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The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) is the primary source of funds for the production of geologic maps in the United States and provides accurate geologic maps and three-dimensional framework models that help to sustain and improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation and to mitigate natural hazards.

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The National Geologic Map Database

The National Geologic Map Database serves as the authoritative, comprehensive resource for information about paper and digital geoscience maps and reports on the Nation's geology and stratigraphy, by all publishers.

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Date published: October 8, 2020

From Volcanoes to Vineyards - New Geologic Map Reveals Portland's Deep History

new digital geologic map of the greater Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area of Oregon and Washington being released today will support emergency response, conservation, agriculture and recreation.

Date published: September 30, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Colorado

A total of $171,555 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Centennial State

Date published: September 30, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Indiana

A total of $160,000 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Hoosier State

Publications

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Year Published: 2021

Renewing the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program as the Nation’s authoritative source for modern geologic knowledge

This document presents the renewed vision, mission, and goals for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). The NCGMP, as authorized by the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-285, 106 Stat. 166 and its reauthorizations), is tasked with expediting the production of a geologic database for the Nation...

Brock, John; Berry, Karen; Faulds, James; Berg, Richard; House, Kyle; Marketti, Michael; McPhee, Darcy; Schmidt, Kevin; Schmitt, James; Soller, David; Spears, David; Thompson, Ren; Thorleifson, Harvey; Walsh, Gregory
Brock, J., Berry, K., Faulds, J., Berg, R., House, K., Marketti, M., McPhee, D., Schmidt, K., Schmitt, J., Soller, D., Spears, D., Thompson, R., Thorleifson, H., and Walsh, G., 2021, Renewing the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program as the Nation’s authoritative source for modern geologic knowledge: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1013, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211013.

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Year Published: 2020

GeMS (Geologic Map Schema)—A standard format for the digital publication of geologic maps

IntroductionThis report describes and defines GeMS (for Geologic Map Schema), a new standardized database schema—that is, a database design—for the digital publication of geologic maps. It originally was intended for geologic mapping funded by the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program of the U.S. Geological Survey, but its use can be...

U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, 2020, GeMS (Geologic Map Schema)—A standard format for the digital publication of geologic maps: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 11, chap. B10, 74 p., https://doi.org//10.3133/tm11B10.

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Year Published: 2020

U.S. Geological Survey STATEMAP Program—Geologic mapping for the public good

As of 2020, STATEMAP has invested more than $150 million in 48 State geological surveys, matched dollar for dollar, to complete geologic mapping projects crucial to the health and security of State natural resources and residents. For more information about STATEMAP and other geologic mapping efforts supported by the National Cooperative Geologic...

Ackerman, Abby; McPhee, Darcy
Ackerman, A., and McPhee, D.K., 2020, U.S. Geological Survey STATEMAP Program—Geologic mapping for the public good: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3060, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193060.