Geologic Province Map of the World

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Abstract: This data set is the digital geologic province layer map of the world. The data
set includes arcs, polygons, polygon labels, and attributes for geologic
provinces, as defined by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The PROVWRLD coverage was obtained by the Cornell University GIS Group from
USGS Open-File report 97-470C. The World Province coverage was edited by
Cornell to conform with the Cornell GIS. The information in this metadata file
includes infomation supplied in the original dataset metadata as well as
information about edits performed by the Cornell GIS. For the original dataset
and its associated files refer to USGS Open-File Report 97-0670C.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -84.51   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cornell University GIS Group
Dataset Title: Geologic Province map of the World
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Publisher: Cornell GIS Group
Data Presentation Form: map
Online Resource:
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Polygons and line work for the geologic provinces are drawn on a digital
geologic cover. The geologic base map is created from scanned images of UNESCO
geologic maps of the world. These maps are paper 1:5,000,000 and 1:10,000,000
scales. The geologic province maps are not intended to be used at a scale of
larger than 1:5,000,000! This map is preliminary and has not been reviewed for
conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards or with the
International Stratigraphic Guide.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Institute for the Study of the Continents, Cornell University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (607) 255-6411
Fax: (607) 254-4780
Email: mb44 at
Contact Address:
Cornell University, Snee Hall
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853-1504
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Arc/Info
Phone: (607)255-6411
Fax: (607)254-4780
Email: barazangi at
Contact Address:
Cornell University Snee Hall Department of Geological Sciences
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-26
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