County Geologic Atlas Program


Carlton County Geologic Atlas Part B

POTSFCLN metadata
Modeled Potentiometric Contour Elevations of the Buried Aquifers


Description of data created for County Geologic Atlas Series C-19

Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines version 1.2
Metadata content prepared 2011-08-19


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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 Division of Ecological and Water Resources - County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program

Title

 POTSFCLN

 

System Name

 

Abstract

Modeled potentiometric contour elevations of the buried aquifers in Carlton County, Minnesota

 

Purpose

County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program,
Carlton County Geologic Atlas, Part B, County Geologic Atlas Series C-19

Time Period of Content Date

August, 2011

Currentness Reference

Publication date

Progress

Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency

None Planned

Spatial Extent of Data

Carlton County, Minnesota

Bounding Coordinates

East

-92.3

West

-93.1

North

46.9

South

46.4

 

Place Keywords

Minnesota, Carlton County

Theme Keywords

aquifer potentiometric surface contours, buried aquifer

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

Carlton County Geologic Atlas, Part A, County Geologic Atlas Series C-19, published by the Minnesota Geological Survey, 2009. More information and downloadable data for Part A available on the MGS ftp site.The preceeding link is to a non-DNR site

 

Section 2

Data Quality Information - - - - - - top

Attribute Accuracy

 

Logical Consistency

Data are topologically correct using ArcGIS 10.0

Completeness

Complete

Horizontal Positional Accuracy

unknown

Vertical Positional Accuracy

not applicable

Lineage

These files were made with water level information from two general sources: driller's logs from the County Well Index (CWI) database managed by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Geological Survey with verified locations and measurements by DNR staff in conjunction with well sampling for this atlas project. The driller's log data were obtained from the CWI database and represent a data set that was collected over a period of several decades and spans seasonal and multi-year climatic trends of wet and dry conditions. Where the dataset included both CWI drillers log information and water levels collected by DNR staff, the DNR data were used. The potentiometric surface of the aquifers were created by labeling the water elevation values next to the well locations in Arc GIS with both a topographic DEM and a topographic map as background layers. Water elevation contours were drawn as 20-foot contours by digitizing on-screen using the land topography background layers as a guide in areas where data were scarce.

Source Scale Denominator

300000

 

Section 3

Spatial Data Organization Information - - - - - - top

Native Data Set Environment

ArcGIS 10.0

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

HTML Table (Not Available)

POTSFCLN

 

 

 

Aquifer_Q

Buried and bedrock aquifer code. The aquifers are identified as either "bdrk", "sc", "sc1", "sic", "sl", "sm", "sts", "stw", or "su".

 

Contour_El
(representing modeled potentiometric surface contour elevation in feet above sea level)

 

880
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980
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1040
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1080
1100
1120
1140
1160
1180
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1360

 

Confidence
(representing relative estimated confidence for the modeled potentiometric surface contour elevations of the bedrock aquifers)

 

(null)
less
more

 

 

Section 6

Distribution Information - - - - - - top

Publisher

Minnesota DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources

Publication Date

2011

Contact Person Information

See Metadata Reference Information section, below

Distributor's Data Set Identifier

POTSFCLN

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 ArcGIS shapefiles from:
Carlton County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data

Online Linkage

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

 

Section 7

Metadata Reference Information - - - - - - top

Metadata Date

2011-08-19

Contact Person Information

GIS Specialist, Atlas/Assessment Program
Minnesota DNR - Division of Division of Ecological and Water Resources
500 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 259-5693 or (651) 259-5700
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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