Gravity Images for Northern Mainland Nova Scotia

DP ME 111, Version 2, 2006. Bouguer Gravity and Residual Bouguer Gravity Images Collectively Covering NTS Sheets 11E/01, 11E/02, 11E/03, 11E/04, 11E/05, 11E/06, 11E/07, 11E/08, 11E/09, 11E/10, 11E/11, 11E/12, 11E/13, 11E/14, 11E/15, 11E/16, 11F/04, 11F/05, 11F/12, 11F/13, 21H/01, 21H/02, 21H/07, 21H/08, 21H/09, 21H/10 and 21H/16, TGI-2 Project, Northern Nova Scotia


This data set consists of one TIFF, one JPEG image and one PDF Open File Map of bouguer gravity and residual bouguer gravity covering most of northern mainland Nova Scotia.

The total field bouguer gravity and residual bouguer gravity map images were produced from data contained in Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Open File Report ME 1995-005. Gravity station spacing is variable throughout the map sheet and artifacts related to station spacing may be present in the final map image. The total field data set contains the cumulative measured response from surface features to upper crustal sources. The residual gravity image was derived from the total field data by subtracting long-wavelength (~> 8-10 km) signal from the total field data to enhance near surface (< 5 km) features. Station spacing restricts grid cell size to 500 m with a 8000 m blanking distance, which restricts near surface spatial resolution in the published map image.

The 24-bit colour images were produced with a 25m pixel size. Shading was from the southeast at 35 degrees above the horizon. For complete details an Open File Report will be forthcoming from M. S. King later in 2004.

The images were produced by contractor M. S. King using funds provided under the Natural Resources Canada and Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources joint project 'Mapping, Mineral and Energy Resource Evaluation, Central Nova Scotia', part of Natural Resources Canada's Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-2) 2003-2005.


The information on the PDF map comes from a variety of government and non-government sources. NSDNR accepts no liability for any errors or deficiencies on this map. This map should not be used for legal purposes.

The PDF map is intended for use at the published scale of 1:50 000.

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A Sample Total Field Bouguer Gravity Image

(Sample image - Click to view details in a smaller area )

Sample Image

Format and Projection


Portable Document Format (PDF), Tag Image File Format (TIFF), Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) and TXT files compressed in self-extracting EXE/ZIP files (more information on data formats)


PDF - 11.0 and 11.4 MB (compressed), 13.4 and 13.8 MB (uncompressed)
TIFF - 10.8 and 11.1 MB (compressed), 250.9 MB (uncompressed)
JPEG - 4.0 and 4.1 MB(compressed), 4.1 and 4.2 MB (uncompressed)


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

The PDF maps are are in six-degree Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection, Zone 20, Central Meridian 63° 00' West using the North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27).

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