Wabasha County Geologic Atlas Part B

GIS metadata

County Geologic Atlas Series C-14


METADATA SUMMARY
OriginatorMinnesota Department of Natural Recourses, Waters Division,County Atlas and Regional Assessment Program
AbstractARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground water system of Wabasha County, Minnesota
Time Period of Content Date 2003-2005
Currentness ReferenceData collection and analysis by DNR staff.
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.
Browse Graphic File NameNone Available
Distributer Contact Personphone (651) 259-5693 or (651) 259-5700, See also Metadata Reference Section.
Ordering InstructionsProceed to ENTITY AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION (below)
Online LinkageNone 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
TitleWabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part B
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID--
AbstractARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground water system of Wabasha County, Minnesota
PurposeGeographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Wabasha 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.
Time Period of Content Date2003-2005
Currentness ReferenceData collection and analysis by DNR staff.
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned
Spatial Extent of DataWabasha County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate-92.6--
East Bounding Coordinate-91.9--
North Bounding Coordinate44.5--
South Bounding Coordinate44.1--
Place KeywordsWabasha County, Minnesota
Theme KeywordsBedrock, Jordan Sandstone, St. Lawrence Formation, Franconia Formation, Ironton Sandstone, Galesville Sandstone, Jordan aquifer, St. Lawrence aquifer, Franconia aquifer, Ironton-Galesville aquifer, Quaternary aquifer, ground water, water chemistry, residence time, springs, wells, water table, perched water table, pollution sensitivity, depth to bedrock, surficial geology, drift thickness
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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.
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Associated Data SetsWabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part A, County Geologic Atlas Series C-14, published by the Minnesota Geological Survey, 2001. 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 ArcView 3.3
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. Minnesota Geological Survey staff review and interpret driller's logs, and enter the data 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. Metadata for individual layers contain more detailed lineage information.
Source Scale Denominator100,000

Section 3

Spatial Data Organization Information

Native Data Set EnvironmentArcView
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data--
Spatial Object TypeVector
Vendor Specific Object TypesPoint, Line, Polygon
Tiling SchemeWabasha 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 Wabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part B consists of 11 separate GIS data layers divided into three plates:

Plate 8 -Hydrogeology of the Unconsolidated and Bedrock Aquifers
Plate 9 -Hydrogeologic Cross Sections
Plate 10 - Sensitivity to Pollution of the Uppermost Bedrock Aquifers

ARCVIEW shapefiles are available.

Download zip file of all SHAPEFILES
(c14b_shape.zip 5.6 MB)
 
Coverages used in more than one plate
 chemsprptSprings sampled by DNR staff for chemistryMetadata
 chemwlptWells sampled by DNR staff for chemistryMetadata
 
Coverages used in Plate 8,
Hydrogeology of the Unconsolidated and Bedrock Aquifers
 potsfclnPotentiometric surface contour elevationsMetadata
 exigabpyExtent of the St. Lawrence Formation, Franconia Formation, Ironton Sandstone, and Galesville SandstoneMetadata
 exjdabpyExtent of the Jordan SandstoneMetadata
 gwdpimModeled water table depthMetadata
 gwqtelimModeled water table elevation of the Quaternary aquiferMetadata
 
Coverages used in Plate 10,
Sensitivity to Pollution of the Uppermost Bedrock Aquifers
 gwslpySensitivity to Pollution of the Uppermost Bedrock AquifersMetadata
 gwqtslpySensitivity to Pollution of the Quaternary AquiferMetadata
 sdovbdpySediments overlying bedrockMetadata
 sdovqtpySediments overlying the Quaternary aquiferMetadata

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Section 6

Distribution Information

PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
Publication Date2005
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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 NameShapefile
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Ordering InstructionsSee ENTITY AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION (above)

Section 7

Metadata Reference Information

Metadata Date2005
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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