Geologic Map of Minnesota: Quaternary Geology, from MGS (Map S-1), 1982 (Digital Version)

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Metadata Summary

Originator Land Management Information Center, Minnesota Planning, and Minnesota Geological Survey
Abstract This layer describes the general distribution of surficial sediments in Minnesota, as delineated and classified by the Minnesota Geological Survey. It is a digital version of the Minnesota Geological Survey State Map Series Map S-1 (Geologic Map of Minnesota: Quaternary Geology), 1982, by H.C. Hobbs and J.E. Goebel. (1:500,000). The digital file was created by scanning the 1:500,000-scale paper map and then converting the scanned image into an Arc/INFO polygon coverage. The Arc coverage was also converted to an EPPL 40-acre grid cell file, and then later updated for incorporation into the EPPL MGC100 data set.
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Time Period of Content Date 1982
Currentness Reference Map was delineated in 1982 based on the subsurface information available at the time.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit given to the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Land Management Information Center.

Redistribution Conditions: In obtaining these data from LMIC, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of the disclaimer, NOTICE.TXT, and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Distributor Organization Land Management Information Center, Minnesota Planning
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- Arc Export file of coverage (.e00)
- Associated code file (.txt format)
- Metadata (.htm) file for the dataset
- NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this data set that can be read by most word processing software, and an ascii text version of the same notice (NOTICE.TXT)

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Geologic Map of Minnesota: Quaternary Geology, from MGS (Map S-1), 1982 (Digital Version)

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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Land Management Information Center, Minnesota Planning, and Minnesota Geological Survey
Title Geologic Map of Minnesota: Quaternary Geology, from MGS (Map S-1), 1982 (Digital Version)
Abstract This layer describes the general distribution of surficial sediments in Minnesota, as delineated and classified by the Minnesota Geological Survey. It is a digital version of the Minnesota Geological Survey State Map Series Map S-1 (Geologic Map of Minnesota: Quaternary Geology), 1982, by H.C. Hobbs and J.E. Goebel. (1:500,000). The digital file was created by scanning the 1:500,000-scale paper map and then converting the scanned image into an Arc/INFO polygon coverage. The Arc coverage was also converted to an EPPL 40-acre grid cell file, and then later updated for incorporation into the EPPL MGC100 data set.
Purpose To produce a general descriptive layer of quaternary (surficial) geology for the state.
Time Period of Content Date 1982
Currentness Reference Map was delineated in 1982 based on the subsurface information available at the time.
Progress
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota, Statewide
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89.0
49.5
43.0
Place Keywords Minnesota, Statewide
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Geology, Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology, Glacial Geology, Subsurface
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit given to the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Land Management Information Center.

Redistribution Conditions: In obtaining these data from LMIC, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of the disclaimer, NOTICE.TXT, and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Contact Person Information Susanne Maeder, GIS Data Coordinator
Land Management Information Center, Minnesota Planning
300 Centennial Building; 658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651.201.2488
FAX: 651.296.3698
E-mail: clearinghouse@mnplan.state.mn.us
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Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets Map: 'Geologic Map of Minnesota: Surficial Geology', Minnesota Geological Survey Map S-1, 1982, J.C. Hobbs and J.E. Goebel, is the basis for this data layer. Map is available from the Minnesota Geological Survey Bookstore (612) 627-4782.

Other maps and associated data sets at statewide scale include Bedrock Geology, Bedrock Hydrogeology, and Quaternary (Surficial) Hydrogeology.

In EPPL raster format this data layer is also part of the LMIC MGC100 data set (filename '4quatgeo.epp').

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage The file was created by scanning the 1:500,000-scale paper map, and converting the scanned image to an Arc/INFO polygon coverage.

The file was later converted from single precision, NAD27, shifted, to double precision, NAD83 unshifted, using the Arc 'PROJECT' command.

Lineage of EPPL version: Arc Scanned version (NAD27) was converted into a state 40-acre EPPL file; the file then georeferenced, projected to NAD83, and converted to MGC100 format.
Source Scale Denominator 500000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Arc/INFO 7.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Vector, Polygon
Tiling Scheme None. Statewide Coverage
 
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
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation The arc/info polygon file QUATGEO has the following data structure:

DATAFILE NAME: QUATGEO.PAT
6 ITEMS: STARTING IN POSITION 1
COL ITEM NAME WDTH OPUT TYP N.DEC ALTERNATE NAME
1 AREA 8 18 F 5
9 PERIMETER 8 18 F 5
17 QUATGEO# 4 5 B -
21 QUATGEO-ID 4 5 B -
25 QUATGEO_CODE 2 2 I -
27 QUATGEO_KEY 80 80 C -
** REDEFINED ITEMS **
27 KEY_ABBREV 3 3 C -

Quaternary Geology Codes are two-digit numbers from 1-53 and 99.
The Quaternary Geology Key includes a three-character abbreviation,
followed by full text. Quaternary geology codes, abbreviation, and text are as follows:

1M - Mine pits and dumps (Holocene)
2HP - Peat (Holocene)
3HAL- Alluvium (Holocene)
4TD - Terraces (Holocene to Pleistocene)
5CO - Colluvium (Holocene to Pleistocene)
6DEL- Lake-Modified Till (Des Moines Lobe--Erskine Moraine)
7DEG- Ground Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Erskine Moraine)
8DES- Stagnation Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Erskine Moraine)
9DSL- Lake-Modified Till (Des Moines Lobe--Big Stone Moraine)
10DSG- Ground Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Big Stone Moraine)
11DSS- Stagnation Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Big Stone Moraine)
12DCL- Lake-Modified Till (Des Moines Lobe--Culver Moraine)
13DCG- Ground Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Culver Moraine)
14DCE- End Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Culver Moraine)
15DHG- Ground Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Sugar Hills Moraine)
16DHE- End Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Sugar Hills Moraine)
17DAG- Ground Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Altamont Moraine)
18DAS- Stagnation Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Altamont Moraine)
19DPG- Ground Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Pine City Moraine)
20DPE- End Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Pine City Moraine)
21DBG- Ground Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Bemis Moraine)
22DBE- End Moraine (Des Moines Lobe--Bemis Moraine)
23DBT- Shale-Bearing Loess (Des Moines Lobe--Bemis Moraine)
24DO - Outwash-Undivided As To Moraine Association
25DLA- Sand and Gravel (Glacial Lake Sediment--Undivided As To Moraine)
26DLS- Silt & Fine Sand (Glacial Lake Sediment--Undivided As To Moraine)
27DLC- Clay & Clayey Silt (Glacial Lake Sediment--Undivided As To Moraine)
28SNG- Ground Moraine (Superior Lobe--Nickerson Moraine)
29SNE- End Moraine (Superior Lobe--Nickerson Moraine)
30SCG- Ground Moraine (Superior Lobe--Cloquet Moraine)
31SCS- Stagnation Moraine (Superior Lobe--Cloquet Moraine)
32SMG- Ground Moraine (Superior Lobe--Mill Lacs-Highland Moraine)
33SME- End Moraine (Superior Lobe--Mill Lacs-Highland Moraine)
34SSG- Ground Moraine (Superior Lobe--Mill Lacs-Highland Moraine)
35SSE- End Moraine (Superior Lobe--Mill Lacs-Highland Moraine)
36SO - Outwash-Undivided As To Moraine Association
37SLA- Sand and Gravel (Glacilal Lake Sediment)
38SLC- Clay and Clayey Silt (Glacial Lake Sediment)
39RVG- Ground Moraine (Rainy Lobe--Vermillion Moraine)
40RVE- End Moraine (Rainy Lobe--Vermillion Moraine)
41RNG- Ground Moraine (Rainy Lobe--Nashwauk Moraine)
42RNS- Stagnation Moraine (Rainy Lobe--Nashwauk Moraine)
43RSG- Ground Moraine (Rainy Lobe--St. Croix Moraine)
44RSE- End Moraine (Rainy Lobe--St. Croix Moraine)
45RO - Outwash-Undivided As To Moraine Association
46WIG- Ground Moraine (Wadena Lobe--Itasca Moraine)
47WIE- End Moraine (Wadena Lobe--Itasca Moraine)
48WAG- Ground Moraine (Wadena Lobe--Alexandria Moraine)
49WAS- Stagnation Moraine (Wadena Lobe--Alexandria Moraine)
50WO - Outwash-Undivided As To Moraine Association
51PRD- Red Drift (Pleistocene, Pre-Wisconsinan)
52PGD- Gray Drift (Pleistocene, Pre-Wisconsinan)
53LR - Weathering Residuum Over Bedrock (Pleistocene,Pre-Wisconsinan)
99Water/Lakes
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Land Management Information Center, Minnesota Planning
Publication Date 1985
Contact Person Information Susanne Maeder
GIS Data Coordinator
Land Management Information Center, Minnesota Planning
300 Centennial Building; 658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651.201.2488
FAX: 651.296.3698
E-mail: clearinghouse@mnplan.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier quatgeo
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Transfer Format Name Arc/INFO Export, uncompressed
Transfer Format Version Number 7.2.1
Transfer Size 3.0 MB, in self-extracting zip (.exe) format
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- Arc Export file of coverage (.e00)
- Associated code file (.txt format)
- Metadata (.htm) file for the dataset
- NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this data set that can be read by most word processing software, and an ascii text version of the same notice (NOTICE.TXT)

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file (which will have an 'exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. (For example, you can double click it from Windows Explorer or File Manager). Doing this will automatically extract the files described above.
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 04/11/2007
Contact Person Information Susanne Maeder, GIS Data Coordinator
Land Management Information Center, Minnesota Planning
300 Centennial Building; 658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651.201.2488
FAX: 651.296.3698
E-mail: susanne.maeder@mnplan.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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