Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B

WTELLN 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: WTELLN

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 8/10/99


Section 1Identification Information
OriginatorHua Zhang, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / Division of Waters
TitleWTELLN
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID 
AbstractLines indicating elevation of the water table
PurposeCounty Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-10 Part B, Plate 8 Water Table Hydrogeology
Time Period of Content Date1995
Currentness ReferenceComplete
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned
Spatial Extent of DataStearns County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate333,112 
East Bounding Coordinate417,643 
North Bounding Coordinate5,071,035 
South Bounding Coordinate5,015,242 
Place KeywordsStearns County, Minnesota, Midwestern United States
Theme KeywordsWater table 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.
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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
Completeness 
Horizontal Positional AccuracyN.A.
Vertical Positional AccuracyN.A.
Lineage1. A 1:100,000 scale manuscript displaying selected data point locations and their respective static water level elevation values was created in ARCPLOT and plotted on mylar.

The data points were from:

  • ?County Well Index (CWI) - See metadata for coverage 'CWIPT.'
  • ?Soil boring data - See metadata for coverages 'DOTSBPT,' 'UPASBPT.'
  • ?Seismic sounding transect midpoint locations - See metadata for the coverage 'SSOPT.'
Criteria for selection were:
  • ?Well or boring is in the water table system.
  • ?Has reliable geologic records.
  • ?Evenly distributed throughout the study area.
2. A 1:100,000 scale manuscript displaying surface elevation contours (generated electronically in ARC from a 1:24,000 scale USGS Digital Elevation Model, with 20 foot intervals between contours) was created in ARCPLOT, and plotted on paper.

3. Hua Zhang interpolated the water table surface from these two plots. With the surface elevation contours placed underneath the transparent mylar for supplemental guidance, he drew water table elevation contours on the plot of static water level elevations. In areas with few data points, the water table potentiometric surface was estimated to be 20 feet below the land surface. Contour lines drawn with this criterion are considered "uncertain," and are indicated with a dashed line on the water table map.

4. The water table elevation contours were digitized in ARCEDIT.

Source Scale Denominator100,000
Section 3Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set EnvironmentARC/INFO 7.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data 
Spatial Object TypeVector
Vendor Specific Object TypesLine
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 Resolution 
Section 5Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview 
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation 
Table NameField NameBegin ColumnDefinitionValid ValuesDescription 
wtelln.aat    Arc Attribute Table
 ELEV 4,4,i Elevation of the surface of the water table in feet
 ELEVTEXT 1,1,c Indicates suitability for labeling.
    'y' or 'n''y' indicates segments that are suitable for labeling with elevation values. All others are 'n.'
 LINESYMBOL 6,6,c Lines are symbolized according to relative certainty
    'solid'Relatively certain contour, symbolized as a solid line.
    'dashed'Relatively uncertain contour, symbolized as a dashed line.
 DEPRESSION 1,1,c Indicates contours that enclose depressions
    'y' or 'n''y' indicates depression. Otherwise 'n.'
Section 6Distribution 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
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