A total of 98 planimetric (1:50 000 scale) Mineral Resource Land-Use (MRLU) maps combine to form a thematic atlas, which covers the province of Nova Scotia including all near-shore islands and Sable Island. The main purpose in preparing this Atlas is to provide the public with a single geographic compilation of mineral resource and related land-use information at a reasonably detailed scale. A key objective is to create a useful reference for practitioners working in land-use and environmental planning, geotechnical firms and groups involved in community economic development.
The MRLU maps display the location and distribution of mineral and energy resources and related activities as well as aspects of environmental geology that relate to land-use and environmental planning. Special land-use designations on Crown and some privately-owned land are shown to indicate how Nova Scotia′s land base varies regarding the ability of mineral resource interests to access land and hold secure tenure. Please note: because these maps were compiled from many different data sources with different scales and projections, some of the overlapping thematic data appears "shifted" relative to each other.
The current version of the maps in PDF format and the on-line interactive maps were released in November 2002.The current version of the atlas is out of date and clients should be aware that many of the data layers used in the maps and the on-line application are out of date.