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National Geologic Mapping Act/National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program - STATEMAP

 

STATEMAP Program Mission Statement: To establish a geologic framework through detailed mapping of areas determined to be vital to the economic, societal, or scientific welfare of Florida.

The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) was established in 1992 with signing into law of the National Geologic Mapping Act (Public Law 102-285). The Act has been re-authorized three times, most recently by the 111th Congress in 2009 (Public Law 111-11, sec. 11001). The program’s objectives are to develop geologic maps, create associated national geologic databases (e.g., geochemical, geochronologic, paleontologic), supply the data to the public, and increase public awareness of the application of geologic information to land-use management. To read copies of the original act and subsequent reauthorizations, visit: http://ncgmp.usgs.gov/

State Mapping Advisory Committee members
State Mapping Advisory Committee Members (SMAC) on a field trip to the High Springs Quarry, Alachua County, Florida in 2011.
  The NCGMP has three components: FEDMAP, EDMAP, and STATEMAP. FEDMAP funding is reserved for USGS projects based on recommendations of a Federal Advisory Committee and a FEDMAP Review Panel. EDMAP is designed to train the next generation of geologic mappers. Funds are allocated to colleges and universities through an annual competitive grant process and matched on a 50/50 basis with university funds. STATEMAP provides funding through an annual competitive grant process available to all state geological surveys for the purpose of creating new geologic maps or compiling existing geologic data within the states. STATEMAP awards are matched on a 50/50 basis with state funds.

  STATEMAP proposals, which are submitted each November to the USGS for consideration of funding under the program, are based upon recommendations for mapping priorities established by the State Mapping Advisory Committee (SMAC). SMAC members represent a wide variety of private, public, and government  interests. In October of each year, the SMAC meets to select the area which will be proposed to the U.S. Geological Survey for new mapping and to refine the 3-5 year long range geologic mapping plan. This 3-5 year plan is based on the panel’s discussions regarding societal needs, economic, or scientific welfare of Florida.

  The Florida Geological Survey STATEMAP program was established in 1994 with an award of $30,000 from the USGS to create a geologic map of the eastern portion of the USGS 1:100,000 scale Homestead quadrangle. Since then, the FGS has received awards for new geologic mapping every year from the USGS STATEMAP program (see STATEMAP mapping value spreadsheet). To date, the Florida Geological Survey has mapped approximately 20,000 square miles of Florida under grants from the USGS STATEMAP program (see the AASG Fact Sheet for Florida STATEMAP information).

  The FGS generally maps one-half of a 1:100,000 scale quadrangle (which equates to sixteen 1:24,000 scale quadrangles) each year. The field mapping takes place at 1:24,000 scale, with the final product being produced as a 1:100,000 scale map. The final products typically consist of a geologic map, a geomorphology map, geologic cross-sections, and explanatory text for the study area. These are published through the FGS Open-File Map Series (OFMS) and Open-File Report (OFR) series each Autumn. STATEMAP program personnel work closely with the Data Acquisition Program for each project in order to gather new geologic data via various FGS drilling rigs and geophysical tools. In recent years, STATEMAP staff have worked closely with the Hydrogeology Program to interpret hydrogeologic data and to create GIS-based structure contour maps for the projects .

 

Geologists investigate paleo-sinkhole
FGS geologists investigate a paleo-sinkhole in the Ocala area.

Accomplishments to date

•    32.8 percent of the State mapped

•    292 7.5 minute (1:24,000) quads mapped

•    Ten and a half  30’ x 60’ (1:100,000 scale) quads mapped

•    20,000 Miles2 (47,078 Km2) mapped

•    100 Cores and counting

•    11,500’ of new core added to FGS archives

•    Over 1,100 M-series samples collected.

•    Average Cost/ Mile2 =  $204*       

•    Average Cost/Km2  = $79*            

                        (*includes State Matching Funds/Staff time)

Personnel

   Rick Green, P.G., has been with the FGS STATEMAP program since its inception in 1994 and has been
the Principal Investigator for the program since 1996. The STATEMAP program also employs a variety of FGS and grant-funded staff each year to complete the geologic mapping projects. Currently, the program employs two full-time OPS staff (funded by the grant): Will Evans, P.G., and Seth Bassett (GIS)

 

STATEMAP Links
For PDF files, you may need to obtain a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader

Florida STATEMAP products - An interactive map with links to published maps 

Map showing Congressional Districts, areas funded by STATEMAP Program, and current status (pdf)

Florida STATEMAP mapping summary and budget - Excel spreadsheet summarizing map products to date, square miles mapped, and budget dollars.

2012 State Mapping Advisory Committee  (pdf document).

FGS STATEMAP Program Develops New Mobile GIS Platform for Geologic Mapping

National Geologic Map Database where you can view the mapping conducted by the National
Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program 

"The FGS STATEMAP Program"- a Powerpoint presentation summarizing the work of the Florida Geological Survey's STATEMAP Program.

"The State of Statemap" - a Powerpoint presentation by the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program 

 

List of links to Florida STATEMAP products in the National Geologic Map Database (MS Word document) 

 

Florida Specifier article about mapping in Florida (1.3Mb pdf) 


 

Last updated: October 20, 2014

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