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GIS Information

This page provides shapefiles and text files relevant to the Call for Bids NS16-1 package for use in GIS mapping packages.

The shapefiles available are:

  • Call for Bids NS16-1 parcels
  • Existing offshore licences as of January 2016
  • Well location information (surface coordinates only)
  • Geophysical program line locations (2D) or outlines (3D)
  • Approximate bathymetry, digitized from - Atlantic Geoscience Centre, 1991: Introduction 2: bathymetry and physiographic features; in East Coast Basin Atlas Series: Scotian Shelf; Atlantic Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada.  p.3.
  • Offshore pipeline routes
  • National and International Boundaries
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Critical Habitat Zones
  • Georges Bank Moratorium Area outline

*Please note that the seismic GIS files generally reference the NAD27 datum. To properly transform into NAD83, use the NTv2 datum transformation, available by request at this link: A GIS application or viewer is required to open the shapefiles.

General Shapefiles
Seismic Program Shapefiles
Call for Bids NS16-1 Shapefile

Other geophysical program information is available from the GSC-Atlantic’s BASIN database.