mapping

Using, Making, and Sharing Maps

Thursday, February 8, 2024

In this webinar, Madeline Kelley, a geographer and geomorphologist with the University of New Orleans​, discusses her education and career involving many different jobs that involve maps.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live questions from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

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Seafloor Mapping at the USGS

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

In this webinar, Erin Lyons of the United States Geological Survey​, will discuss techniques for mapping the seafloor.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live questions from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

Bedrock Mapping of Sedimentary Rocks in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

In this webinar, Shadya El-Ashkar of the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey​, will discuss geologic mapping of sedimentary bedrock in West Virginia.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live questions from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

 

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Geologic Mapping in​ Glaciated Terrains

Thursday, November 2, 2023

In this webinar, Kaleb Wagner, a PhD student at Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University, will discuss “Geologic mapping in glaciated terrains” and his work with the Minnesota Geological Survey.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live questions from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

 

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Application of Field Techniques and Technology in Geologic Mapping

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

In this webinar, Valarie Harrison, an Environmental Scientist at the Nashville Office of the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation will discuss her background, education, and work with geologic maps.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live question from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

 

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Mapping Oklahoma: From the Ouachitas to the Wichitas

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

In this webinar, Carla Eichler, a field geologist for the Oklahoma Geological Survey, discusses her background, education, and current projects related to updating geologic maps in Oklahoma.

AGI’s Early Career Professionals in Mapping webinar series features early-career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

 

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Exploring for the Future International Showcase

Thursday, August 11, 2022

By 2024 the Australian Government will have invested $225 million in an unprecedented level of precompetitive geoscience data acquisition and knowledge generation. Led by Australia’s national geoscience organisation, Geoscience Australia, the program is gathering and analysing geological, geochemical and geophysical data. Results are publicly available and are informing decision-making and investment in Australia’s resources sector to deliver a reliable pipeline of resources for the world.

The Exploring for the Future International Showcase will provide an overview of the program’s impact and will share scientific advancements made to date, through a series of short talks and a question and answer session. At its heart, the program is stimulating industry today by delivering an improved understanding of Australia’s potential minerals, energy, and groundwater resources.

More information is available on the website (www.ga.gov.au/eftf) and you can access the vast array of datasets and decision support tools developed by the program through the Data Discovery portal (https://portal.ga.gov.au/persona/eftf).

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Presenters and topics

  • Welcome and introductory remarks, Dr. Karol Czarnota
  • Value of precompetitive geoscience, Dr. Andrew Heap
  • Big data acquisition, tools and the portal, Dr. Laura Gow
  • Uncovering resource potential: Tennant Creek to Mount Isa, Dr. Geoff Fraser
  • Advancing mineral systems science, Dr. Arianne Ford
  • Hydrogen and green steel potential, Dr. Andrew Feitz

The presentations will be followed with a moderated discussion between the presenters and event attendees.

All sessions will be conducted in English with live captioning in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Modern Chinese, and Hindi.

Please contact eftf@gmail.com if you have any follow-on questions about the presentations or the event.

This event is organized by Geoscience Australia and hosted by the American Geosciences Institute

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Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative Update

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

This forum will present an update on the Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative (CMMI), a joint research program between the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), the U.S. Geological Survey, and Geoscience Australia (GA). Presenters will provide the latest updates to the critical mineral portal (www.criticalminerals.org), the Critical Minerals in Ores database (CMiO), and its underlying deposit classification system. New critical mineral research and modelling results will also be presented from each of the three geological surveys. The forum will conclude with a question and answer period that will allow participants to interact with the speakers and engage on the topics of critical mineral research and public geoscience.

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Speakers:

  • Albert Hofstra, United States Geological Survey, USA
  • Simon van der Wielen, Geoscience Australia, Australia
  • Marie-Aude Bonnardot, Geoscience Australia, Australia
  • Louise Corriveau, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
  • Omid Haeri Ardakani, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
  • George Case, United States Geological Survey, USA

Organized by Geoscience Australia, the Geological Survey of Canada, and the United States Geological Survey, and hosted by the American Geosciences Institute

Please contact Christopher Lawley at christopher.lawley@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca with any questions about this event. 

Presentation slides

pdf download iconAlbert Hofstra
pdf download iconSimon van der Wielen
pdf download iconMarie-Aude Bonnardot
pdf download iconLouise Corriveau
pdf download iconOmid Haeri Ardakani
pdf download iconGeorge Case

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Geologic Names and Usage: A Guide to Stratigraphic Nomenclature

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Stratigraphic nomenclature is the system of proper names given to specific stratigraphic units, which provides a universal language essential for all scientific publications. Consistent and effective communication in the geosciences requires systematic use of stratigraphic nomenclature. This review of geologic names usage and stratigraphic principles serves as a foundation for professionals and students to improve geoscience communication among all industries.

The importance of consistent stratigraphic nomenclature as a means of effective geologic communication has been recognized since the USGS established the Geologic Names Committee (GNC) in 1899 to evaluate and address issues of nomenclature. A geologic names review is more than spell checking geologic names and correcting usage of rank and rank terms. It also includes making sure publications are in conformance with the North American Stratigraphic Code or the International Stratigraphic Guide. It is essential to make sure there is stratigraphic consistency between text, correlation charts, descriptions of stratigraphic units, figures, and tables within papers and geologic maps, as this is a prerequisite for clear explanations, and precise discussion of data and interpretations.

About the speaker

Randall Orndorff is a Research Geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center. Mr. Orndorff is internationally recognized for his work in geologic mapping, stratigraphy, and structural geology and was appointed Secretary General for North and Central America for the Commission for the Geologic Map of the World. He has been a Commissioner representing the USGS on the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature since the late 1990’s and is Chair of the USGS Geologic Names Committee. Randall has published on many geology subjects, including stratigraphy, regional geology, structural geology, and karst, and has published 29 geologic maps. Also, Randall has 15 years of experience in project and program management for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) as Associate Program Coordinator and the Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center (EGPSC) as Director. 

CEU Credits

For those who wish to earn CEU credits, please complete the associated on-demand GOLI course that was developed from this webinar.

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