Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B



CWIPT metadata


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Description of data created for
The Stearns County Geologic Atlas
DNR Waters, Groundwater Mapping Unit

Data Set Name: CWIPT

Metadata Entered By:Randy McGregor

Date: 8/9/99

Section 1Identification Information
OriginatorHua Zhang, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / Division of Waters
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID 
AbstractARC/INFO point coverage of County Well Index (CWI) data for Stearns County.

NOTE: This data was downloaded from the MGS' CWI database and converted to an ARC/INFO coverage in 1995. It is included as part of the metadata for the Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B, but those who would like to use CWI data should consider accessing the database directly. It is updated regularly by the MGS and most likely contains more recent data than that used for this study.

These data were used for contouring of the water table and potentiometric surface for Plates 8 (Water Table Hydrogeology) and 9 (Hydrogeology of the Quaternary Confined Aquifers and Bedrock Aquifers).

For information about the MGS' CWI database:

PurposeCounty Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-10 Part B
Time Period of Content Date1995 - 1996
Currentness ReferenceComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone, CWI at MGS may contain more up-to-date data
Spatial Extent of DataStearns County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate333,604 
East Bounding Coordinate417,665 
North Bounding Coordinate5,070,779 
South Bounding Coordinate5,015,311 
Place KeywordsStearns County, Minnesota
Theme KeywordsCounty Well Index
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.
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Associated Data SetsCounty Geologic Atlas Program: C-10 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 AccuracyNA
Vertical Positional AccuracyNA
LineageThis ARC/INFO point coverage was made from an EXCEL file of CWI data that Hua Zhang downloaded in 1995. Only CWI wells that had UTM coordinates were used.The exact process of the conversion was into a point coverage was not recorded, but probably involved the creation of a .csv file converted into a point coverage with the ARC command, 'generate.'

This data is probably out of date. Users who would like to use CWI data should contact the MGS directly for more up to date data:

Source Scale Denominator 
Section 3Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set EnvironmentARC/INFO 7.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data 
Spatial Object TypeVector
Vendor Specific Object TypesPoint
Tiling SchemeCounty
Section 4Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordi651te 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 ResolutionN.A.
Section 5Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview 
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation 
Table NameField NameBegin ColumnDefinitionValid ValuesDescription 
cwipt.pat    Point Attribute Table
 UNNUM 6,6,i Unique number
 UTMX 7,7,i UTM Easting (x coordinate)
 UTMY 9,9,i UTM Northing (y coordinate)
 TOWNSHIP 8,12,f,0 Township
 RANGE 8,9,f,0 Range
 SECTION 8,10,f,0 Section
 SUB_SECTIO 13,13,c Sub section code. 
 ELEVATION 8,12,f,0 Surface elevation in feet
 CODE 6,6,c Minnesota Geological Survey ID for USGS 1:24k topo quad
 USE   Well use code
    OBObservation well
    PSPublic supply / non-community
    TWTest well
 STATUS   Current activity status of the well:
    TTemporarily sealed
 WELL_DEPTH 8,15,f,0 Well depth in feet
 MIN_CASING 8,13,f,0 Minimum diameter of well casing in inches
 AQUIFER_CO 13,13,c MGS aquifer code
    KREGCretaceous Regolith
    KRETCretaceous Undifferentiated
    MTPLMultiple Aquifer
    PASRSauk Rapids Meta. Complex
    PCCRPrecambrian Crystalline Rocks
    PCUUPrecambrian, Undifferentiated
    PEGUE. Protoerozoic Granite Pluton
    PERFReformatory Granite
    QBAAQuaternary Buried Artesian Aquifer
    QBUAQuaternary Buried Unconfined Aquifer
    QUUUPleistocene Undifferentiated
    QWTAQuaternary Water Table Aquifer
 OHT 7,7,cKREG, KRET,...too many to listMGS stratigraphic code for the geologic unit at the top of the open hole (non-cased portion) of the well.

See 'mgscode.wpd' for a description of mgs codes.

 OHB 7,7,cKREG, KRET,...too many to list.MGS stratigraphic code for the geologic unit at the bottom of the open hole (non-cased portion) of the well

See mgscode list for a description of mgs codes.

 DEP_BDROCK 8,15,f Depth to bedrock in feet
 FRST_BEDR 13,13,c First bedrock
 DATE_DRILL 8,13,f,0 Date the well was drilled
 SWEL_HIST 8,13,f,0 Historic static water level elevation
 SWEL_DATE 8,13,f,0 Date static water level was taken
 D2W 4,4,i Depth to water in feet
 FM 1,1,c'y' or 'n''y' means checked by DNR staff for static water level elevation.

'n' means not checked by DNR staff for static water level elevation.

Section 6Distribution Information
PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date1999
Online Linkage 
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Transfer Format NameARC/INFO, ArcExport, INFO
Transfer Format Version Number7.1.1
Transfer Size 
Ordering InstructionsDownload Arc/INFO export file or ARCVIEW shapefile from Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data
Section 7Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date 
Metadata Contact PersonRandy McGregor
Metadata Contact OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources
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) 297 - 4591
Metadata Contact Fax Phone(651) 296 - 0445
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[email protected]
Metadata Standard NameMinnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version1.0.4
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