Publications Release Notice — August 24, 2021

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The following publications are available now for free download from GeologyOntario, or by following the links provided in this release notice.

Maps and reports in hard-copy (paper) format and digital data sets available on physical media (CD or DVD) can be purchased from the Publication Sales office.

In cases where the file size is prohibitive for downloading, please contact the Publication Sales office to obtain the data on physical media (CD for $20.00; DVD for $25.00).

The digital data provided with maps as downloadable zip files from GeologyOntario contain additional information that supplements the cartographic information, and is provided at the discretion of the author(s).

Prices listed in this Release Notice apply to hard-copy versions only and are subject to change without notice. The prices given in a particular release notice are guaranteed only for a period of 1 month following the date of the release.

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Amendments

Over the years, the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) has included third-party applications in some of its data products. Because of the difficulty in maintaining these publications with every new update of these applications, the OGS has decided to remove such applications from its publications.

Several digital data publications, released during the period between 2006 and 2016, contain files related to a viewer that requires the use of the Microsoft® Virtual Earth® application programming interface (API). The OGS has removed the viewer from these publications and updated other affected files.

Specifically, these publications have been updated to 1) modify or remove movie files; 2) remove related data files; and 3) update accompanying documentation to remove references to the viewer. The following publications, with listed changes, have been updated.

  • In Miscellaneous Release—Data (MRD) 207, Bedrock Topography and Overburden Thickness Mapping, Southern Ontario (released December 12, 2006), the movie (.avi) file, “viewer” folder and data files have been removed; and the readme and metadata (.pdf) documents modified to remove references to the viewer.
  • In Groundwater Resources Study (GRS) 3, Three-Dimensional Mapping of Surficial Deposits in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Southwestern Ontario (released August 7, 2007), the movie (.avi) file has been modified to remove the demonstration of the cross-section viewer; the “Section Viewer” folder and data files removed; and the readme, report and metadata (.pdf) documents modified to remove references to the cross-section viewer.
  • In Groundwater Resources Study (GRS) 10, Three-Dimensional Mapping of Surficial Deposits in the Brantford–Woodstock Area, Southwestern Ontario (released August 3, 2011), the movie (.avi) file has been modified to remove the demonstration of the cross-section viewer; the “Section Viewer” folder and data files removed; and the readme, report and metadata (.pdf) documents modified to remove references to the cross-section viewer.
  • In Groundwater Resources Study (GRS) 11, Three-Dimensional Modelling of Surficial Deposits in the Barrie–Oro Moraine Area of Southern Ontario (released November 8, 2011), the movie (.avi) file has been modified to remove the demonstration of the cross-section viewer; the “Section Viewer” folder and data files removed; and the readme, report and metadata (.pdf) documents modified to remove references to the cross-section viewer.
  • In Groundwater Resources Study (GRS) 15, Three-Dimensional Modelling of Surficial Deposits in the Orangeville–Fergus Area of Southern Ontario (released April 27, 2016), the movie (.avi) file has been modified to remove the demonstration of the cross-section viewer; the “Section Viewer” folder and data files removed; and the readme, report and metadata (.pdf) documents modified to remove references to the cross-section viewer.

The updated versions of these data publications are available. If you purchased a CD or DVD of any of these data publications and wish to receive a replacement copy, please contact Publication Sales, and the updated version will be shipped to you free of charge. Alternatively, the updated versions of Miscellaneous Release—Data 207, Groundwater Resources Study 3, Groundwater Resources Study 10, Groundwater Resources Study 11 and Groundwater Resources Study 15 are available for free downloading on GeologyOntario.

Similar changes for other publications may be announced as required.

We regret any inconvenience this issue may have caused.