Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B

CSLFTHIK metadata

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

Description of data that was created for The Rice County Geologic Atlas
by DNR Waters
County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program

Data Set Name: CSLFTHIK

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 6/25/98

Section 1Identification Information
OriginatorMoira Campion
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID 
AbstractSaturated thickness of the St. Lawrence-Franconia aquifer system
PurposeCounty Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-9 Part B, Plate 8 Bedrock Hydrogeology
Time Period of Content Date1993 - 1997
Currentness Reference 
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned
Spatial Extent of DataRice County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate458,265 
East Bounding Coordinate467,613 
North Bounding Coordinate4,932,388 
South Bounding Coordinate4,911,494 
Place KeywordsRice County, Minnesota, St. Lawrence aquifer, Franconia aquifer
Theme KeywordsAquifer
Theme Keyword Thesaurus 
Access ConstraintsNone
Use ConstraintsNone
Contact PersonMoira Campion
Contact OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Contact Person PositionHydrogeologist
Contact Address500 Lafayette Road
Contact CitySt. Paul
Contact State or ProvinceMinnesota
Contact Postal Code55155 - 4032
Contact Voice Phone(651) 259-5661
Contact Fax Phone(651) 296-0445
Contact E-mail Address[email protected]
Browse Graphic File Name 
Browse Graphic File Description 
Associated Data SetsAtlas C-9 Part A, Produced by the Minnesota Geological Survey

Section 2Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy 
Logical ConsistencyData are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1.
Horizontal Positional AccuracyN.A.
Vertical Positional AccuracyN.A.
  • Polygons from the MGS bedrock geology coverage where mgscode = 442412 (St. Lawrence aquifer) and mgscode = 442414 (Franconia aquifer) were selected.

  • Saturated thickness contour lines for the St. Lawrence / Franconia aquifer system were created, but, unfortunately this process was not well documented. In general, these contours represent the distance between the TOP of the St. Lawrence aquifer and the BOTTOM of the Franconia aquifer, i.e., the thickness of the St. Lawrence / Franconia system. The surface of this system was derived from MGS' bedrock topography coverage. The bottom from CWI data as well as research by John Mossler of the MGS.

  • The polygons from step 1 and the contour lines from step 2 were combined into a single coverage which was built as a polygon coverage.
Source Scale Denominator100,000

Section 3Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set EnvironmentARC/INFO
Geographic Reference for Tabular DataUTM Coordinates
Spatial Object TypeVector
Vendor Specific Object TypesPolygons
Tiling SchemeRice County

Section 4Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate SchemeUTM
EllipsoidGRS 1980
Horizontal DatumNAD83
Horizontal UnitsN.A.
Altitude DatumN.A.
Altitude UnitsN.A.
Depth DatumN.A.
Depth UnitsN.A.
Cell WidthN.A.
Cell HeightN.A.
UTM Zone Number15
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustmentsnone
Distance Resolution 

Section 5Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview 
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation 
Table NameField NameBegin ColumnDefinitionValid ValuesDescription 
cslfthik.pat    Polygon Attribute Table
 thickness 7,7,c Saturated thickness in feet.
    '<100'100 feet or less
    '100-200'100 to 200 feet
    '200-300'200 to 300 feet
    '>300'Greater than 200 feet

Section 6Distribution Information
PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Publication Date1997
Online Linkage 
Distributor Contact Person 
Distributor OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Distributor Position 
Distributor Address500 Lafayette Rd.
Distributor CitySt. Paul
Distributor State or ProvinceMN
Distributor Postal Code55155
Distributor Voice Phone(651) 296 - 4800
Distributor Fax Phone(651) 296 - 0445
E-mail Address
Distributor's Data Set Identifier 
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 InstructionsDownloadable data are accessible through Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data

Section 7Metadata Reference Information
Metadata DateDecember 1998
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 Phone(651) 296 - 4800
Metadata Contact Fax Phone(651) 296 - 0445
Metadata Contact
E-mail Address
Metadata Standard NameMinnesota geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage