National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping
) 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.
The NCGMP represents over 2 decades of
successful cooperation among Federal (FEDMAP),
and university (EDMAP)
partners to deliver digital geologic maps to customers. Each of
these three components has a unique role, yet all work cooperatively
to select and map high-priority areas for new geologic maps.
Geologic mapping data from all of North America are presented via
the National Geologic Map
Database, and a common set of geologic map standards is being
developed by the NCGMP in cooperation with the North American Geologic Map Data
Model Steering Committee.
The USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program is congressionally mandated by the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992.
Please join us at the inaugural Best Student Geologic Map Competition.
The competition, hosted by the USGS NCGMP and the Geological Society of America (GSA) with sponsorship from the GSA Foundation, Assocation of American State Geologists (AASG), American Geosciences Institute (AGI), American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and the Journal of Maps
will bring together student geologic mappers from around the world who have submitted their geologic maps into the competition and those interested in geologic mapping. Come and share your mapping stories, techniques, and maps. Submission instructions, awards, and map judging criteria can be found here
The event will take place on Tuesday, 29 October from 5 - 6:30 PM in the Poster Session area of the Exhibit Hall. Maps must be posted by 5PM to be judged, but may be posted as early as 9 AM on Tuesday, 29 October in the designated area. Maps must be removed at 6:30 PM following the session. Please join us as the judges evaluate and select winning maps while participants can network and share information about their maps. The awards will be presented at the end of this event.
Please submit your geologic map today!
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