FILE OVERVIEW

 

DI-17: Digital Surficial Geologic Map and Geographic Database of the , Geomorphology, and Soils of the Northern Tucson Basin and Tucson Mountains, Pima County, Arizona

by Philip A. Pearthree, Jeanne E. Klawon, William R. Dickinson, Thomas H. Biggs, and Tim R. Orr

Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ

December, 1999

1 CD-ROM

 

This digital product contains detailed information about the surficial geology of the Northern Tucson Basin and the Tucson Mountains. The information comprises a GIS database and a visualization of the data as a default map layout. The map layout is included in an ArcView v3.2 project (.apr) file. This product is intended for use on a Windows 95, Windows NT, or higher platform, and an overview of the files distributed with this product is given in the file tree below. Arcview, or another GIS program capable of opening ESRI shapefiles and coverages, is required to use this product. The installation files for a simple ESRI viewing program, ArcExplorer, have been included with this product if the necessary GIS software is not available. The ArcExplorer program, however, does not take full advantage of the information available in this product.

The ArcView v3.2 project can be opened directly from the CD-ROM by double-clicking the tsn_surfgeo.apr project file in the /projects folder, or on the hard-drive by first copying the /Di-17(Tucson) directory with all subdirectories to the root directory and then double-clicking the project file there. Copying the /Di-17(Tucson) directory into any folder other than the root directory will cause problems when opening the project file. The fonts in the /other/fonts folder must be copied into the C:\(system)\Fonts directory of the local hard drive. Without these fonts, the default project palette (azgsgeopalette.avp, located in the /other/palettes folder) will not display the symbols correctly.

The organization of the data included in this product, as well as the procedures used to create the data set and the feature codes used to attribute the data, are explained in the Data Structure document (tsn_datastructure.pdf). Complete FGDC-standard metadata files (tsn_metadata.txt and tsn_metadata.htm) are located in the /text folder.

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Di-17(Tucson) – parent folder

 

arcexplorer – folder containing self-extracting installation programs for ArcExplorer, a GIS data viewer

aeclient – installs ArcExplorer 1.1 (requires that Service Pack 3 or higher is installed if being used with Windows NT)

import71 – installs the ArcExplorer 1.1 Import Utility that converts ArcInfo interchange files (*.e00) into ArcInfo coverages that can then be used in ArcExplorer

 

arcexports – folder containing the export files for the Arc\Info coverages

tsn_geo.e00 – export file for the geology polygons and lines coverage

tsn_lin.e00 – export file for the coverage containing geologic lines not defining polygon boundaries

tsn_pnt.e00 – export file for the geologic points coverage

 

            coverages – Arc\Info workspace containing coverages for this project

                        tsn_geo – Arc\Info coverage for the geology polygons and lines

tsn_lin – Arc\Info coverage for the geologic lines not defining polygon boundaries

tsn_pnt – Arc\Info coverage for the geologic points

 

graphics – folder containing graphic files with default visualizations of the project maps

DI-17digital_layout.pdf – default visualization in Adobe PDF format

OFR99-21sheet1of1.jpg – low quality JPEG browse graphic of Sheet 1 linework that accompanies OFR99-21 written report

OFR99-22sheet1of2.jpg – low quality JPEG browse graphic of Sheet 1 linework that accompanies OFR99-22 written report

OFR99-22sheet2of2.jpg – low quality JPEG browse graphic of Sheet 2 linework that accompanies OFR99-22 written report

 

legends – folder containing the legend files for the ArcView project

cartosym.avl – symbolizes the cartographic symbols theme

textleaders.avl – symbolizes the text lead-in lines theme

tsn_conceal.avl – symbolizes the concealed faults theme

tsn_contacts.avl – symbolizes the contacts, the faults, and the map boundary themes

tsn_structure.avl – symbolizes the structure symbols theme

tsn_units.avl – symbolizes the map units theme

 

 

other – folder containing additional files used in the ArcView project

fonts – folder containing fonts required for correct symbol display

AZesri_1.tff – AZ_ESRI Cartography True Type Font

AZesri_7.tff – AZ_ESRI Geology True Type Font

esri_1.tff – ESRI Cartography True Type Font

esri_3_0.tff – ESRI Geometric Symbols True Type Font

esri_4.tff – ESRI Oil, Gas, & Water True Type Font

esri_7_0.tff – ESRI Geology True Type Font

palettes – folder containing the ArcView palette used in this project

azgsgeopalette.avp – the ArcView Palette used for this project

scripts – folder containing scripts useful for labeling text themes

lbltheme.ave – a script that retrieves the labels associated with cartographic text label points created using maktheme.ave

maktheme.ave – a script that takes graphic lext labels in a view and creates a shapefile with the labels as points; lbltheme.ave can be used to retrieve the label points

 

            projects – folder containing the ArcView project

tsn_surfgeo.apr – ArcView 3.2 project file for the Northern Tucson Basin and Tucson Mountains GIS product

 

shapefiles – the cartographic shapefiles for the project

tsn_carto.shp (.dbf, .shx) – shapefile containing the points that define the location of text labels and cartographic symbols

tsn_leaders.shp (.dbf, .shx) – shapefile containing the cartographic lines used as text lead-in lines

 

tables – the dBase tables that contain the ‘lookup’ data for the coverages and shapefiles

tsn_anno.dbf – table describing the symbolization of all point features

tsn_color.dbf – defines RGB values for colors used in the default symbolization

tsn_concept.dbf – table of concept names associated with geologic and cartographic objects

tsn_grline.dbf – table defining the graphical specification for line symbols in the default symbolization

tsn_struc.dbf – table containing orientation information for structural points in the sanbern_pnt coverage

tsn_units.dbf – table defining the geologic map units

 

text – the metadata and other files that accompany and help describe this project

OFR99-21TucBasin.pdf – Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-21; Surficial Geology and Geologic Hazards of the Northern Tucson Basin, Pima County, Arizona

OFR99-22TucMtn.pdf – Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-22; Surficial Geology and Geologic Hazards of the Tucson Mountains, Pima County, Arizona

tsn_datastructure.pdf – an introduction and guide to the data structure of this project

tsn_metadata.htm – the FGDC metadata for this project in HTML format

tsn_metadata.txt – the FGDC metadata for this project in plain text format

 

topos – USGS 1:24,000 topographic base maps for the project area

DRGMetadata – folder containing the metadata file for the DRG maps

drg_metadata.htm – the metadata for the DRG maps

avra.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of the Avra quadrangle with its associated world file

brown_mtn.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of the Brown Mountain quadrangle with its associated world file

cat_mtn.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of the Cat Mountain quadrangle with its associated world file

jaynes.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of the Jaynes quadrangle with its associated world file

sabino.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of the Sabino Canyon quadrangle with its associated world file

tucson_n.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of the Tucson North quadrangle with its associated world file

 

DI-17digital_layout.jpg – low quality JPEG browse graphic of the geologic map layout

tsn_coverpage.pdf – the DI-series title page for this digital product

tsn_fileoverview.pdf – an overview of the files included in this digital product in Adobe PDF format

tsn_fileoverview.htm – an overview of the files included in this digital product in HTML format