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Fort McMurray Magnetic Observatory

Photo of Fort McMurray Observatory Photo of absolute observations at the observatory site
Name Fort McMurray
Location Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Latitude 56.598° N
Longitude 248.685° E
Elevation 386m
Geomagnetic Latitude 63.352° N
Geomagnetic Longitude 309.967° E
Orientation HDZF
In Operation since: 2014

Geomagnetic coordinates are approximations calculated using the 13th generation IGRF at epoch 2020.5.


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