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The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) is the primary source of funds for the production of geologic maps in the United States and provides accurate geologic maps and three-dimensional framework models that help to sustain and improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation and to mitigate natural hazards.

Geologic Mapping

Geologic Mapping

The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) produces accurate geologic maps and 3-D geologic frameworks that provide critical data for sustaining and improving the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation

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Date published: November 17, 2017

New Map Showcases the Recreational, Mining and Historical Heart of Colorado

Bringing together decades of research and mapping, the U.S. Geological Survey just released a geologic map and companion pamphlet featuring the Arkansas River Valley region in north-central Colorado.  

Date published: November 16, 2017

Best Student Geological Map Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, held at the Geological Society of America's recent Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Date published: October 17, 2017

Geologic Mapping at GSA

USGS scientists to be featured at GSA 2017

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Date published: April 18, 2018
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The Federal Geologic Mapping Component — FEDMAP

Created in response to the National Geologic Mapping Act (NGMA), FEDMAP develops new ways to understand basic earth science processes and produces high-quality, multipurpose digital geologic maps, regional analyses, and multidimensional geologic models.  Geologic maps are the primary data base for virtually all earth-science applications and issues including mitigation of natural hazards;...

Date published: March 15, 2016

State Geologic Survey Mapping (STATEMAP) Component

The primary objective of the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP is to establish the geologic framework of areas that are vital to the welfare of individual States. Each State Geologist determines the State's mapping priorities in consultation with a State Mapping Advisory Committee.

Date published: March 15, 2016

University Geologic Mapping (EDMAP) Component

EDMAP is the component of the NCGMP that trains the next generation of geologic mappers.

Date published: March 15, 2016

The Federal Geologic Mapping (FEDMAP) Component

Created in response to the National Geologic Mapping Act (NGMA), FEDMAP develops new ways to understand basic earth science processes and produces high-quality, multipurpose digital geologic maps, regional analyses, and multidimensional geologic models.

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Date published: March 15, 2016

U.S. National Geologic Map Database

The U.S. National Geologic Map Database serves as the authoritative, comprehensive resource for information about paper and digital geoscience maps and reports on the Nation's geology and stratigraphy, by all publishers. This Database is not limited to geologic maps — because natural resource and hazard information also is critical in order to address various societal issues, many types of...

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June 1, 2017

TopoView - A look at version 2.1

A tutorial by USGS scientist and topoView developer Chris Garrity demonstrating how to use topoView version 2.1. TopoView let's you access and download maps free of charge from the USGS's Historical Topographic Map Collection, published between 1884 and 2006. 

Resources:
An Introduction to TopoView (version 1.0)
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Date published: November 17, 2017

New Map Showcases the Recreational, Mining and Historical Heart of Colorado

Bringing together decades of research and mapping, the U.S. Geological Survey just released a geologic map and companion pamphlet featuring the Arkansas River Valley region in north-central Colorado.  

Date published: November 16, 2017

Best Student Geological Map Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, held at the Geological Society of America's recent Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Date published: October 17, 2017

Geologic Mapping at GSA

USGS scientists to be featured at GSA 2017

Date published: September 28, 2017

“Geologic Open House” at Great Falls Park Announced

To celebrate Earth Science Week and Geologic Map Day, the USGS, in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute, is pleased to announce a “Geologic Open House” on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Great Falls Park, near McLean, Va.

Date published: September 19, 2017

USGS EDMAP Program Call For Proposals

Calling all Earth Science professors conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on geologic mapping to support upper-level undergraduate and graduate students at their colleges or universities.

Date published: July 25, 2017

USGS Program Funds and Trains the Next Generation of Geologic Mappers

As part of the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, EDMAP is supporting upcoming geologic mappers by providing invalubable experience and matching-funds grants.

Date published: July 19, 2017

Historical Maps at Your Fingertips

Earlier this month, the USGS launched “TopoView 2.1”, an enhancement to the current popular TopoView mapping service that lets users discover, interact, and download historical USGS topographic maps scans.

Date published: July 14, 2017

Searching for Great Geological Maps

The USGS announces details for the 2017 Best Student Geological Map Competition

Date published: July 3, 2017

Mapping Month

Everything happens at a place, the place matters, and the USGS has the science of place.

Date published: October 18, 2016

U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Program Call For Proposals

Calling all Earth Science professors conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on geologic mapping to support upper-level undergraduate and graduate students at their colleges or universities.

Date published: October 12, 2016

Best Student Geological Map Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, held at the Geological Society of America's recent Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo.

Date published: July 7, 2016

Best Student Geological Map Competition Announced

Registration for the Best Student Geologic Map for 2016 ends July 12

Program Coordinator, John Brock Associate Program Coordinator, Darcy McPhee Program Analyst, Mike Marketti Program Assistant, Leshemia Morrow

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