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Selection of colors and patterns for geologic maps of the U.S. Geological Survey

Techniques and Methods 11-B1

Modified and updated from USGS Technical Standards Paper No. 9.03.1, September 30, 1971
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Abstract

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) color and pattern standards and conventions for geologic maps have evolved since the USGS published its first set of standards in 1881. Since that time, USGS personnel have continuously updated and revised the standards in response to the need to show increasingly complex geologic map data and in response to changing technology. The color and pattern standards and conventions contained in this book enable geologists, cartographers, and editors to produce geologic maps that have consistent geologic-age color schemes and patterns. Such consistency enables geologists and other users of geologic maps to obtain a wealth of geologic information at a glance and to produce maps that can easily be used and compared to other published maps that follow the color and pattern standards and conventions.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Selection of colors and patterns for geologic maps of the U.S. Geological Survey
Series title:
Techniques and Methods
Series number:
11-B1
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2005
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
19 p.; 1 plate