GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DISCOVERY (H-11) QUADRANGLE OF MERCURY

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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: Newell J. Trask
      Originator: Daniel Dzurisin
      Publication_Date: 1984
      Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DISCOVERY (H-11) 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-1658
        Published by the US Geological Survey, 1984
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  Description:
    Abstract:
      The Discovery quadrangle lies within the heavily cratered
      part of Mercury in a region roughly antipodal to the
      1300-km-wide Caloris Basin. Like the rest of the heavily
      cratered part of the planet, the quadrangle contains a
      spectrum of craters and basins ranging in size from those
      at the limit of resolution of the best photographs (200 m)
      to those as much as 350 km across, and ranging in degree of
      freshness pristine to severely degraded. Interspersed with
      the
      craters and basins both in space and time are plains
      deposits that are probably of several different origins.
    Purpose:
    Supplemental_Information:
      Because of its small size and very early segregation into
      core and crust, Mercury seemingly has been a dead planet
      for a long time, possibly longer than the Moon (Murray and
      others, 1975; Trask and Guest, 1975). Its geologic history,
      therefore, records with considerable clarity some of the
      earliest and most violent events that took place in the
      inner Solar System.
  Time_Period_of_Content:
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        Beginning_Date: Unknown
        Ending_Date: 1984
    Currentness_Reference: 
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    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -1806382.5649
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: 1806840.6665
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: -982258.3261
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: -3304937.0391
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Theme_Keyword: Mercury
      Theme_Keyword: Geology
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Place_Keyword: Discovery_quadrangle
      Place_Keyword: Mercury
      Place_Keyword: Caloris_Basin
  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
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  Native_Data_Set_Environment:
    ArcView version 3.1 shapefile format
    c:\alisa\geocd\shpfiles\mercury\h1658\h1658_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:
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  Lineage:
    Source_Information:
      Source_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator: Newell J. Trask
          Originator: Daniel Dzurisin
          Publication_Date: 1984
          Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DISCOVERY (H-11) 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-1658
            Published by the US Geological Survey, 1984
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      Source_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator: Newell J. Trask
          Originator: Daniel Dzurisin
          Publication_Date: 1984
          Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DISCOVERY (H-11) 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-1658
            Published by the US Geological Survey, 1984
          Online_Linkage: 
          Larger_Work_Citation:
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        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

 
 
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  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
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      SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
      Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 801
 
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SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION

 
 
  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    Planar:
      Map_Projection:
        Map_Projection_Name: LAMBERT
        Lambert:
          1st Standard Parallel: -30
          2nd Standard Parallel: -60
          Central Meridian: -45
          Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.00000
          False_Northing: 0.00000
          False_Easting: 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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