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National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program

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State Mapping (STATEMAP) Projects

Missouri Geological Survey and Geology and Land Survey Division Geologist Chris Vierrether examines huge slump block of Ordovician age St. Peter Sandstone

Missouri Geological Survey and Geology and Land Survey Division Geologist Chris Vierrether examines huge slump block of Ordovician age St. Peter Sandstone.


The NCGMP is currently funding 127 projects from 45 states. These projects include both bedrock and surficial geologic mapping, and digital compilation of geologic maps.

In recent years, STATEMAP efforts have focused primarily on geologic maps that address water, aggregate, and mineral resources; and landslide and earthquake hazards. As shown in the chart, these maps are used less widely to address issues such as flooding, radon, and mine subsidence hazards; and ecosystem and wetland issues.


Chart showing projected uses for STATEMAP
 geologic maps and studies

Chart showing projected uses for STATEMAP geologic maps and studies.


More detailed map-based information about these projects is contained in the NCGMP-Funded Geologic Mapping and Related Studies database.

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