Guide to authors of geologic maps and text booklets of the Utah Geological Survey (C-89)

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General Geology

By: H. H. Doelling and G. C. Willis

Geologic maps are the fundamental tool geologists use to convey scientific information and yet are one of the most complex and sophisticated forms of presenting data. To be useful, geologic maps and supporting materials must be accurate, well organized, clearly written, and follow established conventions and formats. The mapper, cartographer, and editor are provided with instructions and standards that will save time and effort.

This guide provides an overview of: (1) the purpose and goals of the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) Mapping Program, (2) how to become involved in UGS mapping projects, (3) preparation for field mapping, (4) required field procedures, (5) how to handle inconsistencies or conflicts with previously completed, adjoining geologic maps, and (6) field reviews. Detailed guidelines are provided on: (1) information shown on a geologic map, (2) style followed in constructing maps, (3) format for UGS map publications, (4) map submission and review process, and (5) style problems particularly applicable to mapping. A checklist to be followed before submission of any document is provided in an appendix. Other appendices provide examples of materials properly prepared for submission; aids for assessing and mapping geologic hazards, geology-related economic resources, water resources, and surficial deposits; useful forms; and proper symbols to use on maps and cross sections.

Other Information:
Published: 1995
Pages: 98 p.
Media Type: Paper Publication

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