Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B

Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B
County Geologic Atlas Series C-10
Metadata for GIS and Digital Data

METADATA SUMMARY
Originator
Minnesota Department of Natural Recourses, Division of Waters, County Atlas and Regional Assessment Program
Abstract
ARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of Stearns County, Minnesota
Time Period of Content Date
1995-1996
Currentness Reference
Complete
Access Constraints
None
Use Constraints
Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Browse Graphic File Name
None Available
Distributer Contact Person
phone (651) 259-5693 or (651) 259-5700, See also Metadata Reference Section.
Ordering Instructions
 Proceed to ENTITY AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION  (below) 
Online Linkage
None Available

FULL METADATA RECORD
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1. Identification Information 5. Entity and Attribute Information
2. Data Quality Information 6. Distribution Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information 7.Metadata reference Information
4. Spatial Reference Information  

Section 1 Identification Information
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Title Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID --
Abstract ARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of Stearns County, Minnesota
Purpose Geographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B.

A County Geologic Atlas (CGA) is a systematic study of a county's geologic and ground-water resources. Geologic studies include both near-surface deposits and bedrock. Ground-water studies include flow systems, aquifer capacity, ground-water chemistry, and sand and gravel deposits

Interpretation of sensitivity to pollution is also part of a CGA. The information is organized, analyzed, and displayed using GIS technology.
Time Period of Content Date 1995-1996
Currentness Reference Complete
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Stearns County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate 333,072  --
East Bounding Coordinate 418,013  --
North Bounding Coordinate 5,071,100  --
South Bounding Coordinate 5,015,216  --
Place Keywords Stearns County, Minnesota; Central Minnesota
Theme Keywords Water Chemistry, Wells, Ground Water, Surface Water, Geology, Pollution Sensitivity, Aquifer Yield, Potentiometric Surface, Water Table, Hydrogeology
Theme Keyword Thesaurus --
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Contact Person See METADATA CONTACT PERSON (below)
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Associated Data Sets Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part A, County Geologic Atlas Series C-10, published by the Minnesota Geological Survey, 1995. More information and downloadable data for Part A available on the MGS ftp site.The preceding link is to a non-DNR site

Section 2 Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy --
Logical Consistency Data are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1
Completeness Complete
Horizontal Positional Accuracy NA
Vertical Positional Accuracy NA
Lineage Review of available data:
Investigations begin with a review of existing information, such as earlier geologic maps, soil maps, hydrologic reports, and information provided by well drillers. Drillers send water well logs to the Minnesota Geological Survey, where they are reviewed, interpreted, and entered into the County Well Index (CWI), an interactive data base of water-well information. 
Collection of data from the field:
Field studies are conducted to measure static water level elevations and chemistry of selected wells. These studies, combined with pre-existing data, are used to create models of water-table and bedrock hydrogeology (elevation, potentiometric surface, potential yield, flow direction), and sensitivity of ground water system to pollution.
Creation of GIS layers:
Using a variety of techniques, data are converted into Arc/INFO coverages or ARCVIEW shapefiles for cartographic display and spatial analysis.
Source Scale Denominator 100,000

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set Environment Arc/INFO
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data --
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Line, Polygon
Tiling Scheme Stearns County

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Section 4 Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
Ellipsoid GRS 1980
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
Altitude Datum N.A.
Altitude Units N.A.
Depth Datum N.A.
Depth Units N.A.
Cell Width N.A.
Cell Height N.A.
UTM Zone Number 15
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments None
Distance Resolution --


Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview The Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B consists of 20 separate GIS data layers divided into three plates:

Plate 8 - Hydrogeology of the Water Table
Plate 9 - Hydrogeology of Bedrock and Buried Aquifers
Plate 10 - Sensitivity of Ground-Water System to Pollution.

ARCVIEW shapefiles are available. 

Download zip file of all SHAPEFILES
(c10b_shape.zip) 11Mb
 
Coverages used in more than one plate
  chempt Wells sampled by DNR staff for chemistry Coverage
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  cwipt County Well Index data points Coverage
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  fmswelpt Wells field-measured by DNR Staff for static water level elevation Coverage
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  obpt Observation well data points Coverage
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Coverages used in Plate 8 Hydrogeology of the Water-Table
  sbordot Soil boring points - MN Dept. of Transportation Coverage
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  sborupa Soil boring points - United Power Association Coverage
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  ssopt Seismic sounding locations Coverage
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  wtelln Water table elevation contours Coverage
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  wtflow Water table  flow direction Coverage
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  wtyield Water table potential yield Coverage
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Coverages used in Plate 9 Hydrogeology of Bedrock Aquifers
  bsgpy Buried sand and gravel deposits Coverage
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  cretbnd Cretaceous aquifer boundary Coverage
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  cretflow Cretaceous aquifer flow direction Coverage
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  cretpot Cretaceous aquifer potentiometric surface Coverage
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  precflow Precambrian aquifer flow direction Coverage
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  precpot Precambrian aquifer potentiometric surface Coverage
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  qbaaflow Quaternary buried aquifers flow direction Coverage
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  qbaapot Quaternary buried aquifers potentiometric surface Coverage
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Coverages used in Plate 10 Pollution Sensitivity
  gwsl3py Sensitivity of ground-water systems to pollution (50 feet below land surface) Coverage
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  br50ne Bedrock within 50 feet of the land surface Coverage
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Section 6 Distribution Information
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 1999
Online Linkage --
Distributor Contact Person See METADATA CONTACT PERSON (below)
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Distribution Liability This map was prepared from publicly available information only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the factual data on which this map is based. However, the Department of Natural Resources does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or any implied uses of these data.

Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Transfer Format Name ARC/INFO, ArcExport, INFO
Transfer Format Version Number 7.1.1
Transfer Size --
Ordering Instructions See ENTITY AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION (above)

Section 7 Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date 1999
Metadata Contact Person GIS Specialist
Metadata Contact Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
Metadata Contact Position GIS Specialist
Metadata Contact Address 500 Lafayette Road
Metadata Contact City St. Paul
Metadata Contact State or Province MN
Metadata Contact Postal Code 55155-4032
Metadata Contact Voice Phone (651) 259-5693 or (651) 259-5700
Metadata Contact Fax Phone (651) 296-0445
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Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.0.4
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