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Appendix H A PARTIAL SURVEY OF PRODUCTION AND AVAILABILITY OF FOREIGN GEOSCIENCE MAPS Compiled by D.M. Curtis 1. Who produces maps (other than agencies of foreign governments) U.S. U.S. or Bilateral/multilateral funding (USGS funded by other agencies): Saudi Arabia = 77% of total USGS international funding in 1982 ($17.7 million) Circum-Pacific Map project (non-government and multilateral) International Stratigic Mineral Inventory DOS Trade and Development Program--for 4 strategic minerals (Philippines, Peru, Morocco) (Maps? $$$?) DOS/AID Technical Assistance Programs Remote sensing for mapping: Egypt, Kenya, Bolivia Fossil fuels and geothermal: Morocco, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Jordan, Malawi, Costa Rica, Senegal South Pacific Hydrocarbon Resource Investigation (joint USGS/DOS/AID) East Africa Regional Remote Sensing Center Utilization Grants Program using Landsat data (for resource mapping, etc.~: Bolivia, Chile, Philippines NASA: satellite mapping programs in global geodynamics (gravity, magnetic maps soon) DOD: Defense Mapping Agency (no information) Circum-Pacific Map Project of Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Minerals, CCOP (Coordinating Committee for Offshore Prospecting): maps published by AAPG Other governmental and non-governmental agencies are engaged in making various types of geological maps, some of which include foreign areas Note: Landsat data are being used for geological mapping in many countries, such as Philippines, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Zaire. Maps for developing countries have limited availability because these countries have problems in compiling, editing, and publishing. 71
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72 Foreign (international funding and/or administration by international agency) COMA - Commission for Geological Map of the World (JUGS; supported by BRGM; marketed by AAPG) ESCAP - Economic and Scientific Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN) SEATAR - Studies of SE Asia Tectonics and Resources (CCOP and ESCAP) IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (JUGS? ICSU??) Committee for General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO); Central Editorial Board oversees preparation and publication of Geological/Geophysical Atlases of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by USSR. Products expected beginning 1984. IGCP - International Geological Correlation Programme (JUGS and UNESCO); currently 15 IGCP projects (worldwide) will have maps as a product. Significant among these is #32, Stratigraphic Correlations between Basins of the ESCAP Region, which has already produced 3 volumes of the ESCAP Atlas of Stratigraphy and 12 map atlas sheets of sedimentary basins of the ESCAP region. UNESCO projects for regional development (i.e., Africa Project; possibly more) International Association of Hydrogeologists - workshop on hydrogeological maps of SE Asia (Do they make maps or compile lists?) ICL (Lithosphere project) will produce maps? Oceanographic Institutions and geological institutes worldwide DSDP - IPOD 2. Where are they? - Collections North America U.S. Geological Survey - has extensive collections of geological maps, worldwide Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division - has largest map collection in the world; domestic and foreign (except USSR); 3.7 million maps; 44,000 atlases; 8,000 reference works, 50,000 maps, and 800 atlases added annually; DOS foreign maps* are acquired by exchange or purchase collection includes extensive holdings of geological maps Geological Survey of Canada Also major university libraries, industry libraries, GSA, etc. Overseas BRGM (Bureau de Recherche Geologique et Minieres) Paris IGME (Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana) Madrid Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstofte - Germany-Hanover and/or Forschungsgemeinschaft. . . .Bonn? *DOS, through its Interagency Map and Publication Acquisition Program collects about 60,000 foreign maps per year - about 10% geological. These are eventually deposited in the Library of Congress.
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73 USSR Institute of Geological Sciences U.K. - London CIFEG (Center for Training and Exchanges in the Geosciences) Paris - cartographic library has been developed as part of the center Other national collections in industry and university libraries; and other institutes; etc. CGMW (Commission for Geologic Map of the World) Paris, BRGM 3. Means of locating and getting access (references, data banks) GEOREF/BRGM (automated data bases being merged) IGME (automated data base) Library of Congress (automated data base from 1968; older holdings readily accessed manually) Bibliographies; directories; lists IGCP Catalogue (of publications resulting from IGCP projects through 1979, many of which are maps; new Catalogue in preparation) CGMW - list of available maps from BRGM or AAPG Circum-Pacific Map Project - list of available maps from AAPG Dederick Court & Co. - geological references (maps and bibliographies summarized through 1980) GEOTIMES & EPISODES - listing of recently published maps Hall Bibliographic Guides to Maps and Atlases (annual) (also includes maps in non-map sources) Carrington & Stephenson Directory of Map Collections in U.S. and Canada [Note: International Directory is expected in 19843 Telberg Book Co. (foreign maps; catalogue available) 4. Examples of ongoing foreign initiatives with map products USSR - Tectonic map of the world Atlas of Geology/Geophysics of Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Japan - Revolving fund for mineral exploration; now part of UNDP; mineral maps Canada - International Development Research Center - work includes geological mapping in developing countries UK - Institute of Geological Sciences $5 million mapping program in Bolivia $2 million mapping program in Pakistan France - BRGM and IFP and French National Petroleum Co. do mapping in many parts of the world; many bilateral agreements. Note: Board on Earth Sciences Committee on Status of Geologic Mapping in U.S. does not cover foreign map collections.