U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 199
1U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192.
2Escuela Geología, Minas y Geofísica, Universidad Central de Venezuela and Fundación Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismológicas, Caracas, Venezuela.
The digital geologic map and GIS database of Venezuela captures GIS compatible geologic and hydrologic data from the "Geologic Shaded Relief Map of Venezuela," which was released online as U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1038. Digital datasets and corresponding metadata files are stored in ESRI geodatabase format; accessible via ArcGIS 9.X. Feature classes in the geodatabase include geologic unit polygons, open water polygons, coincident geologic unit linework (contacts, faults, etc.) and non-coincident geologic unit linework (folds, drainage networks, etc.). Geologic unit polygon data were attributed for age, name, and lithologic type following the Léxico Estratigráfico de Venezuela. All digital datasets were captured from source data at 1:750,000. Although users may view and analyze data at varying scales, the authors make no guarantee as to the accuracy of the data at scales larger than 1:750,000.
Please refer to the README file for detailed information on installing this digital data set.
Digital data (ArcGIS geodatabase 9.X format) and associated metadata files [45.2-MB ZIP file].
For questions concerning the content of this report, please contact Christopher P. Garrity.