Renewing the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program as the Nation’s Authoritative Source for Modern Geologic Knowledge

Open-File Report 2021-1013
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Abstract

This document presents the renewed vision, mission, and goals for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). The NCGMP, as authorized by the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-285, 106 Stat. 166 and its reauthorizations), is tasked with expediting the production of a geologic database for the Nation based on modern geologic maps and their supporting data. In addition to highlighting the benefits of geologic maps for economic prosperity, national security, and environmental quality, the report describes the NCGMP structure and components. A renewed vision and mission for the NCGMP are stated, and three goals for guiding the program toward that vision for the next ten years are established. The vision of creating an integrated, three-dimensional, digital geologic map of the United States and its territories to address the changing needs of the Nation by 2030 is thereby defined to drive the activities of all NCGMP components for the next ten years. The strategic actions required to realize the NCGMP vision are identified for each of its components.

Suggested Citation

Brock, J., Berry, K., Faulds, J., Berg, R., House, K., Marketti, M., McPhee, D., Schmidt, K., Schmitt, J., Soller, D., Spears, D., Thompson, R., Thorleifson, H., and Walsh, G., 2021, Renewing the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program as the Nation’s authoritative source for modern geologic knowledge: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1013, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211013.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program Structure
  • Renewed Vision, Mission, and Goals for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
  • Realizing the New National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program Vision
  • Synopsis
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Renewing the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program as the Nation’s authoritative source for modern geologic knowledge
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2021-1013
DOI 10.3133/ofr20211013
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
Description vi, 10 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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