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

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Steve Ludington
Originator: Barry C. Moring
Originator: Robert J. Miller
Originator: Kathryn S. Flynn
Originator: Melanie J. Hopkins
Originator: Gordon A. Haxel
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Preliminary integrated databases for the United States - Western States: California, Nevada, Arizona, and Washington
Edition: Version 1.0
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
Other_Citation_Details: Original source of this data was the Arizona 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: 2005
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -115.692550
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -108.394050
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.506613
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.723759
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: Arizona
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. Original source of this data was the Arizona Geological Survey.
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. Original source of this data was the Arizona Geological Survey.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: K.Boykin
Contact_Organization: New Mexico cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Contact_Position: Adjunct Asst. professor
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Box 30003,MSC 4901 NMSU
City: Las Cruces
State_or_Province: NM
Postal_Code: 88003
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 575-646-5303
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 575-646-1281
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kboykin@nmsu.edu
Data_Set_Credit: U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Geological Survey.
Security_Information:
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. 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.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: n/a
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: S.J. Richards
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Digital graphic files for the geologic map of Arizona
Series_Information:
Series_Name: DGM
Issue_Identification: 17
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tucson, AZ
Publisher: Arizona Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: A representation of Arizona Geological Survey Map 35
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: AGS DGM17
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bruce R. Johnson
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: State boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: US001
Source_Contribution: Provided linework for state boundaries
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Original dataset was reprojected then clipped to the SP boundary
Process_Date: Unknown
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. Replaced a section of the state boundary that follows the Colorado River with a line from 1:100,000 scale digital line graph hydrographic files. The state and international boundaries have a source of US001 in the AAT.
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A polygon was relabeled Pz (from Ppa) to conform to the printed map (source in PAT = AZ201); A polygon was relabeled Jsv (from Jv) to conform to the printed map (source in PAT = AZ202); A polygon was relabeled Jv (from Jsv) to conform to the printed map (source in PAT = AZ203); A polygon was relabeled Jv (from Jsv) to conform to the printed map (source in PAT = AZ204).
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Nine arcs were changed from contacts to ARC-CODE = 30 (fault, sense of displacement unknown, location certain; source in AAT = AZ101).
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Twenty-one arcs were changed from contacts to ARC-CODE = 8 (internal contact, no line; source in AAT = AZ102).
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Fourteen arcs were changed from generic high-angle fault to ARC-CODE = 4 (normal fault, location certain; source in AAT = AZ104).
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
One arc was changed from generic high-angle fault to ARC-CODE = 109 (detachment fault, location certain; source in AAT = AZ105).
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
One arc was changed from thrust fault to ARC-CODE = 4 (normal fault, location certain; source in AAT = AZ106).
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Nineteen arcs were changed to ARC-CODE = 4 (normal fault, location certain; source in AAT = AZ108). These arcs also had their polarity flipped to conform to right-hand rule.
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
One hundred fifty-two arcs had their polarity flipped to conform to the right-hand rule (source in AAT = AZ103)
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The appropriate arcs were recoded as state and international boundaries.
Process_Date: 2005
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 (OBJECTID, DATASETID, ACCURACY, TRACKINGID, TRACKINGDS, CONCEPTID, CONCEPTDS, CCONF, CARTOOBJID, CARTOOBJDS, LABEL, NAME).
Process_Date: 2005
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. ORIG_LABEL was populated from the original item (PTYPE), SGMC_LABEL and UNIT_LINK were populated with information in the accompanying attribute table AZunits, UNIT_AGE was populated with information in the accompanying attribute table AZage, and ROCKTYPE1 and ROCKTYPE2 were populated with information in the accompanying attribute table AZlith. Then the original items in the PAT were deleted (OBJECTID, DATASETID, ACCURACY, TRACKINGID, TRACKINGDS, CONCEPTID, CONCEPTDS, CCONF, CARTOOBJID, CARTOOBJDS, MAPUNITID, MAPUNITDS, MCONF, LABEL).
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
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Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
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Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
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Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:

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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 15980
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4851
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4851
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 2069
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 12
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -111.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
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Coordinate_Representation:
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Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
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Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698

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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: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition: a coded reference citation indicating source used
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: from original coverage
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: arcs changed from contact to ARC-CODE = 30 (faults)
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: arcs changed from contacts to ARC-CODE = 8
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: arcs whose polarity was flipped to conform to right-hand rule
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
arcs changed from generic high-angle fault to ARC-CODE = 4 (normal fault)
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
arc changed from generic high-angle fault to ARC-CODE = 109 (detachment fault)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AZ106
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: arc changed from thrust fault to ARC-CODE = 4 (normal fault)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AZ108
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
arcs changed to ARC-CODE = 4 (normal fault) and that were flipped to conform to right-hand rule
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: state and international boundaries
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT_AGE
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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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:
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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: AZGEOL_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: AZGEOL_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_Domain_Values:
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Codeset_Source:
Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305. View by opening .csv file in Excel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SGMC_LABEL
Attribute_Definition:
orig_label + ;n, where n is a province number (0 if no provinces)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: AZunits
Codeset_Source:
Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305. View by opening .csv file in Excel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT_LINK
Attribute_Definition:
sgmc_label, preceded by 2-letter state abbreviation); provides a unique identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: AZunits
Codeset_Source:
Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305. View by opening .csv file in Excel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition: a coded reference citation indicating source used
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AZ001
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: from original coverage
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AZ201
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: label changed from Ppa to Pz to conform to printed map
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AZ202
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: label changed from Jv to Jsv to conform to printed map
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AZ203
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: label changed from Jsv to Jv to conform to printed map
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AZ204
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: label changed from Jsv to Jv to conform to the printed map
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT_AGE
Attribute_Definition: free-form field best representing geologic age of unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Codeset_Name: AZage
Codeset_Source:
Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305. View by opening .csv file in Excel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ROCKTYPE1
Attribute_Definition: most abundant lithology in map unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: AZunits
Codeset_Source:
Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305. View by opening .csv file in Excel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ROCKTYPE2
Attribute_Definition: second most abundant lithology in map unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: AZunits
Codeset_Source:
Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305. View by opening .csv file in Excel
Overview_Description:

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 Open-File Report OFR 2005-1305
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.
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Fees: none

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Metadata_Date: 20050816
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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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
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