Pine County Geologic Atlas - Part A

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Metadata Summary

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.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2001
Currentness Reference The GIS files were generated in support of the Pine County Geologic Atlas, 1998-2001. Geologic maps were derived based on information available to MGS during the period 1998-2001.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit 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 Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site. See online linkage field. If you would prefer to have the digital data on compact disc, contact the MGS Map Sales Department at (612) 627-4780, ext. 238.
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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Pine County Geologic Atlas - Part A

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2. Data Quality Information
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4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Geological Survey
Title Pine 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 2001
Currentness Reference The GIS files were generated in support of the Pine County Geologic Atlas, 1998-2001. Geologic maps were derived based on information available to MGS during the period 1998-2001.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Pine County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -93.14
-92.28
46.42
45.73
Place Keywords Pine County, Minnesota, Southeastern Minnesota
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Bedrock Geology, Surficial Geology, Quaternary Stratigraphy, Bedrock Topography, Drift Thickness, Sinkhole Locations, Sinkholes, Well Locations, Wells, Geologic Resources
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit 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 C-13, Part A. Geologic atlas of Pine County, Minnesota. Terrence Boerboom, Project Manager. 2001. Scale 1:100,000. Paper map and report available from MGS Map Sales Office (2642 University Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55114, 612-627-4782.)

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, (Part B of County Geologic Atlases) 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 See individual layer metadata file, metadata.pdf, on ftp site
Logical Consistency See individual layer metadata file, metadata.pdf, on ftp site
Completeness See individual layer metadata file, metadata.pdf, on ftp site
Horizontal Positional Accuracy See individual layer metadata file, metadata.pdf, on ftp site
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. See also the individual metadata for each layer for a description of how the layer was created.
Source Scale Denominator 100000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Arc/INFO 7.0.4
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Vector, Polygon
Tiling Scheme Pine 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 Pine County Geologic Atlas, 1998-2001.

Data Base plate:
CWIPT = point cover of county well index well locations
SBPT = point cover of MNDOT soil boring locations
GPPT = point cover of seismic line locations
GRPT = point cover of gravity station locations
QSPT = point cover of Quaternary stratigraphy; includes Gidding's hole & hand sample locations

Bedrock Geology:
BGLN = line cover of linear structural features
BGNT = net cover of bedrock and structural geology
PAPGISET = poly cover of inset map areas
STPT = point cover of structural measurement locations
STPTA100 = annotation cover of stuctural measurements
XSLNBG = line cover of cross section traces

Surficial Geology:
SGNT = net cover of surficial geology
SGPGE = poly cover of eolian deposit areas
GMLN = line cover of geomorphic features
TPLN = line cover of surface topography(meters)

Drift thickness:
DTNT = net cover of drift thickness isopachs(feet)
OCPG = polygon cover of outcrop areas
OCPT = point cover of outcrop observations

Bedrock topography:
BTNT = net cover of bedrock topography(feet)

Bedrock resource:
RSNTBG = net cover of bedrock geological resources
RSPTQU = point cover of bedrock quarry and sand/gravel pit locations
EXPT = point cover of uranium exploration holes

Surficial resource:
GVPTMGS = point cover of gravel pits sited by MGS
GVPTMDOT = point cover of gravel pits sited by MDOT with analyses
RSNTSG = net cover of surficial resources

SINKHOLE DISTRIBUTION:
SHPT = point cover of sink hole locations (UMN Geology Dept.)
SPPT = point cover of spring locations (UMN Geology Dept.)
PAPGSH = poly cover of inset map for sink hole area

GEOGRAPHIC BASE:
bsan = annotation cover for lake, city, etc. names (MGS)
cont = project area polygon (DNR)
hyln = line cover of streams (DNR)
lkpg = poly cover of lakes (DNR)
plsln = line cover of public land survey, T-R-S (DNR)
rdlnpt = line cover of major highways, roads(MNDOT), w highway point symbols(MGS)

DNR = Department of Natural Resources
MGS = Minnesota Geological Survey
MNDOT = Minnesota Department of Transportation
UMN = University of Minnesota

A text file named MNDOT.txt contains a disclaimer from the Minnesota
Department of Transportation. This text is required when any of the
geographic data from their BaseMap digital set is used by any outside party.


Directory c13_pdfs contains a pdf file of each paper map with text:
plate1.pdf = data base map
plate2.pdf = bedrock geology map
plate3.pdf = supplemental data on bedrock geology and geophysics
plate4.pdf = surficial geology map
plate5.pdf = quaternary stratigraphy map
plate6.pdf = sinkhole distribution, depth to bedrock & bedrock topography map
plate7.pdf = mineral endowment map
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation Metadata for individual layers is available as a .pdf file from the MGS ftp site for this data set.
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Geological Survey
Publication Date 2001
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@maroon.tc.umn.edu
Distributor's Data Set Identifier c13apine
Distribution Liability
Transfer Format Name Arc/Info Export or Arcview 3.2 shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 11.8 MB as zipfile (arc export files); 143.9 MB as zipfile (shapefiles and arc export files)
Ordering Instructions Data is available for free online download from Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site. See online linkage field. If you would prefer to have the digital data on compact disc, contact the MGS Map Sales Department at (612) 627-4780, ext. 238.
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)
330 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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