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1:50,000 Coastal Series, Nova Scotia, Canada
Entry ID: Canada_NS_1_50000_Coastal


Summary
Abstract: In consultation with coastal mapping users throughout the Province, the Nova
Scotia Geomatics Centre (NSGC) embarked upon the creation of a Nova Scotia
Topographic Database (NSTDB) 1:50,000 Coastal Series mapping program in fiscal
1997/98.

The Coastal Series mapping integrates the digital bathymetric data available
from the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) into the NSTDB and is available as
"plot on demand" map products, and soon will be available as a digital vector
data set. Provincial coverage will require 132 maps at a 1:50,000 display scale
and is scheduled for completion in fiscal 2004/05.

The Coastal Series is created as two layers, a land and a water layer.
Land features are derived from the 1:10,000 Map Series and include contours.
The land layer is derived from databases from the Department of Natural
Resources.
A new names layer has been created specifically for this series.
The water layer is derived from the Canadian Hydrographic Service digital
charts which are available at various scales, levels of topology, and
digitizing conventions. The two layers are combined to create the final NSTDB
Coastal Series.

This new series is in the UTM zone 20 coordinate system, NAD83 datum and has
consistent scale and topology across the province.

For more information, visit:
http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/land/products/topographic2.asp The 1:50,000 Coastal
Series is intended to support coastal resource mapping applications only. It
is NOT intended for navigation purposes.
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Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
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Map Projection Name: transmer
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Horizontal Datum Name: NAD83
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 47.25 S: 43.0  E: -59.0  W: -67.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Registry and Information Management Services, Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
Dataset Title: 1:50,000 Coastal Series, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Series Name: Nova Scotia Topographic Database (NSTDB)
Dataset Release Place: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Registry and Information Management Services, Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
Online Resource: http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/land/contact/order_digital.asp


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-05-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SABLE ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ATLANTIC PROVINCES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > EASTERN NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > CAPE BRETON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >POLITICAL DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >COMMUNICATIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >ELECTRICITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >LAKES/RESERVOIRS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >WETLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >COASTAL ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >INTERTIDAL ZONE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >LONGSHORE CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES


Access Constraints
Required to enter into a license agreement for access to the data.

Fee:

Please consult the website -
http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/land/fees/default.asp


Use Constraints
As per license agreement and use of the DATA to identify and/or solicit
individuals or organizations for purposes not related to property transactions
or the management of resources located on the property(s), is strictly
prohibited.


Keywords
GCMD
COAST
COASTAL MAPPING
COASTLINE
Historical Sites
Lake Boundaries
Lake Level
Navigation Aids
Navigation Channels
Reservoirs
Road Classification
Roads


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre, Registry and Information Management Services, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Nova Scotia, Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/land/

Data Center Personnel
Name: KEVIN LEGERE
Phone: +01-902-667-6286
Fax: +01-902-667-6008
Email: klegere at nsgc.gov.ns.ca
Contact Address:
160 Willow Street
City: Amherst
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B4H 3W5
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Please consult the website


Personnel
DAVID CODY
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-902-667-6422
Fax: +01-902-667-6299
Email: dcody at nsgc.gov.ns.ca
Contact Address:
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Registry and Information Management Services
Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
160 Willow Street
City: Amherst
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B4H 3W5
Country: Canada


DAVID CODY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-902-667-6422
Fax: +01-902-667-6299
Email: dcody at nsgc.gov.ns.ca
Contact Address:
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Registry and Information Management Services
Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre
160 Willow Street
City: Amherst
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B4H 3W5
Country: Canada


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-11-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-03-15



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