This digital publication contains all the information used to publish U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series I-2524A (Wolfe and Morris, 1996). The map shows the distribution and relationships of volcanic and surficial-sedimentary deposits on the island of Hawai`i. This dataset represents the geologic coverage for the five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii. The volcanoes are Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. The scale of the source map limits the spatial resolution (scale) of the database to 1:100,000 or smaller. The content and character of the digital publication, as well as methods for obtaining the digital files, are described here. The database was compiled in ArcInfo, a commercial Geographic Information System (GIS) by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) of Redlands, California, using version 7.1.2 of ArcInfo.
Reviews_Applied_to_Data: This electronic report was subjected to the same review standard that applies to all U.S. Geological Survey reports. Reviewers were asked to check the topological consistency, tolerances, attribute frequencies and statistics, projection, and geographic extent. Reviewers were given digital data sets and paper plots for checking against the source maps to verify the linework and attributes. The reviewers checked the metadata and readme.txt files for completeness and accuracy.
Multiple informal reviews of plots by authors at the U.S. Geological
Survey. Formal reviews of data plotted at 1:100,000 scale included in
I-Map (Wolfe and Morris 1996).
Formal metadata and GIS coverage reviews performed by Steve Schilling and
Michelle Cunico of the U.S. Geological Survey's Cascade Volcano Observatory.
Buchanan-Banks, Jane, 1993, Geologic map of the Hilo 7 1/2-minute
quadrangle, Island of Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous
Investigations Series Map I-2274, scale 1:24,000.
Moore, R.B. and Trusdell, F.A., 1991, Geologic map of the lower east rift
zone of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous
Investigations Series Map I-2225, scale 1:24,000.
Moore, R.B. and Clague, D.A., 1991, Geologic map of the Hualalai Volcano,
Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map
I-2213, scale 1:50,000.
Holcomb, R.T., 1987, Eruptive history and long-term behavior of Kilauea
Volcano, in Decker, R.W., Wright, T.L., and Stuaffer, P.H., eds, Volcanism
in Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1350, v. 1, p
Lipman, P.L., and Swenson, A., 1984, Generalized geologic map of the
southwest rift zone of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey
Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1323, scale 1:100,000.
Lockwood, J.P., 1984, Geologic map of the Kulani quadrangle, Hawaii
(preliminary): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-12, scale
Wolfe, E.W., Wise, W.S., and Dalrymple, G.B. 1997, The geology and
petrology of Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii--A study of postshield volcanism:
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1557.