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Compilation of surficial mapping line and point data, and updating of the dataset using remotely-sensed (SPOT) imagery

Project Information

Principal investigators:
Michelle Gauthier

Partnered with:
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Location:
Province-wide

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

Update existing digital surficial compilation to include all line and point features. Important for studies that include any aspect of ice-flow, glacial history, lake history, age relationships, and land-use.

Methodology:

  • Digitize all line and point features from pre-existing surficial maps.
  • Augment dataset with SPOT 4/5 satellite imagery and newly-released LiDAR.
  • Ongoing interpretation of ice-flow history, focused on northern Manitoba but eventually the entire province.

 

Benefits:

A strong public geoscience knowledge base is recognized internationally as a key competitive advantage in profiling a jurisdiction’s geological potential and attracting investment in mineral exploration and development. The products from this project will provide input to a number of ongoing environmental, infrastructure and mineral exploration initiatives.

 

Plans for fiscal year 2020–2021:

  • Digitization of additional features from remotely-sensed imagery; 6 NTS sheets remaining
  • Data added to the GIS Map Gallery, with an accompanying Open File (OF2020-1) and map releases (in PDF)
  • Website updating to reflect ongoing addition of point and line features to compilation

 

Completed outputs:

2020–2021

Gauthier, M.S. and Keller, G.R. 2020: Digital compilation of surficial point and line features for Manitoba: datasets; Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File OF2020-1, 7 p.

2019–2020

2017–2018

2014–2015

Trommelen, M.S., Keller, G.R. and Lenton, B.K. 2014: Digital compilation of surficial point and line features for Manitoba north of 54°: datasets; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File OF2013-10, 7 p.

GIS Map Gallery data. Retrieved from www.gov.mb.ca/iem/geo/gis/index.html

Digital compilation of surficial point and line features for Manitoba north of 54°. Retrieved from www.manitoba.ca/iem/geo/surficial/digitalcompilation.html

2012–2013

Trommelen, M.S., 2012: Ongoing reconstruction of ice-flow history in Manitoba's North; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 15–17, 2012, poster presentation.

Trommelen, M.S., Keller, G.R. and Lenton, B.K. 2012: Quaternary geology of Manitoba: digital compilation of point and line data, with updating of the dataset using remotely sensed (SPOT) imagery; in Report of Activities 2012, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 189–193.

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