National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program

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Date published: May 2, 2018
Status: Active

FEDMAP - The Federal Geologic Mapping 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.  Geologic maps are the primary data base for virtually all earth-science applications and issues including mitigation of natural hazards;...

Date published: May 1, 2018
Status: Active

STATEMAP - State Geologic Survey Mapping 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.

Date published: April 23, 2018
Status: Active

Geologic Mapping Hall of Fame

American scientist-explorers have been making geologic maps since before the Bureau's inception in 1879. Learn about some of the premier USGS geologists who, through their work, have done so much to shape our understanding of the geologic framework of the Nation.

Date published: April 23, 2018
Status: Active

A Brief History of Geologic Mapping in the USGS

Since geologic maps were first constructed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, they have played a fundamental role in understanding the history of the Earth and providing the information needed to solve practical land-use problems.

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 15, 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 1, 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: March 30, 2018
Status: Active

The Florida Coastal Mapping Program

The Florida Coastal Mapping Program (FCMaP) is an initiative between Federal and Florida State agencies and institutions to coordinate and facilitate the collection and accessibility of Florida coastal seafloor data in order to fill priority areas and gaps.

Contacts: Cheryl Hapke, Ph.D., Philip Kramer, Ph.D.
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: March 30, 2009
Status: Active

National Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act of 2009

NOTE: This file contains the 2009 Reauthorization of the National Geologic Mapping Act, as codified in Chapter 43, Sections 31a-h of the U.S. Code. The U.S. Code may be found in public libraries. Because the Code does not contain the Public Law number and preamble to the Act, that information is given below, followed by the Code.