Who We Are
The Indiana Geological and Water Survey
The staff that works for IndianaThe Survey consists of a diverse group of scientists, specialists, and support staff dedicated to serving the earth science needs of the state of Indiana. They include research geologists in a variety of disciplines and specialists in cartography, GIS, database and web development, editing, and layout design, supported by an active business staff. The Survey is organized into three divisions: Research, Information Services, and Business Affairs.
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Employment OpportunitiesResearch Geologist (Reservoir/Hydro)
Water & Environment
Energy & Minerals
Water & Environment
Outreach & Education
IGSMap is the public source for geologic maps and data in Indiana. The Map Gallery helps people find commonly used maps and information for a better understanding of Indiana's geologic materials, resources, and issues.
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- Petroleum Database Management System
- New Albany Shale
- Colchester Coal Member
- Danville Coal Member
- Hymera Coal Member
- Seelyville Coal Member
- Springfield Coal Member
- Industrial Mineral Producers of Indiana
- Atlas of New Albany Shale Photomicrographs of Organic Matter
- Coal Mine Information System
- Coal Stratigraphic Database
- Outreach & Education
Many geologic processes affect the state, including coastal and fluvial flooding and erosion, earthquakes and the liquefaction and shaking they produce, land movement such as subsidence and landslides, and radon emission from rock and soil. These processes are natural and they have been active throughout Indiana's geologic history. When these processes affect the human population they are commonly called "geologic hazards." Other geologic hazards have been created by human activities. Three in particular are: subsidence associated with subsurface mining, coastal erosion of man-made structures because of longshore drift, and the potential of accidents related to open mining pits and quarries.