This is a Non-Federal dataset covered by different Terms of Use than

Paha Ridges Landform Features of Iowa

Metadata Updated: July 19, 2013

A landscape is a collection of land shapes or land forms. Landform regions are a grouping of individual landscape features that have a common geomophology. In Iowa, these regions are composed of earth materials derived from glacial, wind, river, and marine environments of the geologic past. This is a new representation of the landform regions of Iowa, at a scale of 1:24,000, and derived from a variety of sources including soils, slope maps, topographic maps Paha Ridges are landforms that tend to be in the southern part of the Iowan Surface, that are prominant hills that are oriented from northwest to southeast, and typically have large deposits of loess on them. They were developed during the period of mass wasting that developed the Iowan surface, and are considered erosional remnants and are often at interstream divides. Paha generally rise above the surrounding landscape more than 20 feet. The ridges of these Paha are often wooded with mixed oak components, and soils often indicate development under forest or transitional cover type. Collections of Paha are called lineated inliers and can be found in another coverage

Access & Use Information

Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: No license information was provided.

Downloads & Resources


Metadata Date March 4, 2008
Metadata Created Date July 19, 2013
Metadata Updated Date July 19, 2013
Reference Date(s) February 23, 2006 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from Iowa Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 4, 2008
Metadata Created Date July 19, 2013
Metadata Updated Date July 19, 2013
Reference Date(s) February 23, 2006 (publication)
Responsible Party Iowa Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: The development of the coverages in the NRGIS Library represents a major investment of staff time and effort. As a professional responsibility, the the Iowa DNR expects to receive proper credit when these GIS coverages are utilized. The Department also expects that the original documentation will remain with any redistribution of these coverages., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -90.349300
Bbox North Lat 43.089978
Bbox South Lat 41.744256
Bbox West Long -95.415255
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 37f2f204-c042-403e-aad6-99c038b7de71
Harvest Source Id 2abfde33-b6a6-461c-879b-612565f3a067
Harvest Source Title Iowa Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Licence Although efforts have been made in correcting errors in order to make this information useful to the Department, the Department assumes no responsibility for errors in the information. Similarly, the Department assumes no responsibility for the consequences of inappropriate uses or interpretations of the data made by anyone to whom this data has been made available. The Department bears no responsibility to inform users of any changes made to this data. Anyone using this data is advised that precision implied by the coverage may far exceed actual precision. Comments on this data are invited and the Department would appreciate that documented errors be brought to staff attention.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.