GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BOREALIS REGION (H-1) OF MERCURY

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

 
 
 Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: Maurice J. Grolier
 Originator: Joseph M. Boyce
 Publication_Date: 1984
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BOREALIS REGION (H-1) 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-1660
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1984
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
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Description:
 Abstract:
 The Borealis region surrounding the north pole of Mercury
 contains the
 Goethe Basin, whose diameter of at least 400 km makes it
 the sixth largest impact basin observed on Mariner 10
 images (Murray and others, 1974; Strom and others, 1975;
 Trask and Guest, 1975; Boyce and Grolier, 1977; Strom,
 1977, 1979). The west half of the mapped area (between long
 100 and 190 W.) is dominated by older craters of c 1 , c
 2 , and c 3 ages and by intercrater plains material that
 lies between and within them. Younger crater materials of c
 4 age, intermediate plains material, and small patches of
 smooth plains material are superposed on all other units.
 The c 4 crater Verdi, 122 km in diameter, is the largest of
 the younger craters. Its extensive ejecta blanket and
 secondary crater field are superposed on plains materials
 and older craters.
 Purpose:
 Supplemental_Information:
 The east half of the mapped area (between long 0 and 100
 W.) is
 characterized by smooth plains material (Murray and others,
 1974; Trask and Strom, 1976). This unit covers vast
 expanses of Borealis Planitia, a depression about 1,000 km
 in diameter that has an irregular arcuate west boundary.
 This depression is located over the site(s) of one or
 several old impact structures (Trask and Strom, 1976; Boyce
 and Grolier, 1977; Strom, 1979).
 Time_Period_of_Content:
 Time_Period_Information:
 Range_of_Dates/Times:
 Beginning_Date: Unknown
 Ending_Date: 1984
 Currentness_Reference: 
Status:
 Progress: Complete
 Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
 Spatial_Domain:
 Bounding_Coordinates:
 West_Bounding_Coordinate: -1082963.0000
 East_Bounding_Coordinate: 1085304.6250
 North_Bounding_Coordinate: 1081434.6250
 South_Bounding_Coordinate: -1079361.6250
 Keywords:
 Theme:
 Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
 Theme_Keyword: Mercury
 Theme_Keyword: Geology
 Place:
 Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
 Place_Keyword: BOREALIS_REGION
 Place_Keyword: Mercury
 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\h1660\h1660_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:
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 Lineage:
 Source_Information:
 Source_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: Maurice J. Grolier
 Originator: Joseph M. Boyce
 Publication_Date: 1984
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BOREALIS REGION (H-1) 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-1660
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1984
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
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Publication_Date: 
Title: 
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Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:5,000,000
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Source_Contribution:
 Source_Information:
 Source_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: Maurice J. Grolier
 Originator: Joseph M. Boyce
 Publication_Date: 1984
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BOREALIS REGION (H-1) 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-1660
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1984
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: 
Publication_Date: 
Title: 
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Publisher: 
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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
 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: 284
 
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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: 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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