Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B

OBPT 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: OBPT

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 8/9/99


Section 1Identification Information
OriginatorHua Zhang, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / Division of Waters
TitleOBPT
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID 
AbstractObservation well locations
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 Coordinate333,845 
East Bounding Coordinate409,957 
North Bounding Coordinate5,067,508 
South Bounding Coordinate5,019,612 
Place KeywordsStearns County, Minnesota, Midwestern United States
Theme KeywordsObservation wells
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)
Contact Organization"
Contact Person Position"
Contact Address"
Contact City"
Contact State or Province"
Contact Postal Code"
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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 several records from the DNR Waters observation well database, and converted them into an EXCEL file, which was made into an ARCINFO coverage by the following method:

1) A comma separated value file was made with just the unique number, x, and y coordinates.

2) A .dbf file with all other fields plus the unique number was made.

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

4) The .dbf file was converted into an INFO file with the ARC command 'dbaseinfo.'

5) 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 SchemeStearns County
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 Resolution 
Section 5Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview 
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation 
Table NameField NameBegin ColumnDefinitionValid ValuesDescription 
obpt.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)
 ELEV 4,7,f,2 Surface elevation in feet
 DEPTH 4,7,f,1 Well depth
 DIA 4,5,f,2 Casing diameter in inches
 SCREEN 8,8,f,2 Length of the well screen in feet
 CASEDEPTH 8,12,f,1 Casing depth in feet
 AQUIFER 9,9,c MGS four-letter aquifer code
    ????Undetermined
    QBAAQuaternary Buried Artesian Aquifer
    QWTAQuaternary Water Table Aquifer
 ARTESIAN 10,10,c Well type
    'W'or 'A''W' - Water table aquifer

'A' - Artesian (confined) aquifer

 PERIOD_STA 8,10,d,0 The date record keeping began
 ACTIVE 7,7,c Status of the well
    'Yes' or 'No''Yes' - The well is active.

'No' - not active.

 FM 1,1,c Field-measured
    'y' or 'n''y' - The well was field-measured by DNR staff for static water level elevation

'n' - not field-measured

Section 6Distribution Information
PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date1999
Online Linkage 
Distributor Contact PersonSee METADATA CONTACT PERSON (below)
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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 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