USGS EDMAP Program—Training the Next Generation of Geologic Mappers

Report Cover

Detailed Description

First posted December 18, 2019

Revised July 14, 2020


Detailed geologic maps are the basis of nearly every Earth-science investigation and can be used for natural hazard mitigation, resource identification and exploration, infrastructure planning, and more. A component of the congressionally mandated National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, EDMAP is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, the Association of American State Geologists, and participating colleges and universities that provide mentorship and training opportunities to geology students nationwide. Under the guidance of a faculty member, EDMAP supports upper-level undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experience working on 1-year geologic-mapping projects. Between 1996 and 2019, EDMAP funded research projects for more than 1,200 students at more than 160 universities. Every Federal dollar awarded through the EDMAP program is matched by the student’s university.


For additional information, contact:

National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Mail Stop 908
Reston, Virginia 20192


Image Dimensions: 200 x 259

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US


EDMAP Program—Training the Next Generation of Geologic Mappers
Suggested Citation Ackerman, A., and McPhee, D.K., 2019, U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Program—Training the next generation of geologic mappers (ver. 1.1, July 2020): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3059, 4 p., ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Document Report (12mb pdf)