Boundaries and Tags for Major Geologic Units in the United States

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: John C. Reed, Jr.,Charles A. Bush
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Boundaries and Tags for Major Geologic Units in the United States
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Denver, Colorado
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/atlas/geologic/
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains boundaries and tags for major geologic units in the conterminous United States. In addition to the polygons representing the areal extent of geologic units, it identifies boundaries of metamorphic provinces, major faults, calderas, impact structures, and the limits of continental glaciation. The data depict the geology of the bedrock that lies at or near the land surface, but not the distribution of surficial materials such as soils, alluvium, and glacial deposits. The data are generalized from a compilation prepared for use in the Geologic Map of North America, to be published in hard copy by the Geological Society of America and released as a digital file by the U.S. Geological Survey. These data have been prepared with a degree of detail appropriate for viewing at a scale of 1:7,500,000. Because of the degree of generalization required (generalization based on compilation scale), the data are intended primarily for display and for regional and national analysis, rather than for more detailed analysis in specific areas. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980301
Ending_Date: 19990601
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.21224
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.71876
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.773125
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.833223
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > VOLCANIC DEPOSITS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FAULT MOVEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: Bedrock
Theme_Keyword: Faults
Theme_Keyword: Geologic History
Theme_Keyword: Geologic Map
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Glacial Limits
Theme_Keyword: Impact Structures
Theme_Keyword: Metamorphic Rocks
Theme_Keyword: Plutonic Rocks
Theme_Keyword: Regional Geology
Theme_Keyword: Sedimentary Rocks
Theme_Keyword: Tectonic History
Theme_Keyword: Tectonics
Theme_Keyword: Volcanics
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and (or) the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOHN C. REED
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Mail Stop 913
Address: Box 25046
City: Lakewood
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-236-1276
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 303-236-0214
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: reed@usgs.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The line attributes were manually checked by assigning unique line types to the values and then plotting the data. The plots were then compared to the source. The polygon attributes were checked by visually comparing the final colored plots to maps at various larger scales. Polygon and node topology are present. All polygons are labeled and were tested by using the Arc/INFO command LABELERRORS. All polygons were checked for closure, node errors, overshoots, undershoots, dangles and intersections using Arc/INFO routines. The Arc/INFO commands BUILD and CLEAN were run to ensure the topological consistency of the data set. This data set contains map unit boundaries and codes for the 48 conterminous States. Boundaries and codes are included for geologic units, metamorphic facies, limits of glacial advance, impact structures, caldera boundaries, and major faults.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/GD/PUBS/CR > Central Region, Publications, Geology Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: GENE ELLIS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: US Geological Survey
Address: Geologic Division, Central Region
Address: Box 25046, Mail Stop 980
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-236-0953
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 303-236-5349
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gellis@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: UTC_majorgeologicunits
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cpg.cr.usgs.gov/pub/publications.html
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/atlas/geologic/
Access_Instructions:
Location from which the map may be downloaded in PDF or archives of ArcInfo files.
Fees: No Fees
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030326
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121221
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20040326
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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