Southern Red River Valley, Minnesota Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Part B

Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Version 1.0.4 - July 1, 1997

A State Version of the FGDC Content Standards for Geospatial Metadata


Data Set Name: SWATELPT

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 05/08/98


Section 1Identification Information
OriginatorMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Ground Water Mapping Program
TitleSWATELPT
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID
AbstractSurface water elevation points
PurposeRegional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program: Atlas RHA 3 Part B, Plate 3, Surficial Regimes
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference
ProgressCompleted
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone Planned
Spatial Extent of DatSouthern Red River Vally, Minnesota, including: all of Norman, Clay, and Wilkin counties, western portions of Mahnomen, Becker, and Otter Tail counties; part of northern Traverse County, and part of northwestern Grant County. This is the area of Minnesota within USGS 1:100,000 scale tile-sheets 1910 (Ada), 2310 (Fargo), and 2710 (Wahpeton).
West Bounding Coordinate207,977--
East Bounding Coordinate274,044--
North Bounding Coordinate5,267,921--
South Bounding Coordinate5,098,424--
Place KeywordsBecker, Clay, Grant, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail, Traverse, Wilkin counties, Red River of the North, Red River Valley
Theme KeywordsSurface water, elevation
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access ConstraintsNone
Use ConstraintsUsers 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. ne
Contact PersonSee Metadata Reference Information, below
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Associated Data SetsSouthern Red River Valley Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Part A - Produced by the Minnesota Geological Survey

Section 2Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy
Logical ConsistencyData are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.0.3
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Vertical Positional Accuracy
LineageThis coverage was created from an EXCEL file of surface water level measurements provided by Mike Trojan. Three criteria were used to determine water table elevation:
  • Static water level elevation of water-table wells,
  • Elevation at various surface water bodies from 1:24,000 USGS topographic quadrangles, and
  • Elevation at the interface of the oxidation / reduction zone from County Well Index data.
The Excel file was converted to an ARC/INFO point coverage using the following method:
  • Two comma separated value files were created, one with only the following three fields: the unique number and x and y coordinates, the other with all fields
  • In ARC, the 'generate' command converted the first comma separated value file into a simple point coverage.?In INFO, a data file was created from the second comma separated value file, the one containing all fields..
  • The ARC command, 'joinitem' connected the point coverage with the INFO data file, using the unique number as the relate id.
Source Scale Denominator200,000

Section 3Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set EnvironmentARC/INFO
Geographic Reference for Tabular DataMeters in the ALBERS projection
Spatial Object Typevector
Vendor Specific Object Typespoint
Tiling SchemeThe area of Minnesota within USGS 1:100,000 scale tile-sheets 1910 (Ada), 2310 (Fargo), and 2710 (Wahpeton).

Section 4Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate SchemeALBERS
EllipsoidCLARK 1866
Horizontal DatumNAD27
Horizontal UnitsMeters
Altitude DatumN.A.
Altitude UnitsN.A.
Depth DatumN.A.
Depth UnitsN.A.
Cell WidthN.A.
Cell HeightN.A.

Section 5Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview
 
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
 
Table NameField NameBegin ColumnDefinitionValid ValuesDescription 
swelev.patPoint Attribute Table
seq#176,6,i
utmx236,6,iUTM Easting
utmy297,7,iUTM Northing
swel524,4,iSurface water elevation.

Section 6Distribution Information
PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Publication Date2000
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Distribution LiabilityThis 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 NameARC/INFO, ArcExport, INFO
Transfer Format Version Number7.1.1
Transfer Size
Ordering InstructionsDownload export files or shapefiles from: Southern Red River Valley Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital

Section 7Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date
Metadata Contact Person
Metadata Contact OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Metadata Contact Position
Metadata Contact Address500 Lafayette Road
Metadata Contact CitySt. Paul
Metadata Contact State or ProvinceMN
Metadata Contact Postal Code55155 - 4032
Metadata Contact Voice Phone651 - 296 - 4800
Metadata Contact Fax Phone651 - 296 - 0445
Metadata Contact
E-mail Address
Metadata Standard NameMinnesota geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage