On December 1, 2011, the KGS family and its partners and friends celebrated the publication all 25 maps in the 30 by 60 minute geologic map series, making these maps available to the public through the KGS Web site. These maps are a product of the Kentucky Geological Survey and the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program of the U.S. Geological Survey. The contribution of this USGS program to the completion of these maps is significant.
Also significant was another geologic mapping partnership between the Kentucky Geological Survey - U.S. Geological Survey from 1960 to 1980 that produced the original geologic maps that laid the framework for this series. The new map series is a testament to the work that can be accomplished through federal-state-university partnerships.
A video on KGS mapping can be found here.
This site has a video of the news conference in the atrium of the Mining and Mineral Resources Building on the campus of the University of Kentucky.
Click here to listen to an interview with KGS Director Jim Cobb on the Survey’s mapping program that was broadcast during the radio program “UK at the Half,” during a Wildcat basketball game on Dec. 1.
KGS Director Jim Cobb is interviewed by Carl Nathe for the “UK at the Half” program.
Scenes from the celebration, including an open house and reunion of some of the people involved in the original mapping, are available below. Click image to enlarge it.
|The banner of the Geologic Map of Kentucky hangs in the KGS atrium.||UK President Eli Capilouto and KGS Director Jim Cobb discuss a mapping display.||Jim Cobb gives his opening remarks at the news conference.|
|The news conference in the atrium of the Mining and Mineral Resources Building.||UK President Dr Eli Capilouto speaks at the news conference.||UK President Dr Eli Capilouto speaks at the news conference.|
|USGS Deputy Director Suzette Kimball gives remarks at the news conference.||Kentucky Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters speaks at the news conference.|