Tag: surficial geology

Surficial Geology of Wisconsin

This raster is a highly detailed map of geologic materials at the surface (delineations made from maps at 1:24,000 to 1:12,000 scale). The smaller extent maps were merged together by USDA-NRCS to produce the gSSURGO spatial database, covering the entire state of Wisconsin at a 10m resolution. The gSSURGO map was then interpreted by Iowa … Continue reading Surficial Geology of Wisconsin

Surficial Geology of Michigan

This raster is a highly detailed map of geologic materials at the surface (delineations made from maps at 1:24,000 to 1:12,000 scale). The smaller extent maps were merged together by USDA-NRCS to produce the gSSURGO spatial database, covering the entire state of Michigan at a 10m resolution. The gSSURGO map was then interpreted by Iowa … Continue reading Surficial Geology of Michigan

Surficial Geology of South Dakota

This raster is a highly detailed map of geologic materials at the surface (delineations made from maps at 1:24,000 to 1:12,000 scale). The smaller extent maps were merged together by USDA-NRCS to produce the gSSURGO spatial database, covering the entire state of South Dakota at a 10m resolution. The gSSURGO map was then interpreted by … Continue reading Surficial Geology of South Dakota

Surficial Geology of Minnesota

This raster is a highly detailed map of geologic materials at the surface (delineations made from maps at 1:24,000 to 1:12,000 scale). The smaller extent maps were merged together by USDA-NRCS to produce the gSSURGO spatial database, covering the entire state of Minnesota at a 10m resolution. The gSSURGO map was then interpreted by Iowa … Continue reading Surficial Geology of Minnesota

Surficial Geology of Ohio

This raster is a highly detailed map of geologic materials at the surface (delineations made from maps at 1:24,000 to 1:12,000 scale). The smaller extent maps were merged together by USDA-NRCS to produce the gSSURGO spatial database, covering the entire state of Ohio at a 10m resolution. The gSSURGO map was then interpreted by Iowa … Continue reading Surficial Geology of Ohio

Surficial Geology of Indiana

This raster is a highly detailed map of geologic materials at the surface (delineations made from maps at 1:24,000 to 1:12,000 scale). The smaller extent maps were merged together by USDA-NRCS to produce the gSSURGO spatial database, covering the entire state of Indiana at a 10m resolution. The gSSURGO map was then interpreted by Iowa … Continue reading Surficial Geology of Indiana

Surficial Geology of Illinois

This raster is a highly detailed map of geologic materials at the surface (delineations made from maps at 1:24,000 to 1:12,000 scale). The smaller extent maps were merged together by USDA-NRCS to produce the gSSURGO spatial database, covering the entire state of Illinois at a 10m resolution. The gSSURGO map was then interpreted by Iowa … Continue reading Surficial Geology of Illinois

The use of soil surveys to aid in geologic mapping with an emphasis on the Eastern and Midwestern United States

After soil science became established as a scientific discipline, there has been a continued interplay between geologists and soil scientists, both fields benefiting from advancements made by the other. There is strong agreement between preliminary geology maps created from soil maps and traditional geology maps. Despite the results obtained when using soil maps to create surficial geology maps, there is a need for more quantitative studies to assess the degree of compliment between soil-based maps and traditional geology maps, expansion of the technique into a wider range of geologic and climatic environments, and more research in locations that use classification systems other than Soil Taxonomy.

Surficial Geology of Iowa

This raster is a highly detailed (delineations made at the 1:15,840 scale) map of geologic materials at the surface, covering the entire state of Iowa. The map is based on the interpretations of the US Soil Survey, which regularly needs to assess the soil parent material in their mapping activities. The raster was generated from … Continue reading Surficial Geology of Iowa

Comparison of surficial geology maps based on soil survey and in depth geological survey

Despite the widespread availability of relatively detailed soil maps in the USA, few areas have a surficial geology map published with as much spatial detail. This apparent gap between disciplines calls to question the accuracy of soil maps to represent the spatial distribution of surficial geologic materials. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to test the agreement between maps from these two sources.