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Digital Geologic Maps of Oklahoma

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reports 96-370 through 96-381

Prepared in cooperation with the
State of Oklahoma, Office of the Secretary of Environment

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Clickable state map of Oklahoma with report numbers

State of Oklahoma Map


Publication_Information:Publication_Place: Oklahoma City, OK
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey

Geology of Oklahoma, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reports 96-370 through 96-381


These reports consist of digital data and accompanying documentation for surficial geologic features of Oklahoma. Reports for the counties of the Oklahoma panhandle are based on 1:125,000-scale Hydrologic Information Atlases published by the U.S. Geological Survey in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The reports for the rest of Oklahoma are based on 1:250,000-scale Hydrologic Atlases published by the Oklahoma Geological Survey in the 1970's and 1980's. The reports show surficial geology, faults, geologic beds, anticlines, synclines, and monoclines within Oklahoma.


These reports provide information on surficial geologic features in Oklahoma. These reports are intended to show the surficial geology, faults, geologic beds, anticlines, synclines, and monoclines within Oklahoma. They can be used to make geologic maps, and determine approximate areas and locations of various geologic units. These reports can be used for studies of water, environment, soils, sand and gravel, clay pits, gypsum salt pollution, volcanic ash, caliche, oil and gas, flooding, archaeology, historical geology, history, ecology, botany, paleontology, zoology, caves, quarries, dams, farming, and other related topics. The previously published paper versions of these reports have been used to study these topics.


This metadata is for a group of reports published on 3.5-inch diskettes. Each diskette contains an a_readme.1st file with complete information on the contents of the diskette. Metadata are available for the individual data sets. The reports were initially released on diskettes so some terminology related to diskettes may be present.

Filenames ending with the following extensions are binary-format files: ".bil", ".gz", ".gif", ".exe". All other files are ASCII files. All ASCII files use MS-DOS record delimiters (carriage return, line feed) to indicate the end of lines. Conversion of record delimiters in these ASCII files may be necessary for use with operating systems other than MS-DOS. A utility such as DOS2UNIX, the FTP file transfer utility, or a text editor may be used to convert the record delimiters if needed.

Time_Period_of_content: Currentness_Reference:The paper maps were published from 1967 to 1983.


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There is uncertainty in the position of geologic contacts from the field mapping process, the original map preparation, and the digitizing process. The boundaries of water bodies, in particular, were scan-digitized from different separates, and some misalignment between those lines and the geologic contacts was indicated. This misalignment may be as much as about 0.05 map inches. It may be inappropriate to use these reports at scales larger than 1:250,000 or 1:125,000.

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