Through the use of computers and the Internet, and virtual globes such as Google Earth, we now have a way around the inherent limitations of depicting the third dimension on a standard paper geologic map. To help users gain this 3-D advantage, the UGS created an overlay of the new geologic map of the St. George 30′ x 60′ quadrangle in southwest Utah. This 3-D visualization brings the map to life, dramatically showing the relationship between geology and topography. A virtual field trip for the St. George 30′ x 60′ quadrangle, which uses placemarks to highlight selected geologic features, was also created.
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https://geology.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/ugs-logo-large.png 0 0 Utah Geological Survey https://geology.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/ugs-logo-large.png Utah Geological Survey2009-05-27 15:11:042016-08-10 16:47:38St George 30′ x 60′ 3-D Geologic Map and Virtual Field Trip