PROVIDING KENTUCKY'S GEOLOGIC MAPS ON THE WEB
Because geologic map information can be used for a wide variety of applications, many different styles of maps can be created. The standard base map is a hillshade topographic image with overlain topographic contours to give a three-dimensional effect, but other bases can be used. Derivative classifications of the geologic units, such as karst potential or primary lithology, can be selected as an alternative to traditional stratigraphic symbolization. Users can also turn off the geologic units to focus attention on faults, structure contours, or other similar themes.
Many users will want to compare geologic units to other kinds of map information. For example, sinkholes or quarry outlines can be superimposed on the map for analysis. Locations of a variety of point data, such as oil wells, water wells, coal measurements, sample locations, measured sections, and photographs, can also be added to the map. And data pertaining to those locations will be accessible through point- and area-based search tools.