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USGS Map Service Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields, and Geologic Provinces of the Arctic
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_97_470_J

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Summary
Abstract: The digitally compiled map includes geology, oil and gas field centerpoints,
and geologic provinces of the Arctic (North Pole area encircled by 640 N
Latitude). The GIS data sets were designed originally in ESRI's ARC/INFO ver.
8.0.1 and were published as part of a series of interim CD-ROM products of the
U.S. Geological Survey's World Energy Project (WEP). The goal of the WEP is to
assess the undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources of the
world. Results of this assessment were reported in the year 2000 (see USGS
DDS-60; http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-060/).

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Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: GIS data access for the Geology, Oil and Gas Fields, and Geologic Provinces of
the Arctic.


Link: GET SERVICE > ACCESS MAP VIEWER
Description: Access the World Energy Geology map service.


Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: FGDC metadata for Geology, Oil and Gas Fields, and Geologic Provinces of
the Arctic data set.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 89.99999 S: 53.791687  E: 178.92796  W: -178.82509

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey, Central Energy Resources Team
Dataset Title: USGS Map Service Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields, and Geologic Provinces of the Arctic
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Central Energy Resources Team
Version: 1
Issue Identification: OFR-97-470-J
Data Presentation Form: Digital Maps
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-470/OF97-470J/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS >NATURAL GAS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS >PETROLEUM    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >AGE DETERMINATIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >MINERALS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE >OIL PRODUCTION/USE    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >BATHYMETRY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE >NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION/USE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ECONOMY
ELEVATION


Quality
Overall accuracy is based on accuracy of general geology coverage. Because all
the attributes are of character type, only correctness of polygon labeling can
be provided (see below). 1. Attribute items "AGE_OR", "LI_TYPE" are abstracted
from fill colors and patterns of source map denoting geologic age. Offshore and
onshore units are attributed separately and can be displayed selectively by
"POS" item. 2. Rigorous verification and comparison of geologic attributes with
other paper and digital maps were carried out on Canadian and Alaskan parts of
the map. 3. Standard verification of attribute reliability was performed with
the Arc/Info command LABELERRORS to find polygons without assigned character
value or with more than one value. A comparison between color plot and original
paper map was carried out by on-screen visual examination. The coverages were
superimposed on a registered and rectified gray-scale scanned image of the
original map and inspected. All evident errors detected in attributes were
corrected. 4. Two attribute items have been added: ERROR and CHECK. The first
stands for evident error on original paper map, the second one - geologic
attribute was assigned with level of uncertainty (color and pattern do not
coincide).


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Coverages containing shoreline, rivers and lakes, and country boundaries
contain intellectual property of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
(ESRI), and are used with their permission. Coverages containing oil and gas
field centerpoints contain intellectual property of IHS Energy Group
(Petroconsultants), and are used with their permission. End users are permitted
to use these data sets for their own internal use, including derivative work,
but are prohibited from redistributing these data individually or in a
derivative work to third parties.


Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Geology
geologic map
geologic age
bathymetry
oil
gas
ArcView
ArcInfo
digital geologic map
Earth Science
Oil shale resources
Oil sand resources
Natural gas resources
Economic geology
Natural Gas
Petroleum
Resource Assessment


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Central Energy Team, Central Region, Energy Team, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: FELIKS PERSITS
Phone: 303-236-3612
Fax: 303-236-8822
Email: fpersits at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Denver Federal Center
P.O. Box 25046, MS 939
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: ArcIMS Image Map Service, ArcInfo export file, shapefile
Fees: No fees


Personnel
LAURA R.H. BIEWICK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 236-7773
Email: lbiewick at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey MS939, Box 25046
City: Denver
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18



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