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: WTELLN

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 8/10/99


Section 1 Identification Information
Originator Hua Zhang, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / Division of Waters
Title WTELLN
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID  
Abstract Lines indicating elevation of the water table
Purpose County Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-10 Part B, Plate 8 Water Table Hydrogeology
Time Period of Content Date 1995
Currentness Reference Complete
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Stearns County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate 333,112  
East Bounding Coordinate 417,643  
North Bounding Coordinate 5,071,035  
South Bounding Coordinate 5,015,242  
Place Keywords Stearns County, Minnesota, Midwestern United States
Theme Keywords Water table 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 INFORMATION (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  
Horizontal Positional Accuracy N.A.
Vertical Positional Accuracy N.A.
Lineage 1. A 1:100,000 scale manuscript displaying selected data point locations and their respective static water level elevation values was created in ARCPLOT and plotted on mylar.

The data points were from:

  • ?County Well Index (CWI) - See metadata for coverage 'CWIPT.'
  • ?Soil boring data - See metadata for coverages 'DOTSBPT,' 'UPASBPT.'
  • ?Seismic sounding transect midpoint locations - See metadata for the coverage 'SSOPT.'
Criteria for selection were:
  • ?Well or boring is in the water table system.
  • ?Has reliable geologic records.
  • ?Evenly distributed throughout the study area.
2. A 1:100,000 scale manuscript displaying surface elevation contours (generated electronically in ARC from a 1:24,000 scale USGS Digital Elevation Model, with 20 foot intervals between contours) was created in ARCPLOT, and plotted on paper.

3. Hua Zhang interpolated the water table surface from these two plots. With the surface elevation contours placed underneath the transparent mylar for supplemental guidance, he drew water table elevation contours on the plot of static water level elevations. In areas with few data points, the water table potentiometric surface was estimated to be 20 feet below the land surface. Contour lines drawn with this criterion are considered "uncertain," and are indicated with a dashed line on the water table map.

4. The water table elevation contours were digitized in ARCEDIT.

Source Scale Denominator 100,000
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set Environment ARC/INFO 7.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data  
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Line
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  
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 
wtelln.aat         Arc Attribute Table
  ELEV   4,4,i   Elevation of the surface of the water table in feet
  ELEVTEXT   1,1,c   Indicates suitability for labeling.
        'y' or 'n' 'y' indicates segments that are suitable for labeling with elevation values. All others are 'n.'
  LINESYMBOL   6,6,c   Lines are symbolized according to relative certainty
        'solid' Relatively certain contour, symbolized as a solid line.
        'dashed' Relatively uncertain contour, symbolized as a dashed line.
  DEPRESSION   1,1,c   Indicates contours that enclose depressions
        'y' or 'n' 'y' indicates depression. Otherwise 'n.'
Section 6 Distribution Information
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 1999
Online Linkage  
Distributor Contact Person See METADATA CONTACT PERSON INFORMATION (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