Woodfordian Moraines of Illinois

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Illinois State Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 199108
Title: Woodfordian Moraines of Illinois
Edition: 20040422
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ISGS GIS Database
Issue_Identification: GISDB_QTGEO.IL_Moraines_Py
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Champaign, Illinois
Publisher: Illinois State Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.isgs.illinois.edu/>
Online_Linkage: <http://illinois.edu>
Description:
Abstract:
This is an SDE polygon feature class containing named Woodfordian moraines, or Wisconsinan end moraines, of Illinois. Scale is 1:500,000. The primary source for the data is ISGS Bulletin 94, Pleistocene Stratigraphy of Illinois, Willman and Frye, 1970. Most of the Woodfordian sublobes left a succession of moraines, indicating a pulsing retreat of the ice. The data include the name of each moraine.
Purpose:
Coverage created as part of the geologic GIS database at the ISGS to provide automated end moraine information.

The data are not appropriate as a geodetic, legal or engineering base. The data set was not and is not intended as a substitute for surveyed locations, such as can be determined by a registered Public Land Surveyor. Although useful in a GIS as a reference base layer for maps, the data set has no legal basis in the definition of boundaries or property lines.

Supplemental_Information:
Recent updates to the data:

In April 2004 edition 1.1 of the data set was transitioned to storage in an Oracle RDBMS using the ArcSDE geodatabase model. The result (this version) is designated Edition 20040422.

Edition 1.0 of these data were reviewed for internal logical consistency in June, 1998. As a result, COVER-ID values were recalculated to be unique, and five polygons were deleted. See logical consistency report and process steps for June, 1998 for more details. The updated data set was designated edition 1.1.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1970
Currentness_Reference:
Publication date of source, being Plate 1, ISGS Bulletin 94, 1970.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.753448
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.525546
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.495664
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.334154
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: geomorphologic
Theme_Keyword: surficial
Theme_Keyword: glacial
Theme_Keyword: moraine
Theme_Keyword: till
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Illinois
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: Quaternary
Temporal_Keyword: Pleistocene
Temporal_Keyword: Wisconsinan
Temporal_Keyword: Woodfordian
Access_Constraints:
ISGS information must be obtained directly from the ISGS or from an authorized distributor. Be aware that ISGS information obtained from an unauthorized third party may have been altered subsequent to original distribution, or may no longer be current.

Any access to these data, Web sites, computer systems, electronic services, and electronic networks is governed by University and campus policies, in particular, but not limited to, the Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the ISGS Terms of Use document available at the ISGS Web site, and the University of Illinois Web Privacy Notice.

Links to these are provided in the Cross References section.

Use_Constraints:
ISGS information is the property of and copyrighted by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois with all rights reserved.  University copyright policy is stated in the General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure, Article III, Section 4. A link is provided in the Cross References section.

Individuals or entities may make fair use of copyrighted ISGS material, such as reproducing a single figure or table, or using a brief text quotation, without obtaining formal permission, but in all cases the Illinois State Geological Survey must be credited as the source of the material. To reproduce ISGS information beyond the fair use standard, permission must be obtained from the ISGS Information Office, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820, 217-333-4747, isgs@isgs.illinois.edu. License fees and a license agreement may be required, depending on the proposed usage.

Any use of these data is governed by University and campus policies, in particular, but not limited to, the Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the ISGS Terms of Use document available at the ISGS Web site, and the University of Illinois Web Privacy Notice. Links to these are provided in the Cross References section.

Map information is to be used at a scientifically and cartographically appropriate scale, that is, at a scale no greater than indicated on the map or as described in the documentation of the map or map data.  Map information is not appropriate for, and is not to be used as, a geodetic, legal, or engineering base. Map information has no legal basis in the definition of boundaries or property lines and is not intended as a substitute for surveyed locations such as can be determined by a registered Public Land Surveyor.

The data do not replace the need for detailed site-specific studies.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Instructions: Please refer to the Distribution Information section.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ArcSDE 9.1 on Oracle 10g
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title: ISGS Terms of Use
Online_Linkage: <http://www.isgs.illinois.edu>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title: University of Illinois Web Privacy Notice
Online_Linkage: <http://www.vpaa.uillinois.edu/policies/web_privacy.cfm>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title:
University Copyright Policy (stated in the General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure, Article III, Section 4)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.uillinois.edu/trustees/rules.cfm#sec34>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title:
Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Online_Linkage: <http://www.fs.uiuc.edu/cam/CAM/viii/viii-1.1.html>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attributes of the source coverage were reviewed in October, 1991. Some changes and updates were made in June, 1998. See processing steps for details. There are no known polygon attribute values outside the appropriate value domains.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Polygon and chain-node topology was present in the source coverage. This data set was checked for complete chain-node topology (no dangling arcs, except where appropriate), polygon labels (one per polygon, except for universal polygon), boundary values appropriate for map projection and map units, and appropriate "fuzzy" tolerances. The data set meets these parameters.
Completeness_Report:
Recent studies have shown that additional end moraines may be found on the land surface of Illinois. However, these have not been added to this feature class. The ISGS publication "Wedron and Mason Groups: Lithostratigraphic Reclassification...", Bulletin 104, Hansel and Johnson (1996) is a good source for information on subsequent developments in this regard.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal positional accuracy was verified in October, 1991 by manual overlay of source and hard-copy plots. Lines within one line-width of the source were deemed acceptable. Accuracy of the source with respect to the ground condition was not addressed in this review. Consult the primary source for such information.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: H.B. Willman and John C. Frye
Publication_Date: 1970
Title: Pleistocene Stratigraphy of Illinois
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map and report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ISGS Bulletin
Issue_Identification: 94
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Urbana, Illinois
Publisher: Illinois State Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: Plate 1
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1970
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: none
Source_Contribution: linework and attributes
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digitized and attributed from Bulletin 94 (Willman and Frye, 1970), Plate 1: Woodfordian Moraines of Illinois
Process_Date: 199108
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data set was reviewed in June, 1998. Review was limited to internal logical consistency of attribute items. Locations of features and accuracy of item values were not checked, except in cases where possible errors became apparent as a result of logical consistency checks. No checks were performed that involved plotting of hardcopy maps and manual overlay with source materials.

Some changes were made, as follows:

Deleted five polygons as per Ardith Hansel. They were named Harrisville (2 polys), Temperance Hill (1 poly), Atkinson (2 polys). There is a third Atkinson polygon that was not removed. The two removed were the westernmost pair. These polygons can be identified on the published paper map as the five that lay on the dashed line labeled "Boundary of Woodfordian glaciation", in the northwestern area of the map. New information indicates that these features should not be considered as Woodfordian moraines.

A polygon was mis-labeled "La Mollie". The correct name is "La Moille". The correction was made.

Cover-ids were recalculated to be unique.

Process_Date: 19980617
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Source coverage (moraines) converted to double precision and reprojected to GCS_NAD83 using Workstation ArcInfo 7.2.1.

The features were imported into the ISGS SDE enterprise database following steps outlined in ISGS procedure GISDB_0009.

Metadata updated.

Process_Date: 20040422
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:

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: 296

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Attribute items are in typical SDE feature class format. Those requiring additional explanation are:

NAME - Name of each moraine. If blank. the polygon is not a moraine. A list of these names follows: Arcola, Arlington, Arspie, Atkinson, Barlina, Blodgett, Bloomington (undiff), Buda, Cary, Cerro Gordo, Champaign, Chatsworth, Clarendon, Cullom, Deerfield, Dover, El Paso, Elburn Complex, Ellis, Eureka, Farm Ridge, Fletchers, Fox Lake, Gifford, Gilberts, Gilman, Heyworth, Highland Park, Hildreth, Huntley, Iroquois, Kenneyville, Kings Mill, La Moille, La Mollie, LeRoy, Manhattan, Marengo, Mendota, Metamora, Minonk, Minooka, Mount Palatine, Nevins, Newton, Normal, Norway, Palatine, Paris, Park Ridge, Paw Paw, Paxton, Pesotum, Providence, Ransom, Rantoul, Ridge Farm, Rockdale, Roselle, Saint Anne, Saint Charles, Shabbona, Shaws, Sheffield, Shelbyville (undiff), Shirley, Strawn, Theiss, Tinley, Tuprin, Urbana, Valparaiso (undiff), Van Orion, Varna, Washington, West Chicago, West Ridge, Westfield, Westmont, Wheaton, Wilton Center, Zion City

SYMBOL - indicates if polygon is a moraine 55 - polygon is a moraine 999 - polygon is not a moraine


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Information Office, Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), a division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability (INRS) of the University of Illinois
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 615 East Peabody Drive
City: Champaign
State_or_Province: Illinois
Postal_Code: 61820
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 217-333-4747
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 217-785-0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: isgs@isgs.illinois.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, U.S. Central Time
Distribution_Liability:
Refer to the Legal Notices of Terms and Conditions of the University of Illinois Web Privacy Policy (there is a link in the Cross References section) for policy statements regarding the following:

Disclaimer of Liability Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data Disclaimer of Endorsement Disclaimer for External Links Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data Security Choice of Law

By obtaining these data you agree to the provisions of the University of Illinois Web Privacy Policy, regardless of the manner in which the information was obtained.

Technical_Prerequisites:
The data are intended for use with GIS software. The ISGS uses ESRI ArcGIS software, however, ESRI formats can be imported into many different GIS software packages. It is expected that customers who obtain these data have the technical expertise to use GIS software. The ISGS does not provide software support of any kind.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090224
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Instructions: Please refer to the Distribution Information section.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
The access constraints as stated for the data apply also to the metadata. Refer to the Access Constraints section of the Identification Information section.
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
The use constraints as stated for the data apply also to the metadata. Refer to the Use Constraints section of the Identification Information section.
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
a moraine. A list of these names follows: Arcola, Arlington, Arspie, Atkinson, Barlina, Blodgett, Bloomington (undiff), Buda, Cary, Cerro Gordo, Champaign, Chatsworth, Clarendon, Cullom, Deerfield, Dover, El Paso, Elburn Complex, Ellis, Eureka, Farm Ridge, Fletchers, Fox Lake, Gifford, Gilberts, Gilman, Heyworth, Highland Park, Hildreth, Huntley, Iroquois, Kenneyville, Kings Mill, La Moille, La Mollie, LeRoy, Manhattan, Marengo, Mendota, Metamora, Minonk, Minooka, Mount Palatine, Nevins, Newton, Normal, Norway, Palatine, Paris, Park Ridge, Paw Paw, Paxton, Pesotum, Providence, Ransom, Rantoul, Ridge Farm, Rockdale, Roselle, Saint Anne, Saint Charles, Shabbona, Shaws, Sheffield, Shelbyville (undiff), Shirley, Strawn, Theiss, Tinley, Tuprin, Urbana, Valparaiso (undiff), Van Orion, Varna, Washington, West Chicago, West Ridge, Westfield, Westmont, Wheaton, Wilton Center, Zion City

SYMBOL - indicates if polygon is a moraine 55 - polygon is a moraine 999 - polygon is not a moraine none


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