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Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States:

Central States: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana

By Douglas B. Stoeser, Gregory N. Green, Laurie C. Morath, William D. Heran, Anna B. Wilson, David W. Moore, and Bradley S. Van Gosen

Version 1.2

Updated December 2007

Index map of central states:  Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana Link to Montana data. Link to North Dakota data. Link to Wyoming data. Link to South Dakota data. Link to Nebraska data. Link to Iowa data. Link to Colorado data. Link to Kansas data. Link to Missouri data. Link to New Mexico data. Link to Oklahoma data. Link to Arkansas data. Link to Texas data. Link to Louisiana data.

NOTE:
This Open-File Report represents one preliminary part of a larger planned series of integrated geologic databases that will ultimately be available for the entire United States.  This interim version is being released now in order to provide ready access to standardized geologic data for use in regional analyses and to meet product distribution goals.  The final compilation of these state databases will allow integration of the data that are found on state-scale geologic maps, presented in a uniform database structure.  This Open-File Report is similar to but will not be identical to the final version of these data.

Introduction

The growth in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has highlighted the need for regional and national digital geologic maps attributed with age and lithology information. Such maps can be conveniently used to generate derivative maps for purposes including mineral-resource assessment, metallogenic studies, tectonic studies, and environmental research. This Open-File Report is a preliminary version of part of a series of integrated state geologic map databases that cover the entire United States.

The only national-scale digital geologic maps that portray most or all of the United States for the conterminous U.S. are the digital version of the King and Beikman (1974a, b) map at a scale of 1:2,500,000, as digitized by Schruben and others (1994) and the digital version of the Geologic Map of North America (Reed and others, 2005a, b) compiled at a scale of 1:5,000,000 which is currently being prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey. The present series of maps is intended to provide the next step in increased detail. State geologic maps that range in scale from 1:100,000 to 1:1,000,000 are available for most of the country, and digital versions of these state maps are the basis of this product. In a few cases, new digital compilations were prepared (e.g. OH, SC, SD) or existing paper maps were digitized (e.g. KY, TX). For Alaska and Hawaii, new regional maps are being compiled and ultimately new state maps will be produced.

The digital geologic maps are presented in standardized formats as ARC/INFO (.e00) export files and as ArcView shape (.shp) files. Accompanying these spatial databases are a set of five supplemental data tables that relate the map units to detailed lithologic and age information. The maps for the CONUS have been fitted to a common set of state boundaries based on the 1:100,000 topographic map series of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). When the individual state maps are merged, the combined attribute tables can be used directly with the merged maps to make derivative maps. No attempt has been made to reconcile differences in mapped geology across state lines.

This is the first version of this product and it will be subsequently updated to include four additional states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa) as shown in the map above.

Procedures

The various digital geologic maps that form the basis for this product were originally produced in a wide variety of formats. Although most of them are available as ARC/INFO export (.e00) files and/or ArcView shape files, the items and formats in the polygon (PATs) and arc (AATs) attribute tables vary dramatically. To unify these disparate maps, it was necessary to create a set of standard formats, and then to convert the state digital geologic maps to conform to these standards. The details of these standards are presented in the documentation of this report. The creation of a unique map unit name, called unit_link, allows the different State maps to be merged. (Database field names are in italics). Unit_link consists of the two-letter State (ST) abbreviation, concatenated with the original geologic map unit symbol, which may be slightly modified to remove special characters for age designations, followed by a semicolon, and an integer that designates geographic regions (or provinces) within the map. For those states where provincial structure is absent, this integer is "0". This variable, unit_link, can then be used as a key field to relate the tables that contain age and lithologic information to the spatial database.

Compilation of a regional geologic map always requires compromises between the complexity of geologic information for a large region, and the need to keep the compiled map, and its explanation, relatively simple. Similarly, compromises are necessarily made in order to convert the large variety of formats in our source maps into the standard set of formats developed for this series.

Typically, spatial databases were modified from the source in the following general manner: The most recent data was obtained and the arcs and polygons were reattributed in the PAT according to the nomenclature adopted for this series (see documentation in this report and the metadata for individual spatial databases). When this reattribution was complete, the other attributes from the original spatial databases were deleted. Generally, if faults were not an integral part of the spatial database, arcs were retagged to make them so. Additionally, for those states where faults were mapped, fault arcs were extracted and provided as a separate .e00 or shape file (faults_dd, faults_lcc).

A second more detailed set of standardized attribute tables was generated by extracting information from the legends of the source maps and entering it into a set of five tables that record map unit information (STunits), lithologic information (STlith), age information (STage), and references (STref and STref-link). Some existing map legends provided an inadequate level of age or lithologic information. In these cases, we consulted the scientific literature, maps at smaller scales, and, in some cases, the original authors of the compilations or other regional experts. When we used updated information, it was recorded in the STage and STlith tables. Thus, the age and lithology information in these attribute tables may, in some cases, conflict with the information on the legends of the original source maps that may have been compiled decades ago.

In particular, the lithology table (STlith) may be much more extensive than the information in the map legends. Large regional compilations like these State maps often utilize map units that encompass a variety of lithologies. Volcanic rocks are commonly “lumped” extensively, combining tuffs, ash-flow tuffs, flows, and subvolcanic intrusions of a number of compositions, so that individual map units may contain dozens of unique lithologies. Although a dominant (most abundant) lithology has been designated for all map units, users seeking to use this information are advised to be cautious, as many map units simply have no dominant lithology.

Error correction is an ongoing process with most spatial databases. A typical state spatial database consists of tens of thousands of polygons and arcs, and errors introduced during the creation of these spatial databases are inescapable. One common type of error is data coding that does not conform to the original paper map. For example, polygons may be given the wrong map unit, or faults may be called normal faults instead of thrust faults. Some of these errors are unavoidable because, in a few cases, the original paper map cannot be read accurately.

In other cases, newer information is available that can be used to better describe the existing polygons and arcs that are based on decades-old compilations. This type of updating was done where necessary for some of the spatial databases. Any changes to the spatial data are documented (STchanges.txt where ST stands for the two-letter abbreviation for a given state.)

Spatial databases are provided in both Lambert Conformal Conic projection and decimal degrees.

Projection:

Lambert Conformal Conic

Horizontal datum: NAD 27
Spheroid: Clarke, 1866
Standard parallels: 33 degrees North
  45 degrees North
Central meridian: -100 degrees
Reference Latitude: 0 degrees
Horizontal units: meters
False easting: 0
False northing: 0

Supplemental attribute tables are provided in Filemaker Pro format (.fp5), in dBase format (.dbf), and comma-separated value (.csv) text. Some of the fields in this database contain large amounts of information, and this may result in some complications. The dbf format restricts each field to a maximum width of 255 characters and therefore fields are truncated beyond 255 characters. The csv format has no such size restriction, but most GIS software will not display fields beyond 255 characters.

ArcView files can be viewed with the free viewer, ArcExplorer, which can be downloaded from http://www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer/.

References

King, P.B., and Beikman, H.M., 1974a, Geologic map of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey, scale 1: 2,500,000.

King, P.B., and Beikman, H.M., 1974b, Explanatory text to accompany the geologic map of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 901, 40 p.

Reed, J.C. and Bush, C.A., 2004, Generalized Geologic Map of the Conterminous United States, U.S. Geological Survey, scale 1:7,500,000. (URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/atlas/geologic/)

Reed, J.C., Jr., Wheeler, J.O., and Tucholke, B.E., 2005a, Geologic map of North America: Geological Survey of America, Decade of North American Geology, 3 sheets, scale 1:5,000,000.

Reed, J.C., Jr., Wheeler, J.O., and Tucholke, B.E., 2005b, Geologic map of North America – Perspectives and explanation: Geological Survey of America, Decade of North American Geology, 28 p.

Schruben, P.G., Arndt, R.E., and Bawiec, W.J., 1994, Geology of the Conterminous United States at 1:2,500,000 Scale — A Digital Representation of the 1974 P.B. King and H.M. Beikman Map, U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series 11, release 2. (URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds11/)


Montana

The paper map of Montana (Ross, Andres, and Witkind, 1955) is at a scale of 1:500,000. It was compiled as a cooperative venture between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. This map is currently out of print. A digital representation of this map (Raines and Johnson, 1995) is available from the USGS at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/ofr-95-0691.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The paper and the digital map were both released as two sheets. The two digital halves were stitched together with the overlap removed to create one database. The Montana digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

MTmetadata.txt
MTmetadata.doc
MTmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Montana files.
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142 Kb
155 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

MTgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 25.0 Mb
file size: 25.0 Mb
file size: 1.80 Mb
file size: 1.80 Mb
file size: 526 Kb
MTdikes_dd.e00
file size: 526 Kb
file size: 112 Kb
file size: 112 Kb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 7.90 Mb
file size: 13.4 Mb
file size: 309 Kb
file size: 296 Kb
file size: 74.0 Kb
MTdikes_dd.zip
file size: 71.0 Kb
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file size: 21.0 Kb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR MONTANA (.zip files)

Montana FileMaker directory
file size: 134 Kb

Montana Comma-separated directory

file size: 35.0 Kb
Montana dbf files
file size: 36.0 Kb

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Wyoming

The paper map of Wyoming (Love and Christiansen, 1985) is a scale of 1:500,000 and is available from the U.S. Geological Survey. A digital version of this map (Green and Drouillard, 1994) is available from the USGS at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1994/ofr-94-0425.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The Wyoming digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

WYmetadata.txt
WYmetadata.doc
WYmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Wyoming files.
95.0 Kb
181 Kb
238 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

WYgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 41.7 Mb
file size: 41.7 Mb
file size: 5.70 Mb
file size: 5.70 Mb
file size: 1.10 Mb
file size: 1.10 Mb
file size: 153 Kb
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ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 12.1 Mb
file size: 20.3 Mb
file size: 913 Kb
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ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR WYOMING (.zip files)

Wyoming FileMaker directory
file size: 153 Kb

Wyoming Comma-separated directory

file size: 29.0 Kb
Wyoming dbf files
file size: 33.0 Kb

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Colorado

The paper map of Colorado (Tweto, 1979) is at a scale of 1:500,000. This map is usually available from the U.S. Geological Survey. A digital version of this map (Green, 1992) is available from the USGS at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1992/ofr-92-0507.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The Colorado digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

COmetadata.txt
COmetadata.doc
COmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Colorado files.
82.0 Kb
159 Kb
206 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

COgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 19.6 Mb
file size: 19.6 Mb
COfaults_lcc.e00
file size: 4.50 Mb
file size: 4.50 Mb
COdikes_lcc.e00
file size: 568 Kb
file size: 568 Kb
COfeature_lcc.e00
file size: 443 Kb
file size: 443 Kb
file size: 30.0 Kb
file size: 30.0 Kb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 10.3 Mb
file size: 9.70 Mb
COfaults_lcc.zip
file size: 817 Kb
file size: 805 Kb
COdikes_lcc.zip
file size: 79.0 Kb
file size: 77.0 Kb
COfeature_lcc.zip
file size: 74.0 Kb
file size: 71.0 Kb
COpoints_lcc.zip
file size: 4.00 Kb
file size: 3.00 Kb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR COLORADO (.zip files)

Colorado FileMaker directory
file size: 127 Kb
Colorado Comma-separated directory
file size: 17.0 Kb
Colorado dbf files
file size: 24.0 Kb

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New Mexico

The paper Geologic map of New Mexico (New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, 2003) is at a scale of 1:500,000. The paper map is based on The Digital Geologic Map of New Mexico in Arc/Info Format (Green and Jones, 1997). This digital map was based upon the earlier digital Geologic Map of New Mexico (Anderson and Jones, 1994).

The paper version is available from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey. The 1997 digital version is available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-0052/.

The 1994 digital version is available from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The New Mexico digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

NMmetadata.txt
NMmetadata.doc
NMmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for New Mexico files.
81.0 Kb
158 Kb
202 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

NMgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 36.8 Mb
file size: 36.8 Mb
NMfaults_lcc.e00
file size: 4.60 Mb
file size: 4.60 Mb
file size: 679 Kb
file size: 679 Kb
file size: 170 Kb
file size: 170 Kb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 12.6 Mb
file size: 22.4 Mb
file size: 747 Kb
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file size: 101 Kb
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ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR NEW MEXICO (.zip files)

New Mexico FileMaker directory
file size: 131 Kb

New Mexico Comma-separated directory

file size: 24.0 Kb
New Mexico dbf files
file size: 29.0 Kb

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North Dakota

The paper map of North Dakota (Clayton, 1980) is at a scale of 1:500,000. A digital representation of this map (Waldkirch, 1997) is available from the North Dakota at http://gis1.state.nd.us/500k/geology/nd_bedrock.zip

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. Two polygon labels were changed to match the paper 1980 geologic map. These two polygons now have a source equal to ND002 (in the “source” field of the Polygon Attribute Table, PAT). The North Dakota digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

NDmetadata.txt
NDmetadata.doc
NDmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for North Dakota files.
41.0 Kb
90.0 Kb
111 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

NDgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 9.80 Mb
file size: 9.80 Mb
NDfeature_lcc.e00
file size: 6.40 Mb
file size: 6.40 Mb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 5.50 Mb
file size: 5.50 Mb
file size: 1.30 Mb
file size: 1.20 Mb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR NORTH DAKOTA (.zip files)

North Dakota FileMaker directory
file size: 85.0 Kb

North Dakota Comma-separated directory

file size: 12.0 Kb
North Dakota dbf files
file size: 14.0 Kb

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South Dakota

The Geologic Map of South Dakota (Martin, Sawyer, Fahrenbach, Tomhave, and Schulz, 2004) was released as an Adobe Acrobat PDF formatted digital graphic as General Map 10 (at the South Dakota Geological Survey web site, http://www.sdgs.usd.edu/digitalpubmaps/general.html). This map is at a scale of 1:500,000. The data base for this publication is also available from the same web site in shapefile format.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots. In order to create a topologically structured Arc/Info coverage from the shapefiles, minor editing was required. Overlapping contacts, especially along shorelines, were deleted. The PDF geologic map clearly show fault traces, however these faults are not included with the South Dakota web site shapefile dataset. As part of cooperative work in preparing the new South Dakota state map these faults were originally digitized by the U.S. Geological Survey (Nancy Shock, USGS, personal communications, 2004). The authors edited this pre-release fault map layer to match the published PDF graphic. This fault layer is included here as SDfaults_lcc and SDfaults_dd in both export and shapefile formats.

METADATA / TEXT

SDmetadata.txt
SDmetadata.doc
SDmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for South Dakota files.
61.0 Kb
126 Kb
222 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

SDgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 44.9 Mb
file size: 44.9 Mb
SDfaults_lcc.e00
file size: 148 Kb
file size: 148 Kb
SDdikes_lcc.e00
file size: 42.0 Kb
file size: 44.0 Kb
SDfeature_lcc.e00
file size: 166 Kb
file size: 196 Kb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 16.6 Mb
file size: 29.9 Mb
file size: 28.0 Kb
file size: 27.0 Kb
SDdikes_lcc.e00
file size: 8.00 Kb
file size: 8.00 Kb
SDfeature_lcc.e00
file size: 36.0 Kb
file size: 34.0 Kb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR SOUTH DAKOTA (.zip files)

South Dakota FileMaker directory
file size: 108 Kb

South Dakota Comma-separated directory

file size: 18.0 Kb
South Dakota dbf files
file size: 20.0 Kb

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Nebraska

The paper map of Geologic Bedrock Map of Nebraska (Burchett, 1986) is at a scale of 1:1,000,000. This map is available from the Nebraska Geological Survey, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln at http://snr.unl.edu/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=5982. A digital version of this map is available on line (Nebraska Geological Survey, 1996) at http://csd.unl.edu/csd-esic/gisdata/bedrock.e00.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The Nebraska digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

NEmetadata.txt
NEmetadata.doc
NEmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Nebraska files.
35.0 Kb
80.0 Kb
98.0 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

NEgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 4.00 Mb
file size: 4.00 Mb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 1.60 Mb
file size: 2.90 Mb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR NEBRASKA (.zip files)

Nebraska FileMaker directory
file size: 82.0 Kb

Nebraska Comma-separated directory

file size: 13.0 Kb
Nebraska dbf files
file size: 14.0 Kb

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Kansas

The paper map of Kansas (Ross, 1991) is a scale of 1:500,000 and is available from the Kansas Geological Survey. A digital version of this map (Ross, 1992) is available from the KGS at http://gisdasc.kgs.ku.edu/.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The Kansas source data was released as 105 separate county covers. These were stitched together to recreate the state map. Two arcs were coded as contacts and 340 arcs were coded as shoreline. No additional polygons were created. The only arc topology changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots. The digital geologic map was released with a marker bed feature layer. Unfortunately, the marker or formation base layer for Crawford County is not available. These data were digitized from a paper library copy of the Kansas geologic map and added to the feature layer. The Cretaceous age symbol K was added to the Cretaceous igneous rock labels for logical consistency. In the Kansas geology polygon coverage and Filemaker Pro attribute table, the symbol for Kimberlite is now KK, the Rose Dome Lamproite is KRD, and the Silver City Dome Lamproite is KSC.

METADATA / TEXT

KSmetadata.txt
KSmetadata.doc
KSmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Kansas files.
40.0 Kb
89.0 Kb
105 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

KSgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 23.3 Mb
file size: 23.3 Mb
KSfeature_lcc.e00
file size: 6.10 Mb
file size: 6.10 Mb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 18.6 Mb
file size: 12.3 Mb
file size: 1.70 Mb
file size: 1.50 Mb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR KANSAS (.zip files)

Kansas FileMaker directory
file size: 86.0 Kb

Kansas Comma-separated directory

file size: 8.00 Kb
Kansas dbf files
file size: 8.00 Kb

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Oklahoma

The digital geologic map of Oklahoma (Heran, Green, and Stoeser, 2003) is a compilation of nine 1:250,000 scale geologic quadrangle maps and three 1:125,000 scale county maps. This dataset was developed to provide a digital geologic map database for Oklahoma since no such database was publicly available. This database is freely available from the USGS at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr-03-247/.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The Oklahoma digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

OKmetadata.txt
OKmetadata.doc
OKmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Oklahoma files.
75.0 Kb
174 Kb
187 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

OKgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 38.6 Mb
file size: 38.6 Mb
file size: 2.40 Mb
file size: 2.40 Mb
file size: 380 Kb
file size: 380 Kb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 13.6 Mb
file size: 24.0 Mb
file size: 412 Kb
file size: 377 Kb
file size: 78.0 Kb
file size: 66.0 Kb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR OKLAHOMA (.zip files)

Oklahoma FileMaker directory
file size: 169 Kb

Oklahoma Comma-separated directory

file size: 47.0 Kb
Oklahoma dbf files
file size: 35.0 Kb

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Texas

The paper map of Texas (Barnes, 1992) is a scale of 1:500,000 and is available from the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas. A digital version of this map (Stoeser, Shock, Green, Dumonceaux, and Heran, in press) will be available from the USGS at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ in the Data Series directories.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The Texas digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

TXmetadata.txt
TXmetadata.doc
TXmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Texas files.
131 Kb
241 Kb
323 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

TXgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 128 Mb
file size: 128 Mb
file size: 2.10 Mb
file size: 2.10 Mb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 41.0 Mb
file size: 79.5 Mb
file size: 365 Kb
file size: 356 Kb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR TEXAS (.zip files)

Texas FileMaker directory
file size: 297 Kb

Texas Comma-separated directory

file size: 95.0 Kb
Texas dbf files
file size: 89.0 Kb

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Iowa

The paper Geologic map of Iowa (Iowa Geological Survey, 1969) is at scale of 1:500,000. The paper map was available from the Iowa Geological Survey but it is now out of print. A digital version (Hoyer, 1989) is available from the Iowa Geological Survey at ftp://ftp.igsb.uiowa.edu/gis_library/IA_state/Geologic/Bedrock/Bedrock_geology.zip.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The Iowa digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots.

METADATA / TEXT

IAmetadata.txt
IAmetadata.doc
IAmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Iowa files.
40.0 Kb
89.0 Kb
154 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

IAgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 2.60 Mb
file size: 2.60 Mb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 1.00 Mb
file size: 1.00 Mb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR IOWA (.zip files)

Iowa FileMaker directory
file size: 87.0 Kb

Iowa Comma-separated directory

file size: 14.0 Kb
Iowa dbf files
file size: 15.0 Kb

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Missouri

The paper Geologic map of Missouri (Middendort, 2003) is at a scale of 1:500,000 and is available from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A digital version of this map (Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 2005) is available from at http://msdisweb.missouri.edu/datasearch/ThemeList.jsp.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. One arc was added and coded as a contact to resolve a topology problem. Arcs were extended and overshoots deleted in order to use the standardized state border. The paper map has point features. Unfortunately, the digital version did not. These data were digitized from a paper library copy of the Missouri geologic map and added to a point layer.

METADATA / TEXT

MOmetadata.txt
MOmetadata.doc
MOmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Missouri files.
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SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

MOgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 83.9 Mb
file size: 83.9 Mb
file size: 4.20 Mb
file size: 4.20 Mb
file size: 53.0 Kb
file size: 53.0 Kb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 63.3 Mb
file size: 29.8 Mb
file size: 750 Kb
file size: 707 Kb
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file size: 5.00 Kb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR MISSOURI (.zip files)

Missouri FileMaker directory
file size: 92.0 Kb

Missouri Comma-separated directory

file size: 11.0 Kb
Missouri dbf files
file size: 11.0 Kb

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Arkansas

The paper Geologic map of Arkansas (Haley and others, 1993) is at a scale of 1:500,000 and is available from the U.S. Geological Survey. A digital version of this map (United States Geological Survey, 2000) is available from http://pubs.usgs.gov/sm/arkansas/download/finished/.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. Arcs were extended and overshoots deleted in order to use the standardized state border. Contacts that were in fact shorelines were recoded as such.

METADATA / TEXT

ARmetadata.txt
ARmetadata.doc
ARmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Arkansas files.
54.0 Kb
139 Kb
139 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

ARgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 10.8 Mb
file size: 10.8 Mb
ARfaults_lcc.e00
file size: 1.90 Mb
file size: 1.90 Mb
ARdikes_lcc.e00
file size: 56.0 Kb
file size: 59.0 Kb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 3.10 Mb
file size: 2.80 Mb
file size: 300 Kb
file size: 291 Kb
file size: 12.0 Kb
file size: 9.00 Kb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR ARKANSAS (.zip files)

Arkansas FileMaker directory

file size: 96.0 Kb
Arkansas Comma-separated directory
file size: 11.0 Kb
Arkansas dbf files
file size: 13.0 Kb

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Louisiana

The paper map of Louisiana (Snead and McCulloh, 1984) is a scale of 1:500,000 and is available from the Louisiana Geological Survey. A digital version of this map (United States Geological Survey, Biological Research Division's, National Wetlands Research Center, 1998) is available at http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/.

Data Modifications

The original coverage boundary was replaced with the standardized common state boundary. The Louisiana digital source data was not changed in any additional way. No additional polygons were created from the use of the standardized state border. The only arc changes were to close polygons or delete overshoots. The original paper geologic map had geologic faults clearly shown. Unfortunately, the digital version did not. These data were digitized from a paper library copy of the Louisiana geologic map and added to a fault layer.

METADATA / TEXT

LAmetadata.txt
LAmetadata.doc
LAmetadata.htm

Text file(s) containing FGDC-compliant metadata for Louisiana files.
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89.0 Kb
64.0 Kb

SPATIAL DATA
Arc Export (.e00) files

Lambert Conformal Conic projection

Geographic coordinates

LAgeol_lcc.e00
file size: 16.1 Mb
file size: 16.1 Mb
file size: 175 Kb
file size: 175 Kb

ArcView shapefiles (.shp)

file size: 5.80 Mb
file size: 10.1 Mb
file size: 29.0 Kb
file size: 28.0 Kb

ATTRIBUTE TABLES FOR LOUISIANA (.zip files)

Louisiana FileMaker directory
file size: 84.0 Kb

Louisiana Comma-separated directory

file size: 6.00 Kb
Louisiana dbf files
file size: 7.00 Kb

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References for maps

Anderson, O.J., and Jones, G.E., 1994, Geologic Map of New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 408-A and B, Geologic map and 15 magnetic disks, 1:500,000.

Barnes, V.E., compiler, 1992, Geologic Map of Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 4 sheets, scale 1:500,000.

Burchett, R.R., 1986, Geologic Bedrock map of Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, scale 1:500,000.

Clay, Lee, 1990, Geologic Map of North Dakota: North Dakota Geological Survey, Bismark, North Dakota, scale 1:500,000.

Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (CSD), 1996, bedrock.e00: Nebraska Geological Survey, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, scale 1:500,000, http://csd.unl.edu/csd-esic/gisdata/bedrock.e00.

Green, G.N., 1992, The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507, 9 p.; http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1992/ofr-92-0507.

Green, G.N., and Drouillard, P.H., 1994, The Digital Geologic Map of Wyoming in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-0425, 10 p.; http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1994/ofr-94-0425.

Green, G.N., and Jones, G.E., 1997, The Digital Geologic Map of New Mexico in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-0052, 9 p.; http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-0052.

Haley, B.R., assisted by Glick, E.E., Bush, W.V., Clardy, B.F., Stone, C.G., Woodward, M.B., and Zachry, D.L.,1993, Geologic map of Arkansas, U.S. Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.

Heran, W.D., Green, G.N., and Stoeser, D.B., compilers, 2003, A Digital Geologic Map Database for the State of Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-247.; http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr-03-247/.

Hoyer, Bernard, 1989, Bedrock Geology of Iowa: Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa City, Iowa, scale 1:500,000,; ftp://ftp.igsb.uiowa.edu/gis_library/IA_State/Geologic/Bedrock/bedrock_geology.zip.

Iowa Geological Survey, 1969, Geologic map of Iowa: Iowa Geological Survey, Iowa City, Iowa, scale 1:500,000.

Love, J.D., and Christiansen, A.C., 1985, Geologic Map of Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Special Geologic Map, scale 1:500,000.

Martin, J.E., Sawyer, J.F., Fahrenbach, M.D., Tomhave, D.W., and Schulz, L.D., 2004, Geologic map of South Dakota: South Dakota Geological Survey, Vermillion, South Dakota, scale 1:500,000,; http://www.sdgs.usd.edu/digitalpubmaps/general.html.

Middendorf, M.A., 2003, Geologic map of Missouri, Sesquicentennial Edition; Missouri Department of Natural Resources, scale 1:500,000.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey and Resource Assessment Division, 2005, Bedrock geology, State of Missouri: Missouri Department of Natural Resources.; http://msdisweb.missouri.edu/datasearch/ThemeList.jsp.

New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, 2003, Geologic Map of New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, scale 1:500,000.

Raines, G.L. and Johnson, B.R., 1995, Digital representation of the Montana stage geologic map: a contribution to the Interior Columbia River Basin Ecosystem Management Project: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-691, 21 p.; http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/ofr-95-0691.

Ross, C.P., Andres, D.A., and Witkind, I.J., 1955, Geologic map of Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Special Geologic Map, 2 plates, scale 1:500,000.

Ross, J.A., 1991, Geology Map of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, Map M-23, 1:500,000 scale.

Ross, J.A., 1992, A digital representation of the Geology map of Kansas: Map -23, Kansas Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000; http://gisdasc.kgs.ku.edu/.

Snead, J.I. and McCulloh, R.P., 1984, Geologic map of Louisiana: Louisiana Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.

Stoeser, D.B., Shock, Nancy, Green, G.N., Dumonceaux, G. M., and Heran, W.D., in press, A Digital Geologic Map Database for the State of Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series.

Tweto, Ogden 1979, Geologic Map of Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Special Geologic Map, scale 1:500,000.

United States Geological Survey, 2000, The Geologic map of Arkansas, Digital Version: U.S. Geological Survey.; http://cpg.cr.usgs.gov/pub/other-maps.html.

United States Geological Survey, 1998, Digital Overlay of the Geologic map of Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Research Division, National Wetlands Research Center, Product Id USGS-NWRC 1984-02-0001, http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/.

Waldkirch, R.P., 1997, Geology for North Dakota: North Dakota Geological Survey – GIS Lab, Bismark, North Dakota, scale, 1:500,000,; http://gis1.state.nd.us/500k/geology/nd_bedrock.zip.

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