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United States Geological Survey
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) offers information on earthquakes, floods, maps, human health, and volcanoes. There are links to congressional-related material which includes information on laws and regulations governing the USGS, budget and related information, key officials, organization charts, and fiscal year plans. Also included are links to USGS products and data, including the atlas of Antarctic research, fact sheets, geographic names, geophysical products, geospatial data, national atlas, topographic maps, and real-time water data. Other information includes hurricane and coastal storm web sites, and information on environmental concerns. For more precise searches, users can connect to the USGS library.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by USGS with permission. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law. You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages USGS has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission. Use of the USGS visual identifier (logo) is restricted to official publications. We will identify material we use from sources outside of USGS, and request others do the same when using information published by USGS. Credit can be provided by including on the page (or via a link to a credits page) a citation such as: Credit: U. S. Geological Survey U. S. Geological Survey/photo by Jane Doe (if the artist is known) USGS/Ft. Collins, CO (if originating office but not the artist is known.)
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-621
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: U.S. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey