Abstract: The dataset was developed as part of the Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA) project covering all of NTS 73M, southern three-quarters of 74D and southeast part of 84A. It contains all the linear landform features such as eskers, flutings and melt-water channels, etc. Part of the dataset was complied by air photo interpretations and followed by random ground-truthing (NTS73M) by AGS geologists. Dataset was then merged with other existing surficial geology maps (NTS 74D and 84A). Analysis of surficial geological materials, aspects of local relief, and morphological characteristics of surface landforms form an integral component in the evaluation of recharge fluxes to regional groundwater flow systems. To assist in the evaluation of groundwater recharge, terrain analysis maps were constructed in GIS format at a scale of 1:50 000 and 1:250 000 for most of the study area, including all of map NTS 73M (Winefred), the southern three-quarters of map NTS 74D (Waterways), and the southeast part of NTS 84A (Algar). Surficial geology maps of the portion of the study area that lies within map area NTS 83P (Pelican) were published by the surficial geology group in the Minerals Section of the Alberta Geological Survey. The terrain analysis maps in NTS 73M and NTS 84A were constructed almost entirely from the interpretation of 1:60 000 scale aerial photographs, supplemented with only a minor amount of ground verification. Terrain analysis maps in the area defined by NTS 74D were constructed from both aerial photograph analysis as well as from published surficial geology information (Bayrock, L. and Reimchen, T., 1973). Classification of the terrain was based on interpretations of landform types, tonal reflections of surface materials, differences in vegetative cover, and differences in drainage patterns and characteristics, all of which can be identified on aerial photographs. It is for this reason that the maps are referred to as aerial photograph terrain analysis maps, rather than surficial geology maps, which generally have a greater amount of ground verification. The reader is therefore cautioned that a higher degree of uncertainty exists regarding the information depicted on the terrain analysis map, compared to that on a surficial geology map.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      DIG_2002_0018.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: 

      2004-12-09
  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: Geometric object count: 2434
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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: Linear Landform Features of the Athabasca Oil Sands (in Situ) Area (GIS data, line 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, Canada Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Series: Series: Name: Digital Data Issue identification: DIG 2002-0018 Abstract: The dataset was developed as part of the Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA) project covering all of NTS 73M, southern three-quarters of 74D and southeast part of 84A. It contains all the linear landform features such as eskers, flutings and melt-water channels, etc. Part of the dataset was complied by air photo interpretations and followed by random ground-truthing (NTS73M) by AGS geologists. Dataset was then merged with other existing surficial geology maps (NTS 74D and 84A). Analysis of surficial geological materials, aspects of local relief, and morphological characteristics of surface landforms form an integral component in the evaluation of recharge fluxes to regional groundwater flow systems. To assist in the evaluation of groundwater recharge, terrain analysis maps were constructed in GIS format at a scale of 1:50 000 and 1:250 000 for most of the study area, including all of map NTS 73M (Winefred), the southern three-quarters of map NTS 74D (Waterways), and the southeast part of NTS 84A (Algar). Surficial geology maps of the portion of the study area that lies within map area NTS 83P (Pelican) were published by the surficial geology group in the Minerals Section of the Alberta Geological Survey. The terrain analysis maps in NTS 73M and NTS 84A were constructed almost entirely from the interpretation of 1:60 000 scale aerial photographs, supplemented with only a minor amount of ground verification. Terrain analysis maps in the area defined by NTS 74D were constructed from both aerial photograph analysis as well as from published surficial geology information (Bayrock, L. and Reimchen, T., 1973). Classification of the terrain was based on interpretations of landform types, tonal reflections of surface materials, differences in vegetative cover, and differences in drainage patterns and characteristics, all of which can be identified on aerial photographs. It is for this reason that the maps are referred to as aerial photograph terrain analysis maps, rather than surficial geology maps, which generally have a greater amount of ground verification. The reader is therefore cautioned that a higher degree of uncertainty exists regarding the information depicted on the terrain analysis map, compared to that on a surficial geology map. 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: channels Keyword: dunes Keyword: eskers Keyword: gis data Keyword: glacial fluting Keyword: meltwater Keyword: moraine ridge Keyword: slump 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: bitumount Keyword: fort mcmurray 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. 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: -112.700484 East bound longitude: -110.000531 South bound latitude: 55.00009 North bound latitude: 56.743925 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Description: ground condition 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: Dataset includes generalized linear features and their descriptions
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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_0018.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: dataset is created by geo-referencing and vectorizing scanned Mylar for each 1:50 000 NTS mapsheet. The average RMS error for the dataset is about 150 meters. 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: All linear features identified on the Mylar are included. Result: unknown Report: Conceptual consistency: Measure description: Linear features of this dataset are extracted from thirty-two 1:50 000 scale surficial materials maps (see Surficial Materials of the Athabasca Oil Sands (In Situ) Area for details). As many of these features are too small/short to be displayed at the final 1:250 000 scale, almost are exaggerated (length wise) and generalized. Their direction and orientation are preserved. Result: unknown Report: Non quantitative attribute accuracy: Measure description: Locations of linear features and attributes (descriptions) are checked visually by comparing the printed map with each Mylar. All discrepancy has been fixed or updated. Result: inapplicable Lineage: Lineage: Statement: All linear features identified on the Mylar are included. 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 esker, glacial fluting, etc. were placed into separate coverages. Each coverage was edited (cleaned and smoothed) in ArcEdit. These processes were performed on all 36 of the 1:50 000 scale maps that cover the study area. Hardcopy map was each coverage was produced and overlaid with its Mylar for quality control. The description of each line feature in the coverage was entered as an attribute in the database. Combining the information in the 36 maps into one created a 1:250 000 scale compilation map of linear landform features in the study area. Detailed surface linear features were simplified (generalized and/or exaggerated) and their general directions and orientations were preserved. Date and time: 2002-01-01T00:00:00 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: transparency Scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 250000 Source citation: Citation: Title: Alternate title: Date: Date: Date: Date type: Date type code: publication Edition: Presentation form: Series: Series: Name: Issue identification: Other citation details: Source extent: Extent:
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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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