Types of Geologic Maps

  • Surficial geologic map: Map of all the stuff you live on and deal with daily
  • Bedrock geologic map: Map of all the stuff beneath that stuff
  • Surf and Turf: Map showing surficial geology and bedrock geology
  • Geologic Map: Traditionally more turf than surf, but ideally both
  • Geophysical Map: Map of what could be...maybe
  • Soil Map: Surficial map of a surficial geologic map
  • Geologic Hazard Map: Map of what will go wrong and where
  • Finished / Printed Map: Instantly out-of-date, but useful nonetheless
  • Unfinished Map: The only kind