Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Open File Map ME 2004-1, Shaded Relief Map of Nova Scotia, Scale 1:500 000, 2004
  Originator: B. E. Fisher, J. C. Poole, J. S. McKinnon, J. A. Beaumont
  Publication Date: May 2004
  Edition: 1
  Data Type: map
  Series: Digital Product
  Issue Identification: DP ME 105
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp105.asp
 
Data Description
  Abstract: This digital product is a digital version of Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch (MRB) Open File Map ME 2004-1, Shaded Relief Map of Nova Scotia, compiled by Brian Fisher, Jeff Poole, Jeff McKinnon and Julie Beaumont, 2004. The digital product was created by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch (MRB) staff. This provincial map uses a 100 metre shaded relief image for all of Nova Scotia. It is shaded from an azimuth of 315 degrees with the sun at an altitude of 45 degrees and uses a vertical exaggeration of 10. It contains smaller image windows that are all shaded relief images, covering the same area, and are derived from a 25 metre DEM. Each window shows shading from a different azimuth and altitude, each with a vertical exaggeration of 10. They are meant to demonstrate the effects on the shaded relief images as the sun moves from one azimuth and altitude to another.
  Purpose: This map is meant to be a description of how the shaded relief images contained in DP ME 56 and DP ME 57 were created and provide examples of the effect of changes in azimuth and altitude on the appearance of the image and thus aid in terrain analysis, structural interpretation, surfical and bedrock mapping.
  Supplemental Information: Data Set ID = e105; Data Class = dem10; NovaScan ID = none; Project ID = dem10
  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 ArcInfo Grid
 
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
  Beginning Date: 2003-10-08
  Ending Date: 2004-05-01
  Currentness Reference: publication date
 
Data Status
  Progress: Complete
  Update Frequency: None planned
 
Spatial Domain
  West Coordinate: -67.0
  East Coordinate: -59.0
  North Coordinate: 47.25
  South Coordinate: 43.00
  G-Poly coordinates
  G-Poly Pair (1 of 1) 90, 90
 
 
Keywords
  Theme Keywords: Geologic & Geophysical; geoscientific Information; digital elevation model; shaded relief; Downloadable Data; Shaded Relief DEM; DEM Provincial Scale Map
  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: As per license agreement.
 
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 3)
  Title: Enhanced Digital Elevation Model, Nova Scotia
  Originator: Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Registry and Information Management Services, Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
  Publication Date: Unpublished Material
  Data Form: raster digital data
  Online linkage:
  Publication Place: Amherst , Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Registry and Information Management Services, Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
 
Cross Reference (2 of 3)
  Title: DP ME 57, Version 1, 2004, Shaded Relief Images derived from a 100 metre Digital Elevation Model of the Province of Nova Scotia
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Date: May 2004
  Data Form: raster digital data
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp057.asp
  Series: Digital Product
  Issue: DP ME 57
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (3 of 3)
  Title: DP ME 56, Version 1, 2004, Shaded Relief Images derived from a 25 metre Digital Elevation Model of the Province of Nova Scotia
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Date: May 2004
  Data Form: map
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp056.asp
  Series: Digital Product
  Issue: DP ME 56
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch

 
Data Quality Information
 
Positional Accuracy
  Accuracy Report: The 25 and 100 metre shaded relief images contained on this map were derived from 25 and 100 metre DEMs. The DEMs were derived by re-sampling and gridding a 20 metre DEM provided by the Nova Scotia Geomatics Center to 25 and 100 metres. The 20 metre DEM was produced from vector data contained in the 1:10 000 Digital Resource Mapping Series (see cross reference 1). There may be positional accuracy errors in the digital data that come from the original data collection, plus there are errors added by the process of gridding the data. 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 1)
  Title: Enhanced Digital Elevation Model, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Originator: Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Registry and Information Management Services, Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
  Publication Date: Unpublished Material
  Publication Time: Unknown
  Data Form: raster digital data
  Publication Place: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Registry and Information Management Services, Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
  Scale Denominator: none
  Source Media: disc
  Citation Abbreviation: Enhanced Digital Elevation Model, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Source Contribution: The elevation values contained in the Enhanced Digital Elevation Model for Nova Scotia were used to create the 25 metre grid cell size DEM that was used to create the shaded releif images. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Registry and Information Management Services, Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre produced the Enhanced Digital Elevation Model in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Environment, and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. This product was generated at a resolution of 20 meters and geographically covers the province of Nova Scotia. The Enhanced Digital Elevation Model was developed in the Grid environment of ArcInfo version 7.1 using the topogrid command. This interpolation method generated a hydrologically correct grid of elevation for Nova Scotia. Input coverages were selected from the 1:10 000 Digital Resource Mapping Series. The input coverages include: elevation points, irregularly spaced approximately 80 meters; elevation points, representing hydrologic features (streams); open water outlines with elevation values (lakes, coastline); breakline features (cliffs); contour lines - 5 meter where applicable; spot heights - where applicable
  Currentness Reference: publication date
  Online linkage:
 
Processing Step Information
 
Processing Step (1 of 3)
  Description: In October - November 2003, casual employee Julie Beaumont created a rough draft map describing how the shaded relief images were created and the effect of the change of azimuth and altitude on the image. This was to be used as a poster for display at the 2003 Mining Matters Conference.
  Software and Version: ArcView 3.2a
  Date: October - November 2003
 
Processing Step (2 of 3)
  Description: In April 2004, casual employee Jeff McKinnon created a final copy map to be released as Open File Map 2004-1. The changes that were made to the original draft include: changing the sample area to better illustrate the effects of the changes in azimuth and altitude, using the original shaded relief images (ie. DP ME 56 and 57) rather than the shaded relief images that Julie Beaumont created, adding a white polygon fill for lakes of a larger area, and basic changes of a cartographic nature (eg. adding graticule, changing font size, adding NB and PEI, etc.)
  Software and Version: ArcView 3.2a and ArcInfo 8.3
  Date: April 2004
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (3 of 3)
  Description: In May 2004 the Open File wap was released as OFM ME 2004-1 and the digital product was released in PDF format as digital product DP ME 105.
  Software and Version: none required
  Date: May 2004
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)

 
Spatial Data Organization Information
 
  Spatial Reference Method: Raster
  Raster Type: Grid Cell
  Cell Size X Direction: 25 and 100
  Cell Size Y Direction: 25 and 100
  Image Format: ArcGRID

 
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: Universal Transverse Mercator
  Projected Coordinate System: UTM_Zone_20N
  Datum: North American Datum of 1927
  Ellipsoid: Clarke 1866
  Semi-Major Axis: 6378206.400000
  Denominator Of Flattening Axis: 294.978698

 
Distribution Information
 
  Description: Downloadable Data
  Custom Order Process: Digital Product Number = DP ME 105
  Available: 2004
  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.

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

  Technical Prerequisite: In order to view our PDF files on your computer, you will require a PDF Viewer (e.g. Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Reader). If you do not have this software, Adobe(R) provides this software, Adobe(R) provides this software for FREE download over the Internet. You will require Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Reader version 4.0 or greater to view the PDF files.
  Distribution Contact: (see Contact Information)
  Ordering Fee: Free
  Instructions: The data set can be downloaded over the Internet
 
Digital Form: (1 of 1)
  format name: Portable Document Format (PDF)
  format version: 1.3
  format specification: dp105pd.exe
  Transfer Size: 14.2 Mb
  Dataset Size: 14.3 Mb
  Information Content: Map describing how shaded relief images were created and the effect of changes of azimuth and altitude on the appearance of the images.
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp105.asp

 
Metadata Reference
 
  Creation Date: 20040528
  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)