Digital Data 2005-0533

Digital Data 2005-0533

DIG 2005-0533

Natural Suitability of Geological Setting for Waste Management (GIS data, polygon features)

Author(s) Andriashek, L.D. Waters, E.J. Date 2006-09-08

This dataset is a shapefile depicting the suitability of geological setting in Alberta for waste management siting. It is derived from spatial analysis of other geological input, including: bedrock topography and morphology; occurrence of major buried drift aquifers, assumed on the basis of buried channel talwegs locations; surficial geology; bedrock geology; and, drift thickness. Areas of the province are ranked Suitable, Unsuitable or Uncertain where possible; other areas are masked by lakes or have insufficient data to rank them.