County Geologic Atlas Program

Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B

SPCJTHIK 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 that was created for The Rice County Geologic Atlas
by DNR Waters
County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program

Data Set Name: SPCJTHIK

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 6/25/98

Section 1 Identification Information
Originator Moira Campion
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID  
Abstract Saturated thickness of the St. Peter-Prairie du Chien-Jordan Aquifer
Purpose County Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-9 Part B, Plate 8 Bedrock Hydrogeology
Time Period of Content Date  
Currentness Reference  
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Rice County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate 458,001  
East Bounding Coordinate 496,870  
North Bounding Coordinate 4,932,388  
South Bounding Coordinate 4,893,720  
Place Keywords Rice County, Minnesota St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer
Theme Keywords Saturated Thickness, Aquifer
Theme Keyword Thesaurus  
Access Constraints None
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 Geological 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 N.A.
Vertical Positional Accuracy N.A.
  • For the confined part of the St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer, the aquifer surface was considered equal to the surface of the bedrock as presented by the MGS' depth-to-bedrock coverage.

  • For the unconfined part of the St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer, the surface was considered equal to the static water level elevation from CWI data.

  • The bottom of the aquifer, for both confined and unconfined conditions, is the bottom of the Jordan aquifer from CWI data.

  • Both the surface of the aquifer and the bottom were gridded (unfortunately, the exact process was not documented), then a new grid was created by subtracting the aquifer surface grid from the aquifer bottom grid. This grid represents estimated saturated thickness of the St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer.

  • The grid was contoured, adjustments were made by Moira Campion to a plot of the automated contours, and these adjustments were digitized into the original contour coverage.

  • The contours, along with the county boundary, were built as a polygon coverage. The item 'class' was added to the Polygon Attribute Table, and given appropriate values. Please see 'Entity and Attribute Information (below).'
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 Polygon
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 
spcjthik.pat         Polygon Attribute Table
  class 25 8,8,c   Estimated thickness in feet range. This is a CHARACTER item. It cannot be used for calculations.
        '0-100' 0 to 100 feet, etc...
        'white' St. Peter / Prairie du Chien / Jordan aquifer either absent or underneath St. Lawrence / Franconia aquifer.

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 December 1998
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