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TitleReconnaissance surficial geology, Watterson Lake, Nunavut, NTS 65-G
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 328, 2018, 1 sheet, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Editionprelim., surficial data model v.2.3 conversion
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, deposits, landforms, features, 1:125,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 14 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Aylsworth, J M; (1989). Surficial geology, Watterson Lake, District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories, Geological Survey of Canada, Preliminary Map no. 1-1988
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; gdb (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); shp (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); xml (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); mxd (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x)
AreaWatterson Lake
Lat/Long WENS-100.0000 -98.0000 62.0000 61.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; postglacial deposits; alluvial deposits; outwash; lacustrine deposits; permafrost; periglacial features; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; glaciofluvial deposits; eskers; flow trajectories; outwash fans; outwash plains; meltwater channels; ice contact deposits; hummocks; deltaic deposits; fans; tills; till ridges; moraines; moraine, ribbed; till plains; drumlins; mud boils; frost cracks; glacial flutings; drumlinoids; crag and tail; glacial striations; ice flow; ice movement directions; dunes; paleowinds; raised beaches; shoreline changes; felsenmeer; sands; gravels; silts; boulders; clays; vegetation; depositional environment; glacial history; glaciation; deglaciation; anastomosis; Keewatin Ice Divide; frost polygons; thaw ponds; ice-shoved ridges; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps
ProgramRae Province Project Management, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2018 02 22
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of Map 1-1988 and its legend, using the Geological Survey of Canada's Surficial Data Model (SDM version 2.3) (GSC Open File 8236). All geoscience knowledge and information from Map 1-1988 that conformed to the current SDM were maintained during the conversion process. Supplementary, limited legacy information was added to complement the converted geoscience data. This consists of glacial striations from Wright (1967); these are identified in the accompanying geodatabase. The purpose of converting legacy map data to a common science language and common legend is to enable and facilitate the efficient digital compilation, interpretation, management, and dissemination of geological map information in a structured and consistent manner. This provides an effective knowledge management tool designed around a geodatabase that can expand, following the type of information to appear on new surficial geology maps.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The map identifies surficial materials and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers. The surficial geology is based on aerial photograph interpretation and limited legacy fieldwork. This work provides new geological knowledge and improves our understanding of the distribution, nature and glacial history of surficial materials. It contributes to resource assessments and effective land use management.