KGS will be represented at the GSA Southeastern Section meeting
KGS staff will have poster and oral presentations at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 30–31 in Richmond, Va.
Two posters related to KGS mapping will be displayed. Geologic Mapping Section Head William Andrews and Chief Cartographic Illustrator Terry Hounshell will show a poster on the compilation of surficial geologic mapping in the Louisville Metro area. The map will be a useful geographic tool for planners, engineers, geologists, and others interested in understanding the distribution of different soils and sediments in the Louisville area. The map is a comprehensive overview of the results of several years of federally supported geologic field mapping.
Geologic mapper Steve Martin and Geologic Information Management Section Head Doug Curl will present a poster, “Dissemination of Detailed Geologic Mapping to the Public: A Case Study of Floyds Fork in the Fisherville 7.5-Minute Quadrangle.” Martin and Curl are using an Esri Story Map as an engaging approach for disseminating the mapping of geologic features of the Parklands of Floyds Fork in the Fisherville quadrangle. The Story Map, which is in development, will allow users with computers, cell phones, and tablets to explore the surficial geology and exposed bedrock of the quadrangle.
Andrews has also been invited to make a presentation at the gathering about the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County. His talk, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Geologic Context of the Camp Nelson Civil War Depot in Central Kentucky,” will combine his interest in history and geology. Andrews was invited to present the talk on the impacts of different ancient geologic processes, such as river cuts and sinkhole development, on the landscape at Camp Nelson and how those processes had a profound impact on the military and social history of central Kentucky.