Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B

 

 

 

FMSWELPT 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

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


Data Set Name: FMSWELPT

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 8/9/99


Section 1Identification Information
OriginatorHua Zhang, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / Division of Waters
TitleFMSWELPT
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID 
AbstractWells field-measured by DNR staff for static water level elevations
PurposeCounty Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-10 Part B
Time Period of Content Date1995-1997
Currentness ReferenceComplete
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned
Spatial Extent of DataStearns County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate333,768 
East Bounding Coordinate414,800 
North Bounding Coordinate5,070,142 
South Bounding Coordinate5,017,551 
Place KeywordsStearns County, Minnesota
Theme KeywordsWells, Static water level 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.
Contact PersonSee METADATA CONTACT PERSON (below)
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Browse Graphic File Name 
Browse Graphic File Description 
Associated Data SetsCounty Geologic Atlas Program: C-10 Part A, Produced by the Minnesota Geologic Survey
Section 2Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy 
Logical ConsistencyData are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1
CompletenessComplete
Horizontal Positional AccuracyN.A.
Vertical Positional AccuracyN.A.
LineageHua Zhang, the project hydrogeologist, selected 230 wells from the County Well Index (CWI) based on thoroughness and reliability of geological information.

Hua Zhang, and DNR staff measured the wells for static water level elevation, and the results were recorded in an EXCEL file.

The EXCEL file was made into an ARCINFO coverage by the following method:

1) Two comma separated value files were made, one with just the unique number, x, and y coordinates, and one with all other fields plus the unique number

2) The comma separated value file with the unique number, x and y coordinates was converted into a point coverage in ARCINFO using the arc command, 'generate.'

3) The other comma separated value file was converted into an INFO file, using the INFO command, 'get from.'

4) The ARC command 'joinitem' added the INFO file to the point attribute table of the coverage using the unique number as the relate item.

Source Scale Denominator 
Section 3Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set EnvironmentARC/INFO 7.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular DataUTM Coordinates
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 
fmswelpt.pat    Point Attribute Table
 UNNUM 6,6,i Unique number as number
 UNNUMC 8,8,c Unique number as character
 UTMX 7,7,i UTM Easting
 UTMY 9,9,i UTM Northing
 COUNTY 5,5,i County code
 T-R-S-SS 18,18,c Township, range,section,sub-section.
 

Note on sub-section descriptions:

Upper case letters after the section number indicate the location within the section; the first letter denotes the 160 acre (quater-section) tract; the second, the 40 acre tract; the third, the 10 acre tract, continuing by quarterly divisions of each tract to a progressively finer resolution.
 

The letters A,B,C,D are assigned in a counterclockwise direction, beginning in the northeast corner of each tract.
 

The number of upper case letters indicates the accuracy of the location description

      
      
 USE 4,4,c Well use code
    ABAbandoned
    COCommercial
    DODomestic
    INIndustrial
    IRIrrigation
    MUMunicipal
    OBObservation well
    OTOther
    PSPublic supply / non-community
    TWTest well
    UNUnknown
 AQUIFER 7,7,c MGS aquifer code
    KREGCretaceous Regolith
    KRETCretaceous Undifferentiated
    MTPLMultiple Aquifers
    PASRSauk Rapids Meta. Complex
    PCCRPrecambrian Crystalline Rocks
    PCUUPrecambrian Undifferentiated
    PEGUE. Proterozoic Granite Pluton
    QBAAQuaternary Buried Artesian Aquifer
    QBUAQuaternary Buried Unconfined Aquifer
    QUUUPleistocene Undifferentiated
    QWTAQwaternary Water Table Aquifer
 LUNT 8,8,c Lowest geologic unit reached by the well
    KRET,KREG,...too many to listSee mgscode list for a description of MGS four-letter aquifer/stratigraphy codes.
 WELL_DPTH 3,3,i Well depth in feet
 D2BR 4,4,i Depth to bedrock in feet
 SURF_ELEV 7,7,i Surface elevation in feet
 HIST_SWEL 8,8,i Historic static water level elevation in feet
 HIST_DATE 8,8,i Date historic static water level elevation was taken
 HIST_DTW 6,6,i Historic depth to water in feet
 MIN_CASING 3,3,i Minimum casing diameter in inches
 WL 5,5,n,3 water level depth in feet, first measurement
 DATE 8,8,d Date of first measurement of water level depth by DNR staff
 WL_MWL1 6,6,n water level depth in feet, second measurement
 DATE_MWL1 8,8,d Date of second measurement of water level depth by DNR staff
 MEAN_WL 5,5,i Mean water level depth
 ST_DEV 6,6,n,3 Standard deviation
 MEAN_SWEL 5,5,i Mean Static water level elevation:
Surface elevation (SURF_ELEV) minus mean water level depth (MEAN_WL)
Section 6Distribution Information
PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date1999
Online Linkage 
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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 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
Metadata Contact
E-mail Address
[email protected]
Metadata Standard NameMinnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage