Metadata for the Nova Scotia Mineral Rights Database

Metadata for DP ME 493, Version 1, Nova Scotia Mineral Rights Database (NovaROC)

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Identification Information

Citation Information
  Title: DP ME 493, Version 1, Nova Scotia Mineral Rights Database (NovaROC)
  Originator: B. E. Fisher , J. C. Poole , J. D. MacNeil
  Publication Date: June 2015
  Edition: 1
  Data Type: vector digital data
  Series: Digital Product
  Issue Identification: DP ME 493
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Geoscience and Mines Branch
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Online linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp493.asp
 
Data Description
  Abstract: This digital product is developed from the NovaROC database of mineral rights information for the province of Nova Scotia. The database is maintained by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR), Geoscience and Mines Branch (GMB). The digital product was developed from information contained in the NovaROC database and is updated every night at around 2:00 AM. The digital product contains layers for entities such as: exploration licences; special licences (coal, salt and potash, geothermal and minerals in a closure area); leases; hydrocarbon storage-area licences and leases; and non-mineral registrations. The extraction date-time field (EXTRCT_DT) identifies the date and time that the information was extracted from NovaROC. MINERAL RIGHTS DISCLAIMER: Information for this digital product was acquired from the NovaROC database at the date and time specified in the extraction date-time field (EXTRCT_DT) in the database. This information is an extraction from the database at a specific date and time and licensed and leased areas may not in all cases be found as shown. For up to date information consult the NovaROC website at https://novaroc.novascotia.ca/novaroc/page/home.jsf, or contact the Registry of Mineral and Petroleum Titles at https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/registry-minerals-petroleum/.
  Purpose: The purpose of this digital product is to provide a digital version of the mineral rights database at a specific date.
  Supplemental Information: Data Set ID = t493ns; Data Class = minright; Project ID = minright; Old Name = t051mr
  Language English
  Data Credit: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Data Environment ArcGIS Server 10.2
  Native Data Set Format ArcGIS file geodatabase
 
Contact Information

    Brian Fisher
    Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Geoscience and Mines Branch
    Manager Geoscience Information Services
    1701 Hollis Street, P.O. Box 698
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    B3J 2T9
    (phone) (902)-424-6660
    (fax) (902)-424-7735
    Staff Contact
    Available: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AST Monday - Friday
 
Time Period Information
  Date: see EXTRCT_DT field
  Currentness Reference: publication date
 
Data Status
  Progress: Complete
  Update Frequency: Daily
 
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: geoscientificInformation ; mineral rights ; mineral claims ; Geologic & Geophysical ; salt and potash ; uranium ; mining lease ; mining permit ; coal ; exploration ; licenses ; licences ; closures ; Downloadable Data ; miscellaneous ; Mineral Rights (MR) ; MR Database ; digital products ; digital geoscience data ; digital databases ; NovaROC
  Place Keywords: Nova Scotia
 
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 are available with the downloaded product.
  Use Constraints: Any constraints on the use of the data are contained in the above licence agreement and the mineral rights disclaimer. 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 6)
  Title: A Guide to Mineral Exploration Legislation in Nova Scotia
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Geoscience and Mines Branch
  Publication Date: 1998
  Data Form: document
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/pdf/ic58.asp, https://novascotia.ca/snsmr/paal/ndxdnr.asp
  Series: Information Circular
  Issue: ME 58
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
 
Cross Reference (2 of 6)
  Title: Registry of Mineral and Petroleum Titles Home Page
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Geoscience and Mines Branch
  Publication Date: Unpublished Material
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/registry-minerals-petroleum/
 
Cross Reference (3 of 6)
  Title: Description of all database fields found in the file geodatabase and shapefile files which make up DP ME 493, Nova Scotia Mineral Rights Database (NovaROC)
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Geoscience and Mines Branch
  Publication Date: May, 2015
  Data Form: document
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp493md_attr.asp
  Series: Metadata Documentation
  Issue: DP ME 493 - dp493md
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (4 of 6)
  Title: DP ME 53, Version 2, 2006, Digital Version of Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources 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: August 2006
  Data Form: vector digital data
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp053.asp
  Series: Digital Products
  Issue: DP ME 053
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch
 
Cross Reference (5 of 6)
  Title: Underground Hydrocarbons Storage Act
  Originator: Nova Scotia Government
  Publication Date: 2001
  Data Form: document
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/legislature/legc/statutes/undhydst.htm
  Other Citation: Underground Hydrocarbons Storage Act. 2001, c. 37, s. 1.
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Government
 
Cross Reference (6 of 6)
  Title: Underground Hydrocarbons Storage Regulations
  Originator: Nova Scotia Government
  Publication Date: 2001
  Data Form: document
  Online Linkage: https://novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/uhstorag.htm
  Other Citation: made under Section 33 of the Underground Hydrocarbons Storage Act S.N.S. 2001, c. 37 O.I.C. 2002-544 (December 6, 2002), N. S. Reg. 148/2002
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Government



Data Quality Information
 
Positional Accuracy
  Horizontal Accuracy Report: The spatial polygons contained in this product have been extracted directly from the NovaROC database. 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.
  Attribute Accuracy Report: Most of the fields in this database have been extracted directly from the NovaROC database and should maintain the same accuracy as the NovaROC database. The following four fields have been added to assist the client. HOLDR_NAME (Holder Name) - This is the name of the right holder. These values come from a spreadsheet of values extracted monthly from a NovaROC table that is not connected to the spatial database. At this time the GMB has no way to directly access the non-spatial tables and update the values every night. The value in the HOLDR_NAME field will be empty for any new "Holders" that appear in NovaROC after the spreadsheet is created. This will be rectified when the spreadsheet is updated which will take place normally at least once a month. TNR_TYP_DS (Tenure Type) - This is a descriptive field to explain the coded values that appear in the TNR_TYP_CD (Tenure Type Code) field. If any new tenure types appear in NovaROC the field will appear empty until the data extraction coding programs are updated to reflect the new value(s). TTL_TYP_DS (Title Type) - This is a descriptive field to explain the coded values that appear in the TTL_TYP_CD (Title Type Code) field. If any new title types appear in NovaROC the field will appear empty until the data extraction coding programs are updated to reflect the new value(s). STATUS_DS (Status) - This is a descriptive field to explain the coded values that appear in the STATUS_CD (Status Code) field. If any new status types appear in NovaROC the field will appear empty until the data extraction coding programs are updated to reflect the new value(s). EXTRCT_DT (Extract Date) - This field is added to the database and updated at the time the record is extracted from NovaROC.
 
Source Information
 
Source (1 of 2)
  Title: Nova Scotia Registry of Mineral and Petroleum Rights, NovaROC Database
  Originator: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Geoscience and Mines Branch
  Publication Date: Unpublished Material
  Data Form: tabular digital data
  Other Citation: This information is extracted daily from the NovaROC database.
  Source Media: disc
  Citation Abbreviation: NovaROC
  Source Contribution: The Mineral Rights database contains a record for each licence or lease which are pending or have been issued. This data is extracted directly from the NovaROC Oracle database.
  Online Linkage: https://novaroc.novascotia.ca/novaroc/page/home.jsf
 
Source (2 of 2)
  Title: DP ME 12, Version 2, 2005, Grids for Mineral Claim, Mining Tracts and Petroleum Reservation in Nova Scotia
  Originator: Brian E. Fisher , Jeff C. Poole
  Publication Date: 2005
  Data Form: vector digital data
  Other Citation: Beginning with version 2 of the DP ME 12 database, all data is in the 6 degree Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) zone 20 projection using the North American Datum (NAD) 1983. This is a change from versions 1 which was in NAD27.
  Series Name: Digital Product
  Issue Identification: DP ME 012
  Publication Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Publisher: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  Scale Denominator: none
  Source Media: disc
  Citation Abbreviation: DP ME 012
  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: In 1996 GMB began working on a process to extract all the mineral rights licenses and leases from the Advanced Revelations databases and provide the information to the public. The first version of this digital product, Nova Scotia Mineral Rights Database , (DP 051) was released on Oct 6, 2003. It also became known among many people as "All Apps". The final version of this database (Version 25) was released on April 29, 2013.
  Software and Version: ArcInfo (many versions)
  Date: 2003 - April 2013
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (2 of 4)
  Description: In August 2013 the GMB released NovaROC (https://novaroc.novascotia.ca/novaroc/page/home.jsf). Nova Scotia's Registry of Claims, is an internet accessible system for the acquisition and administration of mineral dispositions in Nova Scotia. The initial plan was to provide a SHP file and/or file geodatabase derived from NovaROC as a digital product, updated on a nightly basis, similar to what had been provided previously. Unfortunately were unable to get an extraction of the data from the online Viewer and the Oracle database that matched. This problem was resolved in March 2015 and we are now able to provide a nightly extraction from the NovaROC database that can be used by clients for their own use. The digital product has been renamed to the Nova Scotia Mineral Rights Database (NovaROC) and been given a new digital product number, DP493. This product is distinctly difference from the previous one. It normally will be updated every night at 2:00 AM.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 10.2
  Date: daily
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (3 of 4)
  Description: The extraction and processing of the NovaROC mineral rights data and final FTP to government servers is done by a series of scripts written by David Hapgood and Jeff Poole in the spring of 2015 and located under C:\nsgov\minright\dp493_processing directory of the license manager server in the GMB GIS lab. All the scripts are run from a single batch file C:\nsgov\minright\dp493_processing\webexes\dp493v1_mstr.bat run at 2am everyday through the windows 'Task Scheduler' on the server. The order of the script processing is as follows: 1) NovaROC_export_6.0_prod.py The first script run is a python script that extracts the data from the NovaROC database and performs any data processing that is required. It requires the following look-up table (LUT) to be present and periodically updated in the following directory: rights.dbf- Holder Name LUT .... This DBF is extracted from the NovaROC database on a monthly basis other LUTs - A series of other lookup tables are also required that are located at C:\nsgov\minright\dp493_processing\NovaROC\dbf_lut_tables Location:"C:/nsgov/minright/dp493_processing/NovaROC/LatestRightsTable/rights.dbf" 2) Zip processing scripts ... zipdpme_493v1_sh.bat and zipdpme_493v1_gd.bat These batch files run ZipGenius 6 commands under C:\nsgov\minright\dp493_processing\webexes They zip up the SHP and File GDB data products from the NovaROC extraction and create zip files and self-extracting zip files. 3) SFTP of ZIP files to Gov't Web Servers (is69.cio.gov.ns.ca) for public to download This processing uses the psftp program to transfer the following ZIP files to the Gov't Web Server is69.cio.gov.ns.ca for public download. - dp493v1sh.zip and dp493v1gd.zip self-extracting exe/zip SHP and File GDB products respectively. - dp493v1sh_rz.zip and dp493v1gd_rz.zip raw zip files for SHP and File GDB products respectively. Data is stored in the following locations: Script locations - C:\nsgov\minright\dp493_processing ... see dp493v1_processing_readme.txt for specifics Raw NovaROC extraction - C:\nsgov\minright\dp493_processing\NovaROC\DailyBackup\gdb\DailyBackup.gdb Rights.xls spreadsheet - C:\nsgov\minright\dp493_processing\NovaROC\LatestRightsTable Other LUTs - C:\nsgov\minright\dp493_processing\NovaROC\dbf_lut_tables Processed data - located on the processing server currently in the GIS lab. SHP - C:\nsdnr\dp493v1sh\t493ns\shp\t493nsal.shp (generic name) and t493nsal_2015_05MAY_13_0200.shp (example ... time stamped product) File GDB - C:\nsdnr\dp493v1gd\t493ns\gdb\t493ns_mineral_rights_dp.gdb with t493nsal_mineral_rights_dp feature Class (generic name) and t493nsal_2015_05MAY_13_0200 (example ... time stamped name) Final data - Zip files under c:\nsdnr\ which include dp493v1sh.zip, dp493v1gd.zip, dp493v1sh_rz.zip and dp493v1gd_rz.zip S Drive - The final processed data will also be copied nightly to the S drive at S:\minright\ns\t493ns.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 10.2 python
  Date: June 2015
  Contact Person: (see Contact Information)
 
Processing Step (4 of 4)
  Description: The first version of digital product DP 493 was released on June 23, 2015. Each of the nightly updates (around 2:00 AM) will have data associated with them but not a new version number. A new version number will only be released when there is a significant change to the structure of the data or the products.
  Software and Version: ArcGIS 10.0
  Date: June, 2015 and every night (around 2:00 AM) thereafter
  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: GSC_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

 
Detailed Description
 
Data Layer/Table (1 of 4)
  Table Name: t493nsal_mineral_rights_dp
  Description: ESRI file geodatabase feature class: all licenses and leases; the name of the feature class is the same with each daily extraction
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp493md_attr.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (2 of 4)
  Table Name: t493nsal_YYYY_mmMMM_DD_HHMM
  Description: ESRI file geodatabase feature class: all licenses and leases, the name of the feature class includes the date and time so that previous versions will not be overwritten. YYYY - 4 digit year, mm - 2 digit number for the month, MMM - 3 letters for the month, DD - 2 digits for the date, HH - 2 digits for the hour, MM - 2 digits for the minute
  Metadata Link: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp493md_attr.asp
 
Data Layer/Table (3 of 4)
  Table Name: Mineral Rights - Licences and Leases (single theme).lyr
  Description: ESRI layer file - contains all the licenses and leases in a single theme
 
Data Layer/Table (4 of 4)
  Table Name: Mineral Rights - Licences and Leases (using NovaROC Symbology).lyr
  Description: ESRI layer file - contains all the licenses and leases in multiple themes and groups that match how they appear in NovaROC


 
Distribution Information

  Description: Downloadable Data
  Digital Custom Order Process: Digital Product Number = DP ME 493
  Available: June 2015
  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 our digital files on your computer, you require mapping software (e.g. ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcView, MapInfo, AutoCAD). If you do not have this software, ESRI provides two free Map Viewer called ArcExplorer2 and ArcExplorer4 which you can download over the Internet. ArcExplorer2 works with our "E00", "SHP", "JPG", "SID" and "TIF" files, while ArcExplorer4 worked with our SHP, TIF, JPG and web services. The "TIF" and "JPG" image file formats can be viewed in a number of graphics and image packages including CorelDraw and Paint Shop Pro. The MRSID "SID" images can be viewed in an increasing number of image packages as well as with a free MrSID viewer supplied by LizardTech. Links for these and other map viewers can be found at https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/gis-data-maps.asp. Data Formats MRB provides its digital data products in a number of formats. You can find our more information on these format and how to use them at https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpformat.asp. Fonts A number of DNR or GSC fonts may be required to properly view our data sets in an ArcMap project or to view the hard copy maps in a PDF format (normally the fonts will be embedded in the PDF). The fonts required for a particular data set may be found in the c:\nsdnr\dp999v9XX\d999YY\arcmap\fonts directory on your computer after you download the data set. A complete set of all of our fonts will be installed in the c:\nsdnr\fonts directory which is automatically installed and updated with our digital products. In order to see a complete list of fonts that are used and to download the DNR and GSC fonts from our web site please go to https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpinfo.asp. Any of these fonts can be installed on your computer by using going to Start - Settings - Control Panel - Fonts - File - Install. ArcMap Project Information Our SHP products include an ArcMap project which have all of the shapefiles symbolized and tables loaded with link and joins already created. This project uses relative paths so it should be drive and path independent. It can be found in the c:\data_set_id\arcmap\project directory. ArcView Project Information Our SHP products include an ArcView project which have all of the shapefiles symbolized and tables loaded with link and joins already created. This project uses relative paths so it should be drive and path independent. It can be found in the c:\data_set_id\arcview\project directory. ArcExplorer Project Information We have also included an ArcExplorer 2 project (.aep) and an ArcExplorer 4 (.axl) project for this data set that can be found in the c:\data_set_id\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 "#DPMEPATH#" which you will need to search for and replace with your drive letter and a colon (ex: c:) in order to make the project work. Please note the if you do not install the data set using the default path you may need to replace other parts of the reference to the path in the AXL. Hotlinks In order to use the hotlink feature within ArcView 3.x in 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 web site 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 x:\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 on the Internet at https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp493.asp. For further information on the formats of the data, in particular the Geoscience and Mines Branch - GDB and SHP formats, go to https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dpformat.asp.
  Distribution Contact:
    (see contact information)
 
Digital Form: (1 of 4)
  format name: GDB - ESRI file geodatabase
  format version: 10.2
  format specification: dp493v1gd.zip (exe)
  Transfer Size: ~ 1 MB
  Dataset Size: ~ 6 MB
  Information Content: Contains data consisting of the mineral rights information for the province of Nova Scotia. This file contains a file geodatabase with 2 feature classes.
  Decompression Technique: self-extracting compressed zip archive file. The user is guided through the extraction process and given a recommended location to put the data on their system..
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp493.asp
 
Digital Form: (2 of 4)
  format name: SHP - ESRI shapefiles
  format version: 10.2
  format specification: dp493v1sh.zip (exe)
  Transfer Size: ~ 1 MB
  Dataset Size: ~ 7 MB
  Information Content: Contains data consisting of the mineral rights information for the province of Nova Scotia. This file contains 2 shapefiles..
  Decompression Technique: self-extracting compressed zip archive file. The user is guided through the extraction process and given a recommended location to put the data on their system.
  Online Transfer: https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/dp493.asp
 
Digital Form: (3 of 4)
  format name: GDB - ESRI file geodatabase
  format version: 10.2
  format specification: dp493v1gd_rz.zip
  Transfer Size: ~ 1 MB
  Dataset Size: ~ 6 MB
  Information Content: Contains data consisting of the mineral rights information for the province of Nova Scotia. This file contains a file geodatabase with 2 feature classes
  Decompression Technique: Compressed zip archive file. The user can extract all or part of the data anywhere on their system.
 
Digital Form: (4 of 4)
  format name: SHP - ESRI shapefiles
  format version: 10.2
  format specification: dp493v1sh_rz.zip
  Transfer Size: ~ 1 MB
  Dataset Size: ~ 7 MB
  Information Content: Contains data consisting of the mineral rights information for the province of Nova Scotia. This file contains 2 shapefiles.
  Decompression Technique: Compressed zip archive file. The user can extract all or part of the data anywhere on their system.


 
Metadata Reference

  Creation Date: 20150622
  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)