Wabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part B

This page last updated: 04/06/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
Abstract ArcView shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground water system of Wabasha County, Minnesota.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2005
Currentness Reference Data collection and analysis by DNR staff during the period 2003-2005.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints 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.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
Ordering Instructions This online linkage is to the DNR Ground Water Mapping GIS Web site. Each individual data layer is listed in the Entity and Attribute section with links to layer-level metadata. From this location, download a zipfile containing all shapefiles (c14b_shape.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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Wabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part B

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2. Data Quality Information
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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
Title Wabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part B
Abstract ArcView shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground water system of Wabasha County, Minnesota.
Purpose Geographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Wabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part B.

A County Geologic Atlas (CGA) 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, ground-water chemistry, and sand and gravel deposits. Interpretation of sensitivity to pollution is also part of a CGA.
Time Period of Content Date 2005
Currentness Reference Data collection and analysis by DNR staff during the period 2003-2005.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Wabasha County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -92.6
-91.9
44.5
44.1
Place Keywords Wabasha County, Minnesota
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Geology, Hydrogeology, Bedrock, Jordan Sandstone, St. Lawrence Formation, Franconia Formation, Ironton Sandstone, Galesville Sandstone, Jordan aquifer, St. Lawrence aquifer, Franconia aquifer, Ironton-Galesville aquifer, Quaternary aquifer, ground water, water chemistry, residence time, springs, wells, water table, perched water table, pollution sensitivity, depth to bedrock, surficial geology, drift thickness
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints 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.
Contact Person Information GIS Specialist, Ground Water Mapping Unit,
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4032
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: none available
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets Wabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part A, County Geologic Atlas Series C-14, published by the Minnesota Geological Survey, 2001. More information and downloadable data for Part A available on the Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site at ftp://156.98.153.1/pub3/c-14

For additional information on the DNR Ground Water Mapping Program, visit:
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 Data are topologically correct using ArcView 3.3
Completeness Complete
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Not available
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage Review 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 and bedrock hydrogeology (elevation, potentiometric surface, potential yield, flow direction), and sensitivity of ground water system to pollution.

Creation of GIS layers:
Using a variety of techniques, data is converted into Arc/INFO coverages or ARCVIEW shapefiles for cartographic display and spatial analysis. Metadata for individual layers contain more detailed lineage information.
Source Scale Denominator 100000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ArcView
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Line, 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 15
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview The Wabasha County Geologic Atlas, Part B consists of 11 separate GIS data layers divided into three plates:

Plate 8 - Hydrogeology of the Unconsolidated and Bedrock Aquifers
Plate 9 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections
Plate 10 - Sensitivity to Pollution of the Uppermost Bedrock Aquifers

Layers used in more than one plate:
- chemsprpt - Springs sampled by DNR staff for chemistry
- chemwlpt - Wells sampled by DNR staff for chemistry

Layers used in Plate 8, Hydrogeology of the Unconsolidated and Bedrock Aquifers:

potsfcln - Potentiometric surface contour elevations
exigabpy - Extent of the St. Lawrence Formation, Franconia Formation, Ironton Sandstone, and Galesville Sandstone
exjdabpy - Extent of the Jordan Sandstone
gwdpim - Modeled water table depth
gwqtelim - Modeled water table elevation of the Quaternary aquifer

Layers used in Plate 10, Sensitivity to Pollution of the Uppermost Bedrock Aquifers

gwslpy - Sensitivity to Pollution of the Uppermost Bedrock Aquifers
gwqtslpy - Sensitivity to Pollution of the Quaternary Aquifer
sdovbdpy - Sediments overlying bedrock
sdovqtpy - Sediments overlying the Quaternary aquifer

Layers are available as ARCVIEW shapefiles. Layer-specific metadata is available for downloading and describes the data fields in the layer.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation Metadata for each individual GIS data layer can be accessed at the DNR Web site via:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/programs/gw_section/mapping/meta/cga/c14_wabasha/c14b_met.html#entatt
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
Publication Date 2005
Contact Person Information GIS Specialist, Ground Water Mapping Unit

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4032
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: none available
Distributor's Data Set Identifier c14bwaba
Distribution Liability This 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 Name ArcView shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 5.6 MB as zipfile
Ordering Instructions This online linkage is to the DNR Ground Water Mapping GIS Web site. Each individual data layer is listed in the Entity and Attribute section with links to layer-level metadata. From this location, download a zipfile containing all shapefiles (c14b_shape.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 GIS Specialist, Ground Water Mapping Unit,
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4032
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: none available
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