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West Virginia Geology

1:24,000 scale Geology GIS conversion project

The West Virginia GIS Technical Center (WVGISTC) recently performed the digital map conversion of geologic features, hand drawn by the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) on U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:24,000-scale maps, into a geology GIS. The 1968 geological map of West Virginia is the only seamless geology GIS file that exists for the entire State. Because of its relatively low spatial resolution and generalized geologic unit representation, it was determined that this 1:250,000-scale geologic map should be updated with more accurate 1:24,000-scale geologic data.

The project involved seven Pendleton County, West Virginia geologic quadrangles produced by the WVGES under the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) STATEMAP project: Brandywine, Doe Hill, Moatstown, Palo Alto, Snowy Mountain, Spruce Knob and Sugar Grove. This region is significant because of its numerous igneous intrusive features.

The Geology GIS project technical report is publicly available in Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) format from the WVGISTC website. GIS data layers are to be made available by the WVGES on a per request basis.

Geology GIS Conversion Project Technical Report, September 2003

Final Report PDF

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