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GeoDIL: A Geoscience Digital Image Library
The Geoscience Digital Image Library (GeoDIL) is a searchable collection of Earth science images intended as a general teaching resource, to specifically facilitate virtual field trips, to enhance the public's scientific and technological literacy, and to assist Earth science programs in smaller schools and colleges that do not have documented images as part of their regular teaching materials. Users can retrieve images through standard or advanced searches, or through browsing by category. Catagories include Earth resources, minerals, rocks and rock-forming processes, surficial geology, structural geology and tectonics, geologic time (chronostratigraphy), paleontology (fossils, etc), and planetary geology. Images are downloadable and are accompanied by descriptive annotations, general metadata, locational and geological information, and the browsing categories with which each are associated. In order to view imagery, this site requires a user to register.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Services:
    • Search engine
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
    • Paleontology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000-2001 Geological Digital Image Library. The images in GeoDIL are the property of those who submitted them to the library. You may copy them as much as you like for noncommercial, personal, educational, or classroom use but redistribution in any way requires the permission of the person who submitted the images to GeoDIL. GeoDIL administrators or staff cannot grant you the right to copy or redistribute any of the images in the library. Loading images from GeoDIL into virtual carousels or other image-viewing programs falls under the Educational Exemption category provided the organization using the material is a nonprofit educational institution, the use is part of the regular curriculum of a class, the material is in a classroom, the material has been legally obtained, and the materials will not be copied or duplicated.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-985
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dexter Perkins
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
University of North Dakota

Contact: Joseph Hartman
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
University of North Dakota

Publisher: Geological Digital Image Library (GeoDil)