University of Alaska Fairbanks • Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning

Alaska + Arctic Geospatial Data API

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Geology Point Query

Query the USGS Geologic Map of Alaska at a single point specified by latitude and longitude.

Example: /geology/point/69.0628/-144.1627

Results from the query above will look like this:

{
  "age": "Cambrian and Proterozoic",
  "name": "Wickersham and Neruokpuk units",
  "title": "USGS Geologic Map of Alaska"
}
  • title: (str), Title describing these results.
  • name: (str), Geologic unit name.
  • age: (str), Geologic unit age.

Source data

Data Layer Download link Source Notes
Geologic Map of Alaska http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3340/sim3340_shp.zip http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3340 Using the detailed rock unit shapefile.