The Geological Framework is a detailed set of multi-scale 3D models of Alberta’s geology used to integrate and analyze geospatial information to help answer geological questions for our province.
The current 3D Geological Framework models cover over 602 825 km2 and includes both Quaternary and bedrock geological units. These models have significantly improved our ability to accurately and effectively integrate and evaluate the 3D geospatial data for science-based decisions in support of land-use planning, environmental sustainability, economic diversification and public safety.
The 3D Geological Framework is currently composed of 12 geological models developed at a variety of scales to enhance our understanding of the geospatial relationships and interactions between surface/subsurface properties.
Current Focus and Future Development
The Geological Framework program is currently focused on;