County Geologic Atlas Program

Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B

CHEMPT metadata

Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines  - Metadata Entry Template

Version 1.0.4 - July 1, 1997

A State Version of the FGDC Content Standards for Geospatial Metadata

Description of data created for The Rice County Geologic Atlas
by DNR Waters
County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program

Data Set Name: CHEMPT

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 6/16/98

Section 1 Identification Information
Originator Moira Campion
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID  
Abstract Wells sampled for chemical analysis.
Purpose County Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-9 Part B
Time Period of Content Date 1993 - 1997
Currentness Reference  
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None Planned
Spatial Extent of Data Rice County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate 451,997  
East Bounding Coordinate 499,968  
North Bounding Coordinate 4,934,708  
South Bounding Coordinate 4,889,777  
Place Keywords Rice County, Minnesota
Theme Keywords Chemistry
Theme Keyword Thesaurus  
Access Constraints  
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Moira Campion
Contact Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Contact Person Position Hydrogeologist
Contact Address 500 Lafayette Road
Contact City St. Paul
Contact State or Province Minnesota
Contact Postal Code 55155-4032
Contact Voice Phone (651) 259-5661
Contact Fax Phone (651) 296-0445
Contact E-mail Address
Browse Graphic File Name  
Browse Graphic File Description  
Associated Data Sets Atlas C-9 Part A, produced by the Minnesota Geologic Survey

Section 2 Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy  
Logical Consistency Data are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1.
Completeness Complete
Horizontal Positional Accuracy  
Vertical Positional Accuracy  
Lineage Wells from County Well Index that were sampled for chemical analysis. These wells were sampled in the field by Moira Campion, and the data were transferred to the GIS specialist as an Excel file. The file was converted into a comma separated value file, then the arc command 'generate' was used to create a point coverage. Subsequent updates were recorded in Excel files, which were converted to comma separated value file, then to INFO files using the INFO command ADD FROM. The INFO while would then be joined to the pre-existing point attribute table with the arc command, 'joinitem.'
Source Scale Denominator 100,000

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set Environment ARC/INFO
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data UTM Coordinates
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point
Tiling Scheme Rice County

Section 4 Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS 1980
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units N.A.
Altitude Datum N.A.
Altitude Units N.A.
Depth Datum N.A.
Depth Units N.A.
Cell Width N.A.
Cell Height N.A.
If UTM  
UTM Zone Number 15
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments None
Distance Resolution  

Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
Table Name Field Name Begin Column Definition Valid Values Description 
chempt.pat         Point Attribute Table
  utmx   6,6,i   UTM easting
  utmy   7,7,i   UTM northing
  uniq#   6,6,c   Unique number
  county_code   2,2,i   County Code
  township   3,3,i   Township
  range   2,2,i   Range
  section   2,2,i   Section
  subsection   6,6,c   Sub-section
  elev   4,4,i   Surface elevation in feet
  aquifer_code   4,4,c   Aquifer code
  swel_hist   4,4,n,0   Historic static water elevation
  swel_692   8,8,n,2   Static water elevation June 1992
  swel_1092   8,8,n,2   Static water elevation October 1992
  swel_593   8,8,n,2   Static water elevation May 1993
  cation_lab   4,4,c   Laboratory performing cation analysis
  anion_lab   16,16,c   Laboratory performing anion analysis
  tritium_lab   16,16,c   Laboratory performing tritium analysis
  tritium(tu)   5,5,c   Tritium in tritium units
  tritium_error   4,4,c   Tritium error
  c14   8,8,n,3   Carbon 14
  c14_error   8,8,n,3   Carbon 14 error
  del_c13   8,8,n,3   Change in carbon 13 per mil
  c14_age(ybp)   6,6,c   Age of carbon 14
  stable_iso_lab   16,16,c   Laboratory performing stable isotope analysis
  stable_018   8,8,n,2   Stable oxygen per mil
  stable_h2   8,8,n,2   Stable hydrogen per mil
  age_ybp   9,9,c   Age, years before present
  draw_down   4,4,i   Static water elevation (for confined wells) minus Elevation @ top of aquifer
  screen_depth   9,9,c   Screen depth

Section 6 Distribution Information
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Publication Date 1997
Online Linkage  
Distributor Contact Person  
Distributor Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Distributor Position  
Distributor Address 500 Lafayette Rd..
Distributor City St. Paul
Distributor State or Province MN
Distributor Postal Code 55155
Distributor Voice Phone (651) 296 - 4800
Distributor Fax Phone (651) 296 - 0445
E-mail Address
Distributor's Data Set Identifier   
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 ARC/INFO, ArcExport, INFO
Transfer Format Version Number 7.1.1
Transfer Size  
Ordering Instructions Downloadable data are accessible through Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data

Section 7 Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date  
Metadata Contact Person  
Metadata Contact Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Metadata Contact Position  
Metadata Contact Address 500 Lafayette Road
Metadata Contact City St. Paul
Metadata Contact State or Province MN
Metadata Contact Postal Code 55155 - 4032
Metadata Contact Voice Phone (651) 296 - 4800
Metadata Contact Fax Phone (651) 296 - 0445
Metadata Contact
E-mail Address
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage