Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B

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County Geologic Atlas Series C-10


METADATA SUMMARY
Originator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resourses, Division of Waters, County Atlas and Regional Assessment Program
Abstract
ARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of Stearns 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.
Browse Graphic File Name
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
4. Spatial Reference Information 

Section 1

Identification Information

OriginatorMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
TitleStearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID--
AbstractARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of Stearns County, Minnesota
PurposeGeographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Stearns 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 DataStearns County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate333,072 --
East Bounding Coordinate418,013 --
North Bounding Coordinate5,071,100 --
South Bounding Coordinate5,015,216 --
Place KeywordsStearns County, Minnesota; Central Minnesota
Theme KeywordsWater Chemistry, Wells, Ground Water, Surface Water, Geology, Pollution Sensitivity, Aquifer Yield, 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.
Contact PersonSee METADATA CONTACT PERSON (below)
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Associated Data SetsStearns County Geologic Atlas, Part A, County Geologic Atlas Series C-10, 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 SchemeStearns 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
Distance Resolution--


Section 5

Entity and Attribute Information

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

Plate 8 - Hydrogeology of the Water Table
Plate 9 - Hydrogeology of Bedrock and Buried Aquifers
Plate 10 - Sensitivity of Ground-Water System to Pollution.

Download zip file of all SHAPEFILES
(c10b_shape.zip) 11Mb
 
Coverages used in more than one plate
 chemptWells sampled by DNR staff for chemistryCoverage
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 cwiptCounty Well Index data pointsCoverage
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 fmswelptWells field-measured by DNR Staff for static water level elevationCoverage
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 obptObservation well data pointsCoverage
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Coverages used in Plate 8 Hydrogeology of the Water-Table
 sbordotSoil boring points - MN Dept. of TransportationCoverage
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 sborupaSoil boring points - United Power AssociationCoverage
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 ssoptSeismic sounding locationsCoverage
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 wtellnWater table elevation contoursCoverage
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 wtflowWater table  flow directionCoverage
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 wtyieldWater table potential yieldCoverage
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Coverages used in Plate 9 Hydrogeology of Bedrock Aquifers
 bsgpyBuried sand and gravel depositsCoverage
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 cretbndCretaceous aquifer boundaryCoverage
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 cretflowCretaceous aquifer flow directionCoverage
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 cretpotCretaceous aquifer potentiometric surfaceCoverage
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 precflowPrecambrian aquifer flow directionCoverage
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 precpotPrecambrian aquifer potentiometric surfaceCoverage
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 qbaaflowQuaternary buried aquifers flow directionCoverage
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 qbaapotQuaternary buried aquifers potentiometric surfaceCoverage
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Coverages used in Plate 10 Pollution Sensitivity
 gwsl3pySensitivity of ground-water systems to pollution (50 feet below land surface)Coverage
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 br50neBedrock within 50 feet of the land surfaceCoverage
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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
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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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