Otter Tail Regional Hydrogeological Assessment, Part B

otter inset

GIS metadata


Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Series RHA-5


METADATA SUMMARY
OriginatorMinnesota Department of Natural Recourses, Division of Waters, County Atlas and Regional Assessment Program
AbstractARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of the Otter Tail, Minnesota RHA study area
Time Period of Content Date2000-2002
Currentness ReferenceComplete
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
Distributor 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
Go to Section: 
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 1Identification Information
OriginatorMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
TitleOtter Tail Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Part B
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID--
AbstractARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of the Upper Minnesota River Basin, Minnesota RHA study area.
PurposeGeographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Otter Tail RHA study area, Part B.

A Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment (RHA) is a systematic study of a multi-county region's geologic and ground-water resources. Geologic studies focus on near-surface deposits. Ground-water studies include flow systems, aquifer capacity, ground-water chemistry, and sand and gravel deposits. Sensitivity of near ground-water systems is estimated.

The information is analyzed, and displayed, and organized using GIS technology.

Time Period of Content Date2000-2002
Currentness ReferenceComplete
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned
Spatial Extent of DataWest-central Minnesota, including: all of central and western Otter Tail county, central and southeastern Becker county, western Wadena county, northwestern Todd county, northern Douglas county, northeastern Grant county, and southwestern Hubbard county.
West Bounding Coordinate267,680 --
East Bounding Coordinate347,928 --
North Bounding Coordinate5,209,530 --
South Bounding Coordinate5,095,988 --
Place KeywordsOtter Tail, Becker, Wadena, Todd, Douglas, Grant, and Hubbard counties; Minnesota.
Theme KeywordsWater Chemistry, Wells, Ground Water, Surface Water, Geology, Pollution Sensitivity, Water Table, Hydrogeology
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"
Contact Voice Phone"
Contact Fax Phone"
Contact E-mail Address"
Browse Graphic File Name--
Browse Graphic File Description--
Associated Data SetsOtter Tail Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment, Part A, Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Series RHA-5 published by the Minnesota Geological Survey, 1999. More information and downloadable data for Part A is available on the MGS ftp site

Section 2Data 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 hydrogeology (elevation, potentiometric surface, potential yield, flow direction), and sensitivity of the near-surface ground water system to pollution.

Creation of GIS layers:
Using a variety of techniques, data is converted into ARCVIEW shapefiles for cartographic display and spatial analysis.

Source Scale Denominator200,000

Section 3Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set EnvironmentArcView
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data--
Spatial Object TypeVector
Vendor Specific Object TypesPoint, Line, Polygon
Tiling Schemestate

Top of page


Section 4Spatial 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 5Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and
Attribute
Overview
4 GIS data layers were created by DNR Waters for Otter Tail  RHA, Part B, which is comprised of  two plates:
  • Plate 3 - Hydrogeology of the Water Table
  • Plate 4 - Sensitivity of the Water Table to Pollution
ARCVIEW shapefiles are available. 

 
Download zip file of all SHAPEFILES
(r05b_shape.zip)
 
Coverages used in more than one plate
 chemptWells sampled by DNR staff for chemistryMetadata  
 
Coverages used in Plate 3,  Hydrogeology of the WaterTable
 bsgchpyBuried sand and gravel channels Metadata  
 wtellnWater-table elevation contours Metadata  
 
Coverages used in Plate 4,  Sensitivity of the Water Table to Pollution
 gwslpySensitivity of the water table to pollution, polygons Metadata  

Top of page


Section 6Distribution Information
PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date2002
Online Linkage--
Distributor Contact PersonSee METADATA CONTACT PERSON (below)
Distributor Organization"
Distributor Position"
Distributor Address"
Distributor City"
Distributor State or Province"
Distributor Postal Code"
Distributor Voice Phone"
Distributor Fax Phone"
Distributor
E-mail Address
"
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 NameShapefile
Transfer Format Version Number 
Transfer Size--
Ordering InstructionsSee ENTITY AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION (above)

Section 7Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date2003
Metadata Contact PersonGIS Specialist
Metadata Contact OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
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
Metadata Contact
E-mail Address

Metadata Standard NameMinnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage--


Top of page