January 28, 2022

Cool! USGS Releases New Web-Based Interactive Geologic Map of Texas

From the USGS:

Do you know where to find extinct volcanoes or where the dinosaurs once roamed in Texas? Can you find where unconventional oil and gas formations are present at the land surface?

A new interactive map viewer displaying the geology of Texas will help you explore what’s under your feet and across the state!

The new map viewer is an interactive web-based tool that allows a broad range of users to explore the geology of the Lone Star State at a scale of 1:250,000. Users can navigate the map with a simple 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. The interactive map viewer allows users to turn data layers on or off, identify layers of interest and retrieve detailed information about each geologic formation, such as the feature name, geologic age and feature description.


The Texas Geology Web Map Viewer is the third generation in this series of Texas geologic mapping products, which is intended to provide data to a broad range of users interested in exploring the geology of Texas.

Direct to Texas Geology Web Map Viewer Project Homepage

Direct to Map Viewer

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.