geological survey

What is geological survey?

geological survey meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

An organization that prepares and publishes maps, charts, and other cartographic materials concerning the geography of a specific nation and its territories, usually with government approval or sponsorship (examples: U.S. Geological Survey, British Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada). In libraries without a separate map section, publications of the USGS may be shelved with the government documents collection. Also refers to the activity of gathering data for the production of cartographic materials and for geological research.


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