Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B

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County Geologic Atlas Series C-9


METADATA SUMMARY
Originator
Minnesota Department of Natural Recourses, Division of Waters, County Atlas and Regional Assessment Program
Abstract
ARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of Rice County, Minnesota
Time Period of Content Date
1995-1996
Currentness Reference
Complete
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.
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None Available
Distributer Contact Person
phone (651)259-5693 or (651) 259-5700, See also Metadata Reference Section.
Ordering Instructions
 Proceed to ENTITY AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION  (below) 
Online Linkage
None Available

FULL METADATA RECORD
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1. Identification Information5. Entity and Attribute Information
2. Data Quality Information6. Distribution Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information7.Metadata reference Information
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Section 1

Identification Information

OriginatorMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
TitleRice County Geologic Atlas, Part B
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID--
AbstractARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of Rice County, Minnesota
PurposeGeographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Rice  County Geologic Atlas, Part B.

A County Geologic Atlas (CGA) is a systematic study of a county's geologic and ground-water resources. Geologic studies include both near-surface deposits and bedrock. Ground-water studies include flow systems, aquifer capacity, ground-water chemistry, and sand and gravel deposits

Interpretation of sensitivity to pollution is also part of a CGA. The information is organized, analyzed, and displayed using GIS technology.

Time Period of Content Date1995-1996
Currentness ReferenceComplete
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned
Spatial Extent of DataRice County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate333,072 --
East Bounding Coordinate418,013 --
North Bounding Coordinate5,071,100 --
South Bounding Coordinate5,015,216 --
Place KeywordsRice County, Minnesota; Southeastern Minnesota
Theme KeywordsWater Chemistry, Wells, Ground Water, Surface Water, Geology, Pollution Sensitivity, Aquifer Saturated Thickness, Potentiometric Surface, Water Table, Hydrogeology
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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.
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Associated Data SetsRice County Geologic Atlas Part A; County Geologic Atlas Series C-9, published by the Minnesota Geological Survey, 1995. More information and downloadable data for Part A available on the MGS ftp site.

Section 2

Data Quality Information

Attribute Accuracy--
Logical ConsistencyData are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1
CompletenessComplete
Horizontal Positional AccuracyNA
Vertical Positional AccuracyNA
LineageReview of available data:
Investigations begin with a review of existing information, such as earlier geologic maps, soil maps, hydrologic reports, and information provided by well drillers. Drillers send water well logs to the Minnesota Geological Survey, where they are reviewed, interpreted, and entered into the County Well Index (CWI), an interactive data base of water-well information. 

Collection of data from the field:
Field studies are conducted to measure static water level elevations and chemistry of selected wells. These studies, combined with pre-existing data, are used to create models of water-table and bedrock hydrogeology (elevation, potentiometric surface, potential yield, flow direction), and sensitivity of ground water system to pollution.

Creation of GIS layers:
Using a variety of techniques, data are converted into Arc/INFO coverages or ARCVIEW shapefiles for cartographic display and spatial analysis.
 

Source Scale Denominator100,000

Section 3

Spatial Data Organization Information

Native Data Set EnvironmentArc/INFO
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data--
Spatial Object TypeVector
Vendor Specific Object TypesPoint, Line, Polygon
Tiling SchemeRice County

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Section 4

Spatial Reference Information

Horizontal Coordinate SchemeUniversal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
EllipsoidGRS 1980
Horizontal DatumNAD83
Horizontal UnitsMeters
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
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Section 5

Entity and Attribute Information

Entity and
Attribute Overview
The Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B consists of 20 separate GIS data layers divided into three plates: 

Plate 7 - Hydrogeology of the Water Table
Plate 8 - Hydrogeology of Bedrock and Buried Aquifers
Plate 9 - Sensitivity of Ground-Water System to Pollution.

ARCVIEW shapefiles are available. 


Download zip file of all SHAPEFILES
(c09b_shape.zip)
 
Coverages used in more than one plate
 chemptWells sampled by DNR staff for chemistryCoverage
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Coverages used in Plate 7 Hydrogeology of the Water-Table
 bsgpyBuried sand and gravel depositsCoverage
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 cwibruncCounty Well Index (CWI) wells that draw from the bedrock unconfined aquifer systemCoverage
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 prchbdpyPerched condition.Coverage
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 wtellnWater table elevation contoursCoverage
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 wtflowWater table flow directionCoverage
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Coverages used in Plate 8 Hydrogeology of Bedrock Aquifers
 brflowBedrock aquifer system flow directionCoverage
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 conlnLine separating confined from unconfined condition.Coverage
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 crosslnCross section linesCoverage
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 cslfpotSt. Lawrence - Franconia aquifer system potentiometric surfaceCoverage
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 cslfthikSt. Lawrence - Franconia aquifer system thicknessCoverage
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 cwibrconCWI wells that draw from bedrock confined aquifer systemCoverage
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 spcjpotSt. Peter - Prairie du Chien - Jordan aquifer system potentiometric surfaceCoverage
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 spcjthikSt. Peter - Prairie du Chien - Jordan aquifer system thicknessCoverage
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 uncpyUnconfined condition.Coverage
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Coverages used in Plate 9 Pollution Sensitivity
 gwsl2pySensitivity of the water table to pollutionCoverage
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 gwsl3pySensitivity of bedrock and confined aquifers to pollutionCoverage
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 rechaluvAlluvium deposits used in the depiction of recharge conditions. Displayed with 'rechcond' (below)Coverage
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 rechcondConditions of ground-water rechargeCoverage
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 rcehflowFlow direction of ground-water rechageCoverage
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Section 6

Distribution Information

PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date1999
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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 InstructionsSee ENTITY AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION (above)

Section 7

Metadata Reference Information

Metadata Date1999
Metadata Contact PersonGIS Specialist
Metadata Contact OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
Metadata Contact PositionGIS Specialist
Metadata Contact Address500 Lafayette Road
Metadata Contact CitySt. Paul
Metadata Contact State or ProvinceMN
Metadata Contact Postal Code55155-4032
Metadata Contact Voice Phone(651) 259-5693 or (651) 259-5700
Metadata Contact Fax Phone(651) 296-0445
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Metadata Standard NameMinnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version1.0.4
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