Geologic Communications


The Geologic Communications Section publishes and delivers Division-generated geologic information to the public and maintains and improves public access to Alaska's geologic and earth science information. Advances in computer technology have resulted in faster preparation of maps and reports and a wider awareness of DGGS's available Alaska geologic resources. This section designs, implements, maintains, and improves a database for the Division's digital and map-based geological, geophysical, and geochemical data; a database for the Division's physical samples that are housed in Eagle River; and websites for the Division (www.dggs., the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission (, and the Association of American State Geologists (

Geologic Communications FY14 project descriptions

  • Airborne Geophys Web - Online application to facilitate public discovery of published airborne geophysical data in Alaska. The Airborne GeophysWeb application contains an interactive map interface and text-search capability to easily search for and locate airborne geophysical datasets published by DGGS, U.S. Geological Survey, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) since 1993. The application displays a representative image for each survey area and type of survey so users can get an idea of what the processed.
  • DGGS geographic information system (GIS) - GIS projects designed to take advantage of recent advancements in geospatial tools and to present DGGS's geospatial data in multiple ways
  • DGGS publications and outreach - Publishes and distributes geologic data that has been collected, analyzed, and assembled by geologists involved in DGGS projects
  • DGGS website development and digital data distribution - Provides a spatially referenced geologic database system in a secure, centralized information architecture with networked data access for new and legacy DGGS geologic data, functional online interfaces that allow the public to find and identify geologic data available from DGGS and then view or download selected data