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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.

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The National Geologic Map Database

The 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.

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Date published: September 21, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Twenty-One States

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Association of American State Geologists are pleased to announce the projects that have received funding for FY2020 under the USGS Mineral Resources Program’s Earth Mapping Resources Initiative, or Earth MRI. New projects in 21 states will receive $7.97 million in funding in fiscal year 2020 to improve the Nation’s mapping of shallow and deep geology.

Date published: September 18, 2019

USGS EDMAP Program – Call for Proposals

Calling all geoscience faculty 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 18, 2019

Geological Engineering Student, Professor Assist USGS in Mapping Charleston

A University of Mississippi geological engineering professor and his graduate student are assisting in a federally funded research project to geo-map the United States. Click here to view the Ole Miss University of Mississipi News article by Edwin B. Smith

Publications

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Year Published: 2020

GeMS (Geologic Map Schema)—A standard format for the digital publication of geologic maps

IntroductionThis report describes and defines GeMS (for Geologic Map Schema), a new standardized database schema—that is, a database design—for the digital publication of geologic maps. It originally was intended for geologic mapping funded by the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program of the U.S. Geological Survey, but its use can be...

U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, 2020, GeMS (Geologic Map Schema)—A standard format for the digital publication of geologic maps: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 11, chap. B10, 74 p., https://doi.org//10.3133/tm11B10.

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U.S. Geological Survey STATEMAP Program—Geologic mapping for the public good

As of 2020, STATEMAP has invested more than $150 million in 48 State geological surveys, matched dollar for dollar, to complete geologic mapping projects crucial to the health and security of State natural resources and residents. For more information about STATEMAP and other geologic mapping efforts supported by the National Cooperative Geologic...

Ackerman, Abby; McPhee, Darcy K.
Ackerman, A., and McPhee, D.K., 2020, U.S. Geological Survey STATEMAP Program—Geologic mapping for the public good: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3060, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193060.

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Deep Learning as a tool to forecast hydrologic response for landslide-prone hillslopes

Empirical thresholds for landslide warning systems have benefitted from the incorporation of soil‐hydrologic monitoring data, but the mechanistic basis for their predictive capabilities is limited. Although physically based hydrologic models can accurately simulate changes in soil moisture and pore pressure that promote landslides, their utility...

Orland, Elijah; Roering, Joshua J.; Thomas, Matthew A.; Mirus, Benjamin B.