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TitleSurficial geology, western Fosheim Peninsula and eastern Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, NTS 49-G and 340-B southwest
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 392, 2022, 6 pages (1 sheet), Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, glacial deposits and landforms, 1:125,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 16 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; JPEG2000; rtf; xml; xls; shp
NTS49G; 340B/03; 340B/04; 340B/05; 340B/06
AreaFosheim Peninsula; Axel Heiberg Island
Lat/Long WENS -88.0000 -84.0000 83.5000 79.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; colluvial deposits; alluvial deposits; glaciomarine deposits; glaciolacustrine deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; kames; tills; Quaternary; Cenozoic
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Geological Map Flow
Released2022 08 31
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of the western map of Open File 501 (Edlund and Hodgson, 1978) and its legend only, using the Geological Survey of Canada's Surficial Data Model (SDM version 2.3.14) (Deblonde et al., 2018). All geoscience knowledge and information from the western map of Open File 501 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 This consists of unpublished field data from D.A. Hodgson (1972-1974). It is 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 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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