Geologic Map Day

Celebrate Geologic Map Day on October 13, 2017!

Welcome to Geologic Map Day, a special event designed to promote awareness of geologic mapping and its vital importance to society. 

 

As an extension of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.

Organizing partners of Geologic Map Day are the United States Geological Survey, the American Association of State Geologists, and the American Geosciences Institute. The event is celebrated on the Friday of AGI's Earth Science Week (www.earthsciweek.org), a public awareness campaign that reaches over 50 million people each year with educational resources, information, and activities promoting awareness of Earth science. Please join us!     

Learning Activities

Activity: Karst, Sinkholes, and Human Activity

Activity: What’s Under My Feet? Learning to Use a Geologic Map

Activity: Geologic Maps & Earthquakes

Activity: Visualizing Terrain with Maps

Activity: Geologic Maps and Groundwater

Activity: Why Settle at Mesa Verde?

Geologic Map Day Resources

Geologic Maps and Natural Hazards

Contest: Geologic Maps by College Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Geologic Map Day Resources Online

Founding & Supporting Partners

U.S. Geological Survey

Association of American State Geologists

National Park Service

Geological Society of America

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Esri

American Geosciences Institute