USGS Geological Survey
Geologic Investigations Series I-2593
Digital database, version 1.0

Spatial Digital Database of Selected Data from the Geologic Map of the Western Part of the Cut Bank 1° x 2° Quadrangle, Northwestern Montana

Compiled by Jack E. Harrison1, James W. Whipple1, and David J. Lidke1

Digital database by Helen Z. Kayser2 and Robert J. Miller1

Prepared in cooperation with the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

(map originally published in 1998)


1 U.S. Geological Survey

2 Information Systems Support, Inc., Spokane, Washington

The paper geologic map of the western part of the Cut Bank 1° x 2° quadrangle, northwestern Montana 1:250,000 (Harrison and others, 1998) was digitized and initially attributed by the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) before remitting to the U.S. Geological Survey for further attribution and publication of the geospatial digital files. The resulting digital geologic map GIS can be queried in many ways to produce a variety of geologic maps. This digital geospatial database is one of many being created by the U.S. Geological Survey as an ongoing effort to provide geologic information in a geographic information system (GIS) for use in spatial analysis. Digital base map data files (topography, roads, towns, rivers and lakes, etc.) are not included, however they may be obtained from a variety of commercial and government sources. This digital map is only consistent with the 1:250,000-scale topographic base maps and should not be used at larger scales (for example, 1:100,000 or 1:24,000). The digital geologic map graphics and plot files (cb250k.gra/.hp /.eps) that are provided in the digital package are representations of the digital database.

 description of files available to download

 file size

 README file, in UNIX ASCII format, listing all files available for download

README file, In DOS ASCII, listing all files available for download

8 KB

8 KB 

 I-2593 in Portable Document Format (PDF)

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400 KB


 Complete digital data package

Utilities to extract TAR and GZIP files on your Windows or Macintosh

10.5 MB


 Metadata file (ASCII text file)

12 KB 

 Map File in .pdf format

Map scale: 1:250,000
Page size: 28 inches by 28 inches

1 MB



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