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Geology Publications and GIS On-line

vista of valley and distant mountains - taken from mountaintopOur publications are available on-line and include maps and text at statewide to local scales, general interest to technical  reports,  and associated GIS data (shapefiles and geodatabases). As a service, we also host publications of the Vermont Geological Society and some USGS maps which were compiled for the 2011 Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont.  The full list of publications is in the left navigation bar and in the Publications Catalog.

Find Publications by Town: Visit the Town Index page and web map

Ordering: The 2011 Bedrock Map was professionally printed and is available for $46.00.  Use this form to order the Bedrock and other maps.

All other maps are plot on demand at $10.00 per map plate (these $10 prints are not made with permanent ink and are not made on waterproof paper).

Additional Vermont maps can be accessed through the USGS National Geologic Map Database.

Popular Publications

Bedrock Geologic Map of VT, 2011 

Surficial Geologic Map of VT, 1970 

Open File Reports
1:24,000 scale bedrock, surficial, and
groundwater resource maps, 1963 to present. 

General Interest and Statewide Maps
and Reports

Generalized geologic maps of Vermont

Groundwater Resource Publications
Town to statewide maps and reports.

Hazard Reports, landslides & seismic,

GIS Data

Vermont Open Geodata Portal
Geologic data including the Bedrock Geologic
Map of VT (2011), the Surficial Geologic
Map of VT (1970) and more...
1:24,000 scale Open File Report Data
(surficial, bedrock, hydrogeologic)

from  1
995 - present are available through the
Open Data Portal as pre-packaged zipped
shapefiles and include a pdf for reference. 

Externally hosted georeferenced maps
and data

USGS National Geologic Map Database
National Geothermal Data System
Georectified maps of VGS Bulletins


1:62,500 scale maps and cross-sections with illustrated text. Publication dates: 1956-1984.

Economic Geology Reports, 1966-1972

Environmental Geology Reports, 1972-1975

Special Bulletins
Illustrated text, bedrock maps and cross-sections at a scale of 1:12,000 to 1:24,000. Publication dates:1968-1995. 

Technical Reports
Reports and presentations for specific geologic and societal issues. 1998 - present.

Vermont State Geologist Reports
Published intermittently from 1845 - present

Green Mountain Geologist Issues
Publications of the Vermont Geological Society from 1974 - present.

Highway Construction Materials, 1957-1980

Lake Champlain Depth Charts 
US Coast Survey (1872-1879)

State Parks Geology, 1956-1969  

Studies in VT Geology, 1970-1988

Town Index
Find maps and publications in your town.