THE STATUS OF GEOLOGIC MAPPING IN THE UNITED STATES DIVISION OF SOIL SURVEY - BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY USDA SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE - USDA

THE ROLE OF THE GEOLOGIST IS DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO HIGHWAY ENGINEERING. THERE IS CONSIDERABLE USEFUL ENGINEERING INFORMATION OBTAINABLE FROM THE INTERPRETATION OF GEOLOGIC MAPS. SOILS ARE RELATED TO THE TYPE OF PARENT MATERIAL FROM WHICH THEY ARE DERIVED. IN MANY INSTANCES, GEOLOGIC MAPS USED IN CONJUCTION WITH AIR PHOTOS WILL ENABLE THE ENGINEER OF THE GEOLOGIC MAPS. IT IS POSSIBLE BY PROPER INTERPRETATION TO MINIMIZE THE AMOUNT OF GROUND RECONNAISSANCE REQUIRED FOR MAKING ENGINEERING ESTIMATES OF TERRAIN CONDITIONS FROM AVAILABLE MAPS. THE STATUS IS PRESENTED OF GEOLOGICAL MAPPING IN THE UNITED STATES BY THE US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. A TABULATION IS PRESENTED OF STATE GEOLOGISTS BY STATES. TABLES ARE PRESENTED SHOWING: SOIL SURVEYS IN PROGRESS OR COMPLETED IN PRESENT FISCAL YEAR BY THE DIVISION OF SOIL SURVEY, BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY, USDA; SOIL CORRELATORS, AND AGRICULTURAL SOIL BULLETINS AND MAPS PUBLISHED SINCE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD BULLETIN NO. 2 WAS ISSUED IN 1949. THE COMMITTEE ON SURVEYING AND CLASSIFYING SOILS IN-PLACE FOR ENGINEERING PURPOSES PREPARED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM MATERIAL OBTAINED FROM THE SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE INCLUDING A LAND USE CAPABILITY MAP; A TABULATION OF REGIONAL SOIL SCIENTISTS BY STATES AND REGIONS; AND A TABULATION OF SOIL SCIENTISTS BY STATES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 2-16
  • Monograph Title: Soil exploration and mapping
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00229815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM