Hamilton

Niagara Escarpment Plan

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Author: 

Niagara Escarpment Commission

Year: 
2008
Scale: 
1:50,000
Who can use this data: 
McMaster Students / Staff / Faculty only
Projection: 

UTM Zone 17

Datum: 

NAD83

Abstract: 

Vector layers and PDF maps associated with the Niagara Escarpment Plan (http://www.escarpment.org/landplanning/plan/index.php).  The Niagara Escarpment Plan GIS files includes boundaries for  for seven land-use designations (Natural, Protection, Rural, Recreation, Urban, Minor Urban and Mineral Resource Extraction).

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\Niagara_Escarp
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Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS)

Author: 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Sample: 
CanSIS.jpg
Year: 
Various
Scale: 
1:10,000 up to 1:250,000
Who can use this data: 
Public
Abstract: 

The CanSIS web site provides access to soil survey data for some provinces and the Yukon Territories. Soil survey data are available for the following provinces and territories: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon.  Soil survey files are provided by region or county.  Ontario soils are available by county for most of southern Ontario.

Attribute data is generally poorly defined. For example, Wentworth County soils are expressed as a single string of characters (mapunit = ONOND004D1:d3 or ONOND004G1:f3). All the available attribute information is concatenated into this string and is not further differentiated.

 

How to Cite This: 

National Soil DataBase [computer file]. Ottawa, ON: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, [year of dataset].

The year of each soil survey can be found at the metadata section on the CanSIS website, which can be queried at the following link: http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/nsdb/meta/query_detailed.html

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\Soils\Soils.mxd
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Surficial Geology of Ontario

Author: 

Ontario Geological Survey

Sample: 
SurficialGeoOnt.jpg
Year: 
2003
Who can use this data: 
McMaster Students / Staff / Faculty only
Projection: 

UTM Zone 17 and 18

Datum: 

NAD83

Abstract: 

A surficial geology map of the Province of Ontario, showing the distribution of surface and near-surface geological materials, mapped at a nominal depth of 1 metre. It illustrates surficial deposit types, material types, geological features (e.g. drumlins, eskers) and general bedrock types and outcrops. The data used in generating the map was derived from Quaternary maps, primarily at a scale of 1:50,000, completed by the OGS and Geological Survey of Canada for most of Southern Ontario over the past 40 years. Mappable attributes include but not limited to: permeability, formation, primary surficial material, age, formation, subepisode, phase, moraines, hummocky topography, gravel pits and quarries. Raster image of shaded relief is also included (http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/images/mrd128_h.jpg).

How to Cite This: 

Ontario Geological Survey 2003. Surficial Geology of Southern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release-Data 128.

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Quaternary Geology of Ontario

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QuaternaryGeologyOnt.jpg
Author: 

Ontario Geological Survey

Year: 
2000
Scale: 
1:500,000
Projection: 

Unprojected Latitude-Longitude

Who can use this data: 
Public
Datum: 

NAD83

Abstract: 

A seamless surficial geology cover which illustrates the general distribution of the various types of Quaternary sediments and the major landforms associated with them. Tills, glaciofluvial, glaciolacustrine, glaciomarine, fluvial, lacustrine and organic deposits are represented by 30 distinct geological units illustrating the Quaternary stratigraphy of Ontario. Also shown are landform deposits such as drumlins, moraines, eskers, sand dunes, and glacial-related escarpments. Base information, such as latitude and longitude lines, water bodies and townships, is included. Other layers in this dataset include dunes, hummocky, material geology, geology age and geology type.  This dataset was created using data collected from 1950 to 1988

Another ERLIS dataset "Geology of Ontario Base Maps" is also available, and is intended to be used as a reference map for this dataset.  Information about this complementary dataset is available on the library website at the following link: http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/geospatial/geology-ontario-base-maps

Keywords associated with this dataset: glacial deposits, glacial till soils, MNDM, northern Ontario, OGS, physical geography sedimentation, sand dunes, surficial

How to Cite This: 

Ontario Geological Survey, 1997, re-released March 2000. Bedrock Geology, seamless coverage of the Province of Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey, ERLIS Data Set 14---Revised

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H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\OGS\OGS.mxd
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Peatlands of Canada Database

Sample: 
Peatlands.jpg
Author: 

Geological Survey of Canada

Year: 
2002
Who can use this data: 
McMaster Students / Staff / Faculty only
Projection: 

Lambert Conic Conformal

Datum: 

NAD27

Abstract: 

The Canadian Peatland Database contains information on the nature and distribution of peatland in Canada.

How to Cite This: 

Tarnocai, C., I.M. Kettles and B. Lacelle. 2002. Peatlands of Canada Database. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4002 .

File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\Geology\GeologicSurveyCanada.mxd
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Bedrock Geology of Ontario, Seamless Coverage

Sample: 
BedrockGeologyOnt.jpg
Author: 

Ontario Geological Survey

Year: 
1993
Scale: 
1:1,000,000
Projection: 

Unprojected Longitude-Latitude

Who can use this data: 
Public
Datum: 

NAD83

Abstract: 

A seamless geological map of the province that shows the distribution of bedrock units underlying Ontario. It illustrates geological rock types, major faults, granulite areas, iron formations, lamproite, kimberlite intrusions and dike swarms. Base information, such as latitude and longitude lines, water bodies and townships, is included.  The legend is subdivided geochronologically in the Phanerozoic, but geochronometrically in the Proterozoic and Archean.  This dataset is provided by the Ontario Geological Survey in cooperation with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines for the purpose of assisting mineral exploration and development in academic, commercial, and government projects.

This dataset was originally released on CD-ROM in 1993 (available in the library), and was rereleased for download from the MNDM website in 2000.  The content of the dataset represents data collected from 1950 to 1988.

Another ERLIS dataset "Geology of Ontario Base Maps" is also available, and is intended to be used as a reference map for this dataset.  Information about this complementary dataset is available on the library website at the following link: http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/geospatial/geology-ontario-base-maps

Additional keywords associated with this data: Precambrian Geology, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

 

How to Cite This: 

Ontario Geological Survey, 1993, Revised 2000. Bedrock Geology, Seamless Coverage of the Province of Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey, ERLIS Data Set 6.

File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\OGS\OGS.mxd
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Daily 10km Gridded Climate Dataset

Sample: 
GriddedClimate.jpg
Author: 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: National Land and Water Information Service

Year: 
1961 - 2003
Scale: 
10 km resolution
Who can use this data: 
McMaster Students / Staff / Faculty only
Projection: 

Albers Equal Area Conic

Datum: 

NAD83

Abstract: 

This dataset contains floating point grids of daily maximum temperature (°C), minimum temperature (°C) and precipitation (mm) for the Canadian landmass south of 60°N. These grids, which are available in two file formats (text and GeoTIFF), were interpolated from daily Environment Canada climate station observations using a thin plate smoothing spline surface fitting method implemented by ANUSPLIN V4.3. There is one image for each day of the year per variable.

Additional keywords associated with this dataset: continuous data, historical climate data, hydrology, spatial variation, temporal variation

How to Cite This: 

Daily 10 Km Gridded Climate Dataset: 1961-2003. [computer file]. Version 1.0, [Ottawa]: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. National Land and Water Information Service, [2007]

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\Canada\Climate\Daily_10km_gridded_climate.mxd
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Selected World Mineral Deposits

Sample: 
SelectedWorldMinDep.jpg
Author: 

Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada

Year: 
2003
Who can use this data: 
McMaster Students / Staff / Faculty only
Abstract: 

The Selected World Mineral Deposits Database is part of a project co-sponsored by the Geological Survey of Canada and ten exploration and mining companies. Additional data was supplied by collaborators in various countries. The database contains records for 1,578 mineral deposits in 150 countries of the world. Commodities include precious metals, base metals, ferrous metals, rare earth elements, bauxite, uranium, diamonds, emeralds and industrial minerals. The database also includes information about the geological deposits in which the minerals are found, and an extensive bibliography. File format: The original file is in Microsoft Access database format (.mdb). The library has also converted this format to shapefile and dbf for use in GIS.  A guide to mineral abbreviations to assist researchers with interpretation of the commodity codes has been created by the library.

How to Cite This: 

R.V. Kirkham and A.B. Rafer, Selected World Mineral Deposits Database. Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1801 [CD-ROM]. 2003.

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File Location: 
H:\GIS\Data\World\Selected_World_Mineral_Deposits\SelectWorldMinDep.mxd
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Commercial Real Estate Information and Construction Data

Author: 

Emporis

Sample: 
emporis.jpg
Year: 
Various
Who can use this data: 
Public
Abstract: 

This website offers information about buildings for various cities worldwide. Details such as construction date/status, building height, and number of floors are included. Over one hundred buildings for the City of Hamilton are included in this website.  Although Emporis historically focused on high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, the website contains data for many low-rise buildings as well. For each city, buildings can be browsed by name or by geographic region.  Also provided for each city is a list of the city's most famous buildings.

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Enhanced Water and Sewer

Author: 

City of Hamilton, Department of Planning and Economic Development, GIS-Planning and Analysis

 

Sample: 
HamiltonWaterSewer.jpg
Year: 
2008
Projection: 

UTM Zone 17N

Who can use this data: 
McMaster Students / Staff / Faculty only
Datum: 

NAD83

Abstract: 

Shapefiles for the watermains, valves, hydrants, sewers, manholes for the City of Hamilton are included in this dataset. Installation date, sewer type, manhole depth, slope of sewer, diameter of watermain, diameter of sewer, length of sewer, length of watermain are all attributes included in these files.

Additional keywords associated with this dataset: infrastructure, public utilities

How to Cite This: 

Enhanced Water and Sewer Data [computer file]. Hamilton, Ontario: The City of Hamilton, Department of Planning and Economic Development, GIS-Planning and Analysis [2008].

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H:\GIS\Data\Canada\ON\Hamilton\City_Hamilton_Data.mxd
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