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Wisconsin geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Wisconsin, 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:

wigeol.kml (Uncompressed, 2.5M)

wigeol.kmz (Compressed, 880k)

List geologic units by state or county

Show in your GIS using OGC web services:

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

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

Use lithology_symbology.lyr ArcGIS layer file to symbolize lithology when using WFS

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Content Download Format
Geological attributes WIcsv.zip CSV format
Geologic units WIgeol_dd.zip Shapefile, polygon
Faults WIfaults_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

Publication

Sources

Mudrey, M.G., Jr., Brown, B.A., and Greenberg, J.K., 1982, Bedrock Geologic Map of Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Geological and Natural History Survey, scale= 1:1,000,000

Sims, P.K., 1992, Geologic map of Precambrian rocks, southern Lake Superior region, Wisconsin and northern Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-2185, scale= 1:500,000

Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 1999), on-line only

USGS Geologic Names Lexicon (GEOLEX)

Related topics

Geologic units in Wisconsin