geoscience

Interactive map of the surface geology of Texas

This interactive map from the U.S. Geological Survey allows users to explore the surface geology of Texas and bordering regions of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Users can navigate the map with the click-and-point tool, or by using the location search tool to find common geographic place names, latitude/longitude coordinates, and other areas of interest.

Click here to use the Texas surface geology map 

Source: USGS Texas Water Science Center

Interactive map of thermal springs in the United States

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's thermal springs map displays the location and temperature of thermal springs throughout the U.S. The hot springs shown on the map are color-coded based on recorded temperature (red = boiling, orange = hot, yellow = warm, black = information not available). Users can click on individual hot spring locations to find the hot spring name, location, and most recently recorded temperature.

Click here to use the thermal springs viewer.

Interactive map of Virginia's geology and natural resources

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy provides a large amount of information on Virginia's geology and natural resources in interactive map form, including:

  • Surface geology
  • Geothermal suitability
  • Sinkholes
  • Water wells
  • Mineral resources and mining operations
  • Topographic maps and aerial imagery

The map allows users to select multiple layers that can be overlain on each other. By doing this, users can see how different features are related.

Interactive map of the geology of Utah

The Utah Geological Survey's interactive geology map shows the different geologic units across Utah at a variety of scales. The map includes a location-based search feature that allows users to learn detailed information about a specific location's geology.

Users can click on an area to download a detailed map for further use.

Click here to use Utah Geological Survey's interactive map.

Source: Utah Geological Survey

Interactive map of the geology of South Carolina

The South Carolina Geological Survey's interactive map provides an overview of the geology of South Carolina. Users can explore the map's simplified geologic units of the state's geology that were created by generalizing more detailed, larger scale information. The map can be used to determine the types of rocks and sediments that can be found in specific areas of South Carolina.

Click here to access the interactive map of the geology of South Carolina.

Interactive map of Pennsylvania's geology and natural resources

The Pennsylvania Geological Survey's PaGEODE online tool provides an interactive map of the geology and natural resources of Pennsylvania, including:

  • Surface and bedrock geology
  • Earthquakes
  • Karst features
  • Coal, oil, and gas resources
  • Sites of notable geologic interest
  • Street and topographic maps, and aerial images

The map allows users to select multiple layers that can be overlain on each other. By doing this, users can see how different features are related.

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