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.

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Show in Google Earth or other KML viewer:

cageol.kml (Uncompressed, 49.7M)

cageol.kmz (Compressed, 13.9M)

List geologic units by state or county

Show in your GIS using OGC web services:

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/sgmc2 (WMS, version 1.3.0)

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/wfs/sgmc2 (WFS, version 1.1.0)

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Content Download Format
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]

Documentation

Metadata:

Outline - Questions & Answers - Plain text - XML
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map

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