Geologic maps and structure sections of the southwestern Santa Clara Valley and southern Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, California

Online link https://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/metadata/map-mf/2373/metadata.faq.html
Description This digital map database, compiled from previously published and unpublished data, and new mapping by the authors, represents the general distribution of bedrock and surficial deposits in the mapped area. Together with the accompanying text file (scvmf.
Originators McLaughlin, Robert J.; Clark, Joseph C.; Brabb, Earl E.; Helley, E. J.; Colón, C. J.; Valin, Zenon C.; Wentworth, Carl M.; Minnick, J. L.; May, T. E.; Randolph, C. R.; Gerhardt, Lisa; Nelson, C. E.; Showalter, Patrick; and Lindquist, Taryn A.

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Overview of attributes

The databases in this report were compiled in ARC/INFO, a
commercial Geographic Information System (Environmental Systems
Research Institute, Redlands, California).  Almost all the
attributes in the various attribute tables of the coverages
included in the report are set or calculated by Arc/Info.  The
exceptions are "coveragename"-ID, LTYPE, PTYPE, PTTYPE, STRIKE,
and DIP.  "coveragename"-ID is required by internal policy to
be sequential. This ensures the highest compatibility of our
databases with other GISs. Therefore "coveragename"-ID is
calculated equal to "coveragename"#, which is a unique,
sequential integer assigned by Arc/Info to each data record.
LTYPE, PTYPE, and PTTYPE are author added items to the coverage
AAT or PAT that are used to describe the type of line (LTYPE),
area (PTYPE), or point (PTTYPE) being recorded.  All coverages
with AAT and PAT present include these items in the data
structure.  Each has WIDTH 35, OUTPUT 35, TYPE C.  STRIKE and
DIP are author added items to the coverage PAT that record
information about the orientation of planar geologic
structures.  Both have WIDTH 3, OUTPUT 3, TYPE I. These items
are recorded in the tables XX-STR.PAT of the structure
coverages. The base map layers are included for visual
reference only and contain no data attributes or attribute
tables.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/2002/2373/scvmfdb.pdf

LG-GEO.PAT

Attribute table of LG-GEO.PAT.

Label Definition
PTYPE Geologic unit label

LG-GEO.AAT

Attribute table of LG-GEO.

Label Definition
LTYPE Type of geologic or geographic feature denoted by a line in the database.

LG-STR.PAT

Attribute table of LG-STR.

Label Definition
PTTYPE The type of planar feature which was observed and the orientation of which was measured at this point.
DIP The inclination of planar structures measured in degrees down from horizontal.
STRIKE The orientation of a horizontal line in an inclined planar structure measured in degrees clockwise from north.

LG-STR.AAT

Attribute table of LG-STR.

Label Definition
LTYPE The type of fold axis or other structural linear feature that does not bound geologic units. Faults and contacts are described in a separate coverage.

GL-GEO.PAT

Attribute table of GL-GEO.PAT

Label Definition
PTYPE Geologic unit label

GL-GEO.AAT

Attribute table of GL-GEO.AAT

Label Definition
LTYPE Type of geologic or geographic feature denoted by a line in the database.

GL-STR.PAT

Attribute table of GL-STR.PAT

Label Definition
PTTYPE The type of planar feature which was observed and the orientation of which was measured at this point.
DIP The inclination of planar structures measured in degrees down from horizontal.
STRIKE The orientation of a horizontal line in an inclined planar structure measured in degrees clockwise from north.

GL-STR.AAT

Attribute table of GL-STR.

Label Definition
LTYPE The type of fold axis or other structural linear feature that does not bound geologic units. Faults and contacts are described in a separate coverage.

LR-GEO.PAT

Attribute table of LR-GEO.

Label Definition
PTYPE Geologic unit label

LR-GEO.AAT

Attribute table of LR-GEO.

Label Definition
LTYPE Type of geologic or geographic feature denoted by a line in the database.

LR-STR.PAT

Attribute table of LR-STR.

Label Definition
PTTYPE The type of planar feature which was observed and the orientation of which was measured at this point.
DIP The inclination of planar structures measured in degrees down from horizontal.
STRIKE The orientation of a horizontal line in an inclined planar structure measured in degrees clockwise from north.

LR-STR.AAT

Attribute table of LR-STR.

Label Definition
LTYPE The type of fold axis or other structural linear feature that does not bound geologic units. Faults and contacts are described in a separate coverage.

LP-GEO.PAT

Attribute table of LP-GEO.

Label Definition
PTYPE Geologic unit label

LP-GEO.AAT

Attribute table of LP-GEO.

Label Definition
LTYPE Type of geologic or geographic feature denoted by a line in the database.

LP-STR.PAT

Attribute table of LP-STR.

Label Definition
PTTYPE The type of planar feature which was observed and the orientation of which was measured at this point.
DIP The inclination of planar structures measured in degrees down from horizontal.
STRIKE The orientation of a horizontal line in an inclined planar structure measured in degrees clockwise from north.

LP-STR.AAT

Attribute table of LP-STR.

Label Definition
LTYPE The type of fold axis or other structural linear feature that does not bound geologic units. Faults and contacts are described in a separate coverage.

MH-GEO.PAT

Attribute table of MH-GEO.

Label Definition
PTYPE Geologic unit label

MH-GEO.AAT

Attribute table of MH-GEO.

Label Definition
LTYPE Type of geologic or geographic feature denoted by a line in the database.

MH-STR.PAT

Attribute table of MH-STR.

Label Definition
PTTYPE The type of planar feature which was observed and the orientation of which was measured at this point.
DIP The inclination of planar structures measured in degrees down from horizontal.
STRIKE The orientation of a horizontal line in an inclined planar structure measured in degrees clockwise from north.

MM-GEO.PAT

Attribute table of MM-GEO.

Label Definition
PTYPE Geologic unit label

MM-GEO.AAT

Attribute table of MM-GEO.

Label Definition
LTYPE Type of geologic or geographic feature denoted by a line in the database.

MM-STR.PAT

Attribute table of MM-STR.

Label Definition
PTTYPE The type of planar feature which was observed and the orientation of which was measured at this point.
DIP The inclination of planar structures measured in degrees down from horizontal.
STRIKE The orientation of a horizontal line in an inclined planar structure measured in degrees clockwise from north.

MM-STR.AAT

Attribute table of MM-STR.

Label Definition
LTYPE The type of fold axis or other structural linear feature that does not bound geologic units. Faults and contacts are described in a separate coverage.

STH-GEO.PAT

Attribute table of STH-GEO.

Label Definition
PTYPE Geologic unit label

STH-GEO.AAT

Attribute table of STH-GEO.

Label Definition
LTYPE Type of geologic or geographic feature denoted by a line in the database.

STH-STR.PAT

Attribute table of STH-STR.

Label Definition
PTTYPE The type of planar feature which was observed and the orientation of which was measured at this point.
DIP The inclination of planar structures measured in degrees down from horizontal.
STRIKE The orientation of a horizontal line in an inclined planar structure measured in degrees clockwise from north.

STH-STR.AAT

Attribute table of STH-STR.

Label Definition
LTYPE The type of fold axis or other structural linear feature that does not bound geologic units. Faults and contacts are described in a separate coverage.