Karst Map of Puerto Rico

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This map is a digital update of The karst landforms of Puerto Rico (Monroe, 1976). In this new version the karst areas on the islands of Mona and Monito have been added from Briggs and Seiders (1972). This map will serve as the basis for the Puerto Rico portion of a new national karst map currently being compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition, this product serves as a standalone, citable source of digital karst data for Puerto Rico. Nearly 25 percent of the United States is underlain by karst terrain, and a large part of this area is undergoing urban and industrial development. Accurate delineations of karstic rocks are needed at the national, state, and local scales. These data will lead to a better understanding of subsidence hazards, groundwater contamination potential, and cave resources, and will serve as a guide to topical research about these rocks.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date February 4, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 4, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -65.873178
Bbox North Lat 18.518647
Bbox South Lat 17.873583
Bbox West Long -67.956421
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence Although these data have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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