Preliminary integrated databases for the United States - Western States: California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah

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Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Steve Ludington
Originator: Barry C. Moring
Originator: Robert J. Miller
Originator: Kathryn S. Flynn
Originator: Paul A. Stone
Originator: Arthur A. Bookstrom
Originator: David R. Bedford
Originator: James G. Evans
Originator: Gordon A. Haxel
Originator: Constance J. Nutt
Originator: Melanie J. Hopkins
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Preliminary integrated databases for the United States - Western States: California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah
Edition: Version 1.2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: OFR 2005-1305
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1305/
Description:
Abstract:
These digital maps are a reformulation of previously published maps, primarily maps of states. The reformulation gives all the maps the same structure and format, allowing them to be combined into regional maps. The associated data tables have information about age and lithology of the map units, also in a standard format.
Purpose:
Provide digital maps and databases that, because of their common structure and format, allow creation of regional maps that depict age and lithology of map units.
Supplemental_Information:
The data is provided in decimal degrees and in Lambert Conformal Conic projection. The data is provided in both coverage and shapefile format, and includes supplemental attribute tables. No attempt was made to reconcile differences in mapping across state boundaries.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -126.494824
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.794483
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.802247
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.088099
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: lithology
Theme_Keyword: geologic age
Theme_Keyword: maps
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: Utah
Access_Constraints:
No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy or utility of this data for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of this data. Used with permission, Utah Geological Survey. Modified from, Utah Geological Survey, CD-ROM Map 179DM, Digital Geologic Map of Utah.
Use_Constraints:
This database is not meant to be used at scales appreciably larger or smaller than the original scale. Any printed material utilizing these databases shall clearly indicate their source. If modifications to the data are made, this should be clearly indicated and described in print. Users specifically agree not to misrepresent these data, nor to imply that any changes they have made were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey. This database has been approved for release and publication by the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Although the database has been subjected to review and is substantially complete, the U.S. Geological Survey reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. The database is released on the condition that neither the U.S. Geological Survey or the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Steve Ludington
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey, MS 901
Address: 345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94025
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 650.329.5371
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: slud@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit: U.S. Geological Survey, Utah Geological Survey
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Map unit designations follow original compilation faithfully. Regional designations were added to map units. Additional information about age and lithology was obtained from the paper map legend and geologic literature.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All internal polygons were checked for closure. Overshoots and undershoots have been deleted or corrected as appropriate.
Completeness_Report:
The dataset contains all the map units and faults that were portrayed on the original printed map. Bodies of water are classified as water, and geologic units underlying them are not portrayed.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geologic map was digitized from compilations ranging in scale from 1:100,000 to 1:1,000,000, and is an accurate representation of the source maps. It is intended to be used at scales equal to or smaller than 1:500,000. Display at significantly larger scales may produce error in location of contacts or faults relative to features contained in other data sets. The state boundary arcs are based on the 1:100,000 scale USGS topographic map series digital line graphs.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: L.F. Hintze
Originator: G.C. Willis
Originator: D.Y.M. Laes
Originator: D.A. Sprinkel
Originator: K.D. Brown
Title: Digital Geologic Map of Utah
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: DM
Issue_Identification: Map 179DM
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Salt Lake City, Utah
Publisher: Utah Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: Digitized from the 1980 Geologic Map of Utah
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: UT001
Source_Contribution: Basic digital geology
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bruce R. Johnson
Title: State boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: US001
Source_Contribution: Provided linework for state boundaries
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied from the CD-ROM.
Process_Date: 2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Adjusted the perimeter of the coverage to match a reference dataset of state boundaries derived from 1:100,000 scale digital line graphs. This allows the map to be used together with adjoining state maps referenced to the same boundary data. The state boundaries have a source of US001 in the AAT.
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Created 13 new polygons to conform to the paper map. These polygons have a SOURCE of UT901 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
One polygon was untagged in original digital coverage; it was tagged to conform to the Box Elder 1:250,000 map. This polygon has a SOURCE of UT902 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Labels for 35 polygons were changed to conform to the paper map. These polygons have a SOURCE of UT903 in the PAT
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
One polygon label was changed to conform to the adjacent Nevada state map. This polygon has a SOURCE of UT904 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
One polygon label was changed to conform to the Escalante1:250,000 map. This polygon has a SOURCE of UT905 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The appropriate arcs were recoded as state and international boundaries.These have a SOURCE of US001 in the AAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
To prepare a uniform AAT file, the following items were added: arc-code, arc-para1, and arc-para2. The last two are not used. Arc-code was populated, using the information in the original item, and inspection of the printed map. Then the original items in the AAT were deleted.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
To prepare a uniform PAT file, the following items were added: ORIG_LABEL, SGMC_LABEL, UNIT_LINK, SOURCE, UNIT_AGE, ROCKTYPE1, and ROCKTYPE2. New unit designations for SGMC_LABEL were developed by Steve Ludington based on the key to Utah regions on the explanation sheet of the paper map. UNIT_LINK was populated with information in the accompanying attribute table UTunits, UNIT_AGE was populated with information in the accompanying attribute table CAage, and ROCKTYPE1 and ROCKTYPE2 were populated by Constance J. Nutt.
Process_Date: 2002-6
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Because there is no list of map units for the Utah map, Steve Ludington created original map units based on the explanation sheet of the paper map. At the same time, he assigned polygons to regions where information was available to distinguish between age and lithologic information in different regions.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The labels of two polygons were changed to conform to the Cortez 1:250,000 map.These polygons have a SOURCE of UT906 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The labels of two polygons were changed to conform to the Tooele 1:250,000 map.These polygons have a SOURCE of UT907 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The labels of two polygons were changed to conform to the Logan 1:250,000 map.These polygons have a SOURCE of UT908 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The labels of two polygons were changed to conform to the Salt Lake City 1:250,000 map.These polygons have a SOURCE of UT909 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The label of one polygon was changed to conform to the Vernal 1:250,000 map.This polygon has a SOURCE of UT910 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The label of one polygon was changed to conform to the Richfield 1:250,000 map.This polygon has a SOURCE of UT911 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The labels of 28 polygons were changed to conform to the Box Elder 1:250,000 map.These polygons have a SOURCE of UT912 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The labels of 73 polygons were changed to conform with stratigraphic sequence and appearance on the paper map. These polygons have a SOURCE of UT913 in the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Twenty-four arcs were added to split polygons and create new ones to conform to the paper map. These arcs have a SOURCE of UT801 in the AAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
470 arcs were changed to ARC-CODE = 8 because the identity of the polygons on both sides of the arc were the same. These arcs have a SOURCE of UT802 in the AAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
295 arcs were given ARC-CODE = 8 because they were tagged as "Gilsonite veins" on the original coverage, and there is no corresponding arc code. These arcs have a SOURCE of UT803 in the AAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
ARC-CODE was changed on 102 arcs to conform to the paper map. This included labelilng water boundaries. These arcs have a SOURCE of UT804 in the AAT.
Process_Date: 2006
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Complete chain
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 66831
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 22651
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 22651
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4
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
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 0
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 500
Ordinate_Resolution: 500
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: utgeol_lcc.aat
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FNODE#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the beginning of an arc (from-node).
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TNODE#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the end of an arc (to-node).
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LPOLY#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the left polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RPOLY#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the right polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LENGTH
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTGEOL_LCC#
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTGEOL_LCC-ID
Attribute_Definition: User-defined feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ARC-CODE
Attribute_Definition: Code that provides geologic information about the line
Attribute_Definition_Source: AAT data dictionary - see Appendix 7 of DOCUMENTATION
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: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Internal contact
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Thrust fault, location certain
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Thrust fault, location approximate
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: 31
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Fault, sense of displacement unknown or undefined, location approximate
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 53
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Thrust fault, concealed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 100
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fault, sense of displacement unknown, concealed
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 124
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State boundary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 129
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Playa shoreline
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ARC-PARA1
Attribute_Definition: not used
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ARC-PARA2
Attribute_Definition: not used
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition: code used to identify the source of the feature
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: SOURCE
Codeset_Source: see process steps of this metadata document
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: utgeol_lcc.pat
Entity_Type_Definition: polygon attribute table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTGEOL_LCC#
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTGEOL_LCC-ID
Attribute_Definition: User-defined feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORIG_LABEL
Attribute_Definition: unmodified map unit symbol from source coverage
Attribute_Definition_Source: Utah digital map
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: UTunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SGMC_LABEL
Attribute_Definition:
orig_label + ;n, where n is a province number (0 if no provinces)
Attribute_Definition_Source: UTunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: UTunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT_LINK
Attribute_Definition:
sgmc_label, preceded by 2-letter state abbreviation); provides a unique identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: UTunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: UTunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition: a coded reference citation indicating source used
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: SOURCE
Codeset_Source: see process steps of this metadata document
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT_AGE
Attribute_Definition: free-form field best representing geologic age of unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: UTunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: UTunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ROCKTYPE1
Attribute_Definition: most abundant lithology in map unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: UTunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: UTunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ROCKTYPE2
Attribute_Definition: second most abundant lithology in map unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: UTunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: UTunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Coding for polygon attributes- NAME FEATURE orig_label unmodified map unit symbol from original coverage sgmc_label orig_label modified for standard age symbology with an integer for region unit_link sgmc_label preceded by state code identifier source reference to source of the data unit_age geologic age of map unit rocktype1 most abundant lithology rocktype2 second most abundant lithology

Coding for arc attributes- NAME FEATURE arc-code descriptor of type of line arc-para1 not used arc-para2 not used source reference to source of the data
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Information Services
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey, 507 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1.800.ASK.USGS
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703.648.5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: http://www.usgs.gov/contact/
Resource_Description: U.S. Geological Survey
Distribution_Liability:
This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards, nor with the North American Stratigraphic Code. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey. Although these data have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, and imported into appropriate software, no warranty, express or implied, is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to how successfully or accurately the data can be imported into specific application software running on specific hardware platforms. The fact of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in connection therewith. This data is not meant to be used or displayed at scales substantially larger than 1:500,000.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcInfo Export
Format_Version_Number: 8.3
Format_Information_Content: geologic units and structural features
Transfer_Size: 21.792
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1305/
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: Download online
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061013
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Steve Ludington
Contact_Position: geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: USGS, MS 901
Address: 345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94025
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 650.329.5371
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: slud@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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