Best Student Geologic Map Competition
The 2nd Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition was held in October 2014 at GSA in Vancouver, British Columbia. Congratulations to our winners - Chad Carlson (1st Place), Russell Di Fiori (2nd Place, and Joel Edwards (3rd Place) - Many thanks to all who participated!
Recent STATEMAP Forum
If you were unable to attend our recent Quarterly STATEMAP Coordinators and Mappers Forum, this time focused primarily on Correlation of Map Units, you can access the presentation slides here.
EDMAP Proposal Preparation Webinar
If you were unable to attend our recent webinar, EDMAP Proposal Preparation: Best Practices and Pitfalls, you can access the presentation slides here. For those that missed this webinar due to the scheduling conflict, please contact us and we will plan on scheduling an additional webinar if there is a large enough demand.
Federal Advisory Committee News
The NCGMP Federal Advisory Committee annual meeting (FY2015) was held this past October in Denver, CO. All Committee meetings are open to the public.
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 stay tuned for details on the third annual 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
brings 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 will be available soon.
The Competition will be held at the GSA Annual Meeting in Fall 2015. This year's meeting will be located in Baltimore, MD. More specifics coming soon!
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