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
The Indiana Geological and Water Survey has a number of facilities available for the public to tour. You can see the state's largest geode or view displays about Indiana's geologic past. The Survey is also in the process of creating 3-D virtual tours of its facilities, which can be accessed below.
The Research and Teaching Core Repository was completed in 1976 and houses drilled cores taken from all over Indiana. It contains approximately 35,000 boxes of core containing 51 miles of rock and sediments. The Core Repository is an asset to the citizens of Indiana and allows both geologists and the public to understand Indiana's geologic past and provide for its future. The Core Repository is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.