GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE KUIPER (H-6) QUADRANGLE OF MERCURY

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Identification Information
Data Quality Information
Spatial Data Organization Information
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Entity and Attribute Information
Distribution Information
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IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION

 
 
 Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: R.A. De Hon
 Originator: D.H. Scott
 Originator: J.R. Underwood, Jr.
 Publication_Date: 1981
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE KUIPER (H-6) QUADRANGLE OF MERCURY
 Edition: 
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
 Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: Reston, VA
 Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
 Other_Citation_Details:
 Miscellaneous Investigations Series, I-1233
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1981
 Online_Linkage: 
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 Citation_Information:
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Description:
 Abstract:
 The Kuiper quadrangle, located in a heavily cratered region
 of Mercury, includes the young, 55-km-diameter crater
 Kuiper (11 S., 31.5), which has the highest albedo
 recorded on the planet (Hapke and others, 1975), and the
 small crater Hun Kal (0.6 S., 20.0 ), which is the
 principal reference point for mercurian longitude (Davies
 and Batson, 1975). Impact craters and basins, their
 numerous secondary craters, and heavily to lightly cratered
 plains are the characteristic landforms of the region. At
 least six multiringed basins ranging from 150 km to 440 km
 in diameter are present. Inasmuch as multiringed basins
 occur widely on that part of Mercury photographed by
 Mariner 10, as well as on the Moon and Mars, they offer a
 potentially valuable basis for comparison between these
 planetary bodies.
 Purpose:
 Supplemental_Information:
 Mapping methods and principles are adapted from those
 developed for lunar photogeologic mapping (Wilhelms, 1970,
 1972; Wilhelms and McCauley, 1971). Map units are
 distinguished on the basis of topography, texture, and
 albedo and are ranked in relative age on the basis of
 superposition and transection relations, density of
 superposed craters, and sharpness of topography. Because of
 the lack of a widespread, easily identifiable stratigraphic
 datum on this part of Mercury, a morphologic classification
 of crater and basin materials was the basis for determining
 relative ages of many materials. A photomosaic map of the
 best available photographs aided greatly in geologic
 interpretation and mapping.
 Time_Period_of_Content:
 Time_Period_Information:
 Range_of_Dates/Times:
 Beginning_Date: Unknown
 Ending_Date: 1981
 Currentness_Reference: 
Status:
 Progress: Complete
 Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
 Spatial_Domain:
 Bounding_Coordinates:
 West_Bounding_Coordinate: -3064937.7500
 East_Bounding_Coordinate: -323255.1250
 North_Bounding_Coordinate: 1099684.8750
 South_Bounding_Coordinate: -1099684.8750
 Keywords:
 Theme:
 Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
 Theme_Keyword: Mercury
 Theme_Keyword: Geology
 Place:
 Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
 Place_Keyword: Kuiper_quadrangle
 Place_Keyword: Mercury
 Place_Keyword: Kuiper_crater
 Place_Keyword: Hun_Kal
 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\mercury\h1233\h1233_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.
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 Source_Information:
 Source_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: R.A. De Hon
 Originator: D.H. Scott
 Originator: J.R. Underwood, Jr.
 Publication_Date: 1981
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE KUIPER (H-6) QUADRANGLE OF MERCURY
 Edition: 
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
 Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: Reston, VA
 Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
 Other_Citation_Details:
 Miscellaneous Investigations Series, I-1233
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1981
 Online_Linkage: 
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 Source_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: R.A. De Hon
 Originator: D.H. Scott
 Originator: J.R. Underwood, Jr.
 Publication_Date: 1981
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE KUIPER (H-6) QUADRANGLE OF MERCURY
 Edition: 
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
 Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: Reston, VA
 Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
 Other_Citation_Details:
 Miscellaneous Investigations Series, I-1233
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1981
 Online_Linkage: 
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 Citation_Information:
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Publication_Date: 
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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
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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: 1103
 
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SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION

 
 
 Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
 Planar:
 Map_Projection:
 Map_Projection_Name: MERCATOR
 Mercator:
 Longitude_of_Projection_Center: 0
 Latitude_of_Projection_Center: 0
 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: Mercury
 Semi-major_Axis: 2439000.0
 Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 1.0
 
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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: 08/22/00
 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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