Rice 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 (Part A) include both near-surface deposits and bedrock. Ground water studies (Part B) 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.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 1995
Currentness Reference Geologic maps were compiled based on information available during the compilation period 1993-1995.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit should be given to the Minnesota Geological Survey for any use of the given digital data in any publication.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Geological Survey
Ordering Instructions Data is available for free online download from the Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site. Access the MGS ftp site via the online linkage. The export (.e00) files for the Arc/INFO coverages created for this project are provided in a .zip file named 'C-9.zip'.
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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Rice County Geologic Atlas - Part A

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2. Data Quality Information
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5. Entity and Attribute Information
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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Geological Survey
Title Rice 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 (Part A) include both near-surface deposits and bedrock. Ground water studies (Part B) 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.
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 Geologic maps were compiled based on information available during the compilation period 1993-1995.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Rice County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -93.53
-93.03
44.55
44.19
Place Keywords Rice County, Minnesota
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformaiton, Bedrock Geology, Surficial Geology, Quaternary Stratigraphy, Bedrock Topography, Bedrock Outcrops, Drift Thickness, Wells, Borings, Hydrogeology, Aggregate Resources, Quarry Locations, Quarries
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit should be given to the Minnesota Geological Survey for any use of the given digital data in any publication.
Contact Person Information Joyce Meints, GIS Specialist
Minnesota Geological Survey
2642 University Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: 612-627-4780 Ext. 214
FAX:
E-mail: meint002@tc.umn.edu
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets 1. Part A Paper Report: Geologic atlas of Rice County, Minnesota. (Part A) H.C. Hobbs, Minnesota Geological Survey, project manager. 1995. 6 pls. Scale 1:100,000. Plates: 1, Data-base map; 2, Bedrock geology; 3, Surficial geology; 4, Quaternary stratigraphy; 5, Depth to bedrock and bedrock topography; 6, Geologic resources. $14.00. Report available from MGS Map Sales Office.

2. Part B Paper Report: Geologic atlas of Rice County, Minnesota (Part B). J. Falteisek, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, project supervisor. 1997. Color. Scale 1:100,000. 3 pls., 1 pl supplement. . $11.00. Report available from MGS Map Sales Office.

3. Part B Digital Files: See: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/c09brice.html

For a listing of other geologic maps go to the Minnesota Geological Survey website at http://www.geo.umn.edu/mgs/ The MGS Map Sales Office can be reached at 612-627-4780, Ext. 238.

 
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.

There is no metadata available for these individual data layers created by MGS for this project. In general, the linework was compiled at 1:100,000, digitized via PC Arc/Info on a digitizing table and registered to USGS 1:24,000 quad corners, UTM NAD27. The files were imported into unix based Arc/Info, linework was splined to smooth where necessary, built or cleaned and coded to MGS standard attributes. This work was done between 1993-1995. All digital files were projected to UTM NAD83 projection for public use and posted on the ftp site April 2002.
Source Scale Denominator 100000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment PC Arc/INFO and Arc/INFO 7.0.2
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Vector, Polygon
Tiling Scheme County
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
UTM Zone Number 15E
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview The following are a list of the digital files used
in compiling the Rice County Geologic Atlas (Part A), 1993-1995.

Data Base plate:
WWPT = point cover of county well index well locations
SGPT = point cover of Quaternary stratigraphy; includes soil boring, hand sample, etc. locations
OCLN = outcrop lines where bedrock extext is too thin for polygons

Bedrock Geology:
BGLN = line cover of linear structural features
BGNT = net cover of bedrock geology
KPG = poly cover of Cretaceous geology

Surficial Geology:
SGNT = net cover of surficial geology
SGPGE = poly cover of eolian deposit areas
GMLN = line cover of geomorphic features

Drift thickness:
DTNT = net cover of drift thickness isopachs (feet)
BTLN = line cover of bedrock topographic contours (feet)

Resources:
RSNT = net cover of potential aggregate resources
RSPT = point cover of gravel pit, quarry, etc. locations

GEOGRAPHIC BASE:
coan = annotation cover for lake, city, etc. names (MGS)
cnty = county border polygon (MGS)
hyln = line cover of streams (TIGER)
lkpg = poly cover of lakes (TIGER)
mcd = line cover of municiple districts (TIGER)
pls = line cover of public land survey, T-R-S (TIGER)
rdln1 = line cover of major highways, roads(TIGER), w highway point number(MGS)
rdln2 = line cover of minor roads, roads(TIGER), w highway point number(MGS)
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation Not Available
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Geological Survey
Publication Date 1995
Contact Person Information Joyce Meints
GIS Specialist
Minnesota Geological Survey
2642 University Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: 612-627-4780 Ext. 214
FAX:
E-mail: meint002@tc.umn.edu
Distributor's Data Set Identifier c09arice
Distribution Liability
Transfer Format Name Arc/Info Export (.e00) files
Transfer Format Version Number 7.0.2
Transfer Size 4.6 MB as zipfile.
Ordering Instructions Data is available for free online download from the Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site. Access the MGS ftp site via the online linkage. The export (.e00) files for the Arc/INFO coverages created for this project are provided in a .zip file named 'C-9.zip'.
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


This page last updated: 04/06/2007