Minnesota DNR Waters
County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program

Description of data created for
Mower County Geologic Atlas, Part B, CGA-11

KARSTPY - Karst Hydrogeomorphic Units

Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines version 1.2
Metadata content prepared 2003-09-10


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

 

Section 1

Identification Information - - - - - - top

Originator

Minnesota DNR Waters - County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program

Title

KARSTPY

 

System Name

 

Abstract

Polygons depicting the areal distribution of eight karst hydrogeomorphic units in Mower County, Minnesota

Purpose

County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program,
Mower County Atlas, Part B, CGA-11

Time Period of Content Date

8/21/00

Currentness Reference

Current

Progress

Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency

None Planned

Spatial Extent of Data

Mower county.

Bounding Coordinates

East

544,492

West

495,943

North

4,855,047

South

4,816,243

Place Keywords

Minnesota, Mower County

Theme Keywords

Karst, hydrogeomorphology, springs, sinkholes, stream sinks

Theme Keyword Thesaurus

None

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 Information

See Metadata Reference Information section, below

Browse Graphic File Name

 

Browse Graphic File Description

 

Associated Data Sets

None

 

Section 2

Data Quality Information - - - - - - top

Attribute Accuracy

 

Logical Consistency

Data are topologically correct using ArcInfo 7.1.1

Completeness

Complete

Horizontal Positional Accuracy

unknown

Vertical Positional Accuracy

not applicable

Lineage

The method involved delineating hydrogeomorphic units as discrete three dimensional units in which solution of the bedrock has resulted in the integration of surface water and ground water at various time scales. These karst hydrogeomorphic units were delineated based on bedrock type; depth to bedrock; topography; surface and subsurface hydrology; spring chemistry; and the distribution, landscape position, and type of surface and subsurface karst features. These elements combine to form a series of distinguishable units that constitute the karst system of Mower County. Water and material enter these units, move through the carbonate bedrock, and discharge either into streams or into lower bedrock aquifers. As a result, this map not only shows the known karst features but also relates that information to landscape morphology, depth to bedrock, bedrock geology, and ground-water age.

Source Scale Denominator

100,000

 

Section 3

Spatial Data Organization Information - - - - - - top

Native Data Set Environment

ArcView 3.2

Geographic Reference for Tabular Data

Not Applicable

Spatial Object Type

Vector

Vendor Specific Object Types

polygon

Tiling Scheme

state

 

Section 4

Spatial Reference Information - - - - - - top

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme

UTM

Ellipsoid

GRS1980

Horizontal Datum

NAD83

Horizontal Units

meters

Distance Resolution

meters

Altitude Datum

n/a

Altitude Units

n/a

Depth Datum

n/a

Depth Units

n/a

Cell Width

0

Cell Height

0

Latitude Resolution

0

Longitude Resolution

0

UTM Zone Number

15

SPCS Zone Identifier

0

County Coordinate Zone Identifier

0

Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments

n/a

Map Projection Name

n/a

Map Projection Parameters

n/a

Other Coordinate System's Definition

n/a

 

Section 5

Entity and Attribute Information - - - - - - top

Entity and Attribute Overview

 

Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation

Table Name Field Name Description 
karstpy.dbf
KARST_UNIT Karst Units
limestone plain
covered
leroy low pl - LeRoy Lowland Plain
Cedar Riv Low pl - Cedar River Lowland Plain
ostrandr upl pl - Ostrander Upland Plain
sprng vl upl pl - Spring Valley Upland Plain
leroy upland

 

Section 6

Distribution Information - - - - - - top

Publisher

Minnesota DNR Waters

Publication Date

2002

Contact Person Information

See Metadata Reference Information section, below

Distributor's Data Set Identifier

karstpy

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

shapefile

Transfer Format Version Number


Transfer Size


Ordering Instructions

Download ARCVIEW shapefiles from:
Mower County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data

Online Linkage

Mower County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data

 

Section 7

Metadata Reference Information - - - - - - top

Metadata Date

2003-09-10

Contact Person Information

GIS Specialist, Atlas/Assessment Program
Minnesota DNR - Division of Waters
500 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 259-5693
FAX: (651) 296-0445
E-mail:

Metadata Standard Name

Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version

1.2

Metadata Standard Online Linkage

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm