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Data Files


Map Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields, and Geologic Provinces of the Caribbean Region


  Geologic Data Files

The following datasets are available in three formats: ESRI Interchange (.e00), Shapefile (.shp), and Personal Geodatabase (.mdb). Metadata for each layer is encapsulated with each of the files in XML format. The metadata is also available separately as HTML, TEXT, and FAQ format. Use the links below to save the datasets or metadata to your computer.


Caribbean Geodatabase

large thumbnail image of data layers offered in the downloadable geodatabase

Description:

1:2,500,000 scale geodatabase feature classes for Caribbean region.

  • Surface Geology
  • Faults
  • Oil and Gas Field Centerpoints
  • Geologic Provinces
  • Annotation

Download:

caribbean.mdb

Comments:

This personal geodatabase contains all of the geology-related vector files associated with this publication, including: surface geology, faults, oil and gas field centerpoints, geologic provinces, and annotation layers. ArcGIS software version 8.3 and later can utilize this dataset.

Raster layers cannot be stored in a personal geodatabase, therefore the shaded relief image needs to be downloaded separately (see below).

Metadata:

 

Surface Geology [html] [text] [faq]
Faults [html] [text] [faq]
Oil and Gas Fields [html] [text] [faq]
Geologic Provinces [html] [text] [faq]


Surface Geology

large thumbnail image of surface geology data layer

Description:

1:2,500,000 scale surface geology of the Caribbean region.

Download:

Interchange Format - geo6bg.e00
Shapefile Format - geo6bg.zip

Comments:

Metadata:

 

Surface Geology [html] [text] [faq]


Faults

large thumbnail image of faults data layer

Description:

1:2,500,000 scale faults of the Caribbean region.

Download:

Interchange Format - flt6bg.e00
Shapefile Format - flt6bg.zip

Comments:

Faults represented in this dataset were created from a single source map, therefore no faults are shown above 28 degrees north. Annotation was created for certain map symbols during display and can be found in the Caribbean geodatabase.

Metadata:

 

Faults [html] [text] [faq]


Oil and Gas Field Centerpoints

large thumbnail image of oil and gas field centerpoints data layer

Description:

Oil and Gas fields of the Caribbean region.

Download:

Interchange Format - fld6bg.e00
Shapefile Format - fld6bg.zip

Comments:

The purpose of the field centerpoints dataset is to depict the generalized location and production of the oil and gas fields in the region. Centerpoints derived with permission from the Petroconsultants database.

Metadata:

 

Oil and Gas Fields [html] [text] [faq]


Geologic Provinces

large thumbnail image of geologic provinces data layer

Description:

1:5,000,000 scale geologic provinces of the Caribbean region.

Download:

Interchange Format - prv6bg.e00
Shapefile Format - prv6bg.zip

Comments:

Geologic provinces are used for allocation and prioritization of assessment information. Each province has geologic characteristics that separate them from adjacent provinces, and may be based on dominant lithologies, age of strata, and/or structural type.

Metadata:

 

Geologic Provinces [html] [text] [faq]


  Base Cartographic Layers

Shaded Relief Image

large thumbnail image of shaded relief data layer depicting topography and bathymetry

Description:

Color shaded relief image showing generalized topography and bathymetry of the Caribbean region.

Download:

Zipped JPEG Image - shadedrelief.zip

Comments:

Shaded relief image provided for aesthetic purposes only. No elevation or depth information is provided. The image was derived from GTOPO30 elevation data and GEBCO 1-minute bathymetry grids, which were then exported to a single image. Color gradients were applied in Adobe Photoshop before georeferencing in ESRI ArcMap 8.3.

Metadata:

 

Shaded Relief [html] [text] [faq]


Political Boundaries

large thumbnail image of political boundaries data layer

Description:

1:1,000,000 scale political boundaries of the Caribbean region.

Download:

ArcExport Format - pol6bg.e00
Shapefile Format - pol6bg.zip

Comments:

Dataset provided is a subset from the USGS Global GIS Database: Digital Atlas of Central and South America; USGS DDS-62-A.

Metadata:

 

Political Boundaries [html]  


Cities

large thumbnail image of cities data layer

Description:

Point features representing major cities of the Caribbean region.

Download:

ArcExport Format - city6bg.e00
Shapefile Format - city6bg.zip

Comments:

Dataset provided is a subset from the USGS Global GIS Database: Digital Atlas of Central and South America; USGS DDS-62-A.

Metadata:

 

Cities [html]  


 

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