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Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States - Western States - California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah: Idaho

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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: Arthur A. Bookstrom
Publication_Date: 2006
Title:
Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States - Western States - California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah: Idaho
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-1305
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1305/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Steve Ludington
Originator: Barry C. Moring
Originator: Robert J. Miller
Originator: James G. Evans
Originator: Paul A. Stone
Originator: Arthur A. Bookstrom
Originator: Constance J. Nutt
Originator: David R. Bedford
Originator: Gordon A. Haxel
Originator: Melanie J. Hopkins
Originator: Kathryn S. Flynn
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States - Western States - California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
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: 2006
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.946324
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -110.651702
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.530559
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.327632
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: Idaho
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.
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Steve Ludington
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey, 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
Data_Set_Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Map unit designations were completely renovated and modernized by Art Bookstrom, using 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 unit polygons portrayed on the original map, although many of their designations have changed. The dataset contains all the 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 a map compiled at 1:500,000, and is an accurate representation of the source map. 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.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Johnson, B.R.
Originator: Raines, G.L.
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Digital representation of the Idaho state geologic map: a contribution to the Interior Columbia River basin ecosystem management project
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 95-690
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr95690/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 95-690
Source_Contribution: original coverage
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: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: US001
Source_Contribution: Provided linework for state boundaries
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied from USGS website.
Process_Date: 2005
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. The state boundaries have a source of US001 in the AAT.
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Following standard items were added to AAT: ARC-CODE, ARC-PARA1, ARC-PARA2 (last two not used). ARC-CODE was populated using the line codes in the original coverage and inspection of the printed map. Original items in AAT were deleted.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The original map had no unit names or descriptions. Art Bookstrom compiled this information into the accompanying database tables, in effect, creating a new legend. About 4,000 of nearly 11,000 polygons had their designations changed to conform to this new legend, and many new units were created. This information is stored in the SGMC_LABEL field of the PAT. The individual changes are documented in the SOURCE field of the PAT. The key to what those changes were is in an accompanying table, IDGEOL_LCC.SOURCE, which can be joined to the PAT using SOURCE as the key field.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Following standard items were added to PAT: ORIG_LABEL, SGMC_LABEL, UNIT_LINK, SOURCE, UNIT_AGE, ROCKTYPE1, AND ROCKTYPE2. ORIG_LABEL was populated from the original coverage item, and the other information was obtained from the accompanying database tables (ORunits, ORage, ORlith). Unneeded items were then deleted from the PAT.
Process_Date: 2006

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Complete chain
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 31751
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 10817
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 10817
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 33.000000
Standard_Parallel: 45.000000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -100.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 0.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: idgeol_lcc.aat
Attribute:
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: FNODE#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the beginning of an arc (from-node).
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TNODE#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the end of an arc (to-node).
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LPOLY#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the left polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RPOLY#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the right polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LENGTH
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IDGEOL_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: IDGEOL_LCC-ID
Attribute_Definition: User-defined feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ARC-CODE
Attribute_Definition: Code that provides geologic information about the line
Attribute_Definition_Source: AAT data dictionary - see Appendix 7 of DOCUMENTATION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ARC-PARA1
Attribute_Definition: not used
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ARC-PARA2
Attribute_Definition: not used
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition: A code used to identify the source of the feature
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ID001
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: from original coverage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Original coverage
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: US001
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State and National boundary arcs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: B.R. Johnson provided state boundary arcs
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ID801
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Changed designation of arcs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BCM tagged these arcs with ARC-CODE = 8 (not drawn), because with the redesignation of many polygons these arcs are no longer boundaries between map units
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ID802
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Changed designation of arcs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
BCM tagged these arcs with ARC-CODE = 4 (normal fault), to conform with the printed map
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LINE_TYPE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODIFIER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACCURACY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: L-SGMC_LABEL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R-SGMC_LABEL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: L-MAP_UNIT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R-MAP_UNIT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ERR-TYPE
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: idgeol_lcc.pat
Entity_Type_Definition: polygon attribute table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
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: 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: IDGEOL_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: IDGEOL_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_Definition_Source: IDunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: IDunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SGMC_LABEL
Attribute_Definition:
orig_label + ;n, where n is a province number (0 if no provinces)
Attribute_Definition_Source: IDunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: IDunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT_LINK
Attribute_Definition:
sgmc_label, preceded by 2-letter state abbreviation; provides a unique identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: IDunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: IDunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition: a coded reference citation indicating source used
Attribute_Definition_Source: Steve Ludington
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: idgeol_lcc.source
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT_AGE
Attribute_Definition: free-form field best representing geologic age of unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: IDunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: IDunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ROCKTYPE1
Attribute_Definition: most abundant lithology in map unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: IDunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: IDunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ROCKTYPE2
Attribute_Definition: second most abundant lithology in map unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: IDunits
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: IDunits
Codeset_Source: Accompanying attribute table in OFR 2005-1305.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AB_OLD_FM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AB_FORMATI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AB_CHANGE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AB_FEATURE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: JNK
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LPOLY#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the left polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RPOLY#
Attribute_Definition: Internal node number for the right polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Coding for polygon attributes- NAME FEATURE orig_label unmodified map unit symbol from original coverage sgmc_label orig_label modified for standard age symbology with an integer for region unit_link sgmc_label preceded by state code identifier source reference to source of the data unit_age geologic age of map unit rocktype1 most abundant lithology rocktype2 second most abundant lithology

Coding for arc attributes- NAME FEATURE arc-code descriptor of type of line arc-para1 not used arc-para2 not used source reference to source of the data

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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcInfo Export
Format_Version_Number: 8.2
Format_Information_Content: geologic units and structural features
Transfer_Size: 13.373
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1305/>
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061003
Metadata_Review_Date: 2006
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
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
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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