Alaska Resource Data File

Alaska Resource Data File FAQs

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Frequently-anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

    Title: Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF)
    Abstract:
    Database of descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in Alaska.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    U.S. Geological Survey, Unknown, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF):

    Online Links: https://ardf.wr.usgs.gov

    This is part of the following larger work.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 172
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -130
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.0

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 1988
    Beginning_Date: Present
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    For the entity type labels, see "Explanation of fields used in the Alaska Resource Data File of mines, prospects, and mineral occurences in Alaska." Open-File Report 96-79.
    For the entity type definitions, please see "Explanation of fields used in the Alaska Resource Data File of mines, prospects, and mineral occurences in Alaska." Open-File Report 96-79. (Source: Frederic H. Wilson)


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • U.S. Geological Survey

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    U.S. Geological Survey
    c/o Frederic H. Wilson
    Geologist
    4200 University Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99508-4667
    USA

    907-786-7448 (voice)
    fwilson@usgs.gov


Why was the data set created?

The Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF) is a subset of the National Mineral Resource Data System (MRDS) that has been specifically re-formatted and re-designed to better meet the needs of the local user community.


How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

  2. What changes have been made?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    c/o Frederic H. Wilson
    Geologist
    4200 University Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99508-4667
    USA

    907-786-7448 (voice)
    fwilson@usgs.gov

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The distributor assumes no liability.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

      Data format: Portable Document Format (PDF)
      Network links: https://ardf.wr.usgs.gov

    • Cost to order the data: None for online download.


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 28-Jun-1999

Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey
c/o Nora Shew
Geologist
4200 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508-4667
USA

907-786-7445 (voice)
nshew@usgs.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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