The Geological Survey of Alabama (GSA) maintains an extensive collection of more than 182,000 fossils. The GSA collections have been inventoried. The GSA continues to generate descriptive metadata describing the fossil specimens, including approximate sampling locations (county centroids are used). The valuable specimens in the paleontology collection have been amassed since the 1800s and are available for public research. Data capture and preservation of the fossil collection managed by the Geological Survey of Alabama is important as a research collection and helps in the studies of paleontology, paleoecology, paleogeography, stratigraphy, and geology.