Celebrate Geologic Map Day on October 13, 2023!
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, the Geological Society of America, 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!
2023 Geologic Map Day Learning Activities
Activity: Lidar Improves Geologic Maps (to come 9/25)
Activity: Applications of Lidar (to come 9/25)
Other Geologic Map Learning Activities
Activity: Soil's Role in Carbon Sequestration
Activity: Observing Soil Respiration
Activity: Different Times, Different Environments
Activity: Looking Below Earth’s Surface
Activity: Surface Processes
Activity: Processes Below The Water
Activity: What's In A Name?
Activity: Clear as Black and White
Activity: Getting Creative- Inspirational Feature Near You
Activity: Getting Creative- Fossils Tell a Bigger Story
Activity: Getting Creative - Create Your Own Map
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
Geologic Mapping and Public Health Factsheet
Geologic Mapping for the Nation Factsheet
Meeting Challenges with Geologic Maps
Founding & Supporting Partners
U.S. Geological Survey
Association of American State Geologists
Geological Society of America
American Geosciences Institute
National Park Service
National Aeronautics and Space Administration