Abstract: The surficial material dataset was developed as part of the Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA) project covering all of NTS 73M, the southern three-quarters of 74D and southeast part of 84A. Part of the dataset was compiled by airphoto interpretations and followed by random ground-truthing by AGS geologists (NTS 73M). The dataset was later merged with other existing surficial geology maps (74D and 84A). The mapping scheme chosen for the 1:50 000 scale terrain classification is a variant of the scheme used in Alberta Geological Survey Bulletin 57 to map the surficial geology of the Sand River area (Map 178), NTS 73L, directly south of the study area. In this terrain classification scheme, each map unit includes a component of genesis, morphology and relief. Where available, additional information regarding the properties of the genetic unit was included as a genetic modifier. For example, the map unit 'sMh1' denotes hummocky (h), low relief (1), sandy (s) moraine (M). Genesis of geological material is considered to be the primary component of the map unit thus colours on the map depict differences in genesis. In the above example, the map unit colour would correspond to the legend colour chosen for moraine (M). An attempt has been made to reclassify the surficial geological units depicted in the surficial geology map of area NTS 74D (Map 148) using this mapping scheme, without significantly changing the polygon shapes of that previous work.
Metadata: 
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      DIG_2002_0019.xml
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      eng; CAN
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      utf8
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    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
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      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Geological Survey
      Position name: 
          AGS Information Manager
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  (780) 638-4491
              Facsimile: 
                  (780) 422-1918
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  Alberta Energy Regulator
              Delivery point: 
                  4th Floor, Twin Atria Building
              Delivery point: 
                  4999-98 Avenue NW
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T6B 2X3
              Country: 
                  Canada
              Electronic mail address: 
                  AGS-Info@aer.ca
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              8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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  Date stamp: 

      2004-11-30
  Metadata standard name: 
      North American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata (NAP-Metadata)
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      ISO 19115-1.1
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: Geometric object count: 15177
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Spatial representation info:

Grid spatial representation: Number of dimensions: 2 Axis Dimension Properties: Dimension: Dimension name: Dimension name type code: column Dimension size: unknown Resolution: uom: decimalDegrees 0.000000 Axis Dimension Properties: Dimension: Dimension name: Dimension name type code: row Dimension size: unknown Resolution: uom: decimalDegrees 0.000000 Cell geometry: Cell geometry code: Transformation parameter availability: false
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Reference system info:

Reference system:
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: EPSG:4269 Code Space: http://www.epsg-registry.org/ Version: 8.4.1
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Reference system info:

xlink: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/65f8b220-95ed-11e0-aa80-0800200c9a66 title: North American Datum 1983
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Reference system info:

xlink: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/c3895520-95ed-11e0-aa80-0800200c9a66 title: Geodetic Reference System 1980
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Surficial Materials of the Athabasca Oil Sands (in Situ) Area, Northeast Alberta (GIS data, polygon features) Date: Date: Date: 2002-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Andriashek, L.D. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Series: Series: Name: Digital Data Issue identification: DIG 2002-0019 Abstract: The surficial material dataset was developed as part of the Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA) project covering all of NTS 73M, the southern three-quarters of 74D and southeast part of 84A. Part of the dataset was compiled by airphoto interpretations and followed by random ground-truthing by AGS geologists (NTS 73M). The dataset was later merged with other existing surficial geology maps (74D and 84A). The mapping scheme chosen for the 1:50 000 scale terrain classification is a variant of the scheme used in Alberta Geological Survey Bulletin 57 to map the surficial geology of the Sand River area (Map 178), NTS 73L, directly south of the study area. In this terrain classification scheme, each map unit includes a component of genesis, morphology and relief. Where available, additional information regarding the properties of the genetic unit was included as a genetic modifier. For example, the map unit 'sMh1' denotes hummocky (h), low relief (1), sandy (s) moraine (M). Genesis of geological material is considered to be the primary component of the map unit thus colours on the map depict differences in genesis. In the above example, the map unit colour would correspond to the legend colour chosen for moraine (M). An attempt has been made to reclassify the surficial geological units depicted in the surficial geology map of area NTS 74D (Map 148) using this mapping scheme, without significantly changing the polygon shapes of that previous work. Purpose: To create a surficial materials map for the WEPA report Credit: Dennis Chao Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Position name: AGS Information Manager Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (780) 638-4491 Facsimile: (780) 422-1918 Address: Address: Delivery point: Alberta Energy Regulator Delivery point: 4th Floor, Twin Atria Building Delivery point: 4999-98 Avenue NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6B 2X3 Country: Canada Electronic mail address: AGS-Info@aer.ca Hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: colluvial Keyword: eolian Keyword: fluvial Keyword: gipsy till Keyword: gis data Keyword: glaciofluvial Keyword: glaciolacustrine Keyword: horse river till Keyword: kinosis till Keyword: lacustrine Keyword: morainal Keyword: organic Keyword: surficial material Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: none Date: unknown Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: 73m Keyword: 74d Keyword: 83p Keyword: 84a Keyword: alberta Keyword: athabasca oil sands Keyword: bitumount Keyword: fort mcmurray Keyword: northeast alberta Keyword: waterways Keyword: winefred lake Type: Keyword type code: place Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: Date: unknown Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Use constraints: Restriction code: 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. Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Quaternary Stratigraphy and Surficial Geology of the Sand River Area (NTS 73L) Date: Date: Date: 1989-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Research Council Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Andriashek, L.D. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Fenton, M.M. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Terrain Sciences Department, Alberta Geological Survey, Alberta Research Council Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta, Canada Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://ags.aer.ca/ Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: documentDigital Series: Series: Name: Bulletin Issue identification: BUL 057 Other citation details: Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Surficial Geology Waterways (NTS 74D) Date: Date: Date: 1974-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Research Council Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Bayrock, L.A. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Reimchen, T.H.F. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Research Council Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta, Canada Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://ags.aer.ca/ Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Series: Series: Name: Map Issue identification: MAP 148 Other citation details: Scale 1:250000. Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Surficial Geology of the Sand River Area, Alberta (NTS 73L) Date: Date: Date: 1983-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Research Council Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Fenton, M.M. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Andriashek, L.D. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Research Council Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://ags.aer.ca/ Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Series: Series: Name: Map Issue identification: MAP 178 Other citation details: Scale 1:250000. Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: eng; CAN Topic category: Topic category code: geoscientificInformation Environment description: Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Se Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -112.716583 East bound longitude: -110.000809 South bound latitude: 55.000088 North bound latitude: 56.750317 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Description: publication date Time position: 2002-01-01 Supplemental Information: In English
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Content info:

Feature catalogue description: Included with dataset: false Feature catalogue citation: Citation: Title: Entity and Attribute Information Date: Other citation details:
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Position name: AGS Information Manager Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (780) 638-4491 Facsimile: (780) 422-1918 Address: Address: Delivery point: Alberta Energy Regulator Delivery point: 4th Floor, Twin Atria Building Delivery point: 4999-98 Avenue NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6B 2X3 Country: Canada Electronic mail address: AGS-Info@aer.ca Hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://static.ags.aer.ca/files/document/DIG/DIG_2002_0019.zip Name: SHP
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Report: Absolute external positional accuracy: Name of measure: Horizontal Positional Accuracy Measure description: Evaluation method description: This dataset was created by georeferencing and vectorizing scanned Mylars for each 1:50,000 NTS map sheet. The average RMS error for the dataset was about 25 metres. We estimate the positional accuracy of the resulting dataset at +/- 25 metres. Result: Quantitative result: Value unit: Base unit: Identifier: Units system: xlink: http://www.bipm.org/en/si/ Value: Report: Completeness commission: Result: unknown Report: Completeness omission: Evaluation method description: Some polygons have been generalized, repositioned or clipped to reflect the shapes of the major drainage networks such as the Athabasca River. Result: unknown Report: Conceptual consistency: Measure description: The dataset is topologically clean. Polygons along major lakes are extended into the lake body. This is to ensure that all polygons will fit with lake bodies with different scales of data. Polygons along the study boundary have been clipped with the boundary polygon and edge-matched between map sheets ( NTS areas73E, 74D and 84A). Result: unknown Report: Non quantitative attribute accuracy: Measure description: Polygon attributes were checked by overlaying and visually comparing each printed map with its respective Mylar. Result: inapplicable Lineage: Lineage: Statement: Some polygons have been generalized, repositioned or clipped to reflect the shapes of the major drainage networks such as the Athabasca River. Process step: Process step: Description: The photo-interpreted surficial deposits were transcribed onto 36 Mylar transparencies at 1:50 000 scale and scanned into images. These images were then georeferenced and rectified based on a minimum of four known coordinates. The projection used for georeferencing was Zone 12 Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) in NAD83. The average registration error is 3 m. The rectified images were converted (vectorized) into lines in ArcInfo. These lines were extracted into separate files (ArcInfo coverages) based on their feature types. All unit boundaries were put into one coverage while surface linear features such as eskers, glacial flutings, etc. were placed into separate coverages. Editing was performed on all coverages in ArcEdit with special emphasis on map unit boundaries, which must be closed and properly identified to create polygon topology. These processes were performed on all 36 of the 1:50 000 scale maps that cover the study area. Hardcopy maps were produced and overlaid onto Mylar for quality control. Polygon topology was created and descriptions of each polygon were entered into the attribute table. Combining the information in the 36 maps into one created a 1:250 000 scale compilation map of surficial materials in the study area. Deposit boundaries from all adjacent maps were edge-matched and dissolved. Date and time: 2002-01-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Minor edits were made to the metadata's Data Quality section, Aug. 9, 2012. Date and time: 2012-01-01T00:00:00
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: unknown Maintenance note: This metadata was automatically generated from the FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadatastandard version FGDC-STD-001-1998 using the January 2013 version of the FGDC CSDGM to ISO 19115-2 transform. Metadata author: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Position name: AGS Information Manager Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (780) 638-4491 Facsimile: (780) 422-1918 Address: Address: Delivery point: Alberta Energy Regulator Delivery point: 4th Floor, Twin Atria Building Delivery point: 4999-98 Avenue NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6B 2X3 Country: Canada Electronic mail address: AGS-Info@aer.ca Hours of service: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Role: Role code: custodian
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