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State Geologic Survey Mapping (STATEMAP) Component

Arch of eroded sandstone. Arches National Park, Utah
Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geologist David Szumigala examines the Casadepaga Schist at the "Glaucophane Volcano," Solomon Quadrangle, Seward Peninsula. Photo by Melanie Werdon, ADGGS.

STATEMAP receives funds through an annual competitive grant process. Every Federal dollar awarded to a State Geological Survey is matched by a State dollar.

The primary objective of the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP is to establish the geologic framework of areas that are vital to the welfare of individual States. Each State Geologist determines the State's mapping priorities in consultation with a State Mapping Advisory Committee. These priorities are based on State requirements for geologic map information in areas of multiple-issue need or compelling single-issue need and in areas where mapping is required to solve critical Earth science problems.

Each STATEMAP project focuses on a specific area or issue. Although the individual projects last for only one year, they frequently build upon the results of previous years' mapping activities. Employees of the State Geological Surveys conduct the geologic mapping and frequently work closely with EDMAP students and their professors, as well as with FEDMAP geologists who may be mapping within the State.



  
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