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:
The NCGMP has three components: FEDMAP,
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.
State Mapping Advisory Committee Members (SMAC) on a field
trip to the High Springs Quarry, Alachua County, Florida in 2011.
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
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
FGS geologists investigate a
paleo-sinkhole in the Ocala area.
Accomplishments to date
40.8 percent of the State mapped
•  356 7.5 minute (1:24,000)
Twelve-and-a-half 30’ x 60’
(1:100,000 scale) quads mapped
(56,619 km2) mapped
122 cores and counting
16,519 feet of new core added to
Over 1,300 M-series samples
Average cost/mile2 =
Average cost/km2 =
(*includes State Matching Funds/Staff time)
Rick Green, P.G., has been with the
FGS STATEMAP program since its inception in 1994 and has
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): Phil Bambach
(Geologist) and Levi Hannon (GIS).
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.
2014 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
Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
"The FGS STATEMAP Program"- a Powerpoint
presentation summarizing the work of the Florida
Geological Survey's STATEMAP Program.
State of Statemap" - a Powerpoint
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)
November 10, 2014
903 W. Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
850-617-0300 (phone) 850-617-0341 (fax)
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