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TitleRemote predictive mapping of surficial earth materials: Wager Bay North area, Nunavut - NTS 46-E (N), 46-K (SW), 46-L, 46-M (SW), 56-H (N), 56-I and 56-J (S)
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorCampbell, J E; Harris, J R; Huntley, D HORCID logo; McMartin, IORCID logo; Wityk, U; Dredge, L A; Eagles, S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7118, 2013, 42 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, 1:250,000
ProjectionTransverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 16N (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; mxd (ArcMap v. 10.1); shp; xml
NTS46E/05; 46E/06; 46E/10; 46E/11; 46E/12; 46E/13; 46E/14; 46E/15; 46E/16; 46L; 46K/04; 46M/03; 46M/04; 46M/05; 56H/09; 56H/10; 56H/13; 56H/14; 56H/15; 56H/16; 56J/01; 56J/02; 56J/03; 56J/04; 56J/05; 56J/06; 56J/07; 56J/08
AreaWager Bay; Repulse Bay; Melville Peninsula; Fort Hope; Ford Lake; Bury Cove; Cape Watt; Cape Hope; Ross Inlet; Lefroy Bay; Miles Lake; Brown Lake; Darby Lake; Frost Lake; Battery Lake; Cowie Point; Pearce Lake; Nuvuk Point; Beach Point; Bennett Bay; Walker Lake; Curtis Lake; Monroe Inlet; Hall Islands; Stewart Lake; Gordon River; Hansine Lake; Haviland; Cape Simpson; Suluraq Point; Sabine Island; Cape Montague; Cameron Inlet; Committee bay; Usiariaq Lake; Aivilik Point; Cape McTavish; Panalik Point; Tikilak Point; Savage Islands; Point Hargrave; Qinnguq Island; Swanston Point; Sinclair Point; Paliak Islands; Harbour Islands; Cape Lady Pelly; Nuvudlik Island; Lorillard River; Inuksulik Point; Douglas Harbour; Lorillard River; Piksimanik River; Ugliarjuk Island; Piksimanik River; Umiijarvik Point; Piksimanik River; Ikaaqtalik Point; Ikaariarvik Reef; Tuluarvik Island; Uglialuk Islands; Miertsching Lake; Siuraqtujuq Point; Smooth Rock Point; Pitiktarvik Point; Roes Welcome; Handkerchief Point; Mamittuittuq Inlet; Ulaqitaarvik Point; Ujarasugjulik Point; Qirniqtuarjuk Point; Why-Nee-Yulik Point; Imiqqutailaqtuuq Islands; Qirniqtut Hill
Lat/Long WENS-92.0000 -85.9167 67.6667 65.5000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; geophysics; glacial deposits; glacial features; glacial landforms; drift deposits; glacial history; drumlins; moraines; glacial striations; mapping techniques; computer mapping; remote sensing; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; plots; satellite images
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Multiple Metals - Melville Peninsula (Nunavut)
Released2013 11 25
AbstractRemote predictive mapping (RPM) of surficial earth materials in the Wager Bay North Area [NTS 046E (N), 046K (SW), 046L, 046M (SW), 056H (N), 056I and 056J (S)] was undertaken as part of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) Melville Peninsula Multiple Metals Project. A mosaic comprising seven separate LANDSAT TM 7 images was prepared for the classification of surficial materials. Training areas representative of 12 surficial material classes were identified through the use of airphoto interpretation, LANDSAT imagery and field knowledge of the mapping area. The statistical separability of the training areas with respect to spectral reflectance was evaluated using transformed divergence analysis. The Robust Classification Method (RCM) was used to classify the LANDSAT imagery producing a number of predictive maps of surficial materials. These maps were statistically analysed via a confusion matrix and associated measures of accuracy, then geologically evaluated through the use of airphotos in concert with field observations. The mapping of surficial materials using LANDSAT data is not without problems but does generate useful predictive maps that serve to focus and guide more detailed field mapping studies as well as providing information on surficial materials in extensive areas that cannot be field mapped. Incorporation of field knowledge and the expertise of Quaternary geologists are critical to the production of predictive maps of surficial materials through the entire remote predictive mapping process.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Surficial materials left by the retreat of the last glaciers were mapped in a region north of Wager Bay near the community of Repulse Bay, central mainland Nunavut. The surficial materials maps are based primarily on the interpretation and classification of remote sensing data with some data acquired during fieldwork. The work was undertaken to provide new geological knowledge of the distribution and nature of surficial materials to guide field investigations and will support informed decision making for resource development and land use. The accompanying report discusses the remote predictive mapping method used to produce the maps and its effectiveness in this region. This work is part of the Melville Peninsula Project at the Geological Survey of Canada, as part of Natural Resources Canada¿s Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) Program.

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