Surficial Geology of New Jersey

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)/New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS)
Publication_Date: 20060101
Title: Surficial Geology of New Jersey
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NJGS CD Series
Issue_Identification: CD 06-1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey
Publisher:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection/New Jersey Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Geologic compilation by Scott D. Stanford and Ron W. Witte.

The contacts and units in this data set are modified and revised from: Newell, W. L., Powars, D. S., Owens, J. P., Stanford, S. D., Stone, B. D., 2000, Surficial geologic map of central and southern New Jersey: U. S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-2540-D, scale 1:100,000 and Stone, B. D., Stanford, S. D., Witte, R. W., 2002, Surficial geologic map of northern New Jersey: U. S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-2540-C, scale 1:100,000.

Sources used in the revisions include published and unpublished 1:24,000 surficial geologic maps by Scott D. Stanford and Ron W. Witte (published maps available at <http://www.nj.gov/dep/njgs/pricelst/geolmapquad.htm>) and the following sources:

Knapp, G. N., c. 1900, unpublished surficial geologic maps on file at the N. J. Geological Survey, scale 1:63,360.

Owens, J. P., and Minard, J. P., 1975, Geologic map of the surficial deposits in the Trenton area, New Jersey and Pennsylvania: U. S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-884, scale 1:48,000.

Salisbury, R. D., 1898, The physical geography of New Jersey: N. J. Geological Survey Final Report, v. 4, 170 p.

Salisbury, R. D., and Knapp, G. N., 1917, The Quaternary formations of southern New Jersey: N. J. Geological Survey Final Report, v. 8, 218 p. The sources of geologic map data are summarized in the linked graphic.

Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Description:
Abstract:
This geographic information system (GIS) data set shows the extent of surficial geologic materials in New Jersey. Surficial materials are the unconsolidated glacial, river, wetland, windblown, marine, estuarine, and hillslope sediments and weathered rock materials that overlie bedrock and Coastal Plain formations and that are the parent material for agronomic soils.
Purpose:
To depict the extent of surficial geologic materials across the State of New Jersey. It contains information for assessing and protecting aquifers, assessing water quality, and providing a framework for evaluating hazards and resources. It was prepared in cooperation with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geologic Mapping Program.
Supplemental_Information:
Digital compilation of geologic data sets by Ronald S. Pristas. Authors Notes: Enlargement of the data to more detailed scales than specified could result in registration errors. If information is needed at more detailed scales, please contact the New Jersey Geological Survey to determine the status of detailed mapping.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20041230
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.587293
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.899239
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.356752
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.924819
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Dictionary of Geological Terms
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme_Keyword: surficial
Theme_Keyword: contacts
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP
Theme_Keyword: NJGS
Place:
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Place_Keyword: State of New Jersey
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Stratum_Keyword: earth surface
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: 2004
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
For data supplied by the Department the following Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) shall accompany all data transfers. The users agree 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:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)/New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS)
Contact_Person: Scott D. Stanford
Contact_Position: Bureau of Geology and Topography
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: P. O. Box 420, 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: scott.stanford@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday
Contact_Instructions:
Technical inquiries regarding geology should be directed to Scott Stanford, Research Scientist 1, New Jersey Geological Survey. Technical inquiries regarding the data layer should be directed to Ronald S. Pristas, GIS Specialist 1, New Jersey Geological Survey.
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Statewide color graphic depicting surficial geologic contacts. For reference purposes only.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), National Geologic Mapping Program
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
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Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

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 can not be visually verified on plots they are interactively queried and verified on the screen.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The software ArcGIS 9.x checks for topology consistency and ensures that there are no duplicate lines, overshoots or undershoots.
Completeness_Report:
Exhaustive checks completed on all data layers. Internal review by author and compiler, Survey management, and Survey Editorial staff.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
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Four registration tics on each of the 1:100,000 scale data sets were utilized to register and transform the data from board-inches to state plane coordinate feet. A root-mean-square (RMS) error of 0.005 was required (approximately 41.67 feet at 1:100,000 scale). New and revised line work was digitized into the data sets with an RMS of 0.005. Proof plots were made for each data set on stable-base media and compared to the original data. Line work that deviated from the original position by more than 0.02 inch were re-digitized, re-plotted and corrected until acceptable results were obtained
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Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: With in National Map Accuracy Standards.
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Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U. S. Geological Survey, New Jersey Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: Surficial Geologic Map of Central and Southern New Jersey
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Miscellanous Investigations Series
Issue_Identification: I-2540-D
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Newell, Wayne L., Powars, David S., Owens, James P., Stanford, Scott D., and Stone, Byron D., 2000. Scale 1 to 100,000, 4 cross sections. 3 sheets, size 55x39; 53x41; 54x36; and a 21-page explanatory text. Map I-2540-D.
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Calendar_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: authors1
Source_Contribution:
Manuscript line work compiled by the Miscellaneous Investigation Series Maps authors to digitize surficial geology layers for use in Adobe Illustrator. This line work was used as one of the sources for revising and modifying the data set.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The USGS created the layouts for the Miscellaneous Investigations Series maps using Adobe Illustrator. The three layouts containing surficial polygons and registration tics were modified extensively and the exported utilizing Avenza's MAPublisher software. The resulting ESRI shapefiles of northern, central and southern New Jersey were then converted to ESRI coverage file format. The coverage files were then transformed into files utilizing the North American Datum of 1983, New Jersey State Plane coordinate feet. A root-mean-square error of 0.005 was obtained for each file. A digitizing tablet was used to correct errors and to add new and revised data (polygons) to the files. An RMS of 0.005 was maintained. Attribution of the polygons was performed interactively after digitizing was completed. The coverages were then edge-matched and joined together. The coverages were then converted to ESRI's shapefile format.
Process_Date: 20060101
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ronald S. Pristas
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection/New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geographic Information System Specialist 1
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: P. O. Box 420, 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.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00AM to 5:00PM, M-F

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Geologic age of the formation. Epoch. Geologic time unit corresponding to a series; subdivision of a period; formerly used also for other smaller divisions of geologic time.
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Contact_Information:
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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Maps and Publications Sales Office
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Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 438
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0438
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-777-1038
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-292-3285
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM - 4:00PM, Monday-Friday
Contact_Instructions:
Request NJGS CD Series CD 06-1. <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/pricelst/>.
Resource_Description: NJGS CD Series CD 06-1.
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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Fees: $30.00
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Prepayment is required. Prices include shipping. See "Distributor" for telephone number, FAX number, and postal mail address. If inquiring about obtaining this data set, please refer to - Surficial Geology Of New Jersey (1:100,000 scale) NJGS CD Series CD 06-1.
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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection/New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Ronald S. Pristas
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist
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
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