GEOLOGIC MAP OF CALLISTO

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Identification Information
Data Quality Information
Spatial Data Organization Information
Spatial Reference Information
Entity and Attribute Information
Distribution Information
Metadata Reference Information


 
 

IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION

 
 
 Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: Kelly C. Bender
 Originator: James W. Rice
 Originator: Don E. Wilhelms
 Originator: Ronald Greeley
 Publication_Date: 1997
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF CALLISTO
 Edition: 
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
 Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: Reston, VA
 Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
 Other_Citation_Details:
 Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-2581
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1997
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: 
Publication_Date: 
Title: 
Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: 
Publisher: 
Online_Linkage: 
Description:
 Abstract:
 Callisto was observed through the Voyager 1 and 2
 spacecraft in 1979 (Smith and others, 1979a, b). The
 photographic coverage of Callisto is incomplete,
 particularly coverage between longitudes 270 and 310, and
 south of latitude 55 S. Additionally, only very poor
 resolution coverage (>20 km/pxl) was obtained south of 10
 N., between longitudes 50 and 160. Image resolution is as
 high as 2.3 km
 per line pair for some Voyager 1 images and as high as 3.9
 km per line pair for some Voyager 2 images. In both sets of
 images, solar incidence angles range from 10 to 90. The
 variable and mostly poor image resolution, sun angles
 higher than about 45, and smearing by spacecraft motion
 make the image set difficult to analyze. In addition,
 bright frosts obscure topographic features in the north
 polar region (Spencer and Maloney, 1984). Whether bright
 frosts also occur in the south polar region is unknown.
 Purpose:
 Supplemental_Information:
 Conventional photogeologic techniques for mapping planets
 (Wilhelms, 1990) were employed for recognizing and mapping
 material units, structures, and stratigraphic relations.
 Photogeologic units were identified based on albedo, crater
 density, surface features, and cross-cutting relations. All
 craters larger than 60 km in diameter were mapped and
 classified according to their stage of degradation. Because
 the poor resolution makes crater counting difficult and
 correlation of counts between areas uncertain, qualitative
 estimates of crater frequency rather than quantitative
 counts were used to gain insight into relative unit ages.
 The surfaces seen thus far on Callisto seem to be
 remarkably simple for such a large satellite.
 Time_Period_of_Content:
 Time_Period_Information:
 Range_of_Dates/Times:
 Beginning_Date: Unknown
 Ending_Date: 1997
 Currentness_Reference: 
Status:
 Progress: Complete
 Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
 Spatial_Domain:
 Bounding_Coordinates:
 West_Bounding_Coordinate: -1518761.7500
 East_Bounding_Coordinate: 1518749.2500
 North_Bounding_Coordinate: 1518535.8750
 South_Bounding_Coordinate: -1518925.1250
 Keywords:
 Theme:
 Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
 Theme_Keyword: Galilean_Satellites
 Theme_Keyword: Jupiter
 Theme_Keyword: Geology
 Place:
 Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
 Place_Keyword: Jovian_Satellites
 Place_Keyword: Callisto
 Access_Constraints:
 Use_Constraints:
 Point_of_Contact:
 Contact_Information:
 Contact_Organization_Primary:
 Contact_Organization: United States Geological Survey
 Contact_Person: 
Contact_Position: Map Distribution
 Contact_Address:
 Address_Type: mailing and physical address
 Address: Box 25286, Federal Center
 City: Denver
 State_or_Province: CO
 Postal_Code: 80225
 Country: USA
 Contact_Voice_Telephone: 
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: 
Hours_of_Service: 
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
 ArcView version 3.1 shapefile format
 c:\alisa\geocd\shpfiles\callisto\c2581\c2581p_g.shp
 
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DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION

 
 
 Attribute_Accuracy:
 Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
 All attributes created during the creation process were
 verified by displaying the lines in both the database and
 the spatial coverage, but no formal tests were performed.
 Logical_Consistency_Report:
 These data are believed to be logically consistent, though
 no tests were performed. Line geometry is topologically clean.
 Completeness_Report:
 Positional_Accuracy:
 Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
 Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
 Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
 Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
 Lineage:
 Source_Information:
 Source_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: Kelly C. Bender
 Originator: James W. Rice
 Originator: Don E. Wilhelms
 Originator: Ronald Greeley
 Publication_Date: 1997
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF CALLISTO
 Edition: 
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
 Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: 
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
 Other_Citation_Details:
 Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-2581
 Published by the US Geolgoical Survey, 1997
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: 
Publication_Date: 
Title: 
Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: 
Publisher: 
Online_Linkage: 
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:15,000,000
 Type_of_Source_Media: 
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
 Time_Period_Information:
 Range_of_Dates/Times:
 Beginning_Date: 
Ending_Date: 
Source_Currentness_Reference: 
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 
Source_Contribution:
 Source_Information:
 Source_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: Kelly C. Bender
 Originator: James W. Rice
 Originator: Don E. Wilhelms
 Originator: Ronald Greeley
 Publication_Date: 1997
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF CALLISTO
 Edition: 
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
 Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: 
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
 Other_Citation_Details:
 Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-2581
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1997
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: 
Publication_Date: 
Title: 
Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: 
Publisher: 
Online_Linkage: 
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:15,000,000
 Type_of_Source_Media: 
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
 Time_Period_Information:
 Range_of_Dates/Times:
 Beginning_Date: 
Ending_Date: 
Source_Currentness_Reference: 
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 
Source_Contribution:
 Process_Step:
 Process_Description:
 Conventional photogeologic techniques for mapping planets
 (Wilhelms, 1990) were employed for recognizing and mapping
 material units, structures, and stratigraphic relations.
 Photogeologic units were identified based on albedo, crater
 density, surface features, and cross-cutting relations. All
 craters larger than 60 km in diameter were mapped and
 classified according to their stage of degradation. Because
 the poor resolution makes crater counting difficult and
 correlation of counts between areas uncertain, qualitative
 estimates of crater frequency rather than quantitative
 counts were used to gain insight into relative unit ages.
 The surfaces seen thus far on Callisto seem to be
 remarkably simple for such a large satellite.
 Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 
Process_Date: 
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: 
Process_Contact:
 Contact_Information:
 Contact_Person_Primary:
 Contact_Organization: United States Geological Survey
 Contact_Person: Trent Hare
 Contact_Position: Computer Specialist
 Contact_Address:
 Address_Type: mailing and physical address
 Address: 2255 N Gemini Dr
 City: Flagstaff
 State_or_Province: AZ
 Postal_Code: 86001
 Country: USA
 Contact_Voice_Telephone: 520-556-7126
 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: thare@usgs.gov
 Hours_of_Service: 
 
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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: GT-polygon composed of chains
 Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 19
 
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SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION

 
 
 Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
 Planar:
 Map_Projection:
 Map_Projection_Name: POLAR
 Polar:
 Longitude_of_Projection_Center: 0
 Latitude_of_Projection_Center: 90
 False_Easting: 0.00000
 False_Northing: 0.00000
 Planar_Coordinate_Information:
 Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate pair
 Coordinate_Representation:
 Abscissa_Resolution: 1 meter
 Ordinate_Resolution: 1 meter
 Planar_Distance_Units: METERS
 Geodetic_Model:
 Horizontal_Datum_Name: None
 Ellipsoid_Name: Callisto
 Semi-major_Axis: 2408700.0
 Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 1.0

 

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ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION

 
 
 Overview_Description:
 Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
 Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
 
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DISTRIBUTION_INFORMATION

 
 
 Distributor:
 Contact_Information:
 Contact_Organization_Primary:
 Contact_Organization: United States Geological Survey
 Contact_Person: Trent Hare
 Contact_Position: Computer Specialist
 Contact_Address:
 Address_Type: mailing and physical address
 Address: 2255 N Gemini Dr
 City: Flagstaff
 State_or_Province: AZ
 Postal_Code: 86001
 Country: USA
 Contact_Voice_Telephone: 520-556-7126
 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: thare@usgs.gov
 Hours_of_Service: 
Resource_Description:
 Distribution_Liability:
 Information has been obtained from sources believed to be
 reliable, but its accuracy and completeness and the
 opinions based thereon, are not guaranteed. As every effort
 is made to provide accurate information in this database,
 USGS would appreciate it if users could call to our
 attention any errors that may occur by communicating with
 the contact person.
 
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METADATA_REFERENCE_INFORMATION

 
 
 Metadata_Date: 08/18/00
 Metadata_Review_Date: 
Metadata_Contact:
 Contact_Information:
 Contact_Organization_Primary:
 Contact_Organization: United States Geological Survey
 Contact_Person: Alisa Wenker
 Contact_Position: Science Technician
 Contact_Address:
 Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
 Address: 2255 N Gemini Dr
 City: Flagstaff
 State_or_Province: AZ
 Postal_Code: 86001
 Country: USA
 Contact_Voice_Telephone: 520-556-7126
 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: 
Hours_of_Service: 
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
 Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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