Division of Ecological and Water Resources

Southwestern Minnesota Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Part B

WTELLN metadata

Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Version 0.4.3 - May 7, 1996
A State Version of the FGDC Content Standards for Geospatial Metadata

Data Set Name: WTELLN

Metadata Entered By: Michael Scharber

Date: 5/06/97

Section 1 Identification Information
Originator Randy Bradt and Shawn Boeser- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Unique Identifier  
Abstract Line coverage of southwestern region water table. Digitized and splined (smoothed) in Arc/Info
Purpose Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Southwestern Minnesota Series RHA-2, Part B, Plate 3 Surficial hydrogeology
Time Period of Content Linework was digitized in late 1996 & early 1997
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency none planned
Spatial Extent of Data Southwestern Minnesota, including portions of the following counties or their entirety: Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles, and Jackson
Place Keywords Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles, Jackson (counties)
Theme Keywords water table, potentiometric, hydrogeology
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person  
Contact Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Contact Person Position  
Contact Street Address 500 Lafayette
Contact City St. Paul
Contact State or Province MN
Contact Postal Code 55155-4032
Contact Voice Phone 651-259-5700
Contact Fax Phone 651-296-0445
Contact E-mail Address  
Browse Graphic  
Associated Data Sets RHA-2, Part A, published by the Minnesota Geological Survey
Section 2 Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy Not determined
Logical Consistency Data are topologically correct using ARC\INFO 7.0.3
Completeness Not determined
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage The water table contours were defined by Randy Bradt using water levels from wells, MNDOT soil boring data and refractive geophysical data. The contours were digitized from mylar at 1:200000. The contours were then smoothed using the spline command in arcedit.
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information
Data Format Name ARC/INFO
Data Format Version Number 7.03
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data UTM Coordinates
Spatial Object Type vector
Vendor Specific Object Types arcs
Tiling Scheme Area comprising the entirety of the RHA-2 study area
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS 1980
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters
Altitude Datum na
Altitude Units na
Depth Datum mean sea level
Depth Units feet
If UTM  
UTM Zone Number 15
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments none
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview (arcs) elev [4,4,i] elev_text [1,1,c]
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation [elev: water table elevation, in feet, above sea level], [elev_text: a 'y' or 'n' determines which lines will be labeled with the [elev] value for the final map}
Section 6 Distribution Information
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Publication Date May 1997
Distributor Contact Person See CONTACT PERSON (above)
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Distributor State or Province "
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Resource Description Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Southwestern Minnesota, RHA-2, Part B
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 7.03
Transfer Size depends on format
Ordering Instructions Download ARC/INFO Export file or ARCVIEW shapefile from Southwest Minnesota Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date 5/06/97
Metadata Contact See CONTACT INFORMATION (above)
Metadata Guidelines Version 0.4.3