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Database of the Geologic Map of North America

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"The Geological Society of America’s (GSA) Geologic Map of North America (Reed and others, 2005; 1:5,000,000) shows the geology of a significantly large area of the Earth, centered on North and Central America and including the submarine geology of parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This map is now converted to a Geographic Information System (GIS) database that contains all geologic and base-map information shown on the two printed map sheets and the accompanying explanation sheet. We anticipate this map database will be revised at some unspecified time in the future, likely through the actions of a steering committee managed by the Geological Society of America (GSA) and staffed by scientists from agencies including, but not limited to, those responsible for the original map compilation (U.S. Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)."

Is best used for fault mapping and structural data, though is not ideal for finer details.

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Author Christopher P. Garrity and David R. Soller
Last Updated February 11, 2014, 12:15 (EST)
Created February 11, 2014, 12:14 (EST)
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Organization Acronym USGS
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