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: OBPT

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 OBPT
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID  
Abstract Observation well locations
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 333,845  
East Bounding Coordinate 409,957  
North Bounding Coordinate 5,067,508  
South Bounding Coordinate 5,019,612  
Place Keywords Stearns County, Minnesota, Midwestern United States
Theme Keywords Observation wells
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 several records from the DNR Waters observation well database, and converted them into an EXCEL file, which was made into an ARCINFO coverage by the following method:

1) A comma separated value file was made with just the unique number, x, and y coordinates.

2) A .dbf file with all other fields plus the unique number was made.

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

4) The .dbf file was converted into an INFO file with the ARC command 'dbaseinfo.'

5) 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 Stearns 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  
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 
obpt.pat         Point Attribute Table
  UNNUM   6,6,i   Unique number
  UTMX   7,7,i   UTM Easting (x coordinate)
  UTMY   9,9,i   UTM Northing (y coordinate)
  ELEV   4,7,f,2   Surface elevation in feet
  DEPTH   4,7,f,1   Well depth
  DIA   4,5,f,2   Casing diameter in inches
  SCREEN   8,8,f,2   Length of the well screen in feet
  CASEDEPTH   8,12,f,1   Casing depth in feet
  AQUIFER   9,9,c   MGS four-letter aquifer code
        ???? Undetermined
        QBAA Quaternary Buried Artesian Aquifer
        QWTA Quaternary Water Table Aquifer
  ARTESIAN   10,10,c   Well type
        'W'or 'A' 'W' - Water table aquifer

'A' - Artesian (confined) aquifer

  PERIOD_STA   8,10,d,0   The date record keeping began
  ACTIVE   7,7,c   Status of the well
        'Yes' or 'No' 'Yes' - The well is active.

'No' - not active.

  FM   1,1,c   Field-measured
        'y' or 'n' 'y' - The well was field-measured by DNR staff for static water level elevation

'n' - not field-measured

Section 6 Distribution Information
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 1999
Online Linkage  
Distributor Contact Person See METADATA CONTACT PERSON (below)
Distributor Organization "
Distributor Position "
Distributor Address "
Distributor City "
Distributor State or Province "
Distributor Postal Code "
Distributor Voice Phone "
Distributor Fax Phone "
Distributor

E-mail Address

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Distributor's Data Set Identifier   
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