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TitleSurficial geology, Elder Island, Baffin Island, Nunavut, NTS 47-D/14
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 400, 2022, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Editionsurficial data model v.2.3.14 conversion
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, sediments, landforms, features, 1:50,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 17 (NAD83)
Mediadigital; on-line
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); pdf
AreaBaffin Island; Elder Island; Ormonde Island
Lat/Long WENS -83.0000 -82.0000 70.0000 69.7500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; postglacial deposits; marine sediments; glacial deposits; glacial features; glacial landforms; ice contact deposits; kames; tills; glacial erosion; hummocks; moraine, end; eskers; paleocurrent directions; glacial flutings; ice flow; silts; clays; sands; gravels; muds; boulders; ice; glacial history; Wisconsinian glacial stage; depositional environment; Little Ice Age; glaciomarine sediments; marine beach sediments; marine veneer; glaciofluvial sediments; glaciofluvial terraced sediments; glaciofluvial outwash fan sediments; till veneer; geological contacts; limit of submergence, marine; ice-flow directions; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Geological Map Flow
Released2022 11 24
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of Open File 1629 (Dyke, 2004) and its legend, 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 Open File 1629 that conformed to the SDM were maintained during the conversion process. 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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