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Mineral Resource Data System (MRDS) data in Arc View Shape File Format, for Spatial Data Delivery Project, 1999

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Identification Information
Data Quality Information
Spatial Data Organization Information
Spatial Reference Information
Entity and Attribute Information
Distribution Information
Metadata Reference Information


IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION

Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: David G. Frank Publication_Date: 1999 Title: Mineral Resource Data System (MRDS) data in ArcView Shape File Format, for Spacial Data Delivery Project, 1999 Edition: Version 1.1 Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Spokane, Washington Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: HTTP://mrdata.usgs.gov Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Description: Abstract: MRDS contains variable-length records of metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources of the world. A record contains descriptive information about mineral deposits and mineral commodities. The types of information in the data base include deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, potential resources, and references. The Mineral Resource Data System master database is not accessible via the WWW. The large number of multi-valued fields make it difficult to import all the fields into a data format that can be utilized by the ArcView Internet Map Server Software. This dataset contains all MRDS locations, but only 44 of the possible 226 fields. A data structure was created in Access 97. Data was imported into the file structure and then processed into Arc View, where it was transformed into shape files that are used by the IMS software to serve the MRDS data and permit access via the www. Purpose: To make Mineral Resource Data System data available via the World Wide Web for use in future spacial analysis by a variety of users. Supplemental_Information: Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1972 Ending_Date: 1998 Currentness_Reference: The data was created from a "pull" of the master MRDS database on January 22, 1999. Status: Progress: Complete Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Will update two to three times a year to reflect currentness of the master database. Spatial_Domain: Bounding_Coordinates: West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0000 East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0000 North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0000 South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.000033 East_Bounding_Coordinate: -32.8333 North_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.3725 South_Bounding_Coordinate: -55.5000 Keywords: Theme: Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None Theme_Keyword: Mineral Resource Data System Theme_Keyword: MRDS Theme_Keyword: mineral site location Theme_Keyword: database Theme_Keyword: mines Theme_Keyword: prospects Theme_Keyword: minerals Theme_Keyword: mineral deposits Place: Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None Place_Keyword: United States Place_Keyword: world-wide Place_Keyword: global Place_Keyword: international Place_Keyword: North America Place_Keyword: South America Place_Keyword: Europe Place_Keyword: Asia Place_Keyword: Africa Place_Keyword: Austrailia Access_Constraints: None Use_Constraints: Any hardcopies utilizing this data set shall clearly indicate it's source. If the user has modified the data in any way they are obliged to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent this data set, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey. Point_of_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Contact_Person: Bruce R. Lipin Contact_Position: Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS-954 City: Reston State_or_Province: Virginia Postal_Code: 20192 Country: USA Contact_Voice_Telephone: (703) 648-6430 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: blipin@usgs.gov Hours_of_Service: Native_Data_Set_Environment: ArcView version 3.1 shapefile format d:\data\database\mapbase\i_lcov\mrds_498.shp Top

DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION

Attribute_Accuracy: Attribute_Accuracy_Report: The data came from many different sources and there has been no consistent program to verify the accuracy of the information. Logical_Consistency_Report: Because the data come from multiple sources, terminology varies and similar characteristics may be described differently. Completeness_Report: Although the dataset is global in extent, coverage varies from country to country and state to state because the data collection was contingent upon formal scientific collaboration or research programs being established by USGS in those areas. Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Positional accuracy is variable among records in the database because the data came from multiple sources and no consistent program has been implemented to verify the accuracy of the positional information. Vertical_Positional_Accuracy: Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Lineage: Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Process_Step: Process_Description: A data pull from the master MRDS database was performed for all MRDS locations, but only 44 of the possible 226 fields. A data structure was created in Access 97 and then the MRDS data was imported into this file structure. The Access database was imported into ESRI ArcView software via an SQL connection where it was processed. In ArcView it was transformed into a shape file. This shape file was used by the IMS software to serve the MRDS data and permit access via the www. Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Date: 1999 Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Person_Primary: Contact_Organization: Contact_Person: Contact_Position: Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: City: State_or_Province: Postal_Code: Country: Contact_Voice_Telephone: Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Hours_of_Service: Top

SPATIAL_DATA_ORGANIZATION_INFORMATION

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point Point_and_Vector_Object_Information: SDTS_Terms_Description: SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 17470 Top

SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition: Geographic: Latitude_Resolution: 1 Longitude_Resolution: 1 Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Degrees, minutes, seconds and decimal degrees Geodetic_Model: Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927 Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866 Semi-major_Axis: Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: Top

ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION

Overview_Description: Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: Some of the original MRDS field names were changed in order to display properly in Arc View. The following listing shows the MRDS field name followed by the new name given in ArcView for the Spatial Data Delivery Project. Note: Two new fields were added to the ArcView shape file: Long_dec & Lat_dec (These fields are the Latitude & Longitude in Decimal Degrees derived from the MRDS Latitude and Longitude DMS fields). Note: To obtain more detailed information regarding the MRDS master database and the field attributes go to the following URL: HTTP://minerals.usgs.gov/sddp/mrds/mrdsmeta.html> MRDS FIELD NAME: ARCVIEW FIELD NAME: SDDP WEBSITE FIELD NAME Record number Mrds_num Record Number Record type Rec_type Record Type Name of reporter Rep_name Reporter Type of reporter Rep_type Reporter Type Affiliation of reporter Rep_affili Reporter Affiliation Date of report Rep_date Report Date Site name Site_name Site Name Continent code Continent Continent Country Country Country State code State State County name County County Land status Land_stau Land Status District name District District Quad 250K Quad_250k Quad_250k Quad 24K Quad_24k Quad_24k Latitude Lat_DMS Latitude DMS Longitude Long_DMS Longitude DMS Longitude Long_dec Latitude Lat_dec Commodity type Com_type Commodity type Commodity present Com_presen Major commodities Major_com Major commodities Minor commodities Minor_com Minor commodities Trace commodities Trace_com Trace commodities Ore materials Ore_materi Ore materials Non-ore materials Nonore_mat Non-ore materials Age of mineralization Min_age Mineralization Age Host rock type name Hrck_name Host rock type Host rock type age Hrck_age Host rock age Host rock type unit name HRtyp_name Host rock unit name Host rock type unit age HRtyp_age Host rock unit age Associated rock type name ARtyp_name Associated rock type Associated rock type age ARtyp_age Associated rock age Deposit size Dep_size Deposit size USGS model name Model_name USGS Model Deposit type Dep_type Deposit type Ore body form Orebdy_for Orebody form Physiographic province Phsprov Hydrologic unit code Hydrcode Drainage area Drngarea Development status Devel_stat Development status Production size Prod_size Production size Present or last owner Ownroper Workings type Wrknstype Workings type Reference Reference Reference Date issued Issue_date Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: USGS DDS-20 Release 2 Top

DISTRIBUTION_INFORMATION

Distributor: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Contact_Person: David G. Frank Contact_Position: Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 904 W. Riverside Ave., Room 202 City: Spokane State_or_Province: Washington Postal_Code: 99201 Country: USA Contact_Voice_Telephone: (509) 368-3107 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (509) 368-3199 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dfrank@galileo.wr.usgs.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Pacific time zone Resource_Description: Distribution_Liability: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides these geographic data "as is." The USGS makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. The USGS further makes no warranties, either expressed or implied as to any other matter, whatsoever, including, without limitation, the condition of the product, or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers at the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the USGS have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by USGS. Top

METADATA_REFERENCE_INFORMATION

Metadata_Date: 19990217 Metadata_Review_Date: Metadata_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Contact_Person: David G. Frank Contact_Position: Physical Scientist Contact_Address: Address_Type: Mailing and physical address Address: 904 W. Riverside Ave, Room 202 City: Spokane State_or_Province: Washington Postal_Code: 99201 Country: USA Contact_Voice_Telephone: (509) 368-3107 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (509) 368-3199 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dfrank@galileo.wr.usgs.gov Hours_of_Service: Metadata_Standard_Name: Federal Geographic Data Committee Content standards for digital geospatial metadata Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 Top