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GLG 103 : Introduction to Geology Lab (in person), Chapter 12 Hometown Geology: Geology 103

Guide to help students enrolled for the in-person lab on the Tempe campus to identify the topographic and geology maps they will need for their mandatory Hometown Geology lab assignment that takes place in the ASU Library Map Collection.

GLG 103 Chapter 12 Hometown Geology Lab Assignment Overview

The purpose of this library guide is to assist Geology (GLG) 103 students with their research for the module The purpose of this library guide is help students enrolled for the in-person (GLG) 103 lab on the Tempe campus with their research for the chapter assignment.  Students enrolled in the online Geology 103 should visit the GLG 103 Module 13 library guide for this assignment.   The “Hometown Geology” module is an 60 points mandatory assignment which cannot be dropped from your grade.

For the Chapter 12 assignment, GLG 103 lab students need to find a topographic and a geologic map of their hometown or an area of interest before arriving at the ASU Library Map Collection for their assignment.  Instructions for finding U.S. topographic maps and U.S. geologic maps can be found in the boxes below. 

International students need only to find geologic maps of their home countries.  When searching for a geologic map of your home country, try searching your country's name in both the native language(s) and English.  Although the ASU Library Map Collection tries to collect high quality geological and topographic maps of areas outside the U.S., we may not have them available for everywhere in the world. During this exercise, if you do not find a quality geologic map for your country, you may want to select a place of interest within the U.S.

Identifying a U.S. topographic map

To learn how to find a U.S. topographic map for Chapter 12, please watch this brief tutorial:

After watching the tutorial, go to the Geographic Names Information System to locate a 7.5' topographic maps that shows your hometown.

Identifying a Geologic Map

To learn how to find a geologic map for Chapter 12 using the library catalog, please watch this tutorial:

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