Transitioning to the FGDC Draft Geologic Map Database Standard: A Washington State Geologic Survey Pilot Project
Award Number G12AC20145, Category 5: FGDC-endorsed Standards Implementation Training and Outreach
This is a pilot project to develop a process to adopt the draft standard format for digital publication of geologic maps (NCGMP09) for use at Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources (WADGER) which will also result in a model that can be used by other state geological surveys in their USGS mapping endeavors. The NCGMP09 model is a geodatabase storage format for geologic feature data and associated information; it is currently available online as part of a USGS Open File Report titled “Digital Mapping Techniques '09—Workshop Proceedings.” The NCGMP09 geodatabase model builds on an established FGDC symbol standard “FGDC/USGS Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization” (FGDC Document Number FGDCSTD- 013-2006). This project will involve customization of the NCGMP09 model to include terminology and symbology applicable to Washington State geology. They will use the Carnation 7.5-minute USGS quadrangle, King County, Washington geologic map database as the transition subject for this NCGMP09 in the development of a “cook book” and “lessons learned” documentation that will serve as feedback for the standard developers, and assist other users of geologic data helping to smooth their transition to the FGDC-endorsed geologic map standard.