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Geologic Units (Polygons): Generalized Geologic Map of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2005

This polygon shapefile contains polygon boundaries, tags and labels for major geologic units in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to the polygons representing the areal extent of geologic units, it identifies major faults and continental glaciation in Alaska. The data depict the geology of the bedrock that lies at or near the land surface, but not the distribution of surficial materials such as soils, alluvium, and glacial deposits. This map complements the Generalized Geologic Map of the Conterminous United States by Reed and Bush. The data are generalized from a compilation prepared for use in the Geologic Map of North America, published as a paper map by the Geological Society of America and to be released as a digital file by the U.S. Geological Survey. This layer is part of the 1997-2014 edition National Atlas of the United States.These data have been prepared with a degree of detail appropriate for viewing at a scale of 1:7,500,000. Because of the degree of generalization required (generalization based on compilation scale), the data are intended primarily for display and for regional and national analysis, rather than for more detailed analysis in specific areas. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and United States Virgin Islands
Faults (Geology), Folds (Geology), Shields (Geology), Plate tectonics, Geology, and Geoscientific Information
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