Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: US Geological Survey
Originator: Wyoming State Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19940101
Title: Wyoming Bedrock Geology at 1:500,000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Denver, CO
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/data/gis/shapefiles/Bedrock_500k.zip>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set was updated in 2013 by the WSGS. Polygons were merged, description information was completed, and geologic units were converted to representations to retain unit colors.The geologic map was digitized from original scribe sheets used to prepare the published 1:500,000-scale Geologic Map of Wyoming (Love and Christiansen, 1985). Stable base contact prints of the scribe sheets were scanned on a Tektronix 4991 digital scanner. The scanner automatically converts the scanned image to an ASCII vector format. These vectors were transferred to a VAX minicomputer, where they were loaded into Arc/Info. The dataset includes both linear and polygon features, with attributes derived from the original 1985 map. Original images (Map, Legend, and Sources): <http://www.uwyo.edu/geolgeophys/about/geologic-map-wyoming.htmlUpdated> data set available at WSGS web site: <http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/>; or WyGISC GeoLibrary : <http://wygl.wygisc.org/wygeolib/catalog/main/home.pageDIGITAL> DATA INFORMATION:GEOLOGIC SYMBOLOGY (FGDCGeoAge font used for labeling Special Characters in SYMBOL field):Mz = MesozoicPz = PaleozoicK = Cretaceous^ = TriassicIP = Pennsylvanian_ = CambrianY = Middle ProterozoicX = Early ProterozoicW = Late ArcheanV = Middle ArcheanU = Early ArcheanFOOTNOTES (fn):1. Query indicates uncertainty of position of top of unit within the Pleistocene.2. Age of upper parts of uppermost Miocene units is problematic. These parts have historically been assigned to the Pliocene. Successive reductions in radiometric age of the top of the Miocene in Europe to 7 Ma (Lambert, 1971) and to 5 Ma (Berggren, 1972) place a Pliocene age in question, although the top beds of the formations have not been dated.3. Karlstrom and others (1983).4. Divis (1976).5. Houston and others (1968).6. Snyder (1980).7. McCallum (1968).
Purpose:
This geologic map was prepared as part of a study of digital methods and techniques as applied to complex geologic maps.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19850101
Currentness_Reference: date of publication
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.055710
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -104.051895
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.006767
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.994553
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: geologic and geophysical
Theme_Keyword: small scale
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: bedrock geology
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Wyoming
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Scale is 1:500,000 and should not be used outside that range
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Gregory N. Green and Patricia H. Drouillard
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Box 25046 Mail Stop 905
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: n/a
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: n/a
Hours_of_Service: n/a
Data_Set_Credit:
WSGS update in 2013. Gregory N. Green, and Patricia H. Drouillard, 1994, digitized the Geologic Map of Wyoming. Original scribe sheets and negatives were from David Love, Anne Coe Christiansen. Pat Stamile of the USGS and Chris Arneson and Laisan Serebryakov of the University of Wyoming Water Resources Center provided digital review. Original Geologic Map of Wyoming, Love and Christiansen, 1985.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7600) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Conceptual Consistency
Completeness_Report: 500,000-scale
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Love and Christiansen
Publication_Date: 19850101
Title: geologic scribe sheets
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: unknown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: scribe sheets
Source_Contribution: source data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The geologic map was digitized from scribe sheets used to prepare the published Geologic Map of Wyoming (Love and Christiansen, 1985), consequently at a 1:500,000 scale. Stable base contact prints of the scribe sheets were scannned on a Tektronix 4991 digital scanner. The scanner automatically converts the scanned image to an ASCII vector format. These vectors were transferred to a VAX minicomputer, where they were loaded into Arc/Info. The dataset includes both linear and polygon features, with attributes derived from the original 1985 map.
Process_Date: 19941231

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 17345

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Longitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Wyoming_Bedrock_Geology_500k
Entity_Type_Definition: Geology
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Love and Christiansen
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Unit_Name
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Unit_Age
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Unit_Description
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Symbol
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RuleID
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Symbol_Orig
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Wyoming Water Resources Center
Contact_Person: GIS lab coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Box 3067 University Station
City: Laramie
State_or_Province: Wyoming
Postal_Code: 82071
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-766-2735
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: n/a
Distribution_Liability:
The distributor shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of this data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate use described in this metadata document.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130709
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Margo Herdendorf
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Box 3067 University Station
City: Laramie
State_or_Province: Wyoming
Postal_Code: 82071
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307-766-2751
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: meh@uwyo.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time