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Metadata for DP ME 484, Version 1, 2013, Digital Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Data for the Southwestern Area of Nova Scotia

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Citation Information
Title: DP ME 484, Version 1, 2013, Digital Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Data for the Southwestern Area of Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Edition: 1
Data Type: vector digital data
Series: NSDNR-MRB Digital Product
Issue Identification: DP ME 484
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp484.asp
Data Description
Abstract: The Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential map series of southwestern Nova Scotia illustrates the potential of bedrock to generate ARD if physically disturbed or exposed. The purpose of this map is to inform landowners, developers and municipal planners about the geological hazard of acid rock drainage (ARD) and to identify where the bedrock in southwestern Nova Scotia is potentially sulphide-bearing and may develop ARD if physically disturbed or exposed. Disturbing the bedrock refers to activities that physically alter and/or expose the bedrock, such as drilling, blasting and excavation.There are three ARD potential categories: high, moderate and low.
Purpose: This data is intended to be used as a tool for making land-use and environmental planning decisions by indicating where precaution is needed, or further lithogeochemical analysis is likely required, before engaging in activities that disturb or expose bedrock.
Supplemental Information: MRB data class = geohaz
Language English
Data Credit: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
Data Environment ArcInfo 10.0 on a SUN Ultra Sparc 60 workstation running Solaris 8
Native Data Set Format Shapefile
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) 902-434-7735
Jeff Poole
Available: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm AST
Time Period Information
Date: 2013
Currentness Reference: publication date
Data Status
Progress: Complete
Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain
West Coordinate: -66.50
East Coordinate: -64.00
North Coordinate: 44.75
South Coordinate: 43.25
G-Poly coordinates
G-Poly Pair(1 of 5) 44.75, -66.50
G-Poly Pair(2 of 5) 44.75, -64.00
G-Poly Pair(3 of 5) 43.25, -64.00
G-Poly Pair(4 of 5) 43.25, -66.50
G-Poly Pair(5 of 5) 44.75, -66.50

Keywords
Theme Keywords: Geologic & Geophysical ; geoscientificInformation ; Downloadable Data ; digital geoscience data ; Acid Rock Drainage Potential ; ARD ; geohazard
Place Keywords: Nova Scotia ; southwestern Nova Scotia
Access and Usage Information
Access Constraints: The access constraints are contained in the following License Agreement and the User Constraints which the user must agree to before using the data. A copy of the License Agreement and GSC User Constraints 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.
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Classification System: None
Classification: Unclassified
Handling Description: None
Cross Reference Information
Cross Reference (1 of 31)
Title: Prediction of acid rock drainage (ARD) from sulphidic slates using GIS analysis of mineralogical, geochemical, magnetic and geological parameters a test case in southern Nova Scotia (1999).
Originator: D.L. Fox
Publication Date: Unpublished Material
Other Citation: unpublished Ph. D. thesis, Dalhousie University, 294 p.
Cross Reference (2 of 31)
Title: Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, Summary Table
Originator: Health Canada
Publication Date: 2010
Other Citation: Retrieved from www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/2010-sum_guideres_recom/index-eng.php. Date accessed: January 2013.
Cross Reference (3 of 31)
Title: Environment Act: Sulphide-bearing Material Disposal Regulations
Originator: Province of Nova Scotia
Publication Date: 1995
Other Citation: Retrieved from https://novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/env5795.HTM. Date accessed: January 2013
Cross Reference (4 of 31)
Title: Lithogeochemistry, petrology, and the acid-generating potential of the Goldenville and Halifax groups and associated granitoid rocks in metropolitan Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
Originator: C.E. White , T.A. Goodwin
Publication Date: 2011
Series: Atlantic Geology
Issue: v. 47, p. 158-184.
Cross Reference (5 of 31)
Title: Overview Map Showing Locations of Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Maps for the Southwestern Area of Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-002
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (6 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Digby Area, NTS Sheet 21A/12, Annapolis and Digby Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-003
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (7 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Milford Area, NTS Sheet 21A/11, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-004
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (8 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the New Germany Area, NTS Sheet 21A/10, Annapolis, Kings, Lunenburg and Queens Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-005
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (9 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Chester Area, NTS Sheet 21A/09, Halifax and Lunenburg Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-006
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (10 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Church Point Area, NTS Sheet 21B/08, Digby County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-007
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (11 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Weymouth Area, NTS Sheet 21A/05, Annapolis and Digby Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-008
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (12 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Kejimkujik Lake Area, NTS Sheet 21A/06, Annapolis, Digby and Queens Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-009
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (13 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Bridgewater Area, NTS Sheet 21A/07, Lunenburg and Queens Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-010
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (14 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Lunenburg Area, NTS Sheet 21A/08, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-011
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (15 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Meteghan Area, NTS Sheet 21B/01, Digby and Yarmouth Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-012
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (16 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Wentworth Lake Area, NTS Sheet 21A/04, Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-013
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (17 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Lake Rossignol Area, NTS Sheet 21A/03, Digby, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-014
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (18 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Liverpool Area, NTS Sheet 21A/02, Lunenburg and Queens Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-015
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (19 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the LaHave Islands Area, NTS Sheet 21A/01, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-016
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (20 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Yarmouth Area, NTS Sheet 20O/16, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-017
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (21 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Tusket Area, NTS Sheet 20P/13, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-018
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (22 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Shelburne Area, NTS Sheet 20P/14, Queens and Shelburne Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-019
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (23 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Port Mouton Area, NTS Sheet 20P/15, Queens and Shelburne Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-020
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (24 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Comeaus Hill Area, NTS Sheet 20O/09, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-021
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (25 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Pubnico Area, NTS Sheet 20P/12, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-022
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (26 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Lockeport Area, NTS Sheet 20P/11, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-023
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (27 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Port Mouton Area, NTS Sheet 20P/10, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-024
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (28 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Cape Sable Island Area, NTS Sheet 20O/08, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-025
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (29 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Cape Sable Island Area, NTS Sheet 20P/05, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-026
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (30 of 31)
Title: Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Map of the Baccaro Area, NTS Sheet 20P/06, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia
Originator: L.L. Trudell , C.E. White
Publication Date: 2013
Data Form: map
Series: NSDNR-MRB Open File Map
Issue: OFM ME 2013-027
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Cross Reference (31 of 31)
Title: Digital Geological Data Generated as Part of Geological Mapping of the Meguma Terrane of Southwestern Nova Scotia (1998-2010), Shelburne, Digby, Yarmouth, Annapolis, Queens and Lunenburg Counties, Nova Scotia
Originator: C.E. White , B.E. Fisher , J.S. McKinnon , A.L. Ehler
Publication Date: 2012
Data Form: vector digital data
Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp127.asp
Series: NSDNR Digital Product
Issue: DP ME 127
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch



Data Quality Information
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal 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 source maps 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.
Vertical Accuracy Report: xxxxx
Source Information
Source (1 of 1)
Title: DP ME 127, Version 1, 2012. Digital Geological Data Generated as Part of Geological Mapping of the Meguma Terrane of Southwestern Nova Scotia (1998-2010), Shelburne, Digby, Yarmouth, Annapolis, Queens, and Lunenberg Counties, Nova Scotia.
Originator: C. E. White , B. E. Fisher , J. S. McKinnon , A. L. Ehler
Publication Date: 2012
Data Form: vector digital data
Series Name: NSDNR-MRB Digital Product
Issue Identification: DP ME 127
Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp127.asp
Processing Step Information
Processing Step (1 of 2)
Description: Laura Trudell assigned an ARD code to the bedrock geology units from Chris White's SW Nova geology maps using ModelBuilder to populate the fields. She coded them as follows: 100 - low potential that bedrock will generate ARD, 200 - moderate potential that bedrock will generate ARD, 300 - high potential that bedrock will generate ARD. She then create a feature class by dissolving the units based on the ARD code.
Software and Version: ArcGIS 10.0
Date: Summer 2013
Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
Processing Step (2 of 2)
Description: In September 2013, DP ME 484, Digital Bedrock Acid Rock Drainage Potential Data for the Southwestern Area of Nova Scotia was released. Also released were 26 1:50,000 maps depicting ARD potential in the SW Nova area derived from this data.
Software and Version: ArcGIS 10.0
Date: September 2013


Spatial Data Organization Information

Spatial Reference Method: Point and Vector


Spatial Reference Information

Data Projection: Transverse Mercator
Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_North_American_1983_CSRS
Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_CSRS_UTM_Zone_20N
Datum: D_North_American_1983_CSRS
Ellipsoid: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-Major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator Of Flattening Axis: 298.257222



Entity Attribute Information

Overview Description
Dataset Overview: The data set contains a number of polygon feature classes stored in an ESRI file geodatabase. The shapefile (SHP) and KML\KMZ downloadable products contain the equivalent files as indicated below.
Detailed Description
Data Layer/Table (1 of 3)
Table Name: z484swgb_acid_rock_drainage, z484swgb.shp
Description: ESRI file geodatabase feature class polygons - ARD potential for each bedrock polygon
Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
Data Layer/Table (2 of 3)
Table Name: z484swac_acid_rock_drainage_simplified, z484swac.shp, z484swac.kmz
Description: ESRI file geodatabase feature class polygons - ARD potential simplified
Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp
Data Layer/Table (3 of 3)
Table Name: z484swix_index, z484swix.shp
Description: ESRI file geodatabase feature class polygons - index layer
Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpfields.asp


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Available: since 2013
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ArcExplorer Project Information



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Hotlinks



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Problems and Limitations



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Geological maps and associated digital products are intended for use at the published scale of the map.
Ordering Fee: Free
Instructions: The dataset can be downloaded from the internet
Distribution Contact:
See contact information
Digital Form: (1 of 3)
format name: ESRI Shapefiles (SHP)
format version: 10.0
format specification: dp484v1sh.exe
Transfer Size: 1.5 MB
Dataset Size: 4.3 MB
Information Content: Contains data pertaining to ARD potential in SW Nova Scotia
Decompression Technique: self extracting ZIP file
Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp484.asp
Digital Form: (2 of 3)
format name: ArcGIS Geodatabase (FGDB)
format version: 10.0
format specification: dp484v1gd.exe
Transfer Size: 1.2 MB
Dataset Size: 5.4 MB
Information Content: Geodatabase containing feature classes showing ARD potential in SW Nova Scotia
Decompression Technique: self extracting .ZIP file
Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp484.asp
Digital Form: (3 of 3)
format name: KML\KMZ
format version: 2.2
format specification: dp484v1km.exe
Transfer Size: 0.6 MB
Dataset Size: 1.0 MB
Information Content: Contains data pertaining to ARD potential in SW Nova Scotia
Decompression Technique: self extracting .ZIP file
Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp484.asp


Metadata Reference

Creation Date: 20130913
Metadata Standard: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Language: English
Time Convention: local time
Access Constraints: None
User Constraints: None
Security Classification System: None
Security Classification: Unclassified
Security Handling Description: None
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