2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1-4 November 2015)

Paper No. 37-2
Presentation Time: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM


O'MEARA, Stephanie A.1, KARPILO, Ronald D.1, WITT, Derek R.2, CHAPPELL, James R.1 and HYBELS, Georgia3, (1)Geosciences, Colorado State University/National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1482, (2)Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (3)Geosciences, Colorado State University/National Park Service, P.O. Box 25287, Lakewood, CO 80225-0287, stephanie.omeara@colostate.edu

The Geologic Resources Inventory (GRI) is one of twelve inventories funded under the National Park Service (NPS) Natural Resource Challenge. The goal of the GRI is to increase understanding of the geologic processes at work in parks and provide accurate geologic information for use in park decision-making. The GRI program is a partnership between the NPS and Colorado State University (CSU), and relies heavily upon the U.S. Geological Survey, individual state geological surveys, and other organizations in developing its source map products.

The GRI produces several products to assist park management and staff in the management and protection of their park. The first product is a digital geologic-GIS map product that is available in three data formats: 1.) an ESRI 10.X file geodatabase and accompanying 10.0 ArcMap document for use with ESRI ArcGIS software, 2.) KML/KMZ file for use with Google Earth, and 3.) an ESRI 10.2 map service for use with ESRI online web map applications such as ArcGIS Online, or other portal/viewer applications.

In addition to the geologic-GIS data the GRI also produces a basic cartographic layout and a geologic report. The layout displays a park’s geologic map complete with prominent features and localities within and around the park. The report is a comprehensive document that presents a park unit’s: 1.) geologic significance, 2.) geologic history, and 3.) discusses prominent geologic features, processes and issues, and presents this in a scientific format directed at park resource managers.

This poster showcases GRI products produced for NPS parks in the state of Utah. For each Utah park a single completed GRI product is presented. Also presented is a list of all available GRI products for each Utah park.