Geographic Information
Ground Water Flow Systems
Ground Water Flow Systems
Shapefile - flowsystems
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Data Quality Data Source Data Distribution Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Ground Water Flow Systems
Originators: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, Idaho
Publication date: 20000517
Edition: 1
Data type: vector digital data
Other citation details:
Identification and description of the major groundwater systems in Idaho
was based on the results of numerous geologic and hydrologic studies
conducted by the Department of Water Resources, the U.S. Geological
Survey, the University of Idaho and other state and federal agencies.
Plates illustrating the general lithologies and potentiometric contours
of the groundwater systems were modified from Whitehead and Parliman
(1979).
Larger Work Citation
Title: Groundwater Resources of Idaho
Originators: William G. Graham; Linford J. Campbell
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, Idaho
Publication date: 198108
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
The dataset displays 70 major groundwater flow systems in Idaho.
Flowsystems.shp is the shapefile for the polygon attribute of the original
coverage. Flowsystemsarc.shp is the shapefile for the arc attribute of the
original coverage. COVERAGE GCAQ is original coverage.
Purpose:
To illustrate the major groundwater flow systems in Idaho.
Supplemental information:
This shapefile is included as Plate 1 in the report "Groundwater Resources
of Idaho" by William G. Graham and Linford J. Campbell. This report was
published August 1981 by Idaho Department of Water Resources.
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 to 5:00
Address type: mailing
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: flowsystems
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: Shapefile
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: unknown
Currentness reference:
Groundwater flow systems not expected to change.
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Ground Water, Ground Water
Keyword thesaurus: ESRI Geography Network Thesaurus
Place:
Keywords: Idaho
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
none
Use constraints:
These data are not to be used at scales greater than 1:1,000,000.
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Projected coordinate system:
Name: Custom
Map units: meters
Geographic coordinate system:
Name: GCS North American 1983
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: Transverse Mercator
Scale factor at central meridian: 0.999600
Longitude of central meridian: -114.000000
Latitude of projection origin: 42.000000
False easting: 2500000.000000
False northing: 1200000.000000
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
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Projected or local coordinates
Custom
Boundary Coordinate
Left 2249936.622483 (meters)
Right 2743895.601008 (meters)
Top 1980873.606779 (meters)
Bottom 1198998.153274 (meters)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
Boundary Coordinate
West -117.417631 (longitude)
East -110.666513 (longitude)
North 49.028732 (latitude)
South 41.951317 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Entity and attribute overview:

COLUMN   ITEM NAME        WIDTH OUTPUT  TYPE N.DEC  ALTERNATE NAME   INDEXED?
1    FNODE#                 4     5     B      -                        -
5    TNODE#                 4     5     B      -                        -
9    LPOLY#                 4     5     B      -                        -
13    RPOLY#                 4     5     B      -                        -
17    LENGTH                 4    12     F      3                        -
21    flowsystems#           4     5     B      -                        -
25    flowsystems-ID         4     5     B      -                        -
29    ADJFLOW                3     3     I      -                        -

ADJFLOW:  0 = Flow System Boundary
1 = Area of Underflow to Adjacent Flow System

SYSTEM_NUM
field: decimal
width: 2
decimals: 0
description  number of the groundwater flow system

SYSTEM_NAM
field: character
width: 35
decimals: 0
description  name of the groundwater flow system
Entity and attribute detailed citation:
none
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of flowsystems
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: flowsystems
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polygon
Number of records: 70
Attributes
FID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Alias: FID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: Shape Type: Geometry Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
AREA
Alias: AREA Type: Number Width: 15
PERIMETER
Alias: PERIMETER Type: Number Width: 15
SYMBOL
Alias: SYMBOL Type: String Width: 1
SYSTEM_NUM
Alias: SYSTEM_NUM Type: Number Width: 2
SYSTEM_NAM
Alias: SYSTEM_NAM Type: String Width: 35
Attributes of flowsystems.pat
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: flowsystems.pat
Type of object: Feature Class
Number of records: 78
Attributes
FID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Alias: FID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: Shape Type: Geometry Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
AREA
Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Type: Number Width: 15 Number of decimals: 3 Output width: 12
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
PERIMETER
Definition:
Perimeter of feature in internal units.
Type: Number Width: 15 Number of decimals: 3 Output width: 12
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
FLOWSYSTEMS#
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Type: String Width: 1 Output width: 5
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
FLOWSYSTEMS-ID
Definition:
User-defined feature number.
Type: Number Width: 2 Output width: 5
Attribute values: Whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
POLY#
Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Type: String Width: 35 Output width: 5
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SUBCLASS
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Type: Character Width: 13 Output width: 13
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SUBCLASS#
Definition:
User-defined feature number.
Type: Binary Width: 4 Output width: 5
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
RINGS_OK
Type: Integer Width: 7 Output width: 7
RINGS_NOK
Type: Integer Width: 7 Output width: 7
AQUIFERDEQ
Type: Float Width: 8 Number of decimals: 0 Output width: 11
AQUIFERDEQA
Type: Float Width: 8 Number of decimals: 0 Output width: 11
SYMBOL
Type: Character Width: 1 Output width: 1
SYSTEM_NUM
Type: Binary Width: 4 Output width: 2
SYSTEM_NAM
Type: Character Width: 35 Output width: 35
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
flowsystems
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 70
Spatial index: FALSE
Linear referencing: FALSE
label
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Label
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 78
Spatial index: FALSE
Linear referencing: FALSE
polygon
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: TRUE
Feature count: 78
Spatial index: FALSE
Linear referencing: FALSE
tic
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Tic
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 4
Spatial index: FALSE
Linear referencing: FALSE
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
flowsystems
Type: G-polygon
Count: 70
label
Type: Label point
Count: 78
polygon
Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Count: 78
tic
Type: Point
Count: 4
+ Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
ESRI feature type: Simple, Geometry: Polygon, Topology: 
Completeness report:
All data from the source mylar map were included in the shapefile.
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
Checkplots created and perused for
inaccuracies.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
This coverage was digitized from the original pen and ink 1:1,000,000
scale mylar map of the general lithologies of the major ground water
flow systems in Idaho. Registration RMS error was consistently under
.003 except in one area of the map. This area exists in SE Idaho in the
vicinity of Arco and INEL with a RMS error of .008. We have been unable
to discern the cause of the problem. Different combinations of tic
registration marks in the area were attempted to try to locate a "bad"
tic but were unsuccessful.
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
None
Title: Major Groundwater Flow Systems in Idaho
Originators: William G. Graham
Linford J. Campbell
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, Idaho
Publication date: 198108
Edition: 1
Data type: map
Larger Work Citation
Title: Groundwater Resources of Idaho
Originators: William G. Graham; Linford J. Campbell
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, Idaho
Publication date: 198108
Map scale denominator: 1000000
Media: mylar separate
Source contribution:
Boundaries of the general lithologies of the major ground water flow
systems in Idaho.
Beginning date: 1981
Currentness reference:
Groundwater flow systems not expected to
change.
None
Title: Major Groundwater Flow Systems in Idaho
Originators: William G. Graham
Linford J. Campbell
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, Idaho
Publication date: 198108
Edition: 1
Data type: map
Larger Work Citation
Title: Groundwater Resources of Idaho
Originators: William G. Graham; Linford J. Campbell
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, Idaho
Publication date: 198108
Map scale denominator: 1000000
Media: mylar separate
Source contribution:
Boundaries of the general lithologies of the major ground water flow
systems in Idaho.
Beginning date: 1981
Currentness reference:
Groundwater flow systems not expected to
change.
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Linford Campbell, Senior Hydrogeologist--Idaho Department of Water Resources,
drew lithology designations, derived from various reports, on a mylar
map. See reference section of the report "Groundwater Resources of
Idaho" by William G. Graham and Linford J. Campbell, August 1981.
Process date: 1981
Process Step 2
Process description:
This coverage was digitized by Tana Dace, GIS Analyst--Idaho Department of
Water Resources, from the original pen and ink 1:1,000,000 scale mylar
map created by Linford Campbell, Senior Hydrogeologist--Idaho Department of
Water Resources.
Process date: 1995
Process Step 3
Process description:
First draft of metadata created by Terra Frei using FGDCMETA.AML ver.
1.2 05/14/98 on ARC/INFO data set /d7/state/state/gcaq.
Process date: 19980714
Process Step 4
Process description:
ArcView shapefile FLOWSYSTEMS.SHP created by Katy Koval using the GCAQ
coverage and the original Plate 1 map included in the report
"Groundwater Resources of Idaho" by Graham and Campbell. Metadata
created for FLOWSYSTEMS.SHP using the ArcView MetaData Collection Tool
v.2.0.
Person: Linda Davis
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Position: Sr. GIS Analyst
Phone: 208 327 -7995
Fax: 208 327 -7866
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83702
Country: USA
Process date: 20000517
Process Step 5
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
X:\Spatial\Aquifers\flowsystems\flowsystemsarc.xml
Process Step 6
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
X:\Spatial\Aquifers\Copy of flowsystems.shp.xml
Process Step 7
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
X:\Spatial\Aquifers\flowsystems\metadata.xml
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20130520 Time: 170410
Tool location: c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DefineProjection
Command issued: DefineProjection flowsystems PROJCS['NAD_1983_Idaho_TM',GEOGCS['GCS_North_American_1983',DATUM['D_North_American_1983',SPHEROID['GRS_1980',6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM['Greenwich',0.0],UNIT['Degree',0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION['Transverse_Mercator'],PARAMETER['False_Easting',2500000.0],PARAMETER['False_Northing',1200000.0],PARAMETER['Central_Meridian',-114.0],PARAMETER['Scale_Factor',0.9996],PARAMETER['Latitude_Of_Origin',42.0],UNIT['Meter',1.0]]
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Downloadable Data
Distribution liability:
The Idaho Department of Water Resources is  making this data available as a public service. The Idaho Department of Water Resources strives to ensure that all technical data and other information made available to the public is accurate, complete and in conformance with the Idaho Public Records Act. Neither the Department of Water Resources nor the State of Idaho, however, assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Persons using information from this site for official purposes, or other purposes, for which accuracy and completeness are required, are hereby notified that they should first verify the information with the public records or other primary sources from which the information was obtained.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 to 5:00
Address type: mailing
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI data format, dependent upon request
Size of the data: 0.361
Transfer size: 0.361
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://research.idwr.idaho.gov
Fees: To be determined at time of order
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20070730
Language of metadata: en
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 to 5:00
Address type: mailing
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additional information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.3
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