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National Geologic Map Database


The National Geologic Map Database project (NGMDB) is a collaborative effort between the USGS and AASG. Since the NGMDB's inception in 1995, members of the project's core group of scientists and computer systems experts has of course changed, and we gratefully acknowledge the important work of those who aren't on the "active roster." The NGMDB project also owes a significant debt to its many collaborators, and to the agencies and committees with which it interacts (for example, see Appendix A in a previous year's NGMDB progress report).

Our Mission and Responsibilities

  • Provide customer service
  • Geoscience Map Catalog (bibliographic database, and images of selected maps)
  • U.S. Geologic Names Lexicon (Geolex)
  • Mapping in Progress Database
  • Archives of unpublished, supporting scientific information (paper and digital)
  • Geographic viewers of geologic and related maps
  • Web site and database design and management
  • Development of technical standards and guidance
  • Creating regional- and National-scale map databases

NGMDB Project Chief

Dave Soller — Contact  (Reston, VA)

NGMDB Project Members

  • Alex Acosta — (Goodyear, AZ)
  • Chris Garrity — (Reston, VA)
  • Mike Gishey — (Tucson, AZ)
  • Chuck Mayfield — (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Dennis McMacken — (Tucson, AZ)
  • Andy Park — (Reston, VA)
  • Nancy Stamm — (Reston, VA)
  • Sean Strickland — (Denver, CO)
  • Rob Wardwell — (Vancouver, WA)

NGMDB Student Appointments

  • Catherine Ipsan — (George Mason University, VA)
  • Jose Vigil — (George Mason University, VA)
  • Emma Withers — (Virginia Tech, VA)

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