The UGS GeoData Archive System, part of our Geologic Data Preservation Project, contains Utah geologic- and wetlands-related scanned documents, photographs (except aerial), and other digital materials (resources) from our files and those gathered from other agencies or organizations in one easy-to-use web-based system. Resources available to general users are all in the public domain and may contain reports submitted to state and local governments as part of permit reviews (and as a result are in the public domain). Metadata describing each resource is searchable, along with spatial searching for resources that are local or site-specific in nature (Geographic Search link in Simple Search pane). Resources representing counties, regional areas, or a larger area are not spatially searchable at this time and must be searched using text-based metadata (Simple or Advanced Search). Individual data collections are accessible using the Data Collections links. Users are also encouraged to search the UGS Library for books and similar materials.
If you find metadata for an resource that is incorrect or missing, you can suggest metadata corrections by clicking on the Find an Error in the Metadata? link in the Resource Download and Tools box on the resource view page for each resource. Submissions will be reviewed and updated as needed.
Upon searching for specific resources, they may be viewed directly, or downloaded to your local device. Documents are predominately in text-searchable PDF format. Authorized users may log in for more functionality and resource viewing. Not all resources may be available to all users due to copyright and/or distribution restrictions. Adobe Reader 9 or greater, is needed to view the PDF files. Firefox 9 or greater is recommended for best web browser performance.