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Karst database development in Minnesota: Design and data assembly

January 1, 2005

The Karst Feature Database (KFD) of Minnesota is a relational GIS-based Database Management System (DBMS). Previous karst feature datasets used inconsistent attributes to describe karst features in different areas of Minnesota. Existing metadata were modified and standardized to represent a comprehensive metadata for all the karst features in Minnesota. Microsoft Access 2000 and ArcView 3.2 were used to develop this working database. Existing county and sub-county karst feature datasets have been assembled into the KFD, which is capable of visualizing and analyzing the entire data set. By November 17 2002, 11,682 karst features were stored in the KFD of Minnesota. Data tables are stored in a Microsoft Access 2000 DBMS and linked to corresponding ArcView applications. The current KFD of Minnesota has been moved from a Windows NT server to a Windows 2000 Citrix server accessible to researchers and planners through networked interfaces. ?? Springer-Verlag 2005.

Publication Year 2005
Title Karst database development in Minnesota: Design and data assembly
DOI 10.1007/s00254-005-1240-3
Authors Y. Gao, E.C. Alexander, R.G. Tipping
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Environmental Geology
Index ID 70029661
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse