As part of the ongoing Earth Science Week 2016 activities, Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
As an extension of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Geologic Map Day promotes awareness of geologic mapping and its vital importance to society.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), National Park Service (NPS), Geological Society of America (GSA), ESRI, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have united to promote the importance of geologic mapping to society. For ideas, check out the AGI's Geologic Map Day Resources page:
And what better place to explore geologic maps is there than the
California Geological Survey's
website? For a downloadable page or poster size geologic or fault map of California:
Many of CGS's maps are viewable online with Google map, satellite, or terrain backgrounds. For these and other links to the CGS maps click here: