Originator: Bruce R. Johnson
Originator: Gary L. Raines
Digital representation of the Idaho state geologic map: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Other_Citation_Details: ARC/INFO export format (4MB for all files).
This report provides digital representation of the Idaho state geologic map (Bond and Wood, 1978). This report is one in a series of digital maps, data files, and reports generated by the US Geological Survey to provide geologic process and mineral resource information to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management (ICBEMP). The various digital maps and data files are being used in a GIS-based ecosystem assessment including an analysis of diverse questions relating to past, present, and future conditions within the general area of the Columbia River Basin east of the Cascase Mountains.
To provide a digital geologic map database of Idaho state to the public.
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Contact_Person: Johnson, Bruce R
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Mail Stop 954, USGS
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: geologic maps
Theme_Keyword: geologic structure
Theme_Keyword: bedrock geologic units
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Geologic Map Database Catalog themes, augmented
Theme_Keyword: 3100 - Vector
Theme_Keyword: 3110 - ESRI
Theme_Keyword: 3112 - export
Theme_Keyword: 1100 - Geology
Theme_Keyword: 1101 - General
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Augmented FIPS 10-4 and FIPS 6-4
Place_Keyword: US16 = Idaho
Digital products such as this map would not exist without the geologic mapping of generations of geologists whose work contributed to the small-scale state geologic maps that have been published by most states. We gratefully acknowledge the work of the geologists and agencies that supported compilation of this map. Those agencies include the US Geological Survey and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. USGS geologists, Thor Kiilsgaard and Fred Miller, provided useful advice about regional geology and the identification of unlabeled features on the published state geologic maps. We particularly wish to acknowledge Patrick Geehan, the Bureau of Land Management Project coordinator for the Interior Columbia River Basin Ecosystem Management Project, for recognizing the importance of geology to ecosystem management and for supplying funds to digitize the Washington map.