Abstract: This dataset has stratigraphic and lithological picks of the upper bedrock and Quaternary geological units in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area extending north from Cold Lake to the Fort McMurray region. The picks were compiled from the mid-1970s to 2006 to construct maps of the subsurface distribution, structure, topography and thickness of near-surface bedrock and Quaternary stratigraphic units. Alberta Geological Survey staff, as well as staff from industry and other government departments, interpreted the data.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      DIG_2011_0001.xml
  Language: 
      eng; CAN
  Character set: 
    Character set code: 
      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  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: 
          pointOfContact
  Date stamp: 

      2016-03-29
  Metadata standard name: 
      North American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata (NAP-Metadata)
  Metadata standard version: 
      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: point Geometric object count: 226761
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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: Stratigraphic and Lithological Picks of the Uppermost Geological Units in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area (tabular data, tab-delimited format) Date: Date: Date: 2011-06-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Energy Resources Conservation 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, Canada Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: tableDigital Series: Series: Name: Digital Data Issue identification: DIG 2011-0001 Abstract: This dataset has stratigraphic and lithological picks of the upper bedrock and Quaternary geological units in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area extending north from Cold Lake to the Fort McMurray region. The picks were compiled from the mid-1970s to 2006 to construct maps of the subsurface distribution, structure, topography and thickness of near-surface bedrock and Quaternary stratigraphic units. Alberta Geological Survey staff, as well as staff from industry and other government departments, interpreted the data. Purpose: To construct maps of the subsurface distribution, structure, topography and thickness of near-surface bedrock and Quaternary stratigraphic units of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area. Credit: G. Jean, I. Ranger, S.A. Stewart 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: aquifers Keyword: athabasca oil sands Keyword: bedrock topography Keyword: data Keyword: geology Keyword: lithology Keyword: quaternary Keyword: stratigraphic picks Keyword: stratigraphy of surficial deposits Keyword: subsurface Keyword: water wells Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: none Date: unknown Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: 73l Keyword: 73m Keyword: 74d Keyword: 74e Keyword: 83i Keyword: 83p Keyword: 84a Keyword: 84h Keyword: Alberta Keyword: Athabasca oil sands area Keyword: Canada Keyword: Cold Lake Keyword: Fort McMurray 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: Quaternary Geological Setting of the Athabasca Oil Sands (In Situ) Area, Northeast Alberta Date: Date: Date: 2003-01-01 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 Energy and Utilities Board 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: Earth Sciences Report Issue identification: ESR 2002-03 Other citation details: Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Buried Channels and Glacial-Drift Aquifers in the Fort McMurray Region, Northeast Alberta Date: Date: Date: 2007-04-01 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: Atkinson, N. Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey 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: Earth Sciences Report Issue identification: ESR 2007-01 Other citation details: Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: eng; CAN Topic category: Topic category code: geoscientificInformation Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -114 East bound longitude: -110 South bound latitude: 54 North bound latitude: 58 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 1976-01-01 End date: 2006-01-01 Supplemental Information: Language: 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: Detailed Entity and Attribute information is provided with the dataset, formatted as Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata.
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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_2011_0001.zip Name: Tabular Data
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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: Horizontal accuracy can differ by as much as 200 metres, depending on the source of the information (e.g., paper map), the precision of the co-ordinates provided (e.g., corner of LSD, centre of LSD or centre of section) or the projection (NAD27 vs. NAD83). For some geographic areas, such as the Cold Lake region, we attempted to determine precise well locations by comparing locations recorded on the water-well logs to dwellings depicted on 1:50 000 topography maps. Some borehole data, particularly those provided by industry, were surveyed and have a higher degree of accuracy. Result: Quantitative result: Value unit: Base unit: Identifier: Units system: xlink: http://www.bipm.org/en/si/ Value: Report: Absolute external positional accuracy: Name of measure: Vertical Positional Accuracy Measure description: Evaluation method description: We derived the elevation values from at least three sources: - 1:50 000 scale topographic maps; - interpolations from digital elevation models; and - surveys (especially for oil and gas and geotechnical boreholes). Vertical accuracy ranged from tens of centimetres in surveyed well bores to more than 10 metres in estimates from paper topographic maps. 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: Compilation and selection of the records occurred over 30 years. The selection criteria were not documented. Some of the data in the COMMENTS and DESCRIPTION fields are truncated due to incomplete source data. Result: unknown Report: Conceptual consistency: Measure description: Every record in the dataset is complete regarding geospatial information pertaining to its x, y and z attributes. Spatial locations are not unique in this dataset, although attempts were made to reduce duplications of borehole locations. Because different sources supplied the data over 30 years, with location information provided in different formats, including different projections, some data appear to be unique, when in fact they are simply offsets of the same log due to conversions from one co-ordinate system to another (e.g., NAD27 converted to NAD83). Data are missing for some of the tops of the stratigraphic units, but in those cases, a bottom-of-unit elevation exists. Blank entries in the attribute field indicate absent data. Supplementary or non-critical data may also be absent. In some cases, multiple entries of a formation with different elevations in a given borehole reflect sample description intervals within the stratigraphic unit. In this respect, the data were entered more as a litholog than a stratigraphic log. We assumed the uppermost elevation to be the elevation of the top of the stratigraphic unit in this case. We grouped geological data into two classes: data pertaining to stratigraphy with no supplementary lithological data and data related to lithological properties, independent of stratigraphic classification. Generally, for a given borehole, stratigraphy information or lithology information will exist, but seldom both. Furthermore, for a given location, not all geological information may be complete. That is, only some units within the sequence may have been interpreted and captured in the dataset. We did not interpret all borehole data from the region. We gave preference to data from boreholes drilled by Alberta Geological Survey, as these had the most abundant and diverse amounts of information, including sample analyses, and served as references or type wells in the local areas of interest. These borehole names are identified with the "AGS-" prefix. We accepted information from external sources as is, with little to no validation of quality or accuracy. Result: unknown Report: Non quantitative attribute accuracy: Measure description: The stratigraphic picks have a varied degree of accuracy depending on the quality of the source data. The most accurate stratigraphic picks are from Alberta Geological Survey borehole lithologs, particularly those boreholes with supplementary litholog and petrophysical log data and sample analyses, such as grain size, sand petrology, matrix geochemistry and carbonate content. Those data provided the basis for the classification of the Quaternary stratigraphic units. Petrophysical logs, mainly gamma ray and resistivity, provided the next-most accurate source of data for interpretation. The least accurate data were those stratigraphic picks made from lithologs recorded by the water-well drilling industry. Result: inapplicable Lineage: Lineage: Statement: Compilation and selection of the records occurred over 30 years. The selection criteria were not documented. Some of the data in the COMMENTS and DESCRIPTION fields are truncated due to incomplete source data. Process step: Process step: Description: Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) staff interpreted the stratigraphic picks from various undocumented sources of data, including water-well records (both lithologs and electric logs), oil and gas petrophysical logs (mainly gamma and resistivity), and lithologs and petrophysical logs from geotechnical and environmental boreholes. We derived the lithological information from newly drilled AGS boreholes or from boreholes drilled by the water-well, environmental and geotechnical industries. Original units of geospatial measurement included co-ordinates from numerous formats, such as Dominion Land Survey, latitude and longitude, Universal Transverse Mercator or other Mercator projections. We converted all records with different units of geospatial measurement to latitude-longitude decimal degrees NAD83 co-ordinates. Date and time: 2007-03-15T00:00:00
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Metadata constraints:

Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Use constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: Metadata Access Constraints: none Metadata Use Constraints: none
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: unknown Maintenance note: This metadata was automatically generated from the FGDC Content Standard 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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