Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B

SPCJTHIK 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: SPCJTHIK

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 6/25/98

Section 1Identification Information
OriginatorMoira Campion
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID 
AbstractSaturated thickness of the St. Peter-Prairie du Chien-Jordan Aquifer
PurposeCounty Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-9 Part B, Plate 8 Bedrock Hydrogeology
Time Period of Content Date 
Currentness Reference 
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned
Spatial Extent of DataRice County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate458,001 
East Bounding Coordinate496,870 
North Bounding Coordinate4,932,388 
South Bounding Coordinate4,893,720 
Place KeywordsRice County, Minnesota St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer
Theme KeywordsSaturated Thickness, Aquifer
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.
  • For the confined part of the St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer, the aquifer surface was considered equal to the surface of the bedrock as presented by the MGS' depth-to-bedrock coverage.

  • For the unconfined part of the St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer, the surface was considered equal to the static water level elevation from CWI data.

  • The bottom of the aquifer, for both confined and unconfined conditions, is the bottom of the Jordan aquifer from CWI data.

  • Both the surface of the aquifer and the bottom were gridded (unfortunately, the exact process was not documented), then a new grid was created by subtracting the aquifer surface grid from the aquifer bottom grid. This grid represents estimated saturated thickness of the St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer.

  • The grid was contoured, adjustments were made by Moira Campion to a plot of the automated contours, and these adjustments were digitized into the original contour coverage.

  • The contours, along with the county boundary, were built as a polygon coverage. The item 'class' was added to the Polygon Attribute Table, and given appropriate values. Please see 'Entity and Attribute Information (below).'
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 TypesPolygon
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 
spcjthik.pat    Polygon Attribute Table
 class258,8,c Estimated thickness in feet range. This is a CHARACTER item. It cannot be used for calculations.
    '0-100'0 to 100 feet, etc...
    'white'St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer either absent or underneath St. Lawrence / Franconia aquifer.

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