Geology










1) Makea locality map for your Site Investigation Project. First you will need to download and Install Google Earth Pro version from this web site:http://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html

a. After installing Google Earth Pro, download the state geologic maps for Ohio and West Virginia from this web site: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/

b. The maps are available in .kmz format. After downloading them you should only have to click on the .kmz files and they should open in GoogleEarth Pro.

c. After opening them in GoogleEarth Pro you will notice that the map layers are "opaque" so that you can no longer see the underlying topography and satellite imagery. To fix this, you will have to expand the maps in the table of contents in the panel on the left side of the Google Earth interface to show all the map units as a list. You can then right-click on each individual different map unit on the map and click "Properties" (on the pc version). This will open a pop-up window where you can edit the map properties. Go to the "Style, Color" tab and for the fill note that you can adjust the transparency. I generally prefer a transparency somewhere in the range 50% to 65%. Adjust the transparency of your map units so that you can see the underlying layers.

d. Once you have the map view set up as you wish with the view on-screen that you want, you can save the view as a jpg image under Fileà Save à Save Image. You can now import this image below. Note: You should import this image as Figure 1 in your write-up of the Introduction and Geologic Setting for your Site Investigation Report. You may also decide that you want to create an inset map at a larger scale that illustrates the regional setting more clearly.
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