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Ontario Land Information Directory of Metadata for Geospatial Information Holdings.

This is a selection from the Ontario Land Information Directory for Metadata Holdings. The following represents the Basic description of an information holding. To obtain more information about this holding, see the section named Contacts.
Agency Information:

Agency ID: 2
Agency Name: MINISTRY OF NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT AND MINES
Agency Description: ONTARIO GOVERNMENT MINISTRY
Effective Date: 10/15/2002

Detail Information:

GENERAL INFORMATION

Official Name of the Data Set or Information Holding: Surficial Geology of Southern Ontario
Acronyms are Used to Identify the Data Set or Information Holding: MRD 128
Describe the Data Set or Information Holding: Ontario Geological Survey (author) The Surficial Geology of Southern Ontario data set is a GIS based geological map that shows the distribution and characteristics of surficial units across Southern Ontario. It illustrates surficial deposit types, material types, geological features (e.g. drumlins, eskers) and general bedrock types and outcrops. The surficial geology of southern Ontario consists largely of varying types and thicknesses of deposits emplaced primarily during the Quaternary period. These surficial deposits overly a bedrock terrain consisting mainly of Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks that overlie older Precambrian rocks of the Canadian Shield. The data used in generating the map was derived from Quaternary maps, primarily at a scale of 1:50 000, completed by the OGS and Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) for most of southern Ontario over the past 40 years. A total of 124 maps, 36 of which belong to the GSC, were used to create the seamless coverage. These original, tiled maps existed as either digital vector or raster format. The raster images were rubber sheeted to a geographic base and digitized (head's up) according to standards established for the project. Polygonal, point and line information was captured as part of the automation process. Coverages created include; sgu_poly, sgu_point, sgu_line, sgu_mor, sgu_misc, ogs_pits and sgu_anno. Attribute tables were built and populated with various geological related information. The original maps contained legends of varying detail and terminology, therefore, a single, standard legend suitable for a 1:50 000 compilation was constructed. This legend, created using Microsoft ŽAccess Database software, was used to translate all original map units to the new standard legend. Each of the map attribute tables was joined to the translation table using a unique key. A series of additional attributes, for instance, primary material and genesis were extracted from each map sheet and included in this table. By capturing these attributes a variety of derivative maps can be produced. For instance, for aggregate resource assessment studies a map of gravel resources can be derived from the primary material attribute.
The Intended Use and Purpose for Collecting the Data Set or Information Holding: To provide a detailed overview of the surficial geology of southern Ontario and associated attributes available to the land-use planning, consulting, aggregate/industrial mineral industry and development community as well as government geoscientists, resource scientists, conservation authorities, land-use planners and academic researchers. Also, the dataset will be of value to the broader scientific community, school teachers and general public who have an interest in Ontario's geological history and use of earth resources. Discrepancies or inaccuracies may occur in the data for which the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines does not assume liability. Users should verify critical information. This product is intended for use at scales of 1:50 000 and smaller. Use of this product at larger, detailed scales will result in use for which this product was never intended.
Describe any Restrictions and Legal Prerequisites for Accessing the Data Set (Data Privacy/Security):
Describe any Constraints for Using the Data Set: Copyright Except for the license granted herein, all right, title and interest in the Electronic Intellectual Property (EIP) in all languages, formats and media, including all copyrights therein are and shall continue to be the exclusive property of the Crown in right of Ontario. Licence for Use The MNDM grants to the Licensee a non-transferable, non-exclusive, limited-use Licence for the EIP. The Licensee may use and make copies of the EIP for its professional or non-commercial end-use only. Restrictions on Use Except as provided for in this Licence, no part of the EIP may be redistributed, sub-licenced, rented or leased, copied, published, disseminated or used, in any form or by any means other than for the Licensee's own professional or non-commercial end-use without the MNDM's prior written permission. Upon MNDM written permission, the distribution of any Value-Added-Product (VAP) for sale, lease, loan or gift derived in whole or in part, in any format or media from MNDM EIP, shall first require the producer of the VAP to ensure that the recipient of the VAP has obtained a EIP End User Licence Agreement and a copy of the original EIP from which the VAP was derived. The recipient of the VAP EIP may purchase the original EIP directly from the MNDM or through the provider of the VAP (with monies remitted to the MNDM in favour of The Minister of Finance) so as to ensure that they are a licenced owner of the EIP. Any use of the EIP in all languages, formats and media must include an acknowledgement of the MNDM as the source. Reference must be made in the following form: Author(s), Year of publication, EIP title, OGS, EIP number: see example below Ontario Geological Survey 2003. Surficial geology of Southern Ontario; Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release--Data 128 The complete and entire EIP Agreement may be viewed at http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndm/mines/ims/pub/digcat/licence_e.asp
Describe any Legislated or Legal Authority for Collecting the Data Set:
Select the Level of Privacy for this Metadata Information: Public
Time Coverage: from Sunday, January 1, 1950 to Monday, October 6, 2003
Time Coverage Comments:
Enter or Select the Current Status of the Data Set: Complete
Enter or Select the Frequency with which Changes or Additions are Made to the Data Set: As Needed
Enter the retention schedule number: 9999
Retention period or description:
Keywords:
         AGGREGATE RESOURCE INVENTORY PAPER
         AGGREGATE RESOURCES
         ALLUVIUM
         ARIP
         DATA COLLECTION
         DATABASES
         DEPOSITS
         DIGITAL DATA
         DIGITAL MAPS
         DRIFT
         EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
         GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
         GEOLOGY
         GIS
         GLACIAL DEPOSITS
         GLACIAL TILL SOILS
         GRAVEL PITS
         MAPPING
         MINES
         MINISTRY OF NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT AND MINES
         MNDM
         MRD
         NRVIS
         OGS
         ONTARIO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
         ORIENTATION
         PALEOZOIC BEDROCK GEOLOGY
         PRECAMBRIAN BEDROCK GEOLOGY
         QUATERNARY SURFICIAL GEOLOGY
         SAND DUNES
         SAND PITS
         SEDIMENT
         TEACHING MATERIALS
         TILL

Business Theme:
         GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
         GEOLOGY

Digital Processing Environment for the Data Set: The software used to create the seamless Quaternary coverage in a GIS structured format was ArcMap 8.1 and ArcInfo Workstation. Data was captured as ArcInfo coverages.
Specify the Storage Formats for the Data Set:
         Format:GIS Database
         Format Description:ESRI ArcInfo coverages
         Format:Electronic Document
         Format Description:PDF and Microsoft 97 readme, technical and map documents
Internal Pointer to Data Set:
Physical Location of the Data Set:

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Selected geographic type:Bounding Box only
         North Bounding Coordinate: 46° 00'
         South Bounding Coordinate: 42° 00'
         West Bounding Coordinate: -83° 00'
         East Bounding Coordinate: -74° 00'
Geographic Completeteness: 100% Complete


MAPPING INFORMATION

Grid Coordinate System Used: Geographic (Lat, Long)
Map Projection: decimal degrees
Horizontal Geodetic Datum: NAD83
Vertical Geodetic Datum: Not Applicable
Position Accuracy of Features:
        Horizontal: Approximate: +/- 250 m
        Vertical: Not Applicable

DATA SOURCE INFORMATION

         Data Source Type: Hard Copy Map
         Describe for the Source Data Contribution: Used to produce the Seamless Quaternary coverage's for Southern Ontario.
         Time Period Comments: Quaternary field mapping done over this time range. Data collected from 01/01/1950 to 06/10/2003
         Name of the Source Data Set: OGS Hard copy Quaternary maps
         the Acronyms Used to Identify the Source Data Set: (Preliminary, 2000, ARIP and OFR map series)
         Describe theData Source: OGS Hard copy Quaternary geology maps on file with the Mines Library, Sudbury Ontario, Canada. Complete map listing can be found within the Project Summary and Technical Document delivered with the MRD-128 dataset
         Name of the Organization that Create the Source Data Set: Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

         Data Source Type: Digital Map File
         Describe for the Source Data Contribution: Used to produce the Seamless Quaternary coverage's for Southern Ontario.
         Time Period Comments: Data collected from 01/01/1950 to 06/10/2003 Data collected from 01/01/1950 to 06/10/2003
         Name of the Source Data Set: Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Digital and Hardcopy Surficial Geology maps.
         the Acronyms Used to Identify the Source Data Set:
         Describe theData Source: Complete map listing can be found within the Project Summary and Technical Document delivered with the MRD-128 dataset
         Name of the Organization that Create the Source Data Set: Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)

         Data Source Type: Digital Map File
         Describe for the Source Data Contribution: Digital data sets used as base information for The Seamless Quaternay Geology. Base information used includes weeded or generalized lakes and roads coverage's as well as a Digital elevation model (DEM) used to create a raster (JPG) shaded relief image for Southern Ontario.
         Time Period Comments: Data collected on 06/10/2003
         Name of the Source Data Set: Base information for The Surficial Geology of Ontario
         the Acronyms Used to Identify the Source Data Set:
         Describe theData Source: NRVIS Roads and Lake coverage were supplied by The Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario, Ontario Geo Spatial Data Exchange. These vector coverage's were weeded and stripped of all attributes for release in digital format. The Digital elevation model (DEM) used to create the shaded relief was created and supplied by the Geomatics Service Center, Peterborough.
         Name of the Organization that Create the Source Data Set: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

         Data Source Type: Digital Map File
         Describe for the Source Data Contribution: Upper tier municipal boundaries in vector format.
         Time Period Comments: Data collected on 06/10/2003
         Name of the Source Data Set: Municipal boundaries, upper tier, Southern Ontario
         the Acronyms Used to Identify the Source Data Set:
         Describe theData Source: Upper tier municipal boundaries in vector format ArcInfo coverage.
         Name of the Organization that Create the Source Data Set: Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

CONTACT

GENERAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

     Title:
     Surname:
     First Name:
     Second Name:
     Position: Ontario Geological Survey
     Language: English
     Organization: Ministry of Northern Development & Mines
     Organization Sub-Unit: Information & Marketing Services
     Business Phone: (705)670-5755 ext
     FAX: (705)670-5818 ext
     Business TDD/TYY: ()- ext
     Other Phone: ()- ext
     Cellular: ()-
     Internet EMail Address:
     ADDRESS:
         Street No:933
         No:
         Street Name:Ramsey Lake
         Street Type:RD
         Street Direction:
         Unit Type:
         Unit Number:
         Municipality:Sudbury
         Non address description:
         province/State:ON Ontario
         Country:CA CANADA
         Post Code:P3E6B5
         Address used For:Physical Location

   Other Contact Method: Toll Free Number (Canada & USA): 1-888-415-9845 x5755

DISTRIBUTOR / PUBLISHER CONTACT:

     Title:
     Surname:
     First Name:
     Second Name:
     Position: Publication Sales Representative
     Language: English
     Organization: Ministry of Northern Development & Mines
     Organization Sub-Unit: Publication Sales
     Business Phone: (705)670-5691 ext
     FAX: (705)670-5770 ext
     Business TDD/TYY: ()- ext
     Other Phone: ()- ext
     Cellular: ()-
     Internet EMail Address: pubsales@ndm.gov.on.ca
     ADDRESS:
         Street No:933
         No:
         Street Name:Ramsey Lake Road
         Street Type:
         Street Direction:
         Unit Type:
         Unit Number:A3
         Municipality:Sudbury
         Non address description:
         province/State:ON Ontario
         Country:CA CANADA
         Post Code:P3E6B5
         Address used For:Both

   Other Contact Method: Toll Free Number (Canada & USA): 1-888-415-9845x5691

METADATA CUSTODIAN / CONTACT:

     Title:
     Surname:
     First Name:
     Second Name:
     Position: Ontario Geological Survey
     Language: English
     Organization: Ministry of Northern Development & Mines
     Organization Sub-Unit: Information & Marketing Services
     Business Phone: (705)670-5755 ext
     FAX: (705)670-5818 ext
     Business TDD/TYY: ()- ext
     Other Phone: ()- ext
     Cellular: ()-
     Internet EMail Address:
     ADDRESS:
         Street No:933
         No:
         Street Name:Ramsey Lake
         Street Type:RD
         Street Direction:
         Unit Type:
         Unit Number:
         Municipality:Sudbury
         Non address description:
         province/State:ON Ontario
         Country:CA CANADA
         Post Code:P3E6B5
         Address used For:Physical Location

   Other Contact Method: Toll Free Number (Canada & USA): 1-888-415-9845 x5755

AUTHOR - ORIGINATOR / DATASET CUSTODIAN:

     Title:
     Surname:
     First Name:
     Second Name:
     Position: Ontario Geological Survey
     Language: English
     Organization: Ministry of Northern Development & Mines
     Organization Sub-Unit: Information & Marketing Services
     Business Phone: (705)670-5755 ext
     FAX: (705)670-5818 ext
     Business TDD/TYY: ()- ext
     Other Phone: ()- ext
     Cellular: ()-
     Internet EMail Address:
     ADDRESS:
         Street No:933
         No:
         Street Name:Ramsey Lake
         Street Type:RD
         Street Direction:
         Unit Type:
         Unit Number:
         Municipality:Sudbury
         Non address description:
         province/State:ON Ontario
         Country:CA CANADA
         Post Code:P3E6B5
         Address used For:Physical Location

   Other Contact Method: Toll Free Number (Canada & USA): 1-888-415-9845 x5755


METADATA

Date of this Metadata Description/Update:Monday, October 6, 2003
Date when Metadata Should be Reviewed:Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Metadata Additional Location: Further metadata and detailed information on the dataset can be found in the the Project Summary and Technical Document delivered with the MRD-128 dataset.
Metadata Additional URL Address:


DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

General Distribution Information:1:50 000 Surficial Geology of Southern Ontario Data is available as ESRI ArcInfo coverages compatible with ArcGIS 8.x Legends, explanatory notes, metadata and technical details of the data sets and accompanying images are provided. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Publication Sales, 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury Ontario, CANADA Telephone voice business 705 670-5691;Telephone fax 705 670-5770 Toll Free in Canada and United States 1-888-415-9847 E-mail: pubsales@ndm.gov.on.ca Ordering by mail, fax or E-mail please call ahead to confirm shipping charge. Canadian orders must add 7% GST and Ontario orders must also add 8% PST. Use of Mastercard or Visa ensures the fastest possible service. Cheques or money orders should be made payable to the Minister of Finance.
Applicable Distribution Fees and Payment Options:The data are available on two CD-R's for $40.
The Languages which are Data Distributed in:English