Abstract: A digital grid of the top of the Viking Formation, originally modeled from borehole data and adjusted to present-day and paleo river erosion. The grid is generated at a 250 m cell-size resolution, based on information as recent as 2003.
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      DIG_2006_0030.xml
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      eng; CAN
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      utf8
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      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Geological Survey
      Position name: 
          AGS Information Manager
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
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            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  (780) 638-4491
              Facsimile: 
                  (780) 422-1918
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              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
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                  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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          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:

Grid spatial representation: Number of dimensions: 3 Cell geometry: Cell geometry code: point Transformation parameter availability: unknown
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Reference system info:

Reference system:
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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: Quaternary geology and bedrock subcrop of the Cold Lake to Ft. McMurray area, Alberta - Surface structure, Viking Formation - (1:250,000 scale gridded data) Date: Date: Date: 2006-04-01 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: Alberta Geological Survey Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta, Canada Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Series: Series: Name: Digital Data Issue identification: DIG 2006-0030 Abstract: A digital grid of the top of the Viking Formation, originally modeled from borehole data and adjusted to present-day and paleo river erosion. The grid is generated at a 250 m cell-size resolution, based on information as recent as 2003. Purpose: To construct the geological framework in an area of the province that is undergoing rapid development of oilsands deposits, for the purpose of characterizing the drift (Quaternary, preQuaternary) aquifers systems that overlie oilsands deposits. Credit: Ilona Ranger, Gordon Jean, Sheila 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: bedrock topography Keyword: geology Keyword: gis data Keyword: quaternary Keyword: stratigraphy Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: none Date: unknown Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: 73l Keyword: 73m Keyword: alberta 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 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 Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: grid Language: eng; CAN Topic category: Topic category code: geoscientificInformation Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -112 East bound longitude: -110 South bound latitude: 54 North bound latitude: 56 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 2000-01-01 End date: 2005-01-01 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: 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: http://ags.aer.ca/document/DIG/DIG_2006_0030.zip Name: Gridded Data
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Report: Completeness commission: Result: unknown Report: Completeness omission: Evaluation method description: All available data were used, and data were ranked in terms of quality of source. All areas within the geographic boundaries were modeled, but data density was not uniform throughout. Data were incomplete or absent for the upper half of the geological strata the lie between the bedrock surface and the present-day land surface because petrophysical logs were not recorded for the units behind the cased interval in oil and gas wells, and other well data were too sparse. Result: unknown Report: Conceptual consistency: Measure description: In those places where there are no data, or where data are absent, the value '-999' is assigned to the grid cell to denote null values in the modeled surface. In the case of the Digital Elevation Model, which was imported from other sources, the edges of the input grid are all null data (-999) to constrain the geometry of the grid to reflect the NTS map boundary geometry. This geometry was propagated throughout all of the grids surfaces by the assignment of '-999' to ensure their edges conform to the DEM geometry. Stratigraphic pick data used to generate the surfaces were derived from a number of sources, including new picks made during the course of the study. Because of varied degrees of certainty regarding the quality of those data, all data were ranked in terms of quality, with the author's picks ranked highest. This ranking was applied to screen data only in areas where more than one stratigraphic pick was made at a given location. In those cases, the highest ranked value was incorporated into the calculations. It's important to note that all data were used in process, and that in the absence of any other data, lower quality data were used along with data of higher quality. Digital data sets in the model have a varied degree of precision depending on the nature of the surface modeled. For example, the surface DEM carries the greatest amount of precision as is it modeled from a 76m-grid-resolution source file, and it is exposed and can be easily validated. Precision of the other surfaces varies in accordance to data density and knowledge regarding the processes of formation or deposition. Therefore the modeled surfaces reflect not only data density and data quality but also knowledge regarding the processes, which is depicted through the addition of synthetic data such as digital hand drawn contours. Consequently, grids of surfaces with the least amount of knowledge or data were validated and constrained by surfaces that carry a higher degree of confidence. Surfaces of geological units were tested against the two major unconformities in the study area - the topography of the bedrock surface, which itself, was tested against the topography of the present-day land surface. This internal validation and testing was done more rigorously for the bedrock topography and lower-drift stratigraphic units. This process produces grids of surfaces that have geospatial integrity (that is, lower surfaces do not cross surfaces of higher units), and enables the construction of bedrock subcrop map that is entirely constrained by the geometry of the bedrock surface. Testing of geospatial integrity of the bedrock geology surfaces that lie beneath the bedrock surface was not as rigorous, and in some cases surfaces of lower bedrock units may cross higher units. These occurrences, while present, are rare. Result: unknown Lineage: Lineage: Statement: All available data were used, and data were ranked in terms of quality of source. All areas within the geographic boundaries were modeled, but data density was not uniform throughout. Data were incomplete or absent for the upper half of the geological strata the lie between the bedrock surface and the present-day land surface because petrophysical logs were not recorded for the units behind the cased interval in oil and gas wells, and other well data were too sparse. Process step: Process step: Description: A series of digital grids were generated for surfaces of geological units ranging from the top of the McMurray Formation to the present-day lands surface. The grids were generated from hard data consisting of stratigraphic picks made from geophysical logs and lithologs, as well as from 'synthetic' data consisting of digital hand-drawn contours lines, particularly for the bedrock topography and the drift aquifer units resting on the bedrock surface. Initial digital modeling was done using MCadContour software on a Apple Macintosh computer, which were later exporting to PC supported software platforms such as Viewlog (ESR 2002-03). All modeled surfaces were done on a 250m grid-cell size, using Inverse Distance Weighted interpolation method. The bedrock geology units were modeled from stratigraphic picks derived from Alberta Energy and Utilities Board databases (AGSWDB). The bedrock topography and drift aquifer units were modeled from stratigraphic picks made on resistivity and gamma logs derived mainly from oil and gas exploration. Hand-digitized contours of the bedrock surface were used as synthetic data to enhance the resolution of the modeled surface. All bedrock geology surfaces were tested against the bedrock topography (an unconformable surface) to create a bedrock subcrop map. Gridded surfaces are then stacked in proper stratigraphic order to generate a 2.5D model of the geological setting. Date and time: 2000-01-01T00:00:00 Source: Source: Source citation: Citation: Title: ESR 2002-03 Date: unknown Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Unpublished digital files used in the preparation of ESR 2002-03 were used to create this data set.CD-ROM Scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 250000 Source citation: Citation: Title: Quaternary Geological Setting of the Athabasca Oil Sands (In Situ) Area, Northeast Alberta Alternate title: ESR 2002-03 Date: Date: Date: 2003-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Edition: Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Role: Role code: resourceProvider Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Geological Survey Role: Role code: resourceProvider Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Andriashek, L.D. Role: Role code: resourceProvider Presentation form: Presentation form code: documentDigital Series: Series: Name: Earth Sciences Report Issue identification: ESR 2002-03 Other citation details: Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Description: ground condition Time position: 2003-01-01
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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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