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TitleSurficial geology, Baker Lake, Nunavut, NTS 56-D
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 329, 2018, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
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 15 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
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)
AreaBaker Lake; Tehek Lake; Whitehills Lake
Lat/Long WENS -96.0000 -94.0000 65.0000 64.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; geochronology; alluvial deposits; flood plains; terraces; lacustrine deposits; marine sediments; beach deposits; deltaic sediments; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; glacial features; glaciofluvial deposits; outwash plains; kettles; outwash fans; ice contact deposits; tills; hummocks; till ridges; anastomosis; moraines; moraine, de geer; moraine, ribbed; drumlins; till plains; meltwater channels; eskers; paleodrainage; flow trajectories; drumlinoids; glacial flutings; crag and tail; glacial striations; ice flow; ice movement directions; permafrost; periglacial features; felsenmeer; solifluction; ice wedges; frost cracks; patterned ground; mud boils; ground ice; clays; silts; sands; gravels; boulders; sediment reworking; raised beaches; shoreline changes; sea level changes; submergence; emergence; glacial history; glaciation; deglaciation; vegetation; depositional environment; Tyrrell Sea; Keewatin Ice Divide; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps; tables
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Rae Province Project Management
Released2018 01 16
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of Map 3-1985 and its legend, using the Geological Survey of Canada's Surficial Data Model (SDM version 2.3) (Open File 8236). All geoscience knowledge and information from Map 3-1985 that conformed to the current SDM were maintained during the conversion process. Supplementary legacy information was added to complement the converted geoscience data. This consists of striations and field data from Wright (1967) and McMartin et al. (2017); 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, field work 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.

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