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Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina

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Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Connie L. Dicken
Originator: Suzanne W. Nicholson
Originator: John D. Horton
Originator: Michael P. Foose
Originator: Julia A.L. Mueller
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina
Edition: version 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-1323
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1323/
Description:
Abstract:
This report presents the results of the USGS Mineral Resources Program activity to compile a national-scale geologic map database to support national and regional level projects, including mineral resource and geoenvironmental assessments. The only comprehensive sources of regional- and national-scale geologic maps are state geologic maps with scales ranging from 1:100,000 to 1:1,000,000. Digital versions of these state maps form the core of what is presented here. Because no adequate geologic map exists for the state of Alaska, it is being compiled in regional blocks that also form part of this national database. It is expected that this series will completed by approximately the end of 2007. These maps and databases are being released in blocks of states or, in the case of Alaska, as compiled blocks of 1:250,000-scale quadrangles as chapters in this series. For Alaska, formal maps as well as databases are being published here, whereas for the conterminous U.S. only state databases and preview graphics are presented, because published maps for most states already exist. For Alaska these regional compilations will form the base for compiling a new geologic map of the state. As documented in Chapter A, standards for the conterminous U.S. are somewhat different than those for Alaska and Hawaii.
Purpose:
A primary goal of this work is to develop geologic map datasets with standardized structure and attribution. The database design and standards are documented in Chapter A of this series. The intent is that contiguous databases can be merged seamlessly and without any additional effort. In addition to a common database structure, the conterminous U.S. state databases (the contiguous 48 states) have been fitted to a set of standard state boundaries so that, when states are merged, they match without slivers or overlap. No attempt has been made to reconcile differences in mapping across state boundaries.
Supplemental_Information:
This database consists of five major Arc/Info GIS datasets for each state; - one: geologic map with formations, - two: faults (where present), - three: dikes (where present), - four: miscellaneous line features (where present), - five: miscellaneous point features (where present).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2005
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: none planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.654855
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.097733
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.995820
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.037524
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: geology
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Geologic Map Database Catalog themes, augmented
Theme_Keyword: 3100 - Vector
Theme_Keyword: 3110 - ESRI
Theme_Keyword: 3112 - export
Theme_Keyword: 1100 - Geology
Theme_Keyword: 1101 - General
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Augmented FIPS 10-4 and FIPS 6-4, version 1.0
Place_Keyword: US28 = Mississippi
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
This database is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale other than 1:500,000.

Any hardcopies utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the licensee has modified the data in any way they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. Licensee specifically agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Suzanne W. Nicholson
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. MS954
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6344
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: swnich@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) activity of the National Surveys and Analysis projects of the US Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program.

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
ARC/INFO version 8.3 and 9.0 ArcView 3.2
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The values of the attributes ROCKTYPE1 and ROCKTYPE2 were a ssigned based on the information in the legends of the source maps (most of which are paper). The definitions of these values are described in the draft document Geologic Map Classification version 6.1 (Johnson and others); available at the following website: http://geology.usgs.gov/dm
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All internal polygons were checked for closure with vendor software and on hard copy plots. Overshoots and undershoots have been deleted or corrected as appropriate.
Completeness_Report:
Bodies of water are classified as water, and the geologic units underlying them are not included in this coverage.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Accuracy of Mississippi state boundary and those arcs intersecting it: The accuracy of the state boundary arcs is based on the 1:100,000 scale original data used to produce this boundary. (Johnson, Bruce R. and Leveritch, Beth, 1998, 1:100,000 Scale State Boundaries of the Conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey, unpublished (see metadata file: st100kmeta.txt, Chapter A))

Those internal arcs intersecting the state boundary were extended or shortened as needed to complete polygons, possibly creating a small amount of error.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: MS Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Geology
Publication_Date: 1991
Title: Surface Geology
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: unknown
Publisher: unknown
Online_Linkage:
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1991
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ms - digital geology
Source_Contribution: provided internal linework and formation code of units.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The purpose of this standardization is to allow all SGMC covers to be seamlessly joined without any additional effort to form regional or national level digital maps. Note that for Alaska, the state is being compiled as blocks of 1:250k quadrangles that will ultimately be used to compile a new state map. Douglas Stoeser and Ric Wilson are co-coordinators for the overall SGMC effort, with Stoeser coordinating work on the mainland states and Wilson coordinating work for Alaska and Hawaii.
Process_Date: 2003 - 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
C.L. Dicken obtained the digital geologic map of Mississippi from the following web site: http://www.maris.state.ms.us

The coverage was re-projected into the following:

projection: Lambert Conformal Conic units: meters datum: NAD27 standard parallel 1: 33 0 0.000 standard parallel 2: 45 0 0.000 central meridian: -100 0 0.000 reference latitude: 0 0 0.000 false easting: 0.00000 false northing: 0.00000

All attributes were deleted except USGS-CODE.

(Note: Attributes associated with the generation of the coverages were not deleted. PAT - shape, area, perimeter, coverage#, and coverage-id AAT - shape, fnode#, tnode#, lnode#, rnode#, length, coverage#, and coverage-id)

The values from USGS-CODE where then calculated into a new field called orig_label and altered slightly from all capital letters to capital and lower case letters to match the paper map.

Process_Date: 20040708
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The internal arcs that were county boundaries were removed from the coverage.
Process_Date: 20040708
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The relevant state outline (arcs) was removed from the coverage and replaced with the arcs from the 1:100,000 Scale State Boundaries of the Conterminous United States.

This allows for a seamless fit of each state to a standard state boundary base.

Water polygons that were generated from the use of this outline are tagged with a source code of MS201.
Process_Date: 20041116
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following attributes were exported from Filemaker as a .dbf: orig_label, map_symbol2, unit_link, reference_id, unit_age, rocktype1, and rocktype2.

orig_label reflects the original map symbol used on the source map

map_symbol2 reflects map-symbol1 with the addition of a province number

unit_link is an auto generated field based on map-symbol2 and the state abbreviation (e.g. IN001) that produces a unique identifier for each map unit

reference_id was populated with an alphanumeric code (e.g. US001) that designates the source used for the linework and other references used to describe the age or lithologies of the unit.

unit_age was populated with general age assignment

rocktype1 records dominant lithology (must be >50% of unit), using standardized data dictionary

rocktype2 records second most dominant lithology, using standardized data dictionary

The attributes were then converted using the following structure:

item name: orig_label width: 12 output: 12 type: c

item name: sgmc_label width: 16 output: 16 type: c

item name: unit_link width: 18 output: 18 type: c

item name: source width: 6 output: 8 type: c

item name: unit_age width: 60 output: 60 type: c

item name: rocktype1 width: 40 output: 40 type: c

item name: rocktype2 width: 40 output: 40 type: c
Process_Date: 20050404
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The USGS-CODE attributes were all capital letters in the digital file. These were modified to match the paper map so we could join the attribute table from filemaker to the digital file.
Process_Date: 20050314
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the .dbf was in the correct format with standardized column widths and data structure, it was converted into a lookup table (.lut) in Arc/Info. Then a joinitem was performed to join the look-up table to the polygon attribute table. orig_label was used as the merge item.
Process_Date: 20050404
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Next, in preparing the uniform .aat file, the following items were added to the table:

item name: arc-code width: 3 output: 3 type: i

item name: arc-para1 width: 3 output: 3 type: i

item name: arc-para2 width: 3 output: 3 type: i

item name: source width: 6 output: 8 type: c

Process_Date: 20041117
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Arc-code was populated using the paper map source to tag the lines using the AAT line type data dictionary (see Chapter A in this series).

Arc-para1 was populated when additional information was available such as identifying the upthrown side of a fault or direction of thrusting on a fault. (see Chapter A)

Arc-para2 is a scratch field that is used mostly in Alaska.

Source was populated with an alphanumeric code (e.g. US001) that designates the source used for the linework.

Process_Date: 20041117
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the .aat and the .pat were populated with the correct attributes, the coverage was exported as an .e00 file (msgeol_lcc.e00).

Then it was unprojected into geographic coordinates and exported again (msgeol_dd.e00).
Process_Date: 20050411
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The faults were extracted to generate a separate fault file. PUT was the command used to copy the line features from the geology line coverage into a new fault line coverage.

The data were exported as msfaults_lcc.e00 and then unprojected into geographic coordinates and exported again (msfaults_dd.e00).
Process_Date: 20050411
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Finally, the geology lines, geology polygons and fault line coverages were converted into shapefiles; in both geographic coordinates and in Lambert Conformal Conic projection.
Process_Date: 20050411
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 33
Standard_Parallel: 45
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -100.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 0.00000
False_Northing: 0.00000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.01
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.01
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: ms_geol.pat
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygon attribute table for the Mississippi geologic coverage.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: orig_label
Attribute_Definition:
unmodified map unit symbol from source cover.

type: character width: 12 output width: 12
Attribute_Definition_Source: Doug Stoeser
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: D
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ec
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cockfield
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ecm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cook Mountain formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ej
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Jackson group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ek
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Kosciusko formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Et
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tallahatta formation and Neshoba sand
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ew
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wilcox formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ewb
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wilcox formation; Bashi marl member
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ewn
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Wilcox formation; Nanafalia formation of Alabama
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ezw
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Zilpha formation and Winona formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coffee sand
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kd
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Demopolis chalk
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ke
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eutaw formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eutaw formation (Tombigbee sand member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Km
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mooreville chalk
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kma
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mooreville chalk (Arcola limestone member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Prairie Bluff chalk and Owl Creek formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ripley formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Krm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ripley formation (McNairy sand member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kt
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tuscaloosa formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Catahoula formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mph
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pascagoula and Hattiesburg formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Of
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Forest Hill formation and Red Bluff clay
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ov
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vicksburg group and Chickasawhay limestone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pac
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Clayton formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Naheola formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pap
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Porters Creek formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Citronelle formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Qa
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Alluvium
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Qc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coastal deposits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ql
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Loess and brown loam
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: water
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: sgmc_label
Attribute_Definition:
orig_label + ;n where n= province number (n=0 if no province number)

type: character width: 16 output width: 16
Attribute_Definition_Source: Doug Stoeser
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: D;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cockfield
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOcm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cook Mountain formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOj;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Jackson group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOk;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Kosciusko formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOt;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tallahatta formation and Neshoba sand
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOw;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wilcox formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOwb;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wilcox formation; Bashi marl member
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOwn;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Wilcox formation; Nanafalia formation of Alabama
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EOzw;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Zilpha formation and Winona formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coffee sand
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kd;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Demopolis chalk
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ke;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eutaw formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ket;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eutaw formation (Tombigbee sand member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Km;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mooreville chalk
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kma;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mooreville chalk (Arcola limestone member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kp;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Prairie Bluff chalk and Owl Creek formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kr;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ripley formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Krm;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ripley formation (McNairy sand member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kt;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tuscaloosa formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MIc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Catahoula formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MIph;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pascagoula and Hattiesburg formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OGf;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Forest Hill formation and Red Bluff clay
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OGv;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vicksburg group and Chickasawhay limestone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PNac;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Clayton formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PNan;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Naheola formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PNap;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Porters Creek formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PSc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Citronelle formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ha;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Alluvium
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Hc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coastal deposits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PSl;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Loess and brown loam
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: water;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: water
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: unit_link
Attribute_Definition:
composite map label = ST + sgmc_label This creates a unique identifier for every unit in the CONUS (continental United States) covers.

type: character width: 18 output width: 18
Attribute_Definition_Source: Doug Stoeser
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSMc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSMm;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Chester group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cockfield
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOcm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cook Mountain formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOj;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Jackson group
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOk;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Kosciusko formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOt;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tallahatta formation and Neshoba sand
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOw;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wilcox formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOwb;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wilcox formation; Bashi marl member
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOwn;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Wilcox formation; Nanafalia formation of Alabama
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSEOzw;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Zilpha formation and Winona formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coffee sand
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKd;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Demopolis chalk
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKe;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eutaw formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKet;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eutaw formation (Tombigbee sand member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKm;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mooreville chalk
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKma;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mooreville chalk (Arcola limestone member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKp;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Prairie Bluff chalk and Owl Creek formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKr;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ripley formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKrm;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ripley formation (McNairy sand member)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSKt;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tuscaloosa formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSMIc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Catahoula formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSMIph;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pascagoula and Hattiesburg formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSOGf;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Forest Hill formation and Red Bluff clay
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSOGv;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vicksburg group and Chickasawhay limestone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSPNac;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Clayton formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSPNan;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Naheola formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSPNap;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Porters Creek formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSPSc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Citronelle formation
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSHa;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Alluvium
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSHc;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coastal deposits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSPSl;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Loess and brown loam
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MSwater;0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: water
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: source
Attribute_Definition:
An alphanumeric code (e.g. US001) that designates the source material used.

type: character width: 6 output width: 8
Attribute_Definition_Source: Doug Stoeser
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MS001
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Moore, William Halsell, 1969, reprinted 1985, Geologic Map of Mississippi, Compiled by Bicker, A. R., Jr., a revision of the geologic map published by the MS Geological Survey in 1945 in cooperation with the USGS, revised from data submitted by Dr. E. E. Russell of MS State University from published reports of the MS Geological Survey and from field revisions, Mercury Maps Inc., Jackson, MS.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MS201
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Water polygons that are generated when the standard base map is used (US001).
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MS202
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Edits by C.L. Dicken.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: unit_age
Attribute_Definition:
The geologic age from the source map used.

type: character width: 60 output width: 60
Attribute_Definition_Source: Doug Stoeser
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Devonian
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Eocene
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Holocene
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Late Cretaceous
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Miocene
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mississippian
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Oligocene
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Paleocene
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pleistocene
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upper Cretaceous
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rocktype1
Attribute_Definition:
The predominant lithology found in the formation.

type: character width: 40 output width: 40
Attribute_Definition_Source: Johnson Lith Class 6.1a
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: alluvium
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: carbonate
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: clay or mud
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: claystone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: limestone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sand
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sandstone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: shale
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: water
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rocktype2
Attribute_Definition:
The second most predominant lithology in the formation.

type: character width: 40 output width: 40
Attribute_Definition_Source: Johnson Lith Class 6.1a
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: chert
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: clay or mud
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: gravel
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: limestone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: mixed clastic/carbonate
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sand
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sandstone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: shale
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: ms_geol.aat
Entity_Type_Definition: Arc attribute table for Mississippi geologic coverage.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: arc-code
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier for the line feature

type: integer width: 3 output width: 3
Attribute_Definition_Source: AAT data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: contact, location certain
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: shoreline or riverbank
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
fault, sense of displacement unknown or undefined, location certain
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 51
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: contact, concealed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 124
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: state boundary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: arc-para1
Attribute_Definition:
Used for "decorated" lines where additional information is needed.

type: integer width: 3 output width: 3
Attribute_Definition_Source: AAT data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: no additional information
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: arc-para2
Attribute_Definition:
"Scratch" field used mostly in Alaska.

type: integer width: 3 output width: 3
Attribute_Definition_Source: AAT data dictionary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: no additional information
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: source
Attribute_Definition:
An alphanumeric code (e.g. US001) that designates the source material used.

type: character width: 6 output width: 8
Attribute_Definition_Source: Doug Stoeser
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MS001
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Moore, William Halsell, 1969, reprinted 1985, Geologic Map of Mississippi, Compiled by Bicker, A. R., Jr., a revision of the geologic map published by the MS Geological Survey in 1945 in cooperation with the USGS, revised from data submitted by Dr. E. E. Russell of MS State University from published reports of the MS Geological Survey and from field revisions, Mercury Maps Inc., Jackson, MS.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MS101
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Edits made by C.L. Dicken. Added arcs to create faults from paper source (MS001).
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: US001
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Johnson, Bruce R. and Leveritch, Beth, 1998, 1:100,000 Scale State Boundaries of the Conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey, unpublished (see metadata file: st100kmeta.txt, Chapter A)
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Coding for polygon attributes:

NAME: FEATURE: orig_label unmodified map unit symbols from source cover sgmc_label orig_label modified for standard geologic age symbols and an integer code added for province unit_link sgmc_label and a state code identifier source reference to source of data unit_age geologic age rocktype1 predominant lithology rocktype2 second most predominant lithology

Coding for arc attributes:

NAME: FEATURE: arc-code unique integer identifier arc-para1 used where additional information is needed arc-para2 scratch field source reference to source of data

Coding for point attributes:

NAME: FEATURE: point_feature name of feature on map source reference to source of data

Coding for dikes (special arcs) attributes:

NAME: FEATURE: orig_label unmodified map unit symbols from source cover sgmc_label orig_label modified for standard geologic age symbols and an integer code added for province arc-code unique integer identifier dike_lith general lithology dike_age geologic age source reference to source of data

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: ESRI
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey Information Services Reston-ESIC
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
507 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
1-888-ASK-USGS or 1-703-648-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: http://www.usgs.gov/contact/
Distribution_Liability:
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the USGS. Although these data have been used by the USGS and have been successfully imported into data base programs, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to how successfully or accurately the data can be imported into any specific application software running on any specific hardware platform. The fact of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in connection therewith. This data base GIS is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale other than 1:500,000.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARC/INFO export
Format_Version_Number: 8.3
Format_Information_Content: Geologic units and structural features
File_Decompression_Technique: gzip and tar
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1323/
Fees: none
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050411
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Connie L. Dicken
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. MS954
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6482
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdicken@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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