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Fact Sheet 2010–3088

U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Program—Training the Next Generation of Geologic Mappers


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EDMAP is an interactive and meaningful program for university students to gain experience and knowledge in geologic mapping while contributing to national efforts to map the geology of the United States. It is a matching-funds grant program with universities and is one of the three components of the congressionally mandated U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Geology professors whose specialty is geologic mapping request EDMAP funding to support upper-level undergraduate and graduate students at their colleges or universities in a 1-year mentor-guided geologic mapping project that focuses on a specific geographic area. Every Federal dollar that is awarded is matched with university funds.

Revised August 2011; ver. 2.0

First posted September 17, 2010

For additional information contact:
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 908
Reston, VA 20192

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U.S. Geological Survey, 2011, U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Program—Training the next generation of geologic mappers (ver. 2.0, August 2011): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3088, 2 p. (Also available at

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