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Fort McMurray Magnetic Observatory

Photo of Fort McMurray Observatory

Photo of absolute observations at the observatory site.

Map of Canada showing location of Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray magnetic observatory, located in Canada, was installed and commissioned in December 2014. This is a joint five-year project between BGS and Halliburton Group Canada to improve the accuracy, safety and efficiency of directional drilling operations in northern Alberta.



Geographic Coordinates:

56.598° N 248.685° E

Geomagnetic Coordinates:

63.528° N 309.547° E


386m above mean sea level

Geomagnetic coordinates are approximations calculated using the 12th generation IGRF at epoch 2015.5.

Mapping data copyright Google.