FILE OVERVIEW

 

ANIMAS: Digital Geomorphic Surface Map and Geographic Database of the Southern Animas Creek Valley, Hidalgo County, New Mexico

Geology by Kirk R. Vincent and P. Reed Krider

Digital Compilation by Tim R. Orr

Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ

September, 1999

1 CD-ROM

 

This digital product contains detailed information about the geology and geomorphology of the southern Animas Valley. 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 animas.apr project file in the /projects folder, or on the hard-drive by first copying the /Di-16(Animas) directory with all subdirectories to the root directory and then double-clicking the project file there. Copying the /Di-16(Animas) 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 (animas_datastructure.pdf). Complete FGDC-standard metadata files (animas_metadata.txt and animas_metadata.htm) are located in the /text folder.

Documents distributed in Adobe PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website: http://www.adobe.com

 

 


Di-16(Animas) – parent folder containing all data

 

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

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

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

 

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

animas.e00 – volume 1 Arc/Info export file for the geomorphic surface unit polygons and lines

animas.e01 – volumes 2 Arc/Info export file for the geomorphic surface unit polygons and lines

animas_p.e00 – Arc/Info export file for the soil pit points

 

            coverages – Arc\Info workspace containing coverages for this project

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

                        animas_pnt – Arc\Info coverage for the soil pit sample points

 

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

animasmaplayout.pdf – default visualization in Adobe PDF format

 

legends – folder containing the ArcView legend files for the product map view in ArcView

animas_contacts.avl – symbolizes the Contacts theme

animas_divide.avl – symbolizes the Drainage Divide/Map Boundary theme

animas_faults.avl – symbolizes the Faults theme

animas_units.avl – symbolizes the Geomorphic Surface 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

animas.apr – ArcView 3.2 project file for the Animas Creek Valley GIS product

 

tables – the dBase tables that contain the “lookup” data for the coverages

adjacent.dbf – table that correlates units on each side of a line to allow for map unit generalizations and selective symbolization of contacts

age.dbf – table defining the age of the current geomorphic surface

class_ID.dbf – table defining classification object codes

faultage.dbf – table containing information about the general age of each distinctive fault

faultmov.dbf – table containing information about the vertical movement on measured faults

geofault.dbf – lookup table containing fault descriptor attributes

geotype.dbf -  lookup table containing line type attributes

landform.dbf – table describing the geomorphic landform of the current geomorphic surface

origin.dbf – table defining the process that formed the current geomorphic surface

overlies.dbf – table indicating the units.dbf field referenced by the string in the units.dbf SUBSURFACE field

soil_ca.dbf – table describing the presence and type of calcium carbonate in the soils of the current geomorphic surface

soilpits.dbf – relate table containing soil pit information

soiltext.dbf – table defining grain size of the surface material of the current geomorphic surface

surface.dbf – table defining each surficial geologic deposit

units.dbf – table defining the geomorphic surface map units

 

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

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

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

animas_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 files for the DRG maps

drg_metadata.htm – the metadata as an HTML document

AnimasPeak.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Animas Peak quadrangle with its associated world file

AnimasPeakNE.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Animas Peak NE quadrangle with its associated world file

BlackPoint.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Black Point quadrangle with its associated world file

CenterPeak.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Center Peak quadrangle with its associated world file

ClantonDraw.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Clanton Draw quadrangle with its associated world file

Fitzpatricks.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Fitzpatricks quadranglewith its associated world file

GillespieMountain.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Gillespie Mountain quadrangle with its associated world file

GuadalupePass.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Guadalupe Pass quadrangle with its associated world file

GuadalupeSpring.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Guadalupe Spring quadrangle with its associated world file

IndianPeak.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Indian Peak quadrangle with its associated world file

LangCanyon.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Lang Canyon quadrangle with its associated world file

MountBaldy.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Mount Baldy quadrangle with its associated world file

SkeletonCanyon.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Skeleton Canyon quadrangle with its associated world file

TankMountain.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Tank Mountain quadrangle with its associated world file

WhitmirePass.tif (.tfw) – scanned TIFF image of Whitmire Pass Canyon quadrangle with its associated world file

 

animas_coverpage.pdf – the DI-series title page for this digital product in Adobe PDF format

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

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

animasmaplayout.jpg– JPEG image of the map in layout form