Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B

Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Entry Template

Version 1.0.4 - July 1, 1997

A State Version of the FGDC Content Standards for Geospatial Metadata

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Description of data created for
The Stearns County Geologic Atlas
by
DNR Waters, Groundwater Mapping Unit


Data Set Name: FMSWELPT

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 8/9/99


Section 1 Identification Information
Originator Hua Zhang, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / Division of Waters
Title FMSWELPT
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID  
Abstract Wells field-measured by DNR staff for static water level elevations
Purpose County Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-10 Part B
Time Period of Content Date 1995-1997
Currentness Reference Complete
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Stearns County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate 333,768  
East Bounding Coordinate 414,800  
North Bounding Coordinate 5,070,142  
South Bounding Coordinate 5,017,551  
Place Keywords Stearns County, Minnesota
Theme Keywords Wells, Static water level elevation
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)
Contact Organization "
Contact Person Position "
Contact Address "
Contact City "
Contact State or Province "
Contact Postal Code "
Contact Voice Phone "
Contact Fax Phone "
Contact E-mail Address "
Browse Graphic File Name  
Browse Graphic File Description  
Associated Data Sets County Geologic Atlas Program: C-10 Part A, Produced by the Minnesota Geologic Survey
Section 2 Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy  
Logical Consistency Data are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1
Completeness Complete
Horizontal Positional Accuracy N.A.
Vertical Positional Accuracy N.A.
Lineage Hua Zhang, the project hydrogeologist, selected 230 wells from the County Well Index (CWI) based on thoroughness and reliability of geological information.

Hua Zhang, and DNR staff measured the wells for static water level elevation, and the results were recorded in an EXCEL file.

The EXCEL file was made into an ARCINFO coverage by the following method:

1) Two comma separated value files were made, one with just the unique number, x, and y coordinates, and one with all other fields plus the unique number

2) The comma separated value file with the unique number, x and y coordinates was converted into a point coverage in ARCINFO using the arc command, 'generate.'

3) The other comma separated value file was converted into an INFO file, using the INFO command, 'get from.'

4) The ARC command 'joinitem' added the INFO file to the point attribute table of the coverage using the unique number as the relate item.

Source Scale Denominator  
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set Environment ARC/INFO 7.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data UTM Coordinates
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point
Tiling Scheme County
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordi651te Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS 1980
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units N.A.
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 N.A.
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview  
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation  
Table Name Field Name Begin Column Definition Valid Values Description 
fmswelpt.pat         Point Attribute Table
  UNNUM   6,6,i   Unique number as number
  UNNUMC   8,8,c   Unique number as character
  UTMX   7,7,i   UTM Easting
  UTMY   9,9,i   UTM Northing
  COUNTY   5,5,i   County code
  T-R-S-SS   18,18,c   Township, range,section,sub-section.
 

Note on sub-section descriptions:

Upper case letters after the section number indicate the location within the section; the first letter denotes the 160 acre (quater-section) tract; the second, the 40 acre tract; the third, the 10 acre tract, continuing by quarterly divisions of each tract to a progressively finer resolution.
 

The letters A,B,C,D are assigned in a counterclockwise direction, beginning in the northeast corner of each tract.
 

The number of upper case letters indicates the accuracy of the location description

           
           
  USE   4,4,c   Well use code
        AB Abandoned
        CO Commercial
        DO Domestic
        IN Industrial
        IR Irrigation
        MU Municipal
        OB Observation well
        OT Other
        PS Public supply / non-community
        TW Test well
        UN Unknown
  AQUIFER   7,7,c   MGS aquifer code
        KREG Cretaceous Regolith
        KRET Cretaceous Undifferentiated
        MTPL Multiple Aquifers
        PASR Sauk Rapids Meta. Complex
        PCCR Precambrian Crystalline Rocks
        PCUU Precambrian Undifferentiated
        PEGU E. Proterozoic Granite Pluton
        QBAA Quaternary Buried Artesian Aquifer
        QBUA Quaternary Buried Unconfined Aquifer
        QUUU Pleistocene Undifferentiated
        QWTA Qwaternary Water Table Aquifer
  LUNT   8,8,c   Lowest geologic unit reached by the well
        KRET,KREG,...too many to list See mgscode list for a description of MGS four-letter aquifer/stratigraphy codes.
  WELL_DPTH   3,3,i   Well depth in feet
  D2BR   4,4,i   Depth to bedrock in feet
  SURF_ELEV   7,7,i   Surface elevation in feet
  HIST_SWEL   8,8,i   Historic static water level elevation in feet
  HIST_DATE   8,8,i   Date historic static water level elevation was taken
  HIST_DTW   6,6,i   Historic depth to water in feet
  MIN_CASING   3,3,i   Minimum casing diameter in inches
  WL   5,5,n,3   water level depth in feet, first measurement
  DATE   8,8,d   Date of first measurement of water level depth by DNR staff
  WL_MWL1   6,6,n   water level depth in feet, second measurement
  DATE_MWL1   8,8,d   Date of second measurement of water level depth by DNR staff
  MEAN_WL   5,5,i   Mean water level depth
  ST_DEV   6,6,n,3   Standard deviation
  MEAN_SWEL   5,5,i   Mean Static water level elevation:
Surface elevation (SURF_ELEV) minus mean water level depth (MEAN_WL)
Section 6 Distribution Information
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 1999
Online Linkage  
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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 Download Arc/INFO export file or ARCVIEW shapefile from Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date  
Metadata Contact Person Randy McGregor
Metadata Contact Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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) 297 - 4591
Metadata Contact Fax Phone (651) 296 - 0445
Metadata Contact
E-mail Address
jan.falteisek@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage