Physiographic Provinces of New Jersey

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS), Ronald S. Pristas (ed.)
Publication_Date: 20020630
Title: Physiographic Provinces of New Jersey
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geologic Series
Issue_Identification: DGS02-7
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJDEP/NJGS
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs02-7.htm>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
New Jersey is divided into the Valley and Ridge, Highlands, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain Physiographic Provinces. Each province defines a region in which relief, landforms, and geology are significantly different from that of the adjoining and nearby regions. The boundary between each province is determined by a major change in topography and geology, and this data set delineates the boundary lines between them.
Purpose:
The physiographic provinces are delineated at a scale of 1:100,000. These data can be used with the state's geologic data set to break out different geologic regions when compiling or analyzing information.
Supplemental_Information:
The province boundaries were derived from the Bedrock Geology of New Jersey data set as well as the information in The Physical Geography of New Jersey: Final report of the State Geologist, Vol. 4, by Roland D. Salisbury, 1898.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20020930
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.587306
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.890363
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.357564
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.924819
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Dictionary of Geological Terms
Theme_Keyword: geomorphic
Theme_Keyword: province
Theme_Keyword: regions
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Physiography Of Eastern United States
Theme_Keyword: physiographic provinces
Theme_Keyword: physiographic regions
Theme_Keyword: valley and ridge
Theme_Keyword: highlands
Theme_Keyword: piedmont
Theme_Keyword: coastal plain
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Place Names Gazeteer
Place_Keyword: State of New Jersey
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
Data Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) Agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following:

I. Description of Data to be Provided The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions.

Subject Data Layers

For all data contained herein, (NJDEP) makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.

II. Terms of Agreement

1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs. 2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying Data Dictionary and Readme files. Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact. 3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data. 4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:

"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."

5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work.

Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria. Data Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) Agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following:

I. Description of Data to be Provided The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions.

Subject Data Layers

For all data contained herein, (NJDEP) makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.

II. Terms of Agreement

1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs. 2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying Data Dictionary and Readme files. Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact. 3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data. 4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:

"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."

5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work.

Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGS
Contact_Person: Richard F. Dalton
Contact_Position: Bureau Chief, Bureau of Geology and Topography
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: Box 427
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: richard.dalton@dep.state.nj.us
Hours_of_Service: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs02-7.htm#image>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Physiographic provinces and county boundaries.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
The digital development of this data set was completed by Ronald Pristas.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.1.1.649
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NJDEP/NJGS
Publication_Date: 1938
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Physiography Of The Eastern United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: book
Series_Information:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New York
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
Fenneman, Nevin M., 1938, Physiography of the Easter United States, 714 pp., McGraw-Hill Book CO., Inc, New York and London.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New Jersey Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1898
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title:
The Physical Geography Of New Jersey: Final Report Of The State Geologist
Edition: Volume 4
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Final Report Of The State Geologist
Issue_Identification: Volume 4
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Salisbury, Roland D., 1898, The Physical Geography Of New Jersey: Final Report of the State Geologist, Vol4, 200 pp., Trenton, N. J.


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attribute accuracy is tested by manually comparing hard copy plots of the digital data with the source materials. When attributes cannot be visually verified on plots they are interactively queried and verified on the screen.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The software (Arc/Info) checks for topology consistency and ensures that there are no duplicate lines, overshoots or undershoots.
Completeness_Report: Exhaustive checks completed
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Four tics on each mylar were utilized to register the data for digitizing (editing). A root-mean-square (RMS) error of 0.005 was required (approximately 41.67 feet at 1:100,000 scale). Proof plots were made for each data set on mylar and compared to the original data. Linework that deviated from the original position by more than 0.02 inch were re-digitized, re-plotted, and corrected until acceptable results were obtained.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19990630
Title: Bedrock Geology of New Jersey
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NJGS CD Series
Issue_Identification: CD 00-1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey 08825
Publisher:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
The Bedrock Geology of New Jersey was scanned and digitized from United States Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2540-A (Bedrock Geologic Map of Northern New Jersey), Open-File Series Map 95-253 (Bedrock Geologic Map of Central New Jersey), and Open-File Series Map 95-254 (Bedrock Geologic Map of Southern New Jersey). The files were geo-registered to United States Geological Survey 30x60 minute, 1:100,000 scale topographic maps.

The state boundary is taken from the STATE reference coverage available from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Information Resources Management, 401 E. State St., Trenton, NJ 08625. The data meets the national map accuracy standards for the 1:100,000 scale.

Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/pricelst/usgsmaps.htm#imap>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19930630
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Contribution:
Linework derived from "Bedrock Geology and Topographic Base Maps of New Jersey". New Jersey Geological Survey CD Series CD 00-1
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
All references that discussed the physiographic provinces of New Jersey were reviewed to determine why the various authors placed the boundaries where they did. After extensive review and based on the formal definition of a physiographic province it was decided to mainly follow the work of Roland D. Salisbury. There are some areas where the geologic contact was exclusively followed for convenience rather than topography. These include the Furnace Brook-Pequest Valley and the Franklin area as well as Peapack-Gladstone area. Once it was determined what would define the boundaries for the various provinces it became a simple geographic information system exercise to create the data set.

The maps were scanned using a CalComp ScanPlus II roll-feed, E-format, two-camera scanner at 400 dots per inch. The scanned image accuracy is reported at +/-.25 percent. A CalComp 9500 digitizer with an accuracy of +/- 0.005 in. (+/-0.127 mm) was used for editing the data. All features were vectorized or digitized as board-inches. Proof-plots were generated and overlaid onto the original Miscellaneous Investigations and Open-File maps. Tics were digitized into the coverages using the 7.5 mjnute graticule on the base map. The coverages were then transformed into NAD83 state plane coordinates utilizing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection STATCO coverage.

Four tics on each mylar were utilized to register the data for digitizing (editing). A root-mean-square (RMS) error of 0.005 was required (approximately 41.67 feet at 1:100,000 scale). Proof plots were made for each data set on mylar and compared to the original data. Linework that deviated from the original position by more than 0.02 inch were re-digitized, re-plotted, and corrected until acceptable results were obtained

Process_Date: 08/01/02
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ronald Pristas
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGS
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist 1
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Box 427 29 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.pristas@dep.state.nj.us
Hours_of_Service: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cloud_Cover: n/a


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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 5


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2900
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.833333
False_Easting: 492125.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
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Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: provinces
Entity_Type_Definition: Name of the Physiographic province.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of province in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter of province in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROVINCES_
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Attribute_Label: PROVINCES1
Attribute_Definition: ESRI Generated Field
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Physiographic Province Name.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROVINCE
Attribute_Definition: Name of the physiographic province
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGS
Contact_Person: Ronald Pristas
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist 1
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.pristas@dep.state.nj.us
Resource_Description: NJDEP Physiographic Provinces of New Jersey
Distribution_Liability:
This organization provides the geographic data as is. This organization makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Also, this organization makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at this organization, no warranty is made by this organization regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20021024
Metadata_Review_Date: 20020901
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGS
Contact_Person: Ronald S. Pristas
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist 1
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway, Box 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.pristas@dep.state.nj.us
Hours_of_Service: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
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