Matthew Johnson
Geological Research at the IGS

Digital surficial geologic map product for Monroe County, Indiana

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Oct 1, 2011 Sep 30, 2012 Monroe
Director: Nancy Hasenmueller
Other Researchers: Matthew Johnson, Walter Hasenmueller
Funding: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition
Issue: This task focuses on Monroe County in south-central Indiana. Monroe County is the site of Indiana’s largest state university, Indiana University Bloomington, is the proposed route for Interstate 69, and lies within the IGS mapping priority areas based on population density and transportation corridors.
Objective: To provide detailed geologic information in an area that continues to experience pressure on natural resources by a large population. The final product provides surficial geologic information for the county.
Approach: The task involved (1) compiling a digital map showing the surficial geology of Monroe County, Indiana, and (2) preparing metadata for the map layer.
Products: A digital surficial geologic map of Monroe County, Indiana.
Benefits: Users of this product includes the general public and water- and mineral-resource, environmental, planning, and public health professionals.

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