GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BEETHOVEN (H-7) QUADRANGLE OF MERCURY

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Data Quality Information
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IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION

 
 
 Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: John S. King
 Originator: David H. Scott
 Publication_Date: 1990
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BEETHOVEN (H-7) 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-2048
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1990
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: 
Publication_Date: 
Title: 
Publication_Information:
 Publication_Place: 
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Online_Linkage: 
Description:
 Abstract:
 The Beethoven quadrangle is located in the equatorial
 region of Mercury, in the center of the imaged area. Most
 pictures of the quadrangle were obtained at high sun angles
 as the Mariner 10 spacecraft receded from the planet.
 Geologic map units are described and classified on the
 basis of morphology, texture, and albedo, and they are
 assigned relative ages based on stratigraphic relations and
 on visual comparisons of the density of superposed craters.
 Crater ages are established by relative freshness of
 appearance, as indicated by topographic sharpness of their
 rim crests and degree of preservation of interior and
 exterior features such as crater floors, walls, and ejecta
 aprons. Generally, topography appears highly subdued
 because of the sun angle, and boundaries between map units
 are not clearly defined.
 Purpose:
 Supplemental_Information:
 Impact craters larger than about 250 km are referred to as
 basins. Unlike many basins on the Moon, however, the two
 obvious basins in the quadrangle, Beethoven (610 km in
 diameter) and Raphael (320 km in diameter), are not
 multiringed, whereas well-developed rings encircle many
 craters of lesser diameters (Trask, 1976). Remnant ejecta
 blankets around parts of the Beethoven and Raphael basins
 are subdued in appearance and their margins poorly defined
 in places. However, where they can be recognized, these
 extensive aprons allow a generalized regional stratigraphic
 sequence to be determined. A third basin, extremely subdued
 but probable, is centered at lat 0, long 130.
 Time_Period_of_Content:
 Time_Period_Information:
 Range_of_Dates/Times:
 Beginning_Date: Unknown
 Ending_Date: 1990
 Currentness_Reference: 
Status:
 Progress: Complete
 Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
 Spatial_Domain:
 Bounding_Coordinates:
 West_Bounding_Coordinate: -6129875.5000
 East_Bounding_Coordinate: -3064937.7500
 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: Beethoven_quadrangle
 Place_Keyword: Mercury
 Place_Keyword: Beethoven_Basin
 Place_Keyword: Raphael_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
 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\h2048\h2048_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:
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 Source_Information:
 Source_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: John S. King
 Originator: David H. Scott
 Publication_Date: 1990
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BEETHOVEN (H-7) 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-2048
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1990
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: 
Publication_Date: 
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Publication_Information:
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Source_Contribution:
 Source_Information:
 Source_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: John S. King
 Originator: David H. Scott
 Publication_Date: 1990
 Title: GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BEETHOVEN (H-7) 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-2048
 Published by the US Geological Survey, 1990
 Online_Linkage: 
Larger_Work_Citation:
 Citation_Information:
 Originator: 
Publication_Date: 
Title: 
Publication_Information:
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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: 726
 
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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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