Pope County Geologic Atlas, Part B

This page last updated: 04/06/2007
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Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division, County Atlas and Regional Assessment Program
Abstract ArcGIS shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground water system of Pope County, Minnesota.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2006
Currentness Reference Data collection and analysis by DNR staff during the period 2004-2006.
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 (c15b_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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Pope County Geologic Atlas, Part B

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division, County Atlas and Regional Assessment Program
Title Pope County Geologic Atlas, Part B
Abstract ArcGIS shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground water system of Pope County, Minnesota.
Purpose Geographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Pope 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 2006
Currentness Reference Data collection and analysis by DNR staff during the period 2004-2006.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Pope County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -95.8
-95.1
45.8
45.4
Place Keywords Pope County, Minnesota
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Geology, Hydrogeology, OT aquifer, CW aquifer, buried aquifer, ground water, water chemistry, residence time, wells, water table, pollution sensitivity, surficial sand and gravel aquifer 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: 651-259-5693
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: none available
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets Pope County Geologic Atlas, Part A, County Geologic Atlas Series C-15, published by the Minnesota Geological Survey, 2003. More information and downloadable data for Part A available on the Minnesota Geological Survey ftp site at ftp://mgssun6.mngs.umn.edu/pub3/c-15

For a summary of this mapping project see: http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/groundwater_section/mapping/cga/c15_pope/pdf_files/pope_cga_update_03_06.pdf

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 ArcGIS 9.1
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. Minnesota Geological Survey staff review and interpret drillers' logs and enter the data 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 ArcGIS shapefiles, grids, or feature classes 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 ArcGIS
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Line, Polygon
Tiling Scheme Pope 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 Pope County Geologic Atlas, Part B consists of 19 separate GIS data layers divided into four plates:

Plate 6 - Hydrogeology of the Surficial Aquifers
Plate 7 - Hydrogeology of the Buried Aquifers
Plate 9 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections
Plate 10 - Sensitivity to Pollution of the Buried Aquifers

Layers used in more than one plate:
- chempt - Wells sampled by DNR staff for chemistry
- indexpt - Well data used by DNR staff to construct aquifer and related maps

Layers used in Plate 6, Hydrogeology of the Surficial Aquifers:

sdthpy - Modeled surficial sand and gravel thickness
gwdppy - Modeled water table depth
gwelpy - Modeled water table elevation

Layers used in Plate 7, Hydrogeology of the Buried Aquifers:

aqotthpy - Modeled thickness of sand and gravel of the OT aquifer
aqotbdln - Boundary of the buried OT aquifer
aqcwthpy - Modeled thickness of sand and gravel of the CW aquifer
aqcwbdln - Boundary of the buried CW aquifer
aqbwthpy - Modeled thickness of sand and gravel of the BROW aquifer
adbwbdln - Boundary of the buried BROW aquifer
potsfcln - Potentiometric contour elevations

Layers used in Plate 8, Hydrogeologic Cross Sections

aqotelpy - Modeled elevation of the top of the OT aquifer
aqcwelpy - Modeled elevation of the top of the CW aquifer
aqbwelpy - Modeled elevation of the top of the BROW aquifer

Layers used in Plate 9, Sensitivity to Pollution of the Buried Aquifers

aqsssnpy - Sensitivity to pollution of the surficial sand and gravel aquifers
aqotsnpy - Sensitivity to pollution of the OT aquifer
aqcwsnpy - Sensitivity to pollution of the CW aquifer
aqbwsnpy - Sensitivity to pollution of the BROW aquifer

Layers are available as ArcGIS shapefiles. Layer-specific metadata is available with the data download 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/c15_pope/c15b_met.html
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division
Publication Date 2006
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: 651-259-5693
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: none available
Distributor's Data Set Identifier c15bpope
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 Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 11.5 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 (c15b_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: 651-259-5693
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: none available
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.04
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/06/2007