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Frequently asked questions:
What does the data describe?
Title: Geologic map of the Oklahoma part of the Burkburnett 30 X 60quadrangle, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens, and Tillman Counties, Oklahoma.
Abstract: The geologic map of the Burkburnett quadrangle was compiled from existing, previously published geologic maps (listed on map and below) and from field reconnaissance by the authors. The reconnaissance geology was compiled onto modern 7.5topographic quadrangles; the geology was subsequently digitized for ultimate publication at a scale of 1:100,000.
How should the data be cited?
Miller, Galen W.; and Stanley, Thomas M., 2006, Geologic map of the Oklahoma part of the Burkburnett 30 X 60 quadrangle, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens, and Tillman Counties, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey Oklahoma Geologic Quadrangle OGQ-65, scale 1:100,000.
What geographic area does the data cover?
West Bounding Coordinate: -99.00
East Bounding Coordinate: -98.00
North Bounding Coordinate: 34.50
South Bounding Coordinate: 34.00
What does it look like?
A PDF of the published geologic map, a zipped (ZIP) file containing all the geologic map features in an ESRI shapefile format, and a metadata document
Does the data describe conditions during a particular time period?
Calendar Date: 2006
Currentness Reference: Publication date
How are geographic features stored in the data?
PDF and ESRI shapefile format
What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
Grid Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone: 14N
Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.99960
Longitude of Central Meridian: -99.00
Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.00
False Easting: 500000.00
False Northing: 0.00
Planar Coordinates: Meters
Horizontal Datum: North American Datum 1927 (NAD27)
Ellipsoid: Clarke 1866
Semi-Major Axis of the Ellipsoid: 6378206.40
Flattening of the Ellipsoid: 1/294.9786980
How does the data describe geographic features?
The published geologic map of the Oklahoma part of the Burkburnett 30 X 60 quadrangle uses a digital U.S. Geological Survey 1:100,000 topographic base map, where symbols and line work are the same as those found on the published U.S. Geological Survey 1:100,000 paper topographic map for the quadrangle. Geologic symbols and line work are shown in the explanation on the map. Structural information and how the areal extent of geologic units is shown, also are typical of geologic maps published by the USGS and other state geological surveys. The PDF file is a digital representation of a paper geologic map and all the topographic and geologic symbols are the same as those used on commonly used and widely accessible federal- and state-survey-produced geologic maps. The geologic symbols conform closely, but not exact in every case, to the FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization. The ESRI shapefiles of the geologic map can be symbolized by the user to represent the published map or other geologic standards.
Who are the originators of the data?
Geologists: Galen W. Miller and Thomas M. Stanley
Digital Cartographer: G. Russell Standridge
Who also contributed to the data?
Manager of OGS Cartographic Section: James H. Anderson
To whom should users address questions about the data?
Thomas M. Stanley
Oklahoma Geological Survey
100 E. Boyd St., Rm. N-131
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
Phone: (405) 325-3031
Fax: (405) 325-7069
Why was the data created?
The data was created to provide a geologic map of the Oklahoma part of the Burkburnett 30 X 60 quadrangle. The map or any parts of it can be printed or viewed at a variety of scales and be used in many ways by homeowners, landowners, civil engineers, land-use planners, government agencies, businesses, etc. This map data is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale larger than 1:100,000 (e.g., 1:62,500 or 1:24,000).
From what previous works were the data drawn?
Hertz, T.F.; and Brown, L.F., 1987, Geologic atlas of Texas: Wichita Falls-Lawton sheet. Bureau of Economic Geology and the University of Texas at Austin, 1:250,000 scale.
Miser, H.D.; and others, 1954, Geologic map of Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey, 1:500,000 scale.
How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
The geology from previously published maps was redrawn by hand onto 32 modern 7.5 topographic maps. Differences in geologic contacts and distribution of geologic units were noted. The 7.5 topographic maps were taken into the field and used as the base maps for revising the geology of the area. The geologists field checked all the geologic contacts and distribution of units and, where necessary, modified or reinterpreted previously published data. In general, most of the field checking was done in areas that were readily accessible by vehicles; contacts and units were then projected to those areas that were not checked directly.
The geology was digitized at a scale of 1:24,000 from revisions drawn on 32 modern 7.5 topographic maps with each map unit as a separate layer in an ESRI shapefile format. All shapefiles are then assembled together and overlain by a USGS 1:100,000-scale topographic base map and checked for errors. Symbology and labels were designated for a final map layout at 1:100,000 scale. The final map was then published as Oklahoma Geologic Quadrangle OGQ-65 as a PDF along with the data files in ESRI shapefile format.
How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data?
The geologic map is based on reconnaissance field checking of previously existing geologic maps and interpretation by the authors. Most of the contacts bordering Quaternary units are gradational. There may be several different units that are included within the unit labeled “Older Alluvium” – differentiation of these units is an important unstudied geologic issue. The distinction between “Cover Sand” and “Dune Sand” is based on the lack of definite dune structures having positive topographic relief in the former unit. Both units probably formed via similar aeolian processes, but not necessarily at the same time, even though they may be juxtaposed.
The format of the data as an ESRI shapefile was originally used as a cartographic tool for constructing a printable map. The map was digitized at a scale of 1:24,000 from 7.5topographic maps. Errors may exist from the digitizing process done at that scale and transferring the geology onto a 1:100,000-scale 30 X 60 topographic quadrangle. This may include errors in relation to the locational accuracy and precision of: the contact or map unit boundary to the topographic contour; a map unit layer to another map unit layer (e.g., gaps, overlaps, slivers, overshoots). These data and adjoining data for other quadrangles were produced on a quadrangle-by-quadrangle basis. Therefore, misalignment issues may exist between these data and other data downloaded for adjoining quadrangles. Also, the attribute table for each geologic feature layer may not contain detailed information except when used for categorizing some feature objects. Specific information about each geologic unit can be found in the Description of Units on the published PDF map. Currently underway, these issues are being resolved for each quadrangle map through revision and implementation of a geologic data model based on an ESRI geodatabase environment. These revised data files will be available for download on the OGS website in the near future. Finally, some geologic contacts abruptly end at a water body as mapped by the authors; therefore, Water and Water Contact layers are included that represent open water contacts.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: This digital map is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale greater than 1:100,000. Users should cite the Oklahoma Geological Survey as the original source of the data, but clearly denote cases where the original data has been updated, modified, or in any way altered from the original condition. There are no restrictions on the distribution of the data or interpretations shown on this data or reproduction of the data from the graphics files. However, users are encouraged to refer others to the Oklahoma Geological Survey to acquire the original data or any updated versions of the data.
Who distributes the data?
Oklahoma Geological Survey
100 E. Boyd St., Rm. N-131
Norman, OK 73019
What's the catalog number I need to download the data?
Oklahoma Geologic Quadrangle OGQ-65.
What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) provides these geologic data “as is”. The OGS makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the data. The OGS 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 OGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the OGS 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 OGS 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 use of or reliance on the geologic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by OGS.
This digital geologic map of the Oklahoma part of the Burkburnett 30 X 60 quadrangle, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens, and Tillman Counties, Oklahoma is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale larger than 1:100,000.
How can I download or order the data?
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