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Massachusetts geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Massachusetts, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.
Geology of Massachusetts
[Legend for lithology colors]
View:
Show in a web browser window:
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/sgmc/ma.html
Show in Google Earth or download KML:
Show in your GIS using OGC WMS:
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/ma?service=WMS&version=1.1.1&request=GetCapabilities& [Instructions]
Download:
Geological attributes: MAcsv.zip CSV format
Geologic units: MAgeol_dd.zip Shapefile, polygon
Faults: MAfaults_dd.zip Shapefile, arcs
Colors for lithology: lith6_2.style ArcMap Style [Instructions]
Metadata:
[Outline] - [Questions & Answers] - [Plain text]
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map
Publication:
USGS Open-File Report 2006-1272
Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1272/
Methodology:
Detailed report of data standardization procedures
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1272/documents/CONUSdocumentationNENJ.pdf
GIS style files:
Methods used to create several styles for lithology or geologic time
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1314/
Sources:

Unpublished Digital Geologic Map of Massachusetts received from Rudi Hon at Boston College in 1998.

Geologic units in Massachusetts


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