Outcrop Map--Marcellus Shale, West Virginia

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: West Virgina Geological and Economic Survey (original author), West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and United States Geological Survey Water Resources Division (digital compilers), K. Lee Avary (digital processor)
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Outcrop Map--Marcellus Shale, West Virginia
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Morgantown, WV
Publisher: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Online_Linkage:
Description:
Abstract:
This data set depicts areas in West Virginia where the Devonian age Marcellus Shale outcrops or is exposed at the ground surface.
Purpose:
The Marcellus Shale outcrop map provides basic geologic data for West Virginia.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1968
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.554673
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.029292
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.730580
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.396688
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Theme_Keyword: Marcellus
Theme_Keyword: Marcellus Shale
Theme_Keyword: Marcellus Formation
Theme_Keyword: Marcellus outcrop
Theme_Keyword: Marcellus Shale outcrop
Theme_Keyword: Marcellus Formation outcrop
Theme_Keyword: Devonian
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
None.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Mont Chateau Research Center
Address:
1 Mont Chateau Road
City: Morgantown
State_or_Province: WV
Postal_Code: 26508-8079
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 304-594-2331
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 304-594-2575
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@geosrv.wvnet.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/datastat/Marcellus/Images/WVMarcellus_Outcrop_08262008.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7600) ; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Publication_Date: 1968
Title:
Geologic Map of West Virginia
Series_Information:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Morgantown, WV
Publisher: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250,000
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In 1998, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) scanned a paper copy of the 1968 map at 300 dpi, 8-bit color, and then georeferenced it.  Rock unit boundaries were digitized from the image and attributed by WVDEP.  The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Division later revised the attributes of large water bodies and referenced the datum to NAD83.  (Information taken from the West Virginia GIS Data Clearinghouse "Geologic Map of West Virginia" web page--http://wvgis.wvu.edu/data/dataset.php?ID=43.)
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A digital copy of the 1968 geologic map was queried to obtain map unit equal to "Dm" (Marcellus), "Dmb" (Harrell, Mahantango, Marcellus), or "Dmn" (Marcellus Formation and Needmore Shale).
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 94
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 17
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WVMarcellus_Outcrop_08262008
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
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: AREA
Attribute_Definition:
Area:  The extent of the Marcellus Shale outcrop surface, in square meters.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
http://www.dictionary.com, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition:
Perimeter:  The length of the outer boundary of the Marcellus Shale outcrop, in meters.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
http://www.dictionary.com, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WVGEOL_
Attribute_Definition:
Identifier.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WVGEOL_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Identifier.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAP_UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
Map Unit:  An alphabetic code associated with a body of rock grouped together based on similarities for the purpose of showing a geologic representation of a particular area (e.g. Dm).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Marcellus
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dmb
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Harrell, Mahantango, Marcellus
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dmn
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Marcellus Formation and Needmore Shale
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ERA
Attribute_Definition:
Era:  A major divison of geologic time (e.g. Paleozoic) comprised of periods.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Dictionary of Geological Terms (American Geological Institute), West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIOD
Attribute_Definition:
Period:  A unit of geologic time (e.g. Devonian).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Dictionary of Geological Terms (American Geological Institute), West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIOD2
Attribute_Definition:
Period (2nd):  A unit of geologic time.  Note:  Period (2nd) is used only if deposition of the stratigraphic unit (map unit) spanned more than one Period.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Rock Class:  The three major groups into which rocks are categorized (e.g. sedimentary).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Rock Type:  See "CLASS"; additional groups into which rocks are further subdivided (e.g. sedimentary > shale).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP
Attribute_Definition:
Group:  A lithostratigraphic unit (e.g. Hamilton Group) consisting of two or more formations.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Dictionary of Geological Terms (American Geological Institute), West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FORMATION
Attribute_Definition:
Formation:  The primary unit of formal mapping or description (e.g. Marcellus Formation, Needmore Shale).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Dictionary of Geological Terms (American Geological Institute), West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COAL
Attribute_Definition:
Coal:  The name of the units.  Note:  Not applicable to this particular data subset of the statewide geologic map.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NOTES
Attribute_Definition:
Notes:  Comments, if any, about data in the record.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Mont Chateau Research Center
Address:
1 Mont Chateau Road
City: Morgantown
State_or_Province: WV
Postal_Code: 26508-8079
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 304-594-2331
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 304-594-2575
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@geosrv.wvnet.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
DISCLAIMER REGARDING THE RELEASE OF DATA AND USER REQUIREMENTS

The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) makes basic data available to the public under the following conditions:

1. We believe the data from WVGES to have been generated and assembled with a high degree of professionalism, accuracy, and precision for the purposes for which they were originally intended. In this context, "data" refer to numerical and textual data (such as in the "pipeline" application), digitial data (such as .las files), digital images (such as digital photographs), scanned records (such as completion reports), and spatial data (such as shapefiles). Some data have been compiled from other sources and the WVGES accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies in those data. Therefore, we cannot and do not, either implicitly or explicitly, guarantee the accuracy, precision, or completeness of the data.

2. Neither the WVGES nor its staff members are liable or responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the data or from inaccuracies contained in the data.

3. These data are provided as a service to the State of West Virginia through the WVGES for the purpose of research and development efforts. Final use of these data is the sole responsibility of the user.

4. We encourage you to report any problems, inconsistencies, or errors noted in using these data to the Information Services Program, so that we can correct them and provide even better service.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.151
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110419
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Susan Pool
Contact_Organization: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Mont Chateau Research Center
Address:
1 Mont Chateau Road
City: Morgantown
State_or_Province: West Virginia
Postal_Code: 26508-8079
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 304-594-2331
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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