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Digital representation of the Washington state geologic map: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Gary L. Raines
Originator: Bruce R. Johnson
Publication_Date: 1996
Title:
Digital representation of the Washington state geologic map: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 95-684
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/of95-684/
Description:
Abstract:
This report describes the digital representation of the Washington state geologic map (Hunting and others, 1961). This report contains an explanation of why the data were prepared, a desctiption of the digital data, and information on obtaining the digital files. This report is one in a series of digital maps, data files, and reports generated by the US Geological Survey to provide geologic process and mineral resource information to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project (ICBEMP). The various digital maps and data files are being used in a GIS-based ecosystem assessment including an analysis of diverse questions relating to past, present, and future conditions within the general area of the Columbia River Basin east of the Cascade Mountains.
Purpose:
To provide to the public a digital geologic map database of Washington State.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1995
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -115.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.5
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: geologic maps
Theme_Keyword: geologic structure
Theme_Keyword: bedrock geologic units
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Geologic Map Database Catalog themes, augmented
Theme_Keyword: 3100 - Vector
Theme_Keyword: 3110 - ESRI
Theme_Keyword: 3112 - export
Theme_Keyword: 1100 - Geology
Theme_Keyword: 1101 - General
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Augmented FIPS 10-4 and FIPS 6-4
Place_Keyword: US53 = Washington
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Raines, Gary Lee
Contact_Organization: USGS-GEO-WRG-MRS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: MacKay School Of Mines
City: Reno
State_or_Province: NV
Postal_Code: 89557-0047
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 775-784-5596
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: graines@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
We acknowledge the work of these geologists and the agencies that supported the previously compiled state geologic maps. Those agencies include the US Geological Survey and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. USGS geologists, Thor Kiilsgaard and Fred Miller, provided useful advice about regoinal geology and the identification of unlabeled features on the published state geologic maps. We particularly acknowledge Patrick Geehan, the Bureau of Land Management project coordinator for the Interior Columbia River Basin Ecosystem Management Project, for recognizing the importance of geology to ecosystem management and for supplying funds to digitize the Washington map.

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This digital geology map of Washington was scanned from the published geologic map (Hunting and others, 1961) at a scale of 1:500,000
Completeness_Report: Complete
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Hunting, M.T.
Originator: Bennett, W.A.
Originator: Livingston, V.E., Jr.
Originator: Moen, W.S.
Publication_Date: 1961
Title: Geologic map of Washington
Publication_Information:
Publisher: Washington Dept. of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1961
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Hunting and others (1961)
Source_Contribution: Scanned to create the digital geologic map database.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The map was processed digitally, as follows: the source material was scanned, the scanned image was vectorized and topologically structured, the lines and polygons were edited and proofed, attributes were added and proofed, the map was transformed from scanner units to geographic coordinates, and finally, map distortions were removed by rubber-sheeting.
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Creation of original metadata record
Process_Date: 20090819
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jennifer Lenz
Contact_Organization: US Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 12201 Surise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 918
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6974
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6560
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pschweitzer@usgs.gov
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: 189.092 meters (registration error (RMS))

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: vector

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 33.0
Standard_Parallel: 45.0
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -121.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
False_Easting: 0.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate pair
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WAGEOL.PAT
Entity_Type_Definition: Washington geologic map
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FORMATION
Attribute_Definition: Name of geologic map unit (no descriptions found)
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WAGEOL.AAT
Entity_Type_Definition: Linear geologic features
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ARC_TYPE
Attribute_Definition: Short name of line type
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CON
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Certain contact
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CONUNCR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Scratch boundary
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FLTAPPXC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Normal fault and contact whose position is not precisely known
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FLTC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Certain fault and geologic contact
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FLTCNCLC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Concealed fault at the same location as a geologic contact
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FLTTHRAC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Thrust fault and contact whose position is not precisely known
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FLTTHRC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Certain thrust fault with a geologic contact at the same position
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: POLYBRK
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Location of a polygon break
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LTYPE
Attribute_Definition: Line type
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: contact
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Location of a geologic contact
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: fault
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Location of a fault
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: polybrk
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Location of a polygon break
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODIFIER
Attribute_Definition: Type of contact, fold, fault or other
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N/A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not applicable
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: normal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Normal fault or contact
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: thrust
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Thrust fault
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: scratch
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Scratch boundary
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACCURACY
Attribute_Definition: Positional Accuracy
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N/A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not applicable
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: certain
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Observed feature
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: concealed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Concealed feature
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: approx. located
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Location is not precisely known
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FAULT_CONT
Attribute_Definition: Denotes that arc is both a fault and a contact
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Arc is both fault and contact
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: no
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Arc is either fault or contact or none of the above
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ARC_DESC
Attribute_Definition: LTYPE, MODIFIER, and ACCURACY combined as one attribute
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WAGEOL.PAT
Entity_Type_Definition:
Washington geologic map units at specific locations (same attributes as polygon coverage WAGEOL.PAT)
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WAFAULTS.AAT
Entity_Type_Definition: Faults on geologic map
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FAULT_TYPE
Attribute_Definition: Fault type
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: normal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Normal fault
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: thrust
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Thrust fault
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACCURACY
Attribute_Definition: Positional Accuracy
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: certain
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Observed feature
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: concealed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Concealed feature
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: approximate
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Location is not precisely known
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUM
Attribute_Definition: FAULT_TYPE and ACCURACY combined as one attribute
Attribute_Definition_Source: OFR-95-0684

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Cindy Dean
Contact_Organization: Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 112 E. Poplar Street
City: Walla Walla
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 99362
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (509) 522-4030
Resource_Description: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-684
Distribution_Liability:
This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with US Geological Survey editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic Code. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for desciptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the US Government.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Format_Information_Content: Geologic units and structural features
Transfer_Size: 3.1 megabytes
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/of95-684/wageol.e00.z
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/of95-684/wafaults.e00.z
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130506
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter N Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: USGS Midwest Area
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6533
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6252
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pschweitzer@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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