This double CD-ROM set is a complete Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial database of bedrock geology, surficial geology, mineral deposits, paleontology and geochronology for the Yukon Territory. It also contains a portfolio of georeferenced regional aeromagnetic images.
All spatial database files are provided in two projections. The UTM coordinate system (disc 2) is commonly used at detailed scales. Albers equal area projection (disc 1) is provided to allow viewing or querying of larger areas that cross UTM zone boundaries. The datafiles are provided in various formats including an ARC/INFO coverage library, ARC/INFO interchange format (.e00) and shapefile format (.shp).
The CD-ROM includes SurView, a viewing application for Microsoft Windows, developed at the Geological Survey of Canada and originally released as GSC Open File 2661. SurView can display, print and query shapefiles (.shp) and image files (.bil). This provides an opportunity for those without specialized GIS software to delve into the relm of digital geoscience data and explore Yukon geology maps and other information on their PC. SurView runs directly off the CD-ROMs, requiring no installation procedures.
Data and resources
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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 - 16:00
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Energy, Mines and Resources
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Organizational responsibilities and functions
Open File (Geological - Bedrock)