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Geologic Province:              Identification Information

Originator:  United States Geological Survey (USGS)  

                                                Date:  June 29, 1999

                                                Title:  Geologic Provinces of the World

Purpose:  The purpose of the geologic province boundary map is to allow us to allocate oil and gas field and well information to known geographic entities prior to prioritizing and assessing petroleum provinces of the World.

Abstract:  This shapefile includes arcs and polygons that describe U.S. Geological Survey defined geologic provinces of the World. Each province has a set of geologic characteristics distinguishing it from surrounding provinces. These characteristics may include the dominant lithologies, the age of the strata, and the structural style.

Access Constraints:  none

Use Constraints:  Portions of this database covering coastline and country boundaries contain intellectual property of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), and are used with their permission. End users are permitted to use these data sets for their own internal use, including derivative work, but are prohibited from using and redistributing these data individually or in a derivative work to third parties.

Ordering Instructions:  none


                                                Contact Address:  U.S. Geological Survey MS939, Box 25046

                                                City:  Denver

                                                State or Province:  Colorado

                                                Postal Code:  80225-0046

                                                Country:  USA


Online Linkage:  http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/energy/WorldEnergy/WEnergy.html


                                                Entity and Attribute Information (table heading explanations)

                                                Shape:  ArcView file type

                                                Area (m^2):  Area of polygon

                                                Perimeter (m):  Perimeter of polygon

                                                Name:  Name of province

                                                Bnum:  unknown

                                                Pnum:  Province number