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TitleAccess to high quality groundwater data - a geoportal for central Ontario
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AuthorHolysh, S; Gerber, R
SourceRegional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience open house; by Russell, H A J; Ford, D; Priebe, E H; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8212, 2017 p. 20, https://doi.org/10.4095/299776
Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingOntario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience open house; Guelph; CA; March 1-2, 2017
Documentopen file
Lang.English
RelatedThis publication is contained in Russell, H A J; Ford, D; Priebe, E H; (2017). Regional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience open house, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8212
ProvinceOntario
NTS30M/13; 30M/14; 30M/15; 30M/16; 31C/04; 31D/01; 31D/02; 31D/03; 31D/04
AreaCentral Ontario; Newmarket; Aurora; Whitby; Toronto; Port Hope; Trenton
Lat/Long WENS -80.0000 -77.7500 44.2500 43.7500
Subjectshydrogeology; surficial geology/geomorphology; regional geology; environmental geology; groundwater; aquifers; surface waters; groundwater resources; resource management; glacial deposits; moraines; climate; bedrock geology; Oak Ridges Moraine; databases; information access
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
Released2017 02 22
AbstractOver the past fifteen years the Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program (ORMGWP) has assembled a comprehensive groundwater-focused database. The assembled data is wide ranging and includes geological, hydrogeological, climatic and surface water related information that has been used by technical staff from the thirteen partnered agencies (municipalities and conservation authorities) to drive improved decision making in central Ontario.
During 2016, a password-protected website was launched that allows for easier access to the information housed in the database by less technical (i.e., non-hydrogeologist) staff. This has led to discussions regarding as to whether the data should be made more widely accessible to the broader consulting community and the general public. One consideration currently being assessed is that of extending a "membership" service to the consulting community in a two-way data exchange program.
A significant advantage of greater accessibility to the program's data would be that more eyes would be looking at the program's data, and with the right mechanisms in place, this could serve to assist staff in improving the overall quality of the data. This presentation will showcase the current web-based data access platform and discuss the future pathways for the program.
GEOSCAN ID299776