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Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2411

Surficial Geologic Map of The Loop and Druid Arch Quadrangles, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

By George H. Billingsley, Debra L. Block, and Tracey J. Felger


page size image of the geologic map of Canyonlands
Geologic map of the combined Druid Arch and The Loop quadrangles, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.


This publication includes, in addition to cartographic and text products, geospatial (GIS) databases and other digital files. The database files are particularly useful because they can be combined with any type of other geospatial data for purposes of display and analysis. The other files include digital files that support the databases, and digital plot files that can be used to display and print the cartographic and text products in this publication.

The digital map database, compiled from previously published and unpublished data and new mapping by the author, represents the general distribution of bedrock and surficial deposits in the map area and provides current information on the geologic structure and stratigraphy of the area. The database delineates map units that are identified by age and lithology following the stratigraphic nomenclature of the U.S. Geological Survey. The scale of the source maps limits the spatial resolution (scale) of the database to 1:24,000 or smaller. The content and character of the database, as well as two methods of obtaining the database, are in the Readme file, available below.

Files available for download:

Files for viewing and plotting

mf2411.pdf - PFD (Portable Document Format) file of the map sheet for viewing onscreen (10.4 MB).

mf2411.eps - EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) file of the map sheet designed for plotting on a large format plotter. The map is 33 x 52 inches in size (58.4 MB).

Metadata and Readme Files

readme.doc - Explanation of how to use the digital database (84 kb).

readme.pdf - PDF version of the digital database explanation (324 kb).

mf2411.met.txt - FGDC-compliant metadata for the database (24 kb).

Revision list

Data - WinZipped compilation of all files necessary to recreate the database originally assembled in Arc/Info. Included is an AML called import.aml that will automatically import the Arc export files making up this database package (6.1 MB). - ArcMp style for map colors and symbolizing data (528 kB). - Shapefiles and readme describing content of each file (5.2 MB).

For questions about the scientific content of this report, contact George Billingsley

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Created: January 17, 2003 (cad)
Updated: June 4, 2007 (bwr, mfd)