As Earth Science Week draws to a close, we would like to wish you all a happy Geologic Map Day. For the second year in a row AASG, USGS, AGI, NPS, and Esri joined together in this worthy endeavor. One of the activities coming out of Geologic Map Day is the "Best Student Geologic Map Competition" that will be held soon at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver. [Right, geologic map of the Holy Cross quadrangle, Colorado]
As GSA celebrates its 125 birthday, the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, working with GSA Foundation, AASG, AGI, AIPG, and the Journal of Maps has launched this competition to encourage students to produce high quality geologic maps. This also will become an annual event and one that we hope will really blossom in the future. Those of you who will be at GSA--please join us in congratulating the winners on Tuesday evening, October 29 from 5-6:30 pm in the Poster Session area of the Exhibit Hall.
[provided by PeterLyttle, USGS]