GIS Data Catalog
This report contains descriptions and ancillary information
for 62 bedrock cores, 55 have associated photographs. The cores, which
were collected between March 1998 and October 2002, are from wells
drilled on the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), Cape Cod,
Massachusetts as part of the Air Force Center for Environmental
Excellence's Installation Restoration Program.
There are three top-level files and three top-level
directories contained on this
The top-level files are:
ASCII version of this file) - This file contains a
description of this
CD-ROM and may be
viewed or printed by the user with any system program capable of
ASCII text file.
index.htm - This file is intended to
be the starting point for
CD-ROM access. It is
written in the Hyper-Text Markup Language utilized by the World Wide
Web (WWW) project and must be opened with a
WWW browser. Once opened, users may browse the
CD-ROM's contents as
they would browse pages from the WWW.
capecod.apr - An ArcView 3.3 project
file containing the GIS
data layers. This file facilitates the viewing of the shapefiles. If
a user does not have ArcView available, he/she may access the
shapefiles by downloading Environmental Systems Research Institute's
software at no charge from the
The three main directories include:
This directory contains five directories and
sub-directories used to format the
HTML files and supporting graphics to allow the user access to
the report via any World Wide Web browser. The major sub-directories
include the following:
bedrock_potos/ - this directory contains the
HTML pages containing the
detailed information for the bedrock photographs.
css/ - this directory contains the cascading
style sheet used to format the layout of the
icons/ - this directory contains images
used as icons in the layout of the various
images/ - this directory contains images
used in the HTML page
photos/ - this directory contains the
pages used to present the drilling operation photographs. This
directory also contains a subdirectory with the photographs.
thinsect/ - this directory contains the
pages used to present the photomicrograph thin section photographs.
This directory contains three subdirectories that contain
the various GIS data
layers and appropriate metadata. The sub-directories include the
basemaps/ - basemap data used in the ArcView
project file. Basemap data include a general
US land and coastline shapefile, town boundaries, the geology of
Cape Cod and roads for the
GIS project area.
images/ - this directory contains two
sub-directories with the bedrock and thin_section photographs, thumbnail
representation of the photographs and full-resolution images in zip
- includes the wellsite shapefile data layer along with
Federal Geographic Data Committee
(FGDC) compliant metadata, and an archive zip file.
This disk has been tested for use on computers having
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP and Macintosh operating systems.
Access to the data and information contained in this report
was developed using the HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
utilized by the World Wide Web (WWW) project. This allows a user to
access the information using WWW
information browsers (i.e., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape). To
start, open the file 'index.htm' at the top-level
directory of this disc with a web browser.
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USGS collaborators and websites included in this report. These
links are only accessible if access to the Internet is available when
CD-ROM, and if those
linked sites are operatinal.
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