Abandoned Mines

This information exchange is for delivery of abandoned underground mine features in the AASG geothermal data project. The AbandonedUndergroundMine (AUM) worksheet specifies content elements for an interchange format for location, area, volume, heat capacity, temperature and other measurement data obtained for AUMs. Fields in that spreadsheet will become XML elements in interchange documents for WFS simple features/geothermal data web services. Typically AUM data are recorded in state survey databases, and this information could be provided through an AUM observation service. The HeaderURI for a particular mine is the cross-referencing link (foreign key) used to associate the header record and other information from a particular AUM.

Version 0.3 Field List

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Layer Name: AbandonedMine
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
FeatureURI (string) Unique identifier that specifies the feature represented: e.g. a geologic feature, mine, aquifer or facility structure. Ideally, the identifier is an http URI that will dereference to a known, useful representation of the feature. This identifier will be used to cross reference the feature to other information related to this feature.
MineName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the mine is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
APINo (string) API number for the the wellboreborehole identified by the HeaderURI. If an API number is unavailable this field is empty. Usage of hyphens is optional, according to standard practice in each state. API number refers to the American Petroleum Institute number. Each oil, gas, or geothermal well drilled in the United States has a unique API number; this number identifies all boreholes or recompletions associated with the original wellbore. See http:www.spwla.orgtechnicalapi-technical for more information about API numbering.
HeaderURI (string) Unique identifier for this observation. This is the identifier (Uniform Resource Identifier) that will be used to cross-reference data, samples, and other observations to the observation represented by this record. Best practice is to define an http URI that will dereference to a normative description of the observation. USGIN URI's may be redirected to any URL using the http:resources.usgin.org redirector; contact the USGIN development team at AZGS for instructions.
OtherID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
OtherName (string) Other human-intelligible labels for feature such as secondary name or common name, other spellings. Indicate the authority from which the OtherName is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe character '|'. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
Operator (string) Name of the operator of the mine identified by the Feature URI. Name of company/organization that is operating the mine during the reporting period.
LeaseName (string) Name or number of the lease of the mine identified by the Feature URI. The LeaseName may be a concatenation of the Lease Owner and Number.
LeaseOwner (string) Name of the lease owner of the mine identified by the FeatureURI.
LeaseNo (string) Lease number of the mine identified by the FeatureURI.
MineStartDate (dateTime) Date on which development commenced for the mine identified by the FeatureURI. Use format YYYY-MM-DDThhr:mm. If date is unknown, provide best guess and so note in the 'Notes' field. This is intended as a searching aid.
EndedMiningDate (dateTime) Date on which operations ended for the mine identified by the FeatureURI. Use format YYYY-MM-DDThhr:mm. If date is unknown, provide best guess and so note in the 'Notes' field. This is intended as a searching aid.
MineOrOpeningType (string) Type of mine identified by the FeatureURI, at the time indicated in the StatusDate element. Vocabulary should be drawn from a standard list. This field is intended to specify mine type according to data provider's conventions.
CommodityOfInterest (string) The commodity of interest associated with the mine identified by the FeatureURI, at the time indicated in the StatusDate element.
Status (string) Status of the feature at the time indicated in the StatusDate element. If unknown enter "unknown" in the field.
StatusDate (dateTime) The status of the feature can change from time to time, thus it is useful to know the date on which a given status was reported. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
Function (string) Functional characterization of the mine identified by the FeatureURI, at the time indicated in the StatusDate element.
ReleaseDate (dateTime) Date on which data for the mine identified by the FeatureURI, was or will be made public. If no date is reported, no confidential information is on moratorium. Use format YYYY-MM-DD.
Field (string) Name of coal or other mineral field in which the mine identified by the FeatureURI is located. Delimit multiple values with the pipe character '|'.
OtherLocationName (string) Names of geographic features associated with the site that will be useful as search criteria to locate the information for this site. Separate multiple keywords with the pipe '|' character.
County (string) Required. County name. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. If offshore, specify 'offshore' in this field.
State (string) Required. State name without abbreviations. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. For offshore locations, specify the governing or nearest state and list the county as 'offshore'.
PLSS_Meridians (string) List north-south baseline and east-west meridian that Townships and Ranges are referenced to.
TWP (string) Township in PLSS grid, relative to reported baseline. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline and meridian. Recommend adding leading '0's so that all number strings are the same length (typically 2 or occasionally 3 digits). Examples 01N, 112S, 001N.
RGE (string) Range in PLSS grid, relative to reported meridian. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline meridian. See instructions on TWP field.
Section_ (double) PLSS section number. Must be numeric or null. Some surveys include half sections indicated by a 'nn.5' designation, where n indicates a number.
SectionPart (string) Subdivision of a PLSS section.
Parcel (string) Legal parcel identifier, or block number, or other parcel or location identifier.
UTM_E (double) UTM easting coordinate as decimal number.
UTM_N (double) UTM northing coordinate as decimal number.
UTMDatumZone (string) The datum and UTM zone for the reported coordinates. Datum for most locations should be NAD27 or NAD83.
LatDegree (double) Latitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
LongDegree (double) Longitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
SRS (string) The spatial reference system. It is recommended that an EPSG code be used to identify the SRS used to specify the location. If an EPSG code is used, identify it as such with the prefix 'EPSG:' For common EPSG codes, see the Data Valid Terms tab. EPSG:4326 is the identifier for WGS84, and should be the text in this field. EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. EPSG codes can be dereferenced by putting the code in this URL (replace 4326) http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/.
LocationUncertaintyStatement (string) Information on how the original location was determined, e.g.: 1:250,000 map, gps unit, Google Earth, PLSS Conversion, Spatial Datum Conversion, e.g., NAD27 to WGS84.
Mine_City_Distance_km (double) Distance in kilometers (km) from mine to nearest population center.
WatershedName (string) Name of the watershed located above, or in communication with, mine workings. Delimit multiple watershed names with the pipe character '|'.
HUCode (double) Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC/HUCode). 12 digits. The United States is divided and sub-divided into successively smaller Hydrologic Units (HU) which are classified into four levels: regions, sub-regions, accounting units, and cataloging units. Cataloging Units sometimes are called "watersheds". The hydrologic units are arranged or nested within each other, from the largest geographic area (regions) to the smallest geographic area (cataloging units). Each hydrologic unit is identified by a unique hydrologic unit code (HUC) based on the four levels of classification in the hydrologic unit system. http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/huc.html
HydroNarrative (string) Free text used to report watershed/stream information.
DepthOfMine_km (double) Vertical distance from lowest point of mine to elevation of mine origin.
ElevationGL_m (double) Elevation at ground level for the origin of the mine identified by the FeatureURI. Measurement should be made with respect to mean sea level (MSL) and be reported in decimal meters (m).
AboveBelowWaterTable (string) Used to designate is mine above water table, below water table, or above and below water table.
FormationDepositName (string) Name of geologic unit at the bottom of the mine identified by the FeatureURI. Include hierarchy of names if the unit is part of a higher-rank geologic unit, e.g. Group name/Formation name, or Formation/Member, or Group/ Formation. Spell out unit names in full. Multiple names separated by pipe '|' characters.
MineDepositArea_m2 (double) Estimated area of the surface projection of the underground workings. Report measurement in decimal units. Report all areas in decimal units of sqare meters (m2).
AveThicknessMineDeposit_m (double) Estimated thickness of mined area of the mine identified by the FeatureURI. Measurement must be reported in decimal meter units. Mining operations may not have mined the entire seam or mined more than the seam thickness, so mine thickness is generally more normalized due to tunnel height etc for humans to access and remove coal.
MineVolume_m3 (double) Report gross volume of mine here. Report in cubic meters (m3). Gross volume is the entire mine volume with and without (voids) groundwater.
EffectiveVolume__m3 (double) Report estimated volume of mine void space here. Report in cubic meters (m3). Effective volume is the total volume of the void space.
MaxRechargeArea_km2 (double) Report estimated maximum area to recharge mine void space here. Report all areas in decimal units of sqare kilometers.
MinRechargeArea_km2 (double) Report estimated minimum area to recharge mine void space here. Report all areas in decimal units of sqare kilometers.
GroundwaterFlowDirection (string) Estimated direction of groundwater flow. Report all directions using the NSEW convention. N, ESE, SW etc.
GWDischargeDistance_m (double) Estimated discharge length of groundwater, reported in decimal meter units. Discharge is measured by a volume (length [or distance traveled] x thickness) of water to pass through a cross section area.
DischargeThickness_m (double) Report estimated discharge thickness here; reported in decimal meter units. Discharge is measured by a volume (length [or distance traveled] x thickness) of water to pass through a cross section area.
MeanAnnualPrecip_in (double) Mean annual precipitation for the location of the mine identified by the FeatureURI. Precipitation from NOAA precipitation measurement network sources. Use decimal inch units. Because official precipitation measurements in the U.S. are inches, that is used here.
CrossSectionArea_m2 (double) Report estimated maximum area of cross section of recharge here; use square meters, m2.
EffectiveCrossSectionArea_m2 (double) Report estimated effective area of cross section of recharge here; use square meters, m2.
CrossSectionAreaProceedure (string) Free text for any notes pertaining to proceedures for cross section area estimates; used to provide method of area determination.
AveRechargeRateGrndwtrVol1_m3yr (double) The mean recharge rate to groundwater volume for the mine identified by the FeatureURL. Report in cubic meters per year (m3/yr). Method 1. (See Notes tab).
MaxMineRechargeVolGrndwtr1_m3yr (double) Report estimated maximum volume of recharge of mine void space here, reported in cubic meters per year (m3/yr) using Method 1. (See Notes tab).
MinMIneRechargeGrndwtrVol1_m3yr (double) Report estimated minimum volume of recharge of mine void space here, reported in cubic meters per year (m3/yr) using Method 1. (See Notes tab).
RechargeProcedure1 (string) Text description of measurement procedure and methods used to calculate corrections using Method 1. (See Notes tab).
MaxResidenceTime1_yr (double) Report estimated maximum Residence time (Method 1) of recharge water in mine void space here. Use decimal year units. The residence time calculation illustrates the rate in which water is being circulated through the mine.
MinResidenceTime1_yr (double) Report estimated minimum Residence time (Method 1) of recharge water in mine void space here. Use decimal year units. The residence time calculation illustrates the rate in which water is being circulated through the mine.
MaxMineWtrVel1_myr (double) Maximum estimated mine water velocity in meters/year. (see Linear Groundwater Velocity on Notes tab).
MinMineWtrVel1_myr (double) Minimum estimated mine water velocity in meters/year. (see Linear Groundwater Velocity on Notes tab).
AveRechargeRateGrndwtrVol2_m3yr (double) The mean recharge rate to groundwater volume for the mine identified by the FeatureURL. Report in cubic meters per year (m3/yr). Method 2. (See Notes tab).
MaxMineRechargeVol2_m3yr (double) Report estimated maximum recharge volume of mine void space here, using Method 2. (See Notes tab). Use m3.
MinMineRechargeVol2_m3yr (double) Report estimated minimum recharge volume of mine void space here, using Method 2. (See Notes tab). Use m3.
RechargeProcedure2 (string) Text description of measurement procedure and methods used to calculate corrections using Method 2. (See Notes tab).
MaxResidenceTime2_yr (double) Report estimated maximum Residence time (Method 2) of recharge water in mine void space here. Use decimal year units. The residence time calculation illustrates the rate in which water is being circulated through the mine.
MinResidenceTime2_yr (double) Report estimated minimum Residence time (Method 2) of recharge water in mine void space here. Use decimal year units. The residence time calculation illustrates the rate in which water is being circulated through the mine.
MaxMineWtrVel2_myr (double) Maximum estimated linear velocity of mine water in meters/year. (Linear Groundwater Velocity on Notes tab).
MinMineWtrVel2_myr (double) Minimum estimated linear velocity of mine water in meters/year. (Linear Groundwater Velocity on Notes tab).
EstAirTemp_C (double) Estimated surface temperature here, in decimal units of Centigrade.
EstMineWtrTemp_C (double) Report estimated water temperature here, in decimal degrees Centigrade.
SpecificHeat_kJkgC (double) Estimated specific heat of water at the estimated air temperature. Report in units of kilo Joules per kilogram per degree celcius (kJ/kg/C).
WaterDensity_kgm3 (double) Water density at the estimated temperature. Report in kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m3).
WaterMass_kg (double) Estimated total mass of mine water, in kilograms (kg).
TotalMineHeat_kJ (double) Heat Extractable from the mine per 1 degree C of change, reported in (kilojoules, kJ).
MinHF1_kJyr (double) Minimum Heat Flux (heat energy transferred by conduction and convection) using Method 1 Kilojoules per year (kJ/y).
MaxHF1_kJyr (double) Maximum Heat Flux (heat energy transferred by conduction and convection) using Method 1 Kilojoules per year (kJ/y).
MinHF2_kJyr (double) Minimum Heat Flux (heat energy transferred by conduction and convection) using Method 2 Kilojoules per year (kJ/y).
MaxHF2_kJyr (double) Maximum Heat Flux (heat energy transferred by conduction and convection) using Method 2 (Kilojoules per year (kJ/y).
Notes (string) Any additional notes about the mine associated with this FeatureURI that doesn't fit into the template. Methods used, procedures, references, etc.
RelatedResource (string) This may be one to many http links to resources (logs, pictures or other documents if available online; should be an http: address (URL)) related to the observation described in each record. Delimit multiple values with the pipe '|' character.
InformationSource (string) Source (provider) of the information in this dataset. May be agency, report, etc.
Shape (PointPropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
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Discussion
Status
Version 0.3 is now available for wider system use. Any necessary revisions of this new content model should be entered and discussed at https://github.com/usgin-models/AbandonedMines
Created Files Example
Version 0.3 April 17, 2014 WFS GetFeature

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Active Fault/Quaternary Fault

Faults are typically represented on maps by the linear outcrop trace where the fault intersects the Earth Surface. Thus the feature service for fault uses a line feature class for the geometry. This linear geometry cannot simply be represented in a spreadsheet, so a template for service deployment provides as an ESRI personal geodatabase (which is a Microsoft Access .mdb file). In addition, for consistency with point-based content models, an Excel Workbook is provided with work sheets for the data provider metadata, description of fields in the template, and vocabularies recommended for use in interchange documents. For those that do not have software that will work with the geodatabase file, a zip archive containing a shape file feature class is included. The shape file truncates field names and text values that are strings longer than 255 characters. If some field contain text longer than 255 characters, fault descriptions should be loaded into the excel worksheet included with the shape file. In that case, be sure that there is a key to uniquely join the shape field information with the fault description information. This content model includes data elements that are in the content model for Geologic Map/faults, as well as elements providing information specific to Quaternary faults relating to slip rates, time since most recent activity. The AASG namespace URI for XML schema implementing this content model is http://stategeothermaldata.org/uri-gin/aasg/xmlschema/activefault/ . Version number is appended as the terminal token in individual schema version instances, e.g. for version 1.1 the URI is http://stategeothermaldata.org/uri-gin/aasg/xmlschema/activefault/1.1 .

Version 1.2 Field List

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Layer Name: ActiveFault
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class… Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the WellHeaderTemplate.
FeatureURI (string) Unique identifier that specifies the feature represented: e.g. a geologic feature, aquifer or facility structure. Ideally, the identifier is an http URI that will dereference to a known, useful representation of the feature. This identifier will be used to cross reference the feature to other information related to this feature.
Name (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
FullName (string) Hierarchical path name for the described shear displacement structure feature, from largest to most specific. E.g. Pinto Mountain fault zone/Morongo Valley fault. Use slash '/' as the hierarchical delimiter.
ParentFeatureURI (string) Identifier for a larger shear displacement structure which the named feature is a part of.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
Description (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (quality, lithology, locality, etc).
Symbol (string) Identifier for symbol for default portrayal of this feature in some symbol scheme. This is a convienence value, and assumes the existence of SLD or other legend-type artifact that maps from these symbol identifiers to graphical elements. Equivalent to genericSymbolizer element in GeoSciML thematic view schema.
OtherID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecificationURI (string) Ideally an http URI that dereferences to a full complex feature representation. If the FeatureURI is an http URI that can be dereferenced to one or more representations, this URI is redundant. For example, the URI could refer to a GeoSciML Contact feature that describes the instance in detail. If no value is provided then a URI for a nil reason concept should be provided from list on the OGC_nilValues tab.
FeatureType (string) Mandatory, one value. Term from controlled vocabulary classifying kind of feature. Default is 'Fault', other options are more specific fault types.
GeologicHistory (string) Free text description of age or history of the feature.
RepresentativeAgeURI (string) A unique identifier for a named time era that best characterizes the age of the fault.
YoungerAgeURI (string) Unique identifier for younger age term for interval.
OlderAgeURI (string) Unique identifier for older age term for interval.
IntervalSinceMovement (string) Time in kA (thousands of years) with uncertainty, since last event.
ObservationMethod (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
PositionAccuracyMeters (double) A numerical estimate of the radius of the uncertainty envelope surrounding the mapped trace of the feature identified by the FeatureURI (reported in Meters).
PositionAccuracy (string) A qualitative estimate of the radius of the uncertainty envelope surrounding the mapped trace of the feature identified by the FeatureURI.
Displacement (string) Text description of displacement across the feature identified by the FeatureURI.
SlipRate (string) Distinguish horizontal or vertical only slip rate, separation, from actual vector magnitude. Time interval for rate calculation is important component. Value is quantity with uncertainty.
SlipAccumulationInterval (string) Time period of averaging for slip rate calculation. Required if slip rate reported.
MovementType (string) Use extension of CGI Fault movement type vocabulary. Terms used to define the type of movement (eg dip-slip, strike-slip) for a DisplacementValue on a ShearDisplacementStructure.
MovementSense (string) Terms to specify the relative direction of movement of bodies of rock across a ShearDisplacementStructure. Examples include 'sinistral', 'dextral', 'normal', 'reverse'.
DipDirection (string) Term indicating general direction of dip of the fault structure described in this record.
DateMostRecentEvent (dateTime) If earthquakes are associated with fault, calendar date of most recent event. Use ISO 8601 date time for consistency with other dates, recognizing that in general this will not include a time. Recommend using 12:00:00 as the default time.
RecurrenceInterval (string) Estimated average time in thousands of years between slip events on fault.
TotalSlip (string) Vector (trend, plunge, magnitude) linking piercing points on opposite sides of fault, with uncertainty.
Source (string) Mandatory. Short text explanation of source of information defining this feature or record; may be author-date type citation, well log, report, data files etc., but should include some indication of how digital data originated. If unpublished data, provide researcher name, date and research institution for proper citation. Separate multiple citations with pipe '|' character.
MetadataURI (string) URI identifying (and ideally dereferencing to get) a full formal metadata record for the observation report. A time series of observations may all reference the same metadata record that provides contact information and details on procedure, etc.
Shape (MultiCurvePropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
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Discussion
The Quaternary fault model is based on the GeoSciML-portrayal content model for 'ShearDisplacementStructure', with the addition of content of special interest to active or recently active faults. In the GeoSciML model, 'Shear displacement structure' represents the broad category of structures across which there has been shear displacement with any sense. This category includes all brittle to ductile style structures along which displacement has occurred, from a simple, single 'planar' brittle or ductile surface to a fault system comprised of 10's of strands of both brittle and ductile nature. This structure may have some significant thickness (a deformation zone) and have an associated body of deformed rock that may be considered a DeformationUnit (Definition from GeoSciML model - see http://www.geosciml.org/geosciml/2.0/doc/GeoSciML/GeologicStructure/Shea...). An individual fault feature in a Quaternary fault data set is defined by a unique combination of name, URI, geologic history, slip, and orientation properties, as well as the inference that it represents a physically connected surface in the Earth. For mapped active or recently active faults, which are the scope of this scheme, the deformation style is assumed to be brittle (as opposed to ductile).
Status
Currently deployed services are deployed using version 1.2 of this content model which has been reviewed by NGDS project technical teams and adopted for use by other NGDS projects. SLDs (Styled Layer Descriptors) can be downloaded from the State Geothermal Data Repository. The legend for the Active Faults model is represented by line features according to the FGDC symbology scheme (with additions further specifying activity during the early Quaternary).
Created Files Example
Version 1.1 Dec. 17, 2012
Version 1.2 Dec. 18, 2012 WFS GetFeature

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Aqueous Chemistry

This is a data interchange content model for an observation of the chemical composition of an aqueous fluid. A header content model for sample characterization, location, and analysis metadata is included to assist users finding analyses for specific samples, locations, time intervals, etc. Typically water temperature at the time of sampling is recorded along with sample data. Several 'suites' of analytes representing common analysis results are defined, with the intention that an implementation of the content model would offer several observation feature types, each of which consists of the header fields combined with the analytes for a suite. A content type for reporting results for a single analyte is also proposed, with an abbreviated header; this could be implemented for services similar to the EPA storet data services. In this approach a single analysis result is delivered as a collection of observation records, each with the same AnalysisURI and reporting single analyte. AqueousChemicalAnalysis-BasicData contains fields for information used to discover and retrieve chemical analyses meeting various criteria, and to evaluate the reported results. These fields would be reported along with a collection of analytes from the different suites proposed on the suites table.

Version 1.13 Field List

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Layer Name: WaterQuality
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
AnalysisURI (string) A unique identifier for a discrete analysis of a specimen taken from a feature. The feature from which the specimen was taken will be identified by its own URI.
AnalysisName (string) Human-intelligible label to identify the analysis. Analysis names should be unique within the dataset.
Notes (string) Any additional information to be provided, including description and other data not captured by the template, details about collection method, contact information for related parties (original collector, project PI), collection platform or Launch, etc.
SamplingFeatureName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
SamplingFeatureURI (string) Unique Identifier for the particular site (station) or well where the sample(s) came from. For wells, this might be the HeaderURI or API number used in other metadata files. If unavailable, state 'missing'. SamplingFeature is a concept that represents the feature that accesses the part of the Earth from which the sample came, e.g. outcrop, borehole, dredge haul.
SamplingFeatureType (string) Type of feature that is the subject of this record: Thermal Spring, Borehole, Well, Pool, Stream.
OtherSiteID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecimenID (string) ID given to the specimen by the collector(s). Recommended practice: include a short abbreviation in a prefix indicating the authority or scope of the identifier (e.g. 'usgs:'); any prefixes should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
SpecimenDescription (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (size, weight, quality, lithology, locality, etc).
SpecimenURI (string) Unique identifier for sample; should include protocol prefix with known meaning, delimited by a ':' (colon), e.g. igsn:24623570 or http://resources.usgin.org/uri-gin/AZGS/sample/24623570.
SpecimenCollectionDate (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
SpecimenCollectionMethod (string) Text description of the process used to collect the analyzed specimen. Include any keywords that may typically be used to categorize sampling procedures. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
OtherAnalyticalData (string) Text describing other analytical data associated with the analyzed specimen. Best practice: include a URI for observation records reporting related results.
DrilledDepth_ft (double) Length of borehole from borehole origin to bottom of borehole. If there are multiple wells, use the depth of the deepest well.
FluidTemperature_C (double) Temperature of fluid, in decimal format, when sampled; all temperatures must be reported in degrees Celsius.
Discharge (double) Average measured volume of water per unit of time.
DischargeUnits (string) Units for flow rate, either gallons per minute (gpm) or liters per minute (lpm).
County (string) Required. County name. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. If offshore, specify 'offshore' in this field.
State (string) Required. State name without abbreviations. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. For offshore locations, specify the governing or nearest state and list the county as 'offshore'.
LatDegree (double) Latitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
LongDegree (double) Longitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
SRS (string) The spatial reference system. It is recommended that an EPSG code be used to identify the SRS used to specify the location. If an EPSG code is used, identify it as such with the prefix 'EPSG:' EPSG:4326 is the identifier for WGS84, and should be the text in this field. EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. EPSSG codes can be dereferenced by putting the code in this URL (replace 4326) http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/.
LocationUncertaintyStatement (string) Information on how the original location was determined, e.g.: 1:250,000 map, gps unit, Google Earth, PLSS Conversion, Spatial Datum Conversion, e.g., NAD27 to WGS84.
PLSSMeridians (string) List north-south baseline and east-west meridian that Townships and Ranges are referenced to.
Township (string) Township in PLSS grid, relative to reported baseline. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline and meridian. Recommend adding leading '0's so that all number strings are the same length (typically 2 or occasionally 3 digits). Examples 01N, 112S, 001N.
Range (string) Range in PLSS grid, relative to reported meridian. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline meridian. See instructions on TWP field.
Section_ (double) PLSS section number. Must be numeric or null. Some surveys include half sections indicated by a 'nn.5' designation, where n indicates a number.
SectionPart (string) Subdivision of a PLSS section.
Elevation_m_msl (double) Elevation at ground level for the feature in meters. Elevations should be reported relative to mean sea level (MSL).
Source (string) Mandatory. Short text explanation of source of information defining this feature or record; may be author-date type citation, well log, report, data files etc., but should include some indication of how digital data originated. If unpublished data, provide researcher name, date and research institution for proper citation. Separate multiple citations with pipe '|' character.
SourceURI (string) Identifier, DOI or other URI, for the cited source. Ideally an http URI that may be dereferenced to produce a representation of the original source document.
MetadataURI (string) URI identifying (and ideally dereferencing to get) a full formal metadata record for the observation report. A time series of observations may all reference the same metadata record that provides contact information and details on procedure, etc.
AnalysisDateTime (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
Laboratory (string) If a Laboratory performed the analysis, include name and address here.
AnalyticalProcedure (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
ConcentrationUnits (string) Indicate the units of the analytes in this section (layer). All analytes reported in this record use the same units.
ph_Field (double) Field measure of the acidity of an aqueous solution. Report in standard pH format.
ph_Lab (double) Field measure of the acidity of an aqueous solution. Report in standard pH format.
SpecificConductance_mS (double) Measurement of the ability of a substance to conduct electricity. Reported in S/m (Siemens/meter).
ConductanceNote (string) Notes on specific conductance measurements.
Conductance_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
TotalDissolvedSolids (double) Total dissolved solids reported in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
TotalDissolvedSolids_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
TotalSuspendedSolids (double) Total suspended solids reported in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
TotalSuspendedSolids_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
Turbidity_ntu (double) Nephelometric (ntu) refers to the way the instrument, a nephelometer, measures how much light is scattered by suspended particles in the water. The greater the scattering, the higher the turbidity. Therefore, low NTU values indicate high water clarity, while high NTU values indicate low water clarity.
Turbidity_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
Shape (PointPropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
Collapse Field List Layer Name: CommonAnalytes
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
AnalysisURI (string) A unique identifier for a discrete analysis of a specimen taken from a feature. The feature from which the specimen was taken will be identified by its own URI.
AnalysisName (string) Human-intelligible label to identify the analysis. Analysis names should be unique within the dataset.
Notes (string) Any additional information to be provided, including description and other data not captured by the template, details about collection method, contact information for related parties (original collector, project PI), collection platform or Launch, etc.
SamplingFeatureName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
SamplingFeatureURI (string) Unique Identifier for the particular site (station) or well where the sample(s) came from. For wells, this might be the HeaderURI or API number used in other metadata files. If unavailable, state 'missing'. SamplingFeature is a concept that represents the feature that accesses the part of the Earth from which the sample came, e.g. outcrop, borehole, dredge haul.
SamplingFeatureType (string) Type of feature that is the subject of this record: Thermal Spring, Borehole, Well, Pool, Stream.
OtherSiteID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecimenID (string) ID given to the specimen by the collector(s). Recommended practice: include a short abbreviation in a prefix indicating the authority or scope of the identifier (e.g. 'usgs:'); any prefixes should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
SpecimenDescription (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (size, weight, quality, lithology, locality, etc).
SpecimenURI (string) Unique identifier for sample; should include protocol prefix with known meaning, delimited by a ':' (colon), e.g. igsn:24623570 or http://resources.usgin.org/uri-gin/AZGS/sample/24623570.
SpecimenCollectionDate (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
SpecimenCollectionMethod (string) Text description of the process used to collect the analyzed specimen. Include any keywords that may typically be used to categorize sampling procedures. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
OtherAnalyticalData (string) Text describing other analytical data associated with the analyzed specimen. Best practice: include a URI for observation records reporting related results.
DrilledDepth_ft (double) Length of borehole from borehole origin to bottom of borehole. If there are multiple wells, use the depth of the deepest well.
FluidTemperature_C (double) Temperature of fluid, in decimal format, when sampled; all temperatures must be reported in degrees Celsius.
Discharge (double) Average measured volume of water per unit of time.
DischargeUnits (string) Units for flow rate, either gallons per minute (gpm) or liters per minute (lpm).
County (string) Required. County name. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. If offshore, specify 'offshore' in this field.
State (string) Required. State name without abbreviations. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. For offshore locations, specify the governing or nearest state and list the county as 'offshore'.
LatDegree (double) Latitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
LongDegree (double) Longitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
SRS (string) The spatial reference system. It is recommended that an EPSG code be used to identify the SRS used to specify the location. If an EPSG code is used, identify it as such with the prefix 'EPSG:' EPSG:4326 is the identifier for WGS84, and should be the text in this field. EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. EPSSG codes can be dereferenced by putting the code in this URL (replace 4326) http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/.
LocationUncertaintyStatement (string) Information on how the original location was determined, e.g.: 1:250,000 map, gps unit, Google Earth, PLSS Conversion, Spatial Datum Conversion, e.g., NAD27 to WGS84.
PLSSMeridians (string) List north-south baseline and east-west meridian that Townships and Ranges are referenced to.
Township (string) Township in PLSS grid, relative to reported baseline. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline and meridian. Recommend adding leading '0's so that all number strings are the same length (typically 2 or occasionally 3 digits). Examples 01N, 112S, 001N.
Range (string) Range in PLSS grid, relative to reported meridian. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline meridian. See instructions on TWP field.
Section_ (double) PLSS section number. Must be numeric or null. Some surveys include half sections indicated by a 'nn.5' designation, where n indicates a number.
SectionPart (string) Subdivision of a PLSS section.
Elevation_m_msl (double) Elevation at ground level for the feature in meters. Elevations should be reported relative to mean sea level (MSL).
Source (string) Mandatory. Short text explanation of source of information defining this feature or record; may be author-date type citation, well log, report, data files etc., but should include some indication of how digital data originated. If unpublished data, provide researcher name, date and research institution for proper citation. Separate multiple citations with pipe '|' character.
SourceURI (string) Identifier, DOI or other URI, for the cited source. Ideally an http URI that may be dereferenced to produce a representation of the original source document.
MetadataURI (string) URI identifying (and ideally dereferencing to get) a full formal metadata record for the observation report. A time series of observations may all reference the same metadata record that provides contact information and details on procedure, etc.
AnalysisDateTime (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
Laboratory (string) If a Laboratory performed the analysis, include name and address here.
AnalyticalProcedure (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
ConcentrationUnits (string) Indicate the units of the analytes in this section (layer). All analytes reported in this record use the same units.
FractionAnalyzed (string) Portion of the entire sample tested for this record; select from controlled vocabulary: Total solids, Dissolved solids, Fixed solids, Recoverable solids, Suspended solids, Gas, Liquid.
Br (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Ca (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Cl (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
F (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Fe (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
FeTot (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
K (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Na (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Na_K (string) Na plus K as specific analytical value not a summary of Na and K results. Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO3 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
SiO2 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
SO4 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Sr (string) None
Alkalinity (string) Quantitative capacity of water to neutralize an acid. Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Alkalinity_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
Bicarbonate (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Carbonate (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Hardness_CaCO3 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Hardness_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
TotalDissolvedSolids (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
TotalDissolvedSolids_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
Shape (PointPropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
Collapse Field List Layer Name: BaseMetals
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
AnalysisURI (string) A unique identifier for a discrete analysis of a specimen taken from a feature. The feature from which the specimen was taken will be identified by its own URI.
AnalysisName (string) Human-intelligible label to identify the analysis. Analysis names should be unique within the dataset.
Notes (string) Any additional information to be provided, including description and other data not captured by the template, details about collection method, contact information for related parties (original collector, project PI), collection platform or Launch, etc.
SamplingFeatureName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
SamplingFeatureURI (string) Unique Identifier for the particular site (station) or well where the sample(s) came from. For wells, this might be the HeaderURI or API number used in other metadata files. If unavailable, state 'missing'. SamplingFeature is a concept that represents the feature that accesses the part of the Earth from which the sample came, e.g. outcrop, borehole, dredge haul.
SamplingFeatureType (string) Type of feature that is the subject of this record: Thermal Spring, Borehole, Well, Pool, Stream.
OtherSiteID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecimenID (string) ID given to the specimen by the collector(s). Recommended practice: include a short abbreviation in a prefix indicating the authority or scope of the identifier (e.g. 'usgs:'); any prefixes should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
SpecimenDescription (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (size, weight, quality, lithology, locality, etc).
SpecimenURI (string) Unique identifier for sample; should include protocol prefix with known meaning, delimited by a ':' (colon), e.g. igsn:24623570 or http://resources.usgin.org/uri-gin/AZGS/sample/24623570.
SpecimenCollectionDate (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
SpecimenCollectionMethod (string) Text description of the process used to collect the analyzed specimen. Include any keywords that may typically be used to categorize sampling procedures. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
OtherAnalyticalData (string) Text describing other analytical data associated with the analyzed specimen. Best practice: include a URI for observation records reporting related results.
DrilledDepth_ft (double) Length of borehole from borehole origin to bottom of borehole. If there are multiple wells, use the depth of the deepest well.
FluidTemperature_C (double) Temperature of fluid, in decimal format, when sampled; all temperatures must be reported in degrees Celsius.
Discharge (double) Average measured volume of water per unit of time.
DischargeUnits (string) Units for flow rate, either gallons per minute (gpm) or liters per minute (lpm).
County (string) Required. County name. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. If offshore, specify 'offshore' in this field.
State (string) Required. State name without abbreviations. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. For offshore locations, specify the governing or nearest state and list the county as 'offshore'.
LatDegree (double) Latitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
LongDegree (double) Longitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
SRS (string) The spatial reference system. It is recommended that an EPSG code be used to identify the SRS used to specify the location. If an EPSG code is used, identify it as such with the prefix 'EPSG:' EPSG:4326 is the identifier for WGS84, and should be the text in this field. EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. EPSSG codes can be dereferenced by putting the code in this URL (replace 4326) http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/.
LocationUncertaintyStatement (string) Information on how the original location was determined, e.g.: 1:250,000 map, gps unit, Google Earth, PLSS Conversion, Spatial Datum Conversion, e.g., NAD27 to WGS84.
PLSSMeridians (string) List north-south baseline and east-west meridian that Townships and Ranges are referenced to.
Township (string) Township in PLSS grid, relative to reported baseline. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline and meridian. Recommend adding leading '0's so that all number strings are the same length (typically 2 or occasionally 3 digits). Examples 01N, 112S, 001N.
Range (string) Range in PLSS grid, relative to reported meridian. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline meridian. See instructions on TWP field.
Section_ (double) PLSS section number. Must be numeric or null. Some surveys include half sections indicated by a 'nn.5' designation, where n indicates a number.
SectionPart (string) Subdivision of a PLSS section.
Elevation_m_msl (double) Elevation at ground level for the feature in meters. Elevations should be reported relative to mean sea level (MSL).
Source (string) Mandatory. Short text explanation of source of information defining this feature or record; may be author-date type citation, well log, report, data files etc., but should include some indication of how digital data originated. If unpublished data, provide researcher name, date and research institution for proper citation. Separate multiple citations with pipe '|' character.
SourceURI (string) Identifier, DOI or other URI, for the cited source. Ideally an http URI that may be dereferenced to produce a representation of the original source document.
MetadataURI (string) URI identifying (and ideally dereferencing to get) a full formal metadata record for the observation report. A time series of observations may all reference the same metadata record that provides contact information and details on procedure, etc.
AnalysisDateTime (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
Laboratory (string) If a Laboratory performed the analysis, include name and address here.
AnalyticalProcedure (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
ConcentrationUnits (string) Indicate the units of the analytes in this section (layer). All analytes reported in this record use the same units.
FractionAnalyzed (string) None
Ag (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Al_monomeric (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Al_total (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
As (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Au (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
B (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Ba (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Be (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Bi (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Cd (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Co (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Cr (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Cs (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Cu (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Hg (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Li (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Mn (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Mo (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Ni (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
P (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Pb (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
S (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Sb (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Se (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Si (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Sn (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Ti (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
U (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
V (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
W (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Zn (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Shape (PointPropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
Collapse Field List Layer Name: MajorDissolvedConstituents
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
AnalysisURI (string) A unique identifier for a discrete analysis of a specimen taken from a feature. The feature from which the specimen was taken will be identified by its own URI.
AnalysisName (string) Human-intelligible label to identify the analysis. Analysis names should be unique within the dataset.
Notes (string) Any additional information to be provided, including description and other data not captured by the template, details about collection method, contact information for related parties (original collector, project PI), collection platform or Launch, etc.
SamplingFeatureName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
SamplingFeatureURI (string) Unique Identifier for the particular site (station) or well where the sample(s) came from. For wells, this might be the HeaderURI or API number used in other metadata files. If unavailable, state 'missing'. SamplingFeature is a concept that represents the feature that accesses the part of the Earth from which the sample came, e.g. outcrop, borehole, dredge haul.
SamplingFeatureType (string) Type of feature that is the subject of this record: Thermal Spring, Borehole, Well, Pool, Stream.
OtherSiteID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecimenID (string) ID given to the specimen by the collector(s). Recommended practice: include a short abbreviation in a prefix indicating the authority or scope of the identifier (e.g. 'usgs:'); any prefixes should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
SpecimenDescription (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (size, weight, quality, lithology, locality, etc).
SpecimenURI (string) Unique identifier for sample; should include protocol prefix with known meaning, delimited by a ':' (colon), e.g. igsn:24623570 or http://resources.usgin.org/uri-gin/AZGS/sample/24623570.
SpecimenCollectionDate (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
SpecimenCollectionMethod (string) Text description of the process used to collect the analyzed specimen. Include any keywords that may typically be used to categorize sampling procedures. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
OtherAnalyticalData (string) Text describing other analytical data associated with the analyzed specimen. Best practice: include a URI for observation records reporting related results.
DrilledDepth_ft (double) Length of borehole from borehole origin to bottom of borehole. If there are multiple wells, use the depth of the deepest well.
FluidTemperature_C (double) Temperature of fluid, in decimal format, when sampled; all temperatures must be reported in degrees Celsius.
Discharge (double) Average measured volume of water per unit of time.
DischargeUnits (string) Units for flow rate, either gallons per minute (gpm) or liters per minute (lpm).
County (string) Required. County name. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. If offshore, specify 'offshore' in this field.
State (string) Required. State name without abbreviations. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. For offshore locations, specify the governing or nearest state and list the county as 'offshore'.
LatDegree (double) Latitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
LongDegree (double) Longitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
SRS (string) The spatial reference system. It is recommended that an EPSG code be used to identify the SRS used to specify the location. If an EPSG code is used, identify it as such with the prefix 'EPSG:' EPSG:4326 is the identifier for WGS84, and should be the text in this field. EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. EPSSG codes can be dereferenced by putting the code in this URL (replace 4326) http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/.
LocationUncertaintyStatement (string) Information on how the original location was determined, e.g.: 1:250,000 map, gps unit, Google Earth, PLSS Conversion, Spatial Datum Conversion, e.g., NAD27 to WGS84.
PLSSMeridians (string) List north-south baseline and east-west meridian that Townships and Ranges are referenced to.
Township (string) Township in PLSS grid, relative to reported baseline. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline and meridian. Recommend adding leading '0's so that all number strings are the same length (typically 2 or occasionally 3 digits). Examples 01N, 112S, 001N.
Range (string) Range in PLSS grid, relative to reported meridian. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline meridian. See instructions on TWP field.
Section_ (double) PLSS section number. Must be numeric or null. Some surveys include half sections indicated by a 'nn.5' designation, where n indicates a number.
SectionPart (string) Subdivision of a PLSS section.
Elevation_m_msl (double) Elevation at ground level for the feature in meters. Elevations should be reported relative to mean sea level (MSL).
Source (string) Mandatory. Short text explanation of source of information defining this feature or record; may be author-date type citation, well log, report, data files etc., but should include some indication of how digital data originated. If unpublished data, provide researcher name, date and research institution for proper citation. Separate multiple citations with pipe '|' character.
SourceURI (string) Identifier, DOI or other URI, for the cited source. Ideally an http URI that may be dereferenced to produce a representation of the original source document.
MetadataURI (string) URI identifying (and ideally dereferencing to get) a full formal metadata record for the observation report. A time series of observations may all reference the same metadata record that provides contact information and details on procedure, etc.
AnalysisDateTime (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
Laboratory (string) If a Laboratory performed the analysis, include name and address here.
AnalyticalProcedure (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
ConcentrationUnits (string) Indicate the units of the analytes in this section (layer). All analytes reported in this record use the same units.
Al (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Ba (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Ca (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Cl (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
F (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
K (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Li (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Mg (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Na (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Na_K (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
SiO2 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
SO4 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
cation_total (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
anion_total (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Alkalinity (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Alkalinity_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
chargeBalance_pct (string) Ratio of cations to anions as a percent.
Hardness_CaCO2 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Hardness_method (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
Shape (PointPropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
Collapse Field List Layer Name: MinorDissolvedConstituents
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
AnalysisURI (string) A unique identifier for a discrete analysis of a specimen taken from a feature. The feature from which the specimen was taken will be identified by its own URI.
AnalysisName (string) Human-intelligible label to identify the analysis. Analysis names should be unique within the dataset.
Notes (string) Any additional information to be provided, including description and other data not captured by the template, details about collection method, contact information for related parties (original collector, project PI), collection platform or Launch, etc.
SamplingFeatureName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
SamplingFeatureURI (string) Unique Identifier for the particular site (station) or well where the sample(s) came from. For wells, this might be the HeaderURI or API number used in other metadata files. If unavailable, state 'missing'. SamplingFeature is a concept that represents the feature that accesses the part of the Earth from which the sample came, e.g. outcrop, borehole, dredge haul.
SamplingFeatureType (string) Type of feature that is the subject of this record: Thermal Spring, Borehole, Well, Pool, Stream.
OtherSiteID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecimenID (string) ID given to the specimen by the collector(s). Recommended practice: include a short abbreviation in a prefix indicating the authority or scope of the identifier (e.g. 'usgs:'); any prefixes should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
SpecimenDescription (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (size, weight, quality, lithology, locality, etc).
SpecimenURI (string) Unique identifier for sample; should include protocol prefix with known meaning, delimited by a ':' (colon), e.g. igsn:24623570 or http://resources.usgin.org/uri-gin/AZGS/sample/24623570.
SpecimenCollectionDate (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
SpecimenCollectionMethod (string) Text description of the process used to collect the analyzed specimen. Include any keywords that may typically be used to categorize sampling procedures. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
OtherAnalyticalData (string) Text describing other analytical data associated with the analyzed specimen. Best practice: include a URI for observation records reporting related results.
DrilledDepth_ft (double) Length of borehole from borehole origin to bottom of borehole. If there are multiple wells, use the depth of the deepest well.
FluidTemperature_C (double) Temperature of fluid, in decimal format, when sampled; all temperatures must be reported in degrees Celsius.
Discharge (double) Average measured volume of water per unit of time.
DischargeUnits (string) Units for flow rate, either gallons per minute (gpm) or liters per minute (lpm).
County (string) Required. County name. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. If offshore, specify 'offshore' in this field.
State (string) Required. State name without abbreviations. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. For offshore locations, specify the governing or nearest state and list the county as 'offshore'.
LatDegree (double) Latitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
LongDegree (double) Longitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
SRS (string) The spatial reference system. It is recommended that an EPSG code be used to identify the SRS used to specify the location. If an EPSG code is used, identify it as such with the prefix 'EPSG:' EPSG:4326 is the identifier for WGS84, and should be the text in this field. EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. EPSSG codes can be dereferenced by putting the code in this URL (replace 4326) http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/.
LocationUncertaintyStatement (string) Information on how the original location was determined, e.g.: 1:250,000 map, gps unit, Google Earth, PLSS Conversion, Spatial Datum Conversion, e.g., NAD27 to WGS84.
PLSSMeridians (string) List north-south baseline and east-west meridian that Townships and Ranges are referenced to.
Township (string) Township in PLSS grid, relative to reported baseline. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline and meridian. Recommend adding leading '0's so that all number strings are the same length (typically 2 or occasionally 3 digits). Examples 01N, 112S, 001N.
Range (string) Range in PLSS grid, relative to reported meridian. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline meridian. See instructions on TWP field.
Section_ (double) PLSS section number. Must be numeric or null. Some surveys include half sections indicated by a 'nn.5' designation, where n indicates a number.
SectionPart (string) Subdivision of a PLSS section.
Elevation_m_msl (double) Elevation at ground level for the feature in meters. Elevations should be reported relative to mean sea level (MSL).
Source (string) Mandatory. Short text explanation of source of information defining this feature or record; may be author-date type citation, well log, report, data files etc., but should include some indication of how digital data originated. If unpublished data, provide researcher name, date and research institution for proper citation. Separate multiple citations with pipe '|' character.
SourceURI (string) Identifier, DOI or other URI, for the cited source. Ideally an http URI that may be dereferenced to produce a representation of the original source document.
MetadataURI (string) URI identifying (and ideally dereferencing to get) a full formal metadata record for the observation report. A time series of observations may all reference the same metadata record that provides contact information and details on procedure, etc.
AnalysisDateTime (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
Laboratory (string) If a Laboratory performed the analysis, include name and address here.
AnalyticalProcedure (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
ConcentrationUnits (string) Indicate the units of the analytes in this section (layer). All analytes reported in this record use the same units.
As (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
B (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Br (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Cu (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Cs (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Fe (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
H (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
I (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Mn (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NH4 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Ni (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO2_field (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO2_lab (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO3_field (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO3_lab (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
OH (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Pb (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
PO4_as_P (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Rb (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Sr (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Zr (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Shape (PointPropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
Collapse Field List Layer Name: Nitrogen
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
AnalysisURI (string) A unique identifier for a discrete analysis of a specimen taken from a feature. The feature from which the specimen was taken will be identified by its own URI.
AnalysisName (string) Human-intelligible label to identify the analysis. Analysis names should be unique within the dataset.
Notes (string) Any additional information to be provided, including description and other data not captured by the template, details about collection method, contact information for related parties (original collector, project PI), collection platform or Launch, etc.
SamplingFeatureName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
SamplingFeatureURI (string) Unique Identifier for the particular site (station) or well where the sample(s) came from. For wells, this might be the HeaderURI or API number used in other metadata files. If unavailable, state 'missing'. SamplingFeature is a concept that represents the feature that accesses the part of the Earth from which the sample came, e.g. outcrop, borehole, dredge haul.
SamplingFeatureType (string) Type of feature that is the subject of this record: Thermal Spring, Borehole, Well, Pool, Stream.
OtherSiteID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecimenID (string) ID given to the specimen by the collector(s). Recommended practice: include a short abbreviation in a prefix indicating the authority or scope of the identifier (e.g. 'usgs:'); any prefixes should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
SpecimenDescription (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (size, weight, quality, lithology, locality, etc).
SpecimenURI (string) Unique identifier for sample; should include protocol prefix with known meaning, delimited by a ':' (colon), e.g. igsn:24623570 or http://resources.usgin.org/uri-gin/AZGS/sample/24623570.
SpecimenCollectionDate (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
SpecimenCollectionMethod (string) Text description of the process used to collect the analyzed specimen. Include any keywords that may typically be used to categorize sampling procedures. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
OtherAnalyticalData (string) Text describing other analytical data associated with the analyzed specimen. Best practice: include a URI for observation records reporting related results.
DrilledDepth_ft (double) Length of borehole from borehole origin to bottom of borehole. If there are multiple wells, use the depth of the deepest well.
FluidTemperature_C (double) Temperature of fluid, in decimal format, when sampled; all temperatures must be reported in degrees Celsius.
Discharge (double) Average measured volume of water per unit of time.
DischargeUnits (string) Units for flow rate, either gallons per minute (gpm) or liters per minute (lpm).
County (string) Required. County name. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. If offshore, specify 'offshore' in this field.
State (string) Required. State name without abbreviations. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. For offshore locations, specify the governing or nearest state and list the county as 'offshore'.
LatDegree (double) Latitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
LongDegree (double) Longitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
SRS (string) The spatial reference system. It is recommended that an EPSG code be used to identify the SRS used to specify the location. If an EPSG code is used, identify it as such with the prefix 'EPSG:' EPSG:4326 is the identifier for WGS84, and should be the text in this field. EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. EPSSG codes can be dereferenced by putting the code in this URL (replace 4326) http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/.
LocationUncertaintyStatement (string) Information on how the original location was determined, e.g.: 1:250,000 map, gps unit, Google Earth, PLSS Conversion, Spatial Datum Conversion, e.g., NAD27 to WGS84.
PLSSMeridians (string) List north-south baseline and east-west meridian that Townships and Ranges are referenced to.
Township (string) Township in PLSS grid, relative to reported baseline. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline and meridian. Recommend adding leading '0's so that all number strings are the same length (typically 2 or occasionally 3 digits). Examples 01N, 112S, 001N.
Range (string) Range in PLSS grid, relative to reported meridian. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline meridian. See instructions on TWP field.
Section_ (double) PLSS section number. Must be numeric or null. Some surveys include half sections indicated by a 'nn.5' designation, where n indicates a number.
SectionPart (string) Subdivision of a PLSS section.
Elevation_m_msl (double) Elevation at ground level for the feature in meters. Elevations should be reported relative to mean sea level (MSL).
Source (string) Mandatory. Short text explanation of source of information defining this feature or record; may be author-date type citation, well log, report, data files etc., but should include some indication of how digital data originated. If unpublished data, provide researcher name, date and research institution for proper citation. Separate multiple citations with pipe '|' character.
SourceURI (string) Identifier, DOI or other URI, for the cited source. Ideally an http URI that may be dereferenced to produce a representation of the original source document.
MetadataURI (string) URI identifying (and ideally dereferencing to get) a full formal metadata record for the observation report. A time series of observations may all reference the same metadata record that provides contact information and details on procedure, etc.
AnalysisDateTime (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
Laboratory (string) If a Laboratory performed the analysis, include name and address here.
AnalyticalProcedure (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
ConcentrationUnits (string) Indicate the units of the analytes in this section (layer). All analytes reported in this record use the same units.
N_Kjeldahl (string) Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen or TKN is the sum of organic nitrogen, ammonia (NH3), and ammonium (NH4+) in the chemical analysis of soil, water, or wastewater (e.g. sewage treatment plant effluent). To calculate Total Nitrogen (TN), the concentrations of nitrate-N and nitrite-N are determined and added to TKN. TKN is determined in the same manner as organic nitrogen, except that the ammonia is not driven off before the digestion step. Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NH4_as_N (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NH4 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Nitrate_field (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Nitrate_lab (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NitratePlusNitrite (string) Nitrate NO3 plus Nitrite NO2 in mg/L. Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Nitrite_field (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Nitrite_lab (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO2_field (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO2_lab (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO3_field (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
NO3_lab (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Shape (PointPropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
Collapse Field List Layer Name: WaterDissolvedGas
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
AnalysisURI (string) A unique identifier for a discrete analysis of a specimen taken from a feature. The feature from which the specimen was taken will be identified by its own URI.
AnalysisName (string) Human-intelligible label to identify the analysis. Analysis names should be unique within the dataset.
Notes (string) Any additional information to be provided, including description and other data not captured by the template, details about collection method, contact information for related parties (original collector, project PI), collection platform or Launch, etc.
SamplingFeatureName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
SamplingFeatureURI (string) Unique Identifier for the particular site (station) or well where the sample(s) came from. For wells, this might be the HeaderURI or API number used in other metadata files. If unavailable, state 'missing'. SamplingFeature is a concept that represents the feature that accesses the part of the Earth from which the sample came, e.g. outcrop, borehole, dredge haul.
SamplingFeatureType (string) Type of feature that is the subject of this record: Thermal Spring, Borehole, Well, Pool, Stream.
OtherSiteID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecimenID (string) ID given to the specimen by the collector(s). Recommended practice: include a short abbreviation in a prefix indicating the authority or scope of the identifier (e.g. 'usgs:'); any prefixes should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
SpecimenDescription (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (size, weight, quality, lithology, locality, etc).
SpecimenURI (string) Unique identifier for sample; should include protocol prefix with known meaning, delimited by a ':' (colon), e.g. igsn:24623570 or http://resources.usgin.org/uri-gin/AZGS/sample/24623570.
SpecimenCollectionDate (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
SpecimenCollectionMethod (string) Text description of the process used to collect the analyzed specimen. Include any keywords that may typically be used to categorize sampling procedures. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
OtherAnalyticalData (string) Text describing other analytical data associated with the analyzed specimen. Best practice: include a URI for observation records reporting related results.
DrilledDepth_ft (double) Length of borehole from borehole origin to bottom of borehole. If there are multiple wells, use the depth of the deepest well.
FluidTemperature_C (double) Temperature of fluid, in decimal format, when sampled; all temperatures must be reported in degrees Celsius.
Discharge (double) Average measured volume of water per unit of time.
DischargeUnits (string) Units for flow rate, either gallons per minute (gpm) or liters per minute (lpm).
County (string) Required. County name. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. If offshore, specify 'offshore' in this field.
State (string) Required. State name without abbreviations. If unknown or not applicable use 'missing'. For offshore locations, specify the governing or nearest state and list the county as 'offshore'.
LatDegree (double) Latitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
LongDegree (double) Longitude coordinate for the surface location of the feature (use center point for areas); values should be provided with at least 4 significant digits for sufficient precision (7 decimal places is recommended by the USGS (OFR 02-463, p. 6). Use decimal degrees.
SRS (string) The spatial reference system. It is recommended that an EPSG code be used to identify the SRS used to specify the location. If an EPSG code is used, identify it as such with the prefix 'EPSG:' EPSG:4326 is the identifier for WGS84, and should be the text in this field. EPSG stands for European Petroleum Survey Group. EPSSG codes can be dereferenced by putting the code in this URL (replace 4326) http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/.
LocationUncertaintyStatement (string) Information on how the original location was determined, e.g.: 1:250,000 map, gps unit, Google Earth, PLSS Conversion, Spatial Datum Conversion, e.g., NAD27 to WGS84.
PLSSMeridians (string) List north-south baseline and east-west meridian that Townships and Ranges are referenced to.
Township (string) Township in PLSS grid, relative to reported baseline. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline and meridian. Recommend adding leading '0's so that all number strings are the same length (typically 2 or occasionally 3 digits). Examples 01N, 112S, 001N.
Range (string) Range in PLSS grid, relative to reported meridian. Formatting and punctuation should be consistent for all locations referenced to the same baseline meridian. See instructions on TWP field.
Section_ (double) PLSS section number. Must be numeric or null. Some surveys include half sections indicated by a 'nn.5' designation, where n indicates a number.
SectionPart (string) Subdivision of a PLSS section.
Elevation_m_msl (double) Elevation at ground level for the feature in meters. Elevations should be reported relative to mean sea level (MSL).
Source (string) Mandatory. Short text explanation of source of information defining this feature or record; may be author-date type citation, well log, report, data files etc., but should include some indication of how digital data originated. If unpublished data, provide researcher name, date and research institution for proper citation. Separate multiple citations with pipe '|' character.
SourceURI (string) Identifier, DOI or other URI, for the cited source. Ideally an http URI that may be dereferenced to produce a representation of the original source document.
MetadataURI (string) URI identifying (and ideally dereferencing to get) a full formal metadata record for the observation report. A time series of observations may all reference the same metadata record that provides contact information and details on procedure, etc.
AnalysisDateTime (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.
Laboratory (string) If a Laboratory performed the analysis, include name and address here.
AnalyticalProcedure (string) Text description of how the measurement was made - instrumentation, logging rate, correction or extrapolation process, how time since circulation was determined, etc. Data provider should indicate QA/QC performed on the data, including individual or institution, time frame and depth of quality check.
ConcentrationUnits (string) Indicate the units of the analytes in this section (layer). All analytes reported in this record use the same units.
Ar (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
CH4 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
CO2 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
H2 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
H2S_as_N (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
He (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Kr (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
N2 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Ne (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
O2 (string) Report in the unit indicated in the concentration units column.
Shape (PointPropertyType) Added by GIS for WFS service; this element appears in the xml output, but is generated during service deployment from the latitude and longitude, therefore it doesn't appear in the template.
Collapse Field List Layer Name: FreeGas
Name Description
OBJECTID (int) Integer record count, added by ArcGIS servers during service deployment; not required but cannot be removed when deploying from ArcGIS feature class. Not user maintained, so this element appears in XML implementation but not in the Content Model Template.
AnalysisURI (string) A unique identifier for a discrete analysis of a specimen taken from a feature. The feature from which the specimen was taken will be identified by its own URI.
AnalysisName (string) Human-intelligible label to identify the analysis. Analysis names should be unique within the dataset.
Notes (string) Any additional information to be provided, including description and other data not captured by the template, details about collection method, contact information for related parties (original collector, project PI), collection platform or Launch, etc.
SamplingFeatureName (string) Common or human-readable name by which the feature is known. Recommend using only web-safe characters (a-z A-Z 0-9 _-.) in the name. Be consistent in the naming convention used within any given dataset.
SamplingFeatureURI (string) Unique Identifier for the particular site (station) or well where the sample(s) came from. For wells, this might be the HeaderURI or API number used in other metadata files. If unavailable, state 'missing'. SamplingFeature is a concept that represents the feature that accesses the part of the Earth from which the sample came, e.g. outcrop, borehole, dredge haul.
SamplingFeatureType (string) Type of feature that is the subject of this record: Thermal Spring, Borehole, Well, Pool, Stream.
OtherSiteID (string) Alternative identifier(s) for the feature. Indicate the authority from which the OtherID is derived with a short (lower case) prefix delimited by a colon ':' If identifiers from multiple different authorities are available, delimit these identifiers with the pipe '|' character. For example, if a well were known to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) by the id number 1337, the prefix would be azgs: and the identifier string would be azgs:1337. Any such prefixes used to scope identifiers should be explained in the dataset metadata.
SpecimenID (string) ID given to the specimen by the collector(s). Recommended practice: include a short abbreviation in a prefix indicating the authority or scope of the identifier (e.g. 'usgs:'); any prefixes should be explained in the dataset metadata.
Label (string) Short text string for labeling the feature on maps. Can be the same as feature name. A label may be an OtherLocationName, OtherID or the Name or some combination.
SpecimenDescription (string) Free text field for any additional observations or other information regarding the feature, any special considerations with this instance (size, weight, quality, lithology, locality, etc).
SpecimenURI (string) Unique identifier for sample; should include protocol prefix with known meaning, delimited by a ':' (colon), e.g. igsn:24623570 or http://resources.usgin.org/uri-gin/AZGS/sample/24623570.
SpecimenCollectionDate (dateTime) Date for the record: date on which observation, measurement or test was made or specimen was collected. Day, month and year must be specified; Excel will display using ISO 8601 date and time (yyyy-mm-ddT:hh:mm) format. If only the year is known, enter month and day as 'Jan. 1', (or '1/1/', or '1-1-', or 'January 1,'). All dates will be converted to yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm.