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Trends in Engineering Geologic and Related Mapping 1972–1983

January 1, 1983

Progress is reviewed that has been made during the period 1972-1982 in producing medium- and small-scale engineering geologic maps with a variety of content. Improved methods to obtain and present information are evolving. Standards concerning text and map content, soil and rock classification, and map symbols have been proposed. Application of geomorphological techniques in terrain evaluation has increased, as has the use of aerial photography and other remote sensing. Computers are being used to store, analyze, retrieve, and print both text and map information. Development of offshore resources, especially petroleum, has led to marked improvement and growth in marine engineering geology and geotechnology. Coordinated planning for societal needs has required broader scope and increased complexity of both engineering geologic and environmental geologic studies. Refs.

Publication Year 1983
Title Trends in Engineering Geologic and Related Mapping 1972–1983
DOI 10.2113/gseegeosci.xxi.3.255
Authors David J. Varnes, Jeffrey R. Keaton
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists
Index ID 70011178
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse