Geological Data from the Surficial Mapping Project of the Halifax Metropolitan Area

Metadata for DP ME 447, Version 1, 2011. Digital Geological Data Generated as Part of the Surficial Mapping Project of the Halifax Metropolitan and Surrounding Areas, Halifax and Hants Counties, Nova Scotia
 
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Identification Information
 
Citation Information
  Title: DP ME 447, Version 1, 2011. Digital Geological Data Generated as Part of the Surficial Mapping Project of the Halifax Metropolitan and Surrounding Areas, Halifax and Hants Counties, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting, B.E. Fisher, A. L. Ehler
  Publication Date: 2011
  Edition: 1
  Data Type: vector digital data
  Series: NSDNR Digital Product
  Issue Identification: DP ME 447
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp447.asp
 
Data Description
  Abstract: This digital product is a compilation of surficial geological data of the Halifax Metropolitan area which was defined by Dan Utting using a LiDAR derived bare-earth hillshade model. The LiDAR data was collected by PHB Lasermap, and provided by Halifax Regional Municipality. The data was used to create Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR) Open File Maps OFM ME 2011-001 to 2011-012, compiled by D. J. Utting, 2011. The digital product was created by the NSDNR, Mineral Resources Branch (MRB) staff. The digital product contains layers for geological features such as: age dates, drumlins, eskers, geological contacts, surficial geologic units, ice movement, moraines, meltwater, neatline, station locations and large aggregate quarries.
  Purpose: The purpose of this data set is to create a digital version of the surficial geology of the Halifax Metropolitan and surrounding areas, and to produce 11 new 1:25 000 maps. This digital product shows the surficial geology on parts of claim reference sheets: 11D/11B, 11D/11C, 11D/12A, 11D/12C, 11D/12D, 11D/13A, 11D/13B, 11D/13C, 11D/13D, 11D/14B, and 11D/14C,
  Supplemental Information: Data Set ID =d447hx; Data Class = sgeo25; Project ID = hrm_surficial
  Language English
  Data Credit: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Data Environment ArcInfo 9.3 on a SUN Ultra Sparc 60 workstation running Solaris 8
  Native Data Set Format ESRI 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
  Beginning Date: 2008
  Ending Date: 2011
  Currentness Reference: publication date
 
Data Status
  Progress: Complete
  Update Frequency: As needed
 
Spatial Domain
  West Coordinate: -64.03
  East Coordinate: -63.23
  North Coordinate: 45.01
  South Coordinate: 44.49
  G-Poly coordinates
  G-Poly Pair(1 of 5) -64.03, 45.01
  G-Poly Pair(2 of 5) -63.23, 45.01
  G-Poly Pair(3 of 5) -63.23, 44.49
  G-Poly Pair(4 of 5) -64.03, 44.49
  G-Poly Pair(5 of 5) -64.03, 45.01
 
 
Keywords
  Theme Keywords: Geologic & Geophysical; geoscientificInformation; Downloadable Data; Surficial Geology (SG); SG 1:25 000; SG Detailed Scale Map; digital products; digital geoscience data; digital databases; digital maps; drumlins; eskers; geomorphology; geophysics; glacial deposits; glacial features; glacial flutings; glacial history; LiDAR imagery; moraines; surficial geological mapping; surficial geology/geomorphology; till thickness; tills
  Place Keywords: Nova Scotia; Halifax County; Halifax; 11D/12
  Stratum Keywords: Beaver River Till; Hartlen Till; Lawrencetown Till
  Temporal Keywords: Quaternary; Holocene; Pleistocene
 
Access and Usage Information
  Access Constraints: The access constraints are contained in the 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 at this time
  Description: unknown
 
Security Information
  Classification System: none
  Classification: Unclassified
  Handling Description: none
 
Cross Reference Information
 
Cross Reference (1 of 20)
  Title: Surficial geology, Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia
  Originator: G.B.J. Fader, R.O. Miller
  Publication Date: 2008
  Data Form: document
  Series: GSC Bulletin
  Issue: 590, 163 p.
  Publication Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  Publisher: Geological Survey of Canada
 
Cross Reference (2 of 20)
  Title: Glacial geology of the South Mountain Batholith, western Nova Scotia, scale 1:250 000
  Originator: P.W. Finck, R.M. Graves, F.J. Boner
  Publication Date: 1992
  Data Form: map
  Series: NSDNR-MEB Map
  Issue: ME 1992-002
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Branches
 
Cross Reference (3 of 20)
  Title: Nova Scotia aggregate operations database
  Originator: B.E. Fisher, G. Prime
  Publication Date: Unpublished Material
  Data Form: vector digital data
  Series: NSDNR Digital Product
  Issue: DP ME 430, Version 1
 
Cross Reference (4 of 20)
  Title: Enhanced georeferenced version of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment's Nova Scotia well logs database (2008)
  Originator: G.W. Kennedy, K.G. Garroway, B.E. Fisher
  Publication Date: 2009
  Data Form: vector digital data
  Series: NSDNR Digital Product
  Issue: DP ME 430, version 1
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (5 of 20)
  Title: Variation in drumlin orientation, form and stratigraphy relating to successive ice flows in southern and central Nova Scotia
  Originator: R.R. Stea, Y. Brown
  Publication Date: 1989
  Data Form: document
  Series: Sedimentary Geology
  Issue: v. 62, p. 223-240
 
Cross Reference (6 of 20)
  Title: Surficial geology of the Province of Nova Scotia, scale 1:500 000
  Originator: R.R. Stea, H. Conley, Y. Brown
  Publication Date: 1992
  Data Form: map
  Series: NSDNR-MEB Map
  Issue: ME 1992-003
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Branches
 
Cross Reference (7 of 20)
  Title: Pleistocene geology map of the Eastern Shore region, Halifax and Guysborough counties, Nova Scotia [sheet 3 of 3] [11D/14, 11D/15 and 11E/02 and parts of 11D/11 and 11E/03], scale 1:100 000
  Originator: R.R. Stea, J.H. Fowler
  Publication Date: 1979
  Data Form: map
  Series: NSDM Map
  Issue: Map ME 1979-014
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Mines
 
Cross Reference (8 of 20)
  Title: Pleistocene geology and till geochemistry of central Nova Scotia [Sheet 4], scale 1:100 000
  Originator: R.R. Stea, J.H. Fowler
  Publication Date: 1981
  Data Form: map
  Series: NSDME Map
  Issue: Map ME 1981-001
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy
 
Cross Reference (9 of 20)
  Title: Overview Map Showing Locations of Surfical Geology Maps of the Halifax Metropolitan and Surrounding Areas, Halifax and Hants Counties, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-001.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-001
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (10 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map of the Uniacke Claim Reference Sheet 11D/13C, Halifax and Hants Counties, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-002.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-002
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (11 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of the Grand Lake Claim Reference Sheet 11D/13D, Halifax and Hants Counties, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-003.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-003
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (12 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of Oldham Claim Reference Sheet 11D/14C, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-004.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME Map 2011-004
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (13 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of the Pockwock Lake Claim Reference Sheet 11D/13B, Halifax and Hants Counties, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-005.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-005
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (14 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of the Waverley Claim Reference Sheet 11D/13A, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-006.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-006
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (15 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of the Porters Lake Claim Reference Sheet 11D/14B, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-007.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-007
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (16 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of the French Village Claim Reference Sheet 11D/12C, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-008.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-008
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (17 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of the Halifax Claim Reference Sheet 11D/12D, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-009.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-009
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (18 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of the Cole Harbour Claim Reference Sheet 11D/11C, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-010.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-010
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (19 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of Herring Cove Claim Reference Sheet 11D/12A, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-011.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-011
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (20 of 20)
  Title: Surficial Geology Map, Part of the Devil's Island Claim Reference Sheet 11D/11B, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
  Originator: D.J. Utting
  Publication Date: 2011
  Data Form: map
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/mg/ofm/htm/ofm_2011-012.asp
  Series: NSDNR Open File Map
  Issue: OFM ME 2011-012
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch

 
Data Quality Information
 
Positional Accuracy
  Positional Accuracy Report: 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 digitizing the features from the original published map or field maps. The transfer of this data from older base maps onto the current base maps may also produce some error. The user should be aware that using this data overlaid on topographic data that was not used during the digital capture of the data may result in apparent errors in the locations of the data that may or may not be real. The user should always try and use background topographic data that is the same as the source topographic data noted in this metadata. 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: NTS Digital 1:50 000 Topographic Maps - Coastal Zone Series
  Originator: Nova Scotia Geomatics Cent er
  Data Form: vector digital data
  Other Citation: Base data is derived from the Nova Scotia Topographic Database (NSTDB), Copyright Province of Nova Scotia. All rights reserved. The NSTDB is available from Service Nova Scotia & Municipal Relations, Nova Scotia Geomatics Cent er, 160 Willow St., Amherst, NS
  Series Name: Digital Bases
  Issue Identification: NTS Digital 1:50 000 Topographic Maps - Coastal Zone Series
  Publication Place: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Geomatics Cent er
  Scale Denominator: 50000
  Source Media: disc
  Citation Abbreviation: NSGC
  Source Contribution: Topographic information, such as the coastline, were taken from the digital 1:50 000 NTS base maps and used to construct the geological polygons.
  Currentness Reference: ground condition
  Currentness Date: unknown
 
Source (2 of 2)
  Title: Shaded relief image derived from a 2 m LiDAR bare-earth Digital Elevation Model
  Originator: John Charles
  Publication Date: Unpublished Material
  Data Form: raster digital data
  Other Citation: Collected by PHB Lasermap for Halifax Regional Municipality in April 2007. Azimuth = 315°, sun angle = 45° and vertical exaggeration = 5. For further information on the LiDAR image contact: John Charles, Planner, Real Property Planning, Infrastructure & Asset Management, 90 Alderney Drive, 2nd Floor, PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5, tel: 902-490 5771, cell: 902-476 7372, fax: 902-490 6233, charlej@halifax.ca
  Source Media: disc
  Citation Abbreviation: none
  Source Contribution: The LIDAR image was used to better define the surfical geology of the area.
  Currentness Reference: ground condition
 
Processing Step Information
 
Processing Step (1 of 6)
  Description: Work on the HRM Surficial Mapping Project began in the summer of 2008. Dan Utting mapped the surfical geology using the LiDAR image provided by John Charles at HRM. Field work was conducted to ground truth his observations from the LiDAR. Dan digitized the features into ArcMap. Polygons were digitized one at a time using a separate theme for each type of surficial feature.
  Software and Version: ArcMap 9.3
  Date: 2007 - 2008
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (2 of 6)
  Description: In the summer of 2008, Dan passed the ESRI shapefile off to the GIS group to work on the maps and digital product. At this time it was discovered that each theme was a separate shapefile and that the lakes used to form the units were wrong. Brian Fisher worked on the data to merge all the themes together and add in the correct lakes layers. Then the process began of removing all the sliver polygons that were created. We were able to automate the removal of many of the majority of the slivers. Many other polygons were identified that had to be checked one by one by Dan. Dan worked with Angie Ehler over the next few months to complete this process.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 9.3
  Date: summer 2009 - 2010
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (3 of 6)
  Description: In the summer of 2010, Angie was getting close to being able to produce the maps. Christine Hanson a student from COGS was hired to help with the annotation for these maps. She created and checked the 1:25 000 annotation to be used on the maps and created and checked over 6000 unit labels to be placed on the maps.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 9.3.1
  Date: summer 2010
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (4 of 6)
  Description: In the fall of 2010, a LiDAR based coastline was created by Brian Fisher. This was essentially the limit of the mapping based on the level of the tides. Within the LiDAR DEM this was the 0 elevation. The surficial coastal polygons were extended to this line to form the coastal limits of what Dan was able to map from the LiDAR image. This work was done by Angie Ehler. Some changes to the maps continued to come in from Dan during this time.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 9.3.1
  Date: Fall 2010
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (5 of 6)
  Description: In January 2011, Angie completed the first draft of the maps and they were sent for peer review. The maps were then edited by Kathy Mills. The final maps and databases were completed in April 2011.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 9.3.1
  Date: Jan - April 2011
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (6 of 6)
  Description: In May 2011 DNR released eleven 1:25 000 surficial maps and a 1:100 000 overview map covering the HRM metropolitan and surrounding area. At the same time DNR released version 1 of digital product DP ME 447. It was created by running an AML called EXPORT.AML, using the digital product number 447 as an argument. This exported the data to a variety of formats.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 9.3.1.
  Date: May 2011
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)

 
Spatial Data Organization Information
 
  Spatial Reference Method: Point and 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_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
 
 
Overview Description
  Dataset Overview: The data set contains 11 shapefiles consisting of points, lines and polygons.
 
Detailed Description
 
Data Layer/Table (1 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxag.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile points - age dates
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (2 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxdr.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile points - drumlin orientations
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (3 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxes.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile lines - eskers
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (4 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxgc.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile lines - geological contacts
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (5 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxgs.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile polygons - surficial geologic units
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (6 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxim.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile lines - ice movement
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (7 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxnl.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile polygons - neatline
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (8 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxmw.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile lines - meltwater
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (9 of 11)
  Table Name: d414nsql.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile polygons - large aggregate quarries
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (10 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxma.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile lines - moraines
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (11 of 11)
  Table Name: d447hxlo.shp
  Description: ESRI shapefile points - station locations
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp

 
Distribution Information
 
  Description: Downloadable Data
  Digital Custom Order Process: Digital Product Number = DP ME 447
  Available: since Spring 2011
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Any of these fonts can be installed on a Windows computer by using & Start - Settings - Control Panel - Fonts - File - Install New Font and adding the font(s) downloaded to c:\nsdnr\fonts or c:\nsdnr\dp999v9XX\d999YY\arcmap\fonts.

ArcMap Project Information

Our SHP products include an ArcMap project (.mxd) which has all of the shapefiles symbolized and tables loaded with links and joins already created. This project uses relative paths so it should be drive and path independent. It can be found in the c:\nsdnr\dp447v1sh\d447hx\arcmap\project directory.

ArcView Project Information

Our SHP products include an ArcView project (.apr) which has all of the shapefiles symbolized and tables loaded with links and joins already created. This project uses relative paths so it should be drive and path independent. It can be found in the c:\nsdnr\dp447v1sh\d447hx\arcview\project directory.

ArcExplorer Project Information

We have also included an ArcExplorer 2 project (.aep) and an ArcExplorer 9.x (.axl) project for this data set that can be found in the c:\nsdnr\dp447v1sh\d447hx\arcexpl directory. The shapefiles are already loaded and have limited symbolization, any related tables are not loaded. The AEP project uses relative paths and should be no problem using it without any changes. The AXL project includes a string c:\nsdnr\dp447v1sh that will allow the AXL project to open automatically if you download the shapefile digital product (SHP) using the default settings. If you download the product to a different location you will need to edit this string in the AXL file using a text editor such as notebook and change the path to where you downloaded the digital product.

Hotlinks

In order to use the hotlink feature within ArcView 3.x you may need to load MRB's Hotlink Anything extension which may be located in the arcview/ext directory along with documentation. You may also need to set the variable MEBGIS_HOME on your system to the location of the data set on your system. The SHP product provides an ArcView project set up with the hotlinks working. Some modifications to the HOTLINK field in the database tables or in the HLFILES may be required to make the hotlink work properly. Knowledge of ArcView and hotlinks may be required to make this work properly. A feature called hotlinks is used in ArcView to link a feature such as a mineral occurrence or cross section to a single text file, image or website etc. For features that we want to link multiple items or documents to we have developed our own hotlink extension for ArcView 3.x called "Hotlink Anything". The extension and documentation on how to install the extension, and set the required MEBGIS_HOME variable to the location of the data set on your system is included in the c:\nsgov\dig_prod_num\data_set_id\arcview\ext directory (example - c:\nsgov\dp305v1sh\g118a\arcview\ext) assuming that you used our default directories when downloading the data. The SHP product provides an ArcView project set up with the hotlinks working. Some modifications to the HOTLINK field in the database tables or in the HLFILES.TXT file may be required to make the hotlink work properly. Knowledge of ArcView and hotlinks may be required to make the native hotlink utility or our extension work properly.

Problems and Limitations

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, or Windows 2000 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.

Geological maps and associated digital products are intended for use at the published scale of the map.



  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: ArcInfo Export (E00)
  format version: 7.2.1
  format specification: dp447v1e0.exe
  Transfer Size: 58.9 MB
  Dataset Size: 287 MB
  Information Content: Contains data pertaining to age dates, drumlins, eskers, surficial geology, geological contacts, ice movement, moraines, meltwater, station locations, neatline, and large aggregate quarries.
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp447.asp
 
Digital Form: (2 of 4)
  format name: DXF/DBF
  format specification: dp447v1dx.exe
  Transfer Size: 55.8 MB
  Dataset Size: 372 MB
  Information Content: Contains data pertaining to age dates, drumlins, eskers, surficial geology, geological contacts, ice movement, moraines, meltwater, station locations, neatline, and large aggregate quarries.
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp447.asp
 
Digital Form: (3 of 4)
  format name: ArcView Shapefiles (SHP)
  format version: 3.2a
  format specification: dp447v1sh.exe
  Transfer Size: 94 MB
  Dataset Size: 171 MB
  Information Content: Contains data pertaining to age dates, drumlins, eskers, surficial geology, geological contacts, ice movement, moraines, meltwater, station locations, neatline, and large aggregate quarries.
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp447.asp
 
Digital Form: (4 of 4)
  format name: ArcInfo File Geodatabase (FGDB)
  format version: 9.3.1
  format specification: dp447v1gd.exe
  Transfer Size: 43.1 MB
  Dataset Size: 54.1 MB
  Information Content: Geodatabase containing feature classes such as: age dates, drumlins, eskers, surficial geology, geological contacts, ice movement, moraines, meltwater, station locations, neatline, and large aggregate quarries.
  Decompression Technique: self extracting DOS based pkzip archive file
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp447.asp

 
Metadata Reference
 
  Creation Date: 20110516
  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



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