Fillmore County Geologic Atlas - Part A

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Originator Minnesota Geological Survey
Abstract A County Geologic Atlas 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, and ground water chemistry. In some areas sand and gravel deposits, sinkholes, or other features are studied. Interpretation of sensitivity to pollution is also part of an atlas. The information is organized, analyzed, and displayed using geographic information technology.

Most Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment projects are done in two parts. The Minnesota Geological Survey covers basic geology and creates databases of information such as wells and soil borings in part A. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources handles hydrogeology and ground water sensitivity layers in Part B. Completion of a project's two parts is staggered: Part A is completed about two years before Part B, compiling information used to create part B. Parts A and B are published and distributed as two separate products.
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Time Period of Content Date 1995
Currentness Reference
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit given to the Minnesota Geological Survey and Fillmore County for use of data in map products.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Geological Survey
Ordering Instructions Data is available for free online download from Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site as a tarred and compressed unix file. See online linkage field. Individual export files can then be imported as covers in the ARCINFO environment. Also present is a text file called index.txt, which lists all cover names and a brief description of what each cover contains.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.

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Fillmore County Geologic Atlas - Part A

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2. Data Quality Information
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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Geological Survey
Title Fillmore County Geologic Atlas - Part A
Abstract A County Geologic Atlas 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, and ground water chemistry. In some areas sand and gravel deposits, sinkholes, or other features are studied. Interpretation of sensitivity to pollution is also part of an atlas. The information is organized, analyzed, and displayed using geographic information technology.

Most Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment projects are done in two parts. The Minnesota Geological Survey covers basic geology and creates databases of information such as wells and soil borings in part A. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources handles hydrogeology and ground water sensitivity layers in Part B. Completion of a project's two parts is staggered: Part A is completed about two years before Part B, compiling information used to create part B. Parts A and B are published and distributed as two separate products.
Purpose County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment information is used in planning and environmental protection efforts at all levels of government. Wellhead protection and well-sealing programs are examples of local programs that need geologic and ground water information. The information is also used by businesses and the general public.
Time Period of Content Date 1995
Currentness Reference
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Fillmore County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -92.45
-91.72
43.85
43.50
Place Keywords Fillmore County, Minnesota, Southeastern Minnesota
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Bedrock Geology, Surficial Geology, Bedrock Topography, Sinkhole Probability, Sinkholes, Wells, Geologic Resources
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit given to the Minnesota Geological Survey and Fillmore County for use of data in map products.
Contact Person Information Tim Wahl,
Minnesota Geological Survey
2642 University Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: 612-627-4801
FAX:
E-mail: tewahl@maroon.tc.umn.edu
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Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets C-8, Part A. Geologic atlas of Fillmore County, Minnesota. J.H. Mossler, project manager. 1995. 5 plates. Scale 1:100,000. Plates: 1, Data-base map; 2, Bedrock geology; 3, Surficial geology; 4, Depth to bedrock and bedrock topography; 5, Geologic resources. $12.00. Digital files in unix format, no metadata. Paper map and report available from MGS Map Sales Office (2642 University Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55114, 612-627-4782.)

C-8, Part B. Geologic atlas of Fillmore County, Minnesota. J. Falteisek, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, project supervisor. 1996. 4 pls. Scale 1:100,000. Plates: 6, Bedrock hydrogeology; 7, Sensitivity of the St. Peter-Prairie du Chien-Jordan aquifer to pollution; 8, Sinkholes and sinkhole probability; 9, Springsheds. $12.00. Note: Numbering continues from Part A.

C-8, Part C. Text supplement to the Geologic Atlas of Fillmore County, Minnesota. R.S. Lively and N.H. Balaban, eds. 1995. 41 p. $2.00.

For a listing of other geologic maps go to the Minnesota Geological Survey website at http://www.geo.umn.edu/mgs/

For a listing of the status of the DNR Ground Water Mapping Program, go to: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/groundwater_section/mapping/index.html

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage Investigations begin with a review of existing information, such as earlier geologic maps, soil maps, and hydrologic reports. 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. Building on the previous data, field studies are conducted to improve the understanding of local geologic and hydrologic conditions. Linework is created based upon the field studies and base data, and digitized. Background GIS data layers such as roads, surface hydrography, township grids, etc., are obtained from various sources, as noted in the Entity/Attribute section.
Source Scale Denominator 100000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Arc/INFO Unix environment
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Vector, Polygon
Tiling Scheme Fillmore County
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid Clarke 1866
Horizontal Datum NAD27
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
UTM Zone Number 15E
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments Y-shift of -4,700,000 meters
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview Index of coverages for Fillmore County Geologic Atlas


** Bedrock Geology plate **

bgpg = polygon cover of bedrock geology, scale 1:100,000
bgpgk = polygon cover of Cretaceous unit
bgln = line cover of structure lines


** Bedrock Topography plate **

btpg = polygon cover of bedrock topography
dtln = line cover of depth to bedrock elevations (elev in feet)

** Surficial Geology **

sgpg = polygon cover of surficial geology
sgpge = polygon cover of eolian deposits
sgan = annotation cover of surf. geol. units


** Water shed plate **

pmpgws = polygon cover of water shed areas (subsurface & surface)
pmpgbv = polygon cover of blind valleys (Calvin Alexander)
dyln = line cover of dye trace paths
dypt = point cover of springs, water wells, sink holes or stream sinks
as beginning or end points of dye traces
p1ptws = point cover containing numbers for water shed identification

calls the hydro.aml which has the following covers:

l1lngal = line cover of contact line for galena bedrock unit
hylnmod = line cover of streams with identification as to type of
stream, i.e., surface, sinking, intermittent surface


** Sinkhole Probability plate **

pmpgsh = polygon cover of sink hole probability areas based on density
p1ptsh = point cover of sinkhole locations


** Geological Resources plate **

rspg = polygon cover of surficial and bedrock msp units
rspt = point cover of quarries, gravel pits, geochemistry, Pb-Zn
mineralization
rspgm1 = polygon cover of selected mineral property leases


** Database plate **

wwptcwi = water well coverage (including CWI index attributes)
wwpt = water well point coverage (contains a few SB points)


** Base layers **

county = county boundary [TIGER]
mcd = civil divisions [TIGER]
hydro = rivers/lake boundaries [TIGER]
lakes = lakes (polygons) [TIGER]
bsanblk = base annotation - black
llpt = lat/lon tics
p1pt = road labels (uses ../rrv/rrvmark.mrk )
r1lnmod = major roads (modified from TIGER)
r1lnmod = minor roads (modified from TIGER)
scbsblk = section lines (black)
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation No layer-level metadata is available for this dataset.
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Geological Survey
Publication Date 1995
Contact Person Information Tim Wahl

Minnesota Geological Survey
2642 University Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: 612-627-4801
FAX:
E-mail: tewahl@maroon.tc.umn.edu
Distributor's Data Set Identifier c08afill
Distribution Liability
Transfer Format Name Arc/Info Export (uncompressed) in unix format.
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 8.4 MB as compressed tarfile (unix)
Ordering Instructions Data is available for free online download from Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site as a tarred and compressed unix file. See online linkage field. Individual export files can then be imported as covers in the ARCINFO environment. Also present is a text file called index.txt, which lists all cover names and a brief description of what each cover contains.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/06/2007
Contact Person Information Susanne Maeder, GIS Data Coordinator
Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
300 Centennial Building; 658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651.201.2488
FAX: 651.296.3698
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


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