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Sinkhole Maps (Virginia)


The sinkhole locations shown on these maps have been digitized and are available as a draft ESRI shapefile. DGMR plans to complete a quality control analysis and modifications of the digital representation of these locations prior to release to the public.

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metadata.xml 2.34 KB application/xml
20110629_083346_DmrSinkholeMaps2.xml 199.43 KB application/xml

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The collection is currently accessible by visiting the DGMR office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1131259
UniqueKey State Inventory P843

NGGDPP Collection Extension

Maps (Maps,
Karst database (Karst database,
collectionGrowth<p> The original project to identify sinkhole locations is complete.&nbsp; New data concerning sinkhole locations is, however, published on geologic map products.</p>
Derived and Indirect Geoscience Data (Derived and Indirect Geoscience Data,
neededImprovements<p> The present collection includes scanned images of topographic maps showing hand-plotted locations of sinkholes.&nbsp; These maps will serve as the basis for future derivative map products including karst hazard and sinkhole intensity maps.</p>
Research (Research,
Reference (Reference,
Land Management (Land Management,
Hazard Mitigation (Hazard Mitigation,
Engineering (Engineering,
Teaching (Teaching,
unitItems (Items,
usageTrend<p> There is a substantial interest in understanding the hazard potential associated with sinkholes and karst in many areas of Virginia. As development continues in the Valley and Ridge province, it is expected that the demand for this data will increase.</p>
Professional Researchers (Professional Researchers,
Regulatory Agencies (Regulatory Agencies,
Other Government Agencies (Other Government Agencies,
General Public (General Public,
Private Sector (Private Sector,

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