General Information
File Identifier: DIG_2013_0001.xml
Metadata Language: eng; CAN
Metadata Date Stamp: 2016-03-29
Organization: Alberta Geological Survey
Organization Role: pointOfContact
Identification Information
Title: Surficial Geology of Alberta: Ungeneralized Digital Mosaic (GIS data, polygon features)
Dataset Publication Date: 2013-03-01
Dataset Language: eng; CAN
Abstract: This GIS dataset is a compilation of existing surficial map information for Alberta tiled into one layer. It was an interim product to produce the generalized polygon dataset (Alberta Geological Survey DIG 2013-0002), which is suitable for presentation and use at 1:1,000,000 scale. We prepared the data by appending existing GIS datasets of each surficial map of Alberta into one provincial layer with a standard attribute table. Data sources included published Alberta Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada maps, one master’s thesis, and ecological (biophysical) land-classification maps of the mountain parks. When possible, we transferred all of the legend data from each map source into the standard schema. As part of our 1:1,000,000-scale map project, we completed mapping the unmapped areas of Alberta at roughly 500,000 to 1,000,000 scale. This dataset includes those previously unpublished data. With this dataset users can, for the first time, view the surficial geology of different map areas done at different scales and map projections by different geologists according to different legends in one GIS layer. We exported the feature class as an Esri shapefile (SurfMosaic_py_ll.shp) for public distribution. The layer file 1M_scale_legend.lyr is also included for the convenience of Esri software users (version 9.2) to render the map according to the common legend shown on Alberta Geological Survey Map 601.
Hierarchy Level: Dataset
Data Type: Vector
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Use Constraints otherRestrictions
Other Constraints Access Constraints: Public Use Constraints: Acknowledgement of the Alberta Energy Regulator/Alberta Geological Survey as the originator/source of this information is required as described in the Open Government License - Alberta. Distribution Liability: The Alberta Energy Regulator/Alberta Geological Survey (AER/AGS) licenses this information under the Open Government License - Alberta. Any references to proprietary software in our documentation, and/or any use of proprietary data formats in our releases, do not constitute endorsement by the AER/AGS of any manufacturer's product.
Data Theme
Theme Topics: geoscientificInformation
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: EPSG:4269
Reference System Organization ID:
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -120.004223
South Bounding Latitude: 48.997571
East Bounding Longitude: -109.999918
North Bounding Latitude: 60.000279
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Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: This dataset covers all of Alberta.
Contact Information
Organization: Alberta Geological Survey
Contact Position: AGS Information Manager
Address: Alberta Energy Regulator
City: Edmonton
State: Alberta
Postal Code: T6B 2X3
Country: Canada
Telephone: (780) 638-4491
Fax: (780) 422-1918
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