Three geologic maps to explore the history of the Earth


This article will explore the history of the Earth. Indeed, with the three geologic maps selected, you can understand our planet. It is important because when you look at a rock, you can understand such phenomena as earthquakes, landslides and precious minerals with geology.

ONE Geology – Global Geology

ONE Geology has created a dynamic digital geological map data for the world. It provides services to other types of geoscience data. It is an international initiative of the geological surveys. ONE Geology Portal enables anyone to access this data. You can acess the map below: http://portal.onegeology.org/OnegeologyGlobal/?language=eng

THE MAP OF ONE GEOLOGY (SOURCE: HTTP://PORTAL.ONEGEOLOGY.ORG/ONEGEOLOGYGLOBAL/?LANGUAGE=ENG)

USGS – A Tapestry of Time and Terrain

The North America Tapestry of Time and Terrain is a product of the US Geological Survey. This cartographic Tapestry is created from a geologic map and a shaded relief image. This digital combination reveals the geologic history of North America through the interrelation of rock type, topography and time.

THE USGS TAPESTRY OF TIME AND TERRAIN MERGES TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY INTO A SINGLE IMAGE (SOURCE: HTTPS://PUBS.USGS.GOV/IMAP/I2720/)

NOAA Marine Geology Viewer

The Marine Geology Data Viewer is an interactive map providing access to seafloor and lakebed sediment and rock data archived by the NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Thus, you can see geological surveys from sediment data reports by cruising the ocean floor. You can see the map here: https://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/marine_geology/

NOAA MARINE VIEWER

To conclude

With these three geologic maps, you can explore the different rocks of the Earth through the centuries. Rocks have a longer history than human beings. Indeed, they were formed in different eras, periods and epochs billions of years ago. The Earth is covered in rocks from different ages. Thus, these three maps allow the user to learn more about the composition of different rocks.

Source:

http://geology.com/

http://portal.onegeology.org/OnegeologyGlobal/

https://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/marine_geology/

https://www.usgs.gov/

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