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Geologic field photograph map of the Grand Canyon region, 1967–2010

November 12, 2019

The Grand Canyon geologic field photograph collection contains 1,211 geotagged photographs collected during 43 years of geologic mapping from 1967 to 2010. The photographs document some key geologic features, structures, and rock unit relations that were used to compile nine geologic maps of the Grand Canyon region published at 1:100,000 scale, and many more maps published at 1:24,000 scale. Metadata for each photograph include description, date captured, coordinates, and a keyword system that places each photograph in one or more of the following categories: arches and windows, breccia pipes and collapse structures, faults and folds, igneous rocks, landslides and rockfalls, metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks, sinkholes, and springs and waterfalls. Original photograph slides are available at the Northern Arizona University Cline Library Special Collections and Archives.

The Geologic Field Photograph Map of the Grand Canyon Region, 1967–2010, is an interactive online map application that shows clusters of photograph thumbnails and popup windows that scale as users pan, zoom, and click around the map. The photographs can be filtered by category, searched based on date range, description, and keywords, and (or) downloaded. All information populated within the map is served from a ScienceBase record of the Grand Canyon field photograph collection that can be accessed at

Publication Year 2019
Title Geologic field photograph map of the Grand Canyon region, 1967–2010
DOI 10.3133/gip189
Authors George H. Billingsley, Gregory Goodwin, Sarah E. Nagorsen, Monica E. Erdman, Jason T. Sherba
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 189
Index ID gip189
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center