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TitleData product specifications for standardized groundwater datasets
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorLétourneau, F; Audet-Gagnon, F; Boisvert, ÉORCID logo; Brodaric, BORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8584, 2020, 261 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English; French
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectshydrogeology; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; groundwater resources; aquifers; hydrostratigraphic units; bedrock geology; sediments; recharge rates; groundwater levels; groundwater geochemistry; groundwater flow; boreholes; water wells; hydraulics; water utilization; Geological Survey Of Canada; Groundwater Geoscience Program; Groundwater Information Network; Specifications; Standards
Illustrationsflow diagrams; schematic representations; tables
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience Groundwater Information & Dissemination
Released2020 05 05
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Reporting data and information on groundwater for an extensive area such as the continental landmass of Canada requires a coherent and well documented approach. Due to the diversity of aquifers and the different objectives of groundwater mapping projects, the methods for reporting information and results are very heterogeneous. In addition, the multiple agencies responsible for groundwater management imply an additional level of complexity, impeding greatly the capacity to create global and national data products on groundwater, one of the objectives of the Groundwater Geoscience Program. This document is a compilation of the definitions and the technical documentation for the 15 themes (layers) defined for the Groundwater Geosciences Program. Named data product specifications, it is based on the ISO 19131 standard. It defines the requirements for a dataset and provides the basis for producing the data. It also helps potential users to evaluate the fitness for use of a dataset.

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