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1 Ministry of Energy and Mines
BRITISH COLUMBIA The MapPlace - An Internet-based Mineral Exploration Tool BCGS

2 The MapPlace Web Site Features & Design Available Data & Maps Examples
The MapPlace Team: Larry – manages and maintains the site Don – supports bedrock geology data and performs GIS acrobatics Pat - worked with Terrain data and provides GIS solutions Ward – developed the site from 1997 to July 2000 Larry Jones Don MacIntyre Pat Desjardins Ward Kilby acknowledged as early developer of MapPlace BCGS

3 BCGS The MapPlace Home page is a good one to bookmark.
It is a WINDOW to our databases. It has links to other Branch data such as Assessment Report searches and links to Monthly Releases, Bedrock maps online, Publications, a newly design Geochemistry site, and mineral occurrence searches. You can see when our data was last updated; review our FAQ page and update activity on the MapPlace; and see a Summary of Data available. The home page has links to other data sources, articles and other map sites. Extensive online Autodesk help is available. MapGuide View download instructions are here. BCGS

4 What is The MapPlace ? An Internet-based system providing access to vast amounts of geospatial data Users can interactively view, search and download datasets Create, copy and print maps and reports What is The MapPlace? Free client access to data and software. Ease to use. Has GIS functionality, such as zoom, go to, buffering, selecting objects within polygons, digitizing points on screen. The site supports all major GIS and database formats (vector, raster and point data). Links to legends, reports, downloads, PDF files, URL locations. Integrates easily with other MapGuide servers, giving access data to their data. E.g. federal and other ministry data. MapPlace is the front end of our delivery systems for geoscience data. Partners include the GSC and DFO. BCGS

5 Internet BCGS Microsoft's Internet Info Server OLE DB Cold Fusion
MapGuide Author .MWF .MLF Raster Image Web Browser MapGuide Viewer Netscape, Microsoft .MWF HTML Document CORDLINK MapGuide Server (cordlink.gsc.mrcan.gc.ca/cordlink1/) NGSC/CGPD MMSD (ntserv.gis.nrcan.gc.ca/cgpd/) (mmsd1.mms.nrcan.gc.ca/maps) MINFILE/ARIS ColdFusion Servers MINERAL TITLES ColdFusion Server (www.em.gov.bc.ca/geology) (www.em.gov.bc.ca/MiDa/) Internet .MWF Raster MapPlace Web Server MapGuide Server CGI Gateway Interface CGI Gateway Microsoft's Internet Info Server (www.em.gov.bc.ca/MapPlace) Cold Fusion SQL RDBMS SDF Data Files OLE DB .HTML Raster Data Files .CFM Access MapPlace Configuration: Autodesk MapGuide Server - is a utility that serves map data in vector, raster and point format. ColdFusion Server - is used to grab data for reporting or downloading Autodesk MapGuide Author - is used for preparing data and create maps to be published over the Internet. Links to attribute data, such as Mineral Tenure, mineral occurrences and assessment reports are made through the Author. Federal and other ministry partners data can be server directly. Autodesk MapGuide Viewer - Autodesk MapGuide Viewer is the user front end. It is used to view, query and report through the maps served. BCGS

6 What Data is Available ? Metallic & industrial mineral potential ranking Bedrock & surficial geology Regional silt & water geochemistry (RGS) Mineral occurrences (MINFILE) & COALFILE Assessment reports (ARIS) MINPOT – MapPlace was the original Internet delivery vehicle for Mineral Potential data. Other databases added, including aggregates. BCGS Mineral & Petroleum Tenure/PNG Wells

7 Base Data Available Administrative boundaries, gazetteer, grids
Topographic features, such as roads, rivers, and contours Raster images - digital elevation model (DEM) shaded relief, satellite (LandSat), aeromagnetics & othophotos Base databases. BCGS

8 No. of Objects / Coverage Reports, Downloads and Web Links
8350 boreholes; 3324 trenches; 11,917 titles; very large; 7000 TRIM maps; Data Object Type No. of Objects / Coverage Reports, Downloads and Web Links Bedrock Geology Polygon, Line 60,000; 180,570 legend reports & download Mineral Potential Polygon 788 data report & download Aggregate Point, Polygon 725 pts / 3 areas table download COAL Reports, Boreholes, Trenches, Bulk Samples Point, PDF files reports & downloads 459 bulk samples MINFILE Point 12,091 reports, downloads, links ARIS 25,941 RGS 44,428 complete data download Mineral Tenure 41,862 report & links Crown Grants Raster image 100% TIFF file downloads Petroleum Tenure & Wells 14,405 wells Topography: Contours, Roads, Rail, Rivers, Lakes, Aquifers Points, Polygon, Line 1122 aquifers Geographic Locations (Map Grids, Gazetteer) 41,500 Administration Areas (First Nations, Parks, Forestry) multiple Raster Images DEM, LandSat, Aeromagnetics, Gravity, Orthophotos This table summarizes the main databases. BCGS

9 Geology BCGS 1:250,000 scale compilation
legend reports & download maps in GIS format GSC 1:1 M & 1:5 M scale geology of Canada served from MapGuide site in Ottawa Terranes, Mineral Potential, Indexes Bedrock geology layers are visible under 1:1.5 million scale. BCGS

10 Geology 1:5,000,000 1:1,000,000 1:250,000 Various levels of detail are presented with different visible scales. Terranes

11 Geology with 1:250,000 Contour Lines
Legend reports are attached to the layers which included Faults and Contacts; Geology polygons coloured by age and rock class (sedimentary, intrusive etc.); Geology polygons hatched by rock type (this hatch pattern is transparent and can be superimposed on raster images); Geology labels based on the lithostratigraphic map unit. The cursor flyout also has information on the map unit represented by each polygon, plus it gives the poly-id and previous keycode so that geologic revisions can be done for specific polygons. BCGS

12 Point Databases MINFILE - mineral occurrence locations
linked to reports, downloads & MINFILE\www searches ARIS - exploration assessment report index linked to reports, downloads, ARIS searches & PDF reports COALFILE - reports, boreholes, trenches, bulk samples linked to reports, downloads & PDF reports RGS - regional geochemistry surveys linked to spreadsheet downloads Others – PNG wells, claim posts, aggregate pits, gazetteer, mining & smelting operations BCGS

13 MINFILE with LandSat & Report Link
BCGS

14 ARIS with Ortho- photo & Link to PDF Report
BCGS

15 Map report of COALFILE data on DEM
BCGS Map report of COALFILE data on DEM

16 Regional Geochemisty Surveys (RGS) on DEM
BCGS

17 Mineral Tenure with Aeromag & Link to Report
BCGS

18 MapPlace Tools & Menu Vector, Raster, Point display
URL & database linkages from map objects Hardcopy and digital output Zoom, copy, bookmarks, view reports Buffer generation, multiple projections, distances Object selection by buffer, polygon, radius Client input capabilities Extensive help & tutorials BCGS

19 21 Theme Maps Available BCGS BCGS Geology Map Exploration Assistant
Mineral Titles Map World Map Canada Map USA Map Jennings River Geology Barkerville Geology Lillooet LRMP Map Guichon Batholith Vernon Geology Map Aggregate Potential Map Terrain Map Index Regional Geophysics Map Relief and Radar Map Southeast BC Geophysics Petroleum Titles and Wells Coal Map BC Geology Map Index GSC & GSB Geology Indexes Mineral Activity Maps First three are the main maps. BCGS

20 Available Maps The BCGS Geology Map has access to most of the available geospatial datasets. The Exploration Assistant allows you to actively search and display elements of 4 main databases. The Mineral Titles Map displays mineral, placer and Coal tenures, with a lower window linked to Titles database. Crown Grant rasters are downloadable on this map. BCGS

21 Investigate The MapPlace
Select Available Maps and review More Details Select Theme Maps and browse choices Select BCGS Geology Map from Available Maps Glance over Layer Groups and try Collapse/Expand buttons Downloads are located at the top of the legend Point data are located in the middle of the legend Polygons are generally next in the legend Rasters are at the bottom of the legend Multiple selection of layers are with the use of the CTRL key Status line at the bottom shows cursor position, width of maps and scale Double click links to MINFILE and TITLES BCGS

22 Exploration Assistant query tools (JavaScript, ColdFusion)
Gazetteer to find location Discovery Potential: where Mineral Resource Assessment program predicted new deposits MINFILE by commodity or deposit type or name Regional Geochemistry by provincial or map sheet statistical threshold Geology by age, lithology and terrane Mineral Titles by claim name and anniversary date BCGS

23 Exploration Assistant
Report for selected object Pan Zoom-to search tool Copy to other graphic package Exploration Assistant JavaScript frame provides search capabilities Pop-Up Menu use the right mouse button Print... Pan Reload Copy Zoom Bookmarks Select View About Page Setup Select Map Objects Select within polygon Select Radius Select Polygon Select Clear Exploration Assistant: Right Frame provides custom analysis query tools Bottom Frame provides query results Tool bar at the top allows copy, pan, zoom, reports Pop-up menu provides additional functions BCGS Cursor Position Viewing Scale Size of map window

24 Display and download data from 38 geochemical elements
Analysis Tools: Geochem map embedded in the Exploration Assistant Values in PPM or PPB Ability to download RGS table BCGS

25 Display geology by age, lithology & terrane
Other Analysis Tools: MINFILE: commodities, names and deposit types. Geology: age, lithology and terrain; or combine query. Claims: names and anniversary dates. Gazetteer BCGS

26 Mineral Title Map Tenure on TRIM features
Tenure is themed by Coal Placer and Mineral Double click on claim for link to Titles Database (MIDA) BCGS

27 Crown Grant Raster Index Layer links to Raster Maps for viewing or download
Turn on layer at top for Crown Grant Raster Index: Double click on the resulting clickable grid A report is run in the bottom window, which gives access to TIFF downloads or Interactive view of raster map BCGS

28 Selected Theme Maps Jennings River Detailed Geology delivers SHP files
Jennings River Geology Map This map is displayed in Albers Equal Area projection and includes the Jennings River area (NTS 104O/14E and 15) geology. The detailed map features: Station Points, Features and Labels; Geology Lines, Polygons (stippled and solid) and Labels; Outcrops; and Eskers. Geology is from of Open File by J. Nelson, T. Harms, C. Roots, M. Mihalynuk and M. de Keijzer. Guichon Batholith Map This map covers NTS map 92I and is displayed in BC-Albers projection. Unique data layers include the Guichon Magnetic Linears, Guichon Geology Transparent, and Guichon Geology. Mapping was done by W. J. McMillan, J. D. Blanch-Flower, P. McAndless, D. Coombes, P. Garvin; and linework was digitally captured by Cominco Ltd. Guichon Batholith

29 Selected Theme Maps Vernon Geology Structures Mapping Stations, Ages
Vernon Geology Map This map covers NTS maps 082L03, 06, 11, 13, 14 and is displayed in the Universal Transverse Mercator projection. Unique layers to this map are Geology Unit, Lines, Structures, Mapping Stations, and Ages in the Vernon Area. Aggregate Potential Map This map displays the results of four aggregate potential study areas: Prince George, Okanagan, Nanaimo and Sea-to-Sky. Each of these four study sites are organized into four layers under the Aggregate Potential layer Group. Photos of aggregate pits are available mainly in the north part of the Sea-to-Sky study area. To view the photos, use the select tool and double click if a hand shows while on the pit symbol. Links to the Aggregate Projects and downloads are available in the PopUp Menu on the Map. Aggregate Potential

30 Selected Theme Maps GSC Geophysics Gravity, Aeromagnetics
SEBC Geophysics Regional Geophysics Map This map is projected in Lambert Conformal Conic, NAD 27. Unique layers to this map are Gravity, Aeromagnetics, Landsat and DEM Shaded Relief. These images come directly from the CORDLINK, a collaborative knowledge network initiative between the Geological Survey of Canada and its provincial/territorial and academic partners in western Canada. Southeast BC Geophysics Map The Southeast BC Geophysics map is displayed in UTM-NAD 83 projection and contains three unique layers geophysical layers: Kootmag, Magnetics and Thorium ratios. These layers are from the Geological Survey of Canada Pacific Geoscience Centre. A sample detailed orthophoto (1 metre pixels) is available for area 082F.099 at scale of 1:35,000.

31 Selected Theme Maps Mineral Activity mining, coal, industrial mineral, refining & Smelting operations Petroleum Tenure & Wells Mineral Activity Maps These maps display locations of mining, coal, industrial mineral, refining and smelting operations. Petroleum Tenure and Wells Map This map displays northeastern BC Petroleum and Natural Gas well locations, tenure and major pipelines. Tools allow users to query tenure owner, tenure number, range of tenure numbers or BC Gazetteer locations in the right window frame. This queried information can be displayed on the map.

32 Selected Theme Maps Terrain Map Index surficial geology & terrain maps Digital Version of (Open File ) GSC & GSB Geology Map Indexes Terrain Map Index (Open File ) This published index provides a compilation of data for about 2000 surficial geology/terrain maps of British Columbia. The database is presented both as a tabulated listing, and graphically in a series of provincial base maps. The tabulated database presents the location in relation to the National Topographic System, scale and agency involved. This hardcopy report is available from Crown Publications. A link to the Terrain Map Library provides terrain and slope stability related maps in digital format. The digital maps may be constructed and viewed on-line or downloaded for use in a GIS or Desktop Mapping package. GSC & GSB Geology Map Indexes This map of the World, is zoomed into Canada and is displayed in Mercator projection. This map contains map index layers from the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and B.C. Geological Survey (GSB), as well as a volcano, world countries, major cities layer, U.S. Cities, States and Interstates layers.

33 Benefits Operational for 5 years Built & maintained at low cost
Free Internet access to comprehensive data Capable of delivering any georeferenced data Remote map authoring over the Web Link to and from other MapGuide sites Create your own maps for display Vector, raster & point data downloads Small server in the middle was the original MapPlace server. BCGS

34 Benefits Professional Geoscientists maintain, support, & offer training on the site Excellent client feedback BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines Award 1999 Service to the Public Award 2001 Top Website at Ministry of Energy & Mines Other jurisdictions adopting site style Efficient and Flexible Satisfy client requests for custom queries & maps Rapid addition of new data & changes to existing data BCGS

35 Thank You & Please Visit For Your On-line Exploration Toolbox
Thank You & Please Visit For Your On-line Exploration Toolbox BCGS


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