USGS Publishes Updated State Geologic Map Compilation #geoscience #geology

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The USGS published an update to the State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. It represents a seamless, spatial database of 48 State geologic maps that range from 1:50,000 to 1:1,000,000 scale, and this version includes updated data for six states, data for seven entirely new states, and numerous corrected errors since the preliminary dataset was launched.

GeoSciML Approved as a New Standard in the Open Geospatial Consortium

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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) approved a new standard for the geological sciences. GeoSciML version 4.1 was officially adopted as a standard and "defines a model and encoding for geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps, cross sections, geological reports, and databases.

EarthCube Solicitation deadline: March 14

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Do you have a passion for geoscience, data sharing, and cyberinfrastructure? Check out EarthCube! Initiated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011, EarthCube aims to improve cyberinfrastructure and data sharing across the geosciences by funding interdisciplinary research. 2017 NSF EarthCube Solicitations are open until March 17, 2017. Learn more here.

Data as a National Asset for Decision-Making

Monday, July 25, 2016


Robust data collections are vital for understanding and managing Earth’s natural resources and hazards:

  • Earthquake data can help identify quake-prone areas and inform earthquake preparedness.
  • Air quality data can reveal potential health risks and hazards from air pollution.
  • Water quality data can capture noteworthy trends and changes in safety and accessibility.

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Webinar Co-Sponsors:

American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Geological Society of America, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, U.S. Geological Survey

Resources to learn more:

Search the Geological Surveys Database for reports and factsheets about geoscience data.


AES: Data As A National Asset for Decision Making - Introduction


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