Open-File Report 2014-1227
Data in this report are provided in a variety of formats. This section describes how to access the various data formats, including portable document format (PDF; *.pdf), Joint Photographic Experts Group format (JPEG; *.jpg), tagged image file format (TIFF; *.tif), Microsoft Word document (*.docx), ASCII text (*.txt), Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (XLS; *.xls), comma separated values (CSV; *.csv), and Esri shapefile format (*.shp and *.shx). These data types are stored and compressed within zip files in order to facilitate internet downloads. Zip files of data layers are linked within the “Data Preview” section with specific download instructions. A variety of freely available decompression software can be used to access the contents of ZIP files, for example WinZip utility at http://www.winzip.com/.
Field logs and notes converted to electronic format (PDF) can be accessed with any PDF viewing software (free version available at http://get.adobe.com/reader/).
Photograph and other image data in JPEG format can be viewed by using any image viewing software, such as Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer (included with the Windows 7 operating system) or ImageMagick (free version available at http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php).
Radiographs in TIFF format can be viewed using any image viewing software, such as Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer (included with the Windows 7 operating system) or ImageMagick (free version available at http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php).
Microsoft Word Documents and Text Files
The bag samples description can be viewed by using Microsoft WordPad or Microsoft Word (free version Microsoft Word Viewer available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4).
XLS and CSV Files
Tabular data in XLS and CSV formats can be viewed by using Microsoft Excel. CSV data can also be viewed using any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (included with the Windows 7 operating system) or Vim (free version available at http://www.vim.org/).
The geospatial data in this report are delivered as Esri shapefiles (vector graphic format) within a zip file. To view geospatial data, the user may access the unzipped data by using ArcGIS 9.0 or higher, ArcView 3.x, or ArcGIS Explorer 9.x (free version for vector data available at http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/).
To download data, right click on the link in the “Download zip file” column in the table below. Select “Save Target As…” to save a compressed zip file to the local hard drive. Each dataset is listed in the table below with a thumbnail image, format identifier, and a relative path to the file directory.
The data in this report are separated into ten subdirectories within the data catalog. This section describes the folder structure of the data catalog and lists file formats and data descriptions of each subdirectory. The data files are zipped and paired with associated metadata.
For detailed descriptions for the contents of each folder, click on the Filename links in the "Data Preview" table.
To download the entire data set (211.302 MB), use this link: PRcores_alldata.zip