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Spatial data from An Inventory of U.S. Geological Survey Three-Dimensional Geologic Models, Volume 1, 2004–2022

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

Within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), three-dimensional (3D) geologic models are created as part of geologic framework studies, to support energy, minerals, or water resource assessments, and to inform geologic hazard assessments. Such models are often used within the organization as digital input into process and predictive models. 3D geological modeling typically supports research and project work within a specific part of the USGS – called Mission Areas – and as a result, 3D modeling activities are decentralized and model results are released on a project-by-project basis. This digital data release inventories and catalogs, for the first time, 3D geological models constructed by the USGS across all Mission Areas. This inventory assembles in catalog form the spatial locations and salient characteristics of previously published USGS 3D geological models. This inventory covers the time period from 2004, the date of the earliest published model through 2022. This digital dataset contains spatial extents of the 3D geologic models as polygon features that are attributed with unique identifiers that link the spatial data to nonspatial tables that define the data sources used and describe various aspects of each published model. The nonspatial DataSources table includes full citation and URL address for both published model reports and any digital model data released as a separate publication. The nonspatial ModelAttributes table classifies the type of model, using several classification schemes, identifies the model purpose and originating agency, and describes the spatial extent, depth, and number of layers included in each model. A tabular glossary defines terms used in the dataset. A tabular data dictionary describes the entity and attribute information for all attributes of the geospatial data and the accompanying nonspatial tables.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

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Harvested from DOI EDI

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:62e18c3dd34e10763b59912c
Data Last Modified 20231204
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
Metadata Context
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Harvest Source Id 52bfcc16-6e15-478f-809a-b1bc76f1aeda
Harvest Source Title DOI EDI
Metadata Type geospatial
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Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
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