Wabasha 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 Wabasha 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 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 Arc Export files are available for free online download from Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site. Use online linkage field to get to MGS ftp site. The export (.e00) files for the Arc/Info coverages created for this project are given as a .zip file named C-14.Zip.

If you would prefer to have the arc export files and arcview shapefiles 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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Wabasha County Geologic Atlas - Part A

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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Geological Survey
Title Wabasha 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 Wabasha 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 Wabasha County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -92.55
-91.85
44.45
44.12
Place Keywords Wabasha County, Minnesota, Southeastern Minnesota
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Bedrock Geology, Surficial Geology, Quaternary Stratigraphy, Bedrock Topography, Drift Thickness, Bedrock/Aggregate Resources, Quarry, Sand/Gravel, Karst Features, Sinkholes, Springs, Seeps,Wells, Geologic Resources
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 C-14, Part A. Geologic atlas of Wabasha County, Minnesota. Anthony C. Runkel, Project Manager. 2001. Color. 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, 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 lineage field on individual metadata report on ftp site.
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 Wabasha 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 is a list of the digital files used in compiling the Wabasha 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
OCPG = poly cover of outcrop areas
QSPT = point cover of Quaternary stratigraphy includes:
Giddings hole & hand sample locations

Bedrock Geology:
BGNT = net cover of bedrock and structural geology
STLN = line/point cover of structural features
STLNCJDN = line cover of top of Jordan bedrock
XSLN = line cover of cross section traces

Surficial Geology:
SGNT = net cover of surficial geology
SGPGE = poly cover of sand dune and loess extent
GMLN = line/point cover of geomorphic features
TPLN = line cover of surface topography (20 meter intervals)

Drift thickness:
DTNT = net cover of drift thickness isopachs
OCPG = polygon cover of outcrop areas

Bedrock topography:
BTNT = net cover of bedrock topography

Bedrock/Aggregate resources:
RSNTBG = net cover of bedrock geological resources
RSPT = point cover of bedrock quarry and sand/gravel pit locations
RSNTSG = net cover of surficial resources

Karst Features:
SKPT = point cover of sink holes; locations verified
SKPTU = point cover of sink holes; locations unverified
SPPT = point cover of springs
SEPT = point cover of seeps
SWPT = point cover of swallow holes
FLPT = point cover of flow measurement locations
HYLNLS = line cover of losing streams
HYLNIN = line cover of intermittent streams
HYLNPR = line cover of perennial streams
MSLNXSEC = line cover of cross section line
MSLNFLTS = line cover of fault lines
MSPGKRST = poly cover of karst units
MSPGNKRS = poly cover of non-karst units
OCPGOPDC = poly cover of Prairie du Chien outcrops
MSPGLAKE = poly cover of lakes

GEOGRAPHIC BASE (located in subdirectory wababase):
bsan = annotation cover for lake, city, etc. names(MGS)
ctybdne2 = project area polygon (DNR)
dlgstln2 = line cover of streams (DNR)
dlglkmd = poly cover of lakes (DNR)
plsln = line cover of public land survey, modified from plsscne3 (DNR/MGS)
plsscne3 = net cover of public land survey, T-R-S (DNR)
dotrdln3 = line cover of major highways, roads (MNDOT)
rdpt = point cover of highway road symbols(MGS)

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.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation See metadata for individual layers at ftp site for 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@tc.umn.edu
Distributor's Data Set Identifier c14awaba
Distribution Liability
Transfer Format Name Arc/Info Export
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 11.7 MB as zipfile
Ordering Instructions Arc Export files are available for free online download from Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site. Use online linkage field to get to MGS ftp site. The export (.e00) files for the Arc/Info coverages created for this project are given as a .zip file named C-14.Zip.

If you would prefer to have the arc export files and arcview shapefiles 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
Land Management Information Center, Minnesota Planning
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


This page last updated: 04/06/2007