National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program

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Date published: April 22, 2018
Status: Active

EDMAP — University Geologic Mapping Component

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

Date published: April 22, 2018
Status: Active

State Geologic Survey Mapping Component - STATEMAP

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.

Date published: April 22, 2018
Status: Active

Development of Geologic Mapping Standards

To create, manage, and publish natural science data and information effectively, both data producers and users agree that it is essential to adhere to widely-accepted standards.

Date published: April 22, 2018
Status: Active

National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) Project

The National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) is used to solve diverse land-use problems, such as finding, developing, and preserving mineral, energy, and water resources; reducing losses from natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and other ground failures; evaluating and planning for land management and environmental protection; mitigating the effects of coastal and...

Date published: April 18, 2018
Status: Active

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.

Date published: April 22, 2004
Status: Active

Introduction to Geologic Mapping

Geologic mapping is a highly interpretive, scientific process that can produce a range of map products for many different uses, including assessing ground-water quality and contamination risks; predicting earthquake, volcano, and landslide hazards; characterizing energy and mineral resources and their extraction costs; waste repository siting; land management and land-use planning; and general...