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California geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in California, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.
Geology of California
[Legend for lithology colors]
View:
Show in a web browser window:
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/sgmc/ca.html
Show in Google Earth or download KML:
Show in your GIS using OGC WMS:
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/ca?service=WMS&version=1.1.1&request=GetCapabilities& [Instructions]
Download:
Geological attributes: CAcsv.zip CSV format
Geologic units: CAgeol_dd.zip Shapefile, polygon
Faults: CAfaults_dd.zip Shapefile, arcs
Colors for lithology: lith6_2.style ArcMap Style [Instructions]
Metadata:
[Outline] - [Questions & Answers] - [Plain text]
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map
Publication:
USGS Open-File Report 2005-1305
Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States - western states: California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1305/
Methodology:
Detailed report of data standardization procedures
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1305/documents/CONUS_Wdocumentation.pdf
GIS style files:
Methods used to create several styles for lithology or geologic time
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1314/
Sources:

Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., and Rogers, T.H., 1977, Geologic map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, scale 1:750,000.

Geologic units in California

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