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View Resource National Landslide Overview Map of the United States

This interactive map shows landslide hazard areas of the United States. Users can click on selected areas of the map (marked by circles) to view more detailed enlargements. The map is color-coded; areas of high landslide incidence or susceptibility are colored pink or red. It is accompanied by an open-file report that provides an overview of the study. There are also links to shapefiles of the...

View Resource Topographic Maps I

In this activity, students will become familiar with topographic maps and their uses, as well as developing an awareness of their local surroundings in terms of geographic and geological features. The activity is designed to use United States Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute series maps, preferably one that shows the local school building. Using the map and a list of questions (provided), they...

View Resource Geologic Maps and Mapping

This portal provides access to resources on geologic mapping, and to sources of geologic maps. There is an introduction to geologic mapping, which summarizes its principles and practices, and a history of United States Geological Survey (USGS) mapping activities from 1879 to the present, as well as links to papers on the values and hazards associated with geologic maps and mapping. Online sources...

View Resource EROS Image Gallery Collections

This collection of images, published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) division, records events of historic significance, beautiful sights or images that stir the imagination. The collection is searchable by keyword. There are also themed collections, such as 'Earth as Art', and collections of state images from Landsat 7 and the National...

View Resource Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States

This database summarizes geologic, geomorphic, and geographic information for about 2,000 Quaternary faults and folds in the United States. These structures are believed to be sources of magnitude 6 or greater earthquakes during the Quaternary Period (the past 1,600,000 years). Maps of these geologic structures are linked to detailed descriptions, including geologic setting, fault orientation,...

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