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Physiographic Provinces of Maryland
Entry ID: md_physprovgis

Abstract: ESRI shape file for Maryland physiographic provinces. This file is projected in the Maryland State Plane Coordinate System (Lambert conformal conic projection, NAD83, meters). Data in this file were compiled at a 1:100,000 scale as part of a digital map (to be available in print/PDF version at 1:250,000).

Purpose: Although the primary purpose of the detailed map (in progress) is to develop the first physiographic map of Maryland that classifies the landscape to a greater degree than Section level, this file has been developed specifically at the Province level for general use by the public. The purpose of producing the map using ESRI ArcInfo is to allow spatial analyses as part of a geographic information system. The GIS format facilitates synergism between physiography and other disciplines and derivative work involving ecosystems management, hydrologic regions, watersheds, vegetation, and soils.
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Description: Download the MD Physiographic Provinces data file.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 39.62   S: 37.88   E: -75.0   W: -77.37

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Maryland Department of Natural / Resources/Maryland Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Physiographic Provinces of Maryland
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Maryland
Dataset Publisher: Maryland Department of Natural / Resources/Maryland Geological Survey
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Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Do not use these documents or data for navigation, legal purposes, surveying, or anything else other than illustration purposes. They were created only to illustrate our publications and are not accurate enough to be used for any other purposes.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Geological Survey, Maryland Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: bconkwright at
Contact Address:
2300 St. Paul Street
City: Baltimore
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 21218
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Size: 256 KB
Distribution Format: ESRI shape file
Fees: No fees
Phone: 410-554-5523
Email: jreger at
Contact Address:
Maryland Geological Survey
2300 St. Paul Street
City: Baltimore
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 21218
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05