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Selected information resources for maps of the Four Corners region

Map layer data sources: Maps on this website were compiled by merging and editing map layers from the National Atlas (2008) with minor additions from from selected reference sources (listed below).

The National Atlas, 2008: National Atlas: U.S. Department of Interior website [http://nationalatlas.gov/]; map layers include:

  • Cities and Towns of the United States: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/citiesx.html [map layer compiled from the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and U.S. Census Bureau data]
  • Major Roads of the United States: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/roadtrl.html [Map layer compiled from unspecified resources by the USGS in colaboration with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation]
  • Generalized geologic map of the United States: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/geology.html [map layer compiled from unspecified USGS Geology Discipline resources]
  • Grayscale United States Shaded Relief – 200 Meter Resolution: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/srgy48i.html [map layer compiled from the National Elevation Dataset compiled by the USGS]
  • Color United States Shaded Relief – 200 Meter Resolution: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/srld48i.html [map layer compiled from National Elevation Dataset compiled by the USGS]
  • Satellite View of the United States - http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/stv482i.html [map layer compiled from unspecified USGS Center for Earth Resources Observationand Science (EROS) resources ]
  • Quaternary Faults and Fold Database of the United States: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/qfaultm.html [map layer compiled from http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/regional/qfaults/]
  • State Boundaries of the United States: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/statesp.html [map layer compiled from unspecified U.S. DOI sources]
  • Federal Lands of the United States: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/fedlanp.html [map layer compiled from unspecified U.S. DOI sources]
  • North American Land Cover Characteristics – 1 Kilometer Resolution: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/landcvi.html
  • Indian Lands of the United States: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/indlanp.html [map layer compiled from unspecified U.S. BIA sources]
  • Streams and Waterbodies of the United States: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/hydrogm.html [map layer compiled from unspecified water resourses mapping prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey]
  • United States Average Annual Precipitation, 1961-1990: http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/prism0p.html [map layer compiled from Oregon State University-PRISM Climate Mapping Project data]


Selected references used to verify names of geographic and geologic features include:

Automobile Club of Southern California, 1989, Guide to Indian Country in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado: Los Angeles, California (ACSC), scale ~1:1,000,000.

Baars, Donald L., 1995, Navajo Country: A Geology and Natural History of the Four Corners Region: Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 255 p.

Bennington, Allan P. (compiler), 1990, Geologic Highway Map, Southern Rocky Mountain Region: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona: Tulsa Oklahoma: American Association of Petroleum Geologists(AAPG) Map No. 2, 1 sheet, scale ~1:2,00,000.

Linford, L.D., 2000, Navajo Places: History, Legend, Landscape: Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 353 p.

U.S. Geological Survey, 1981, State Map of Arizona: Reston, Virginia (USGS), scale 1:500,000 (reprinted in 1982).

U.S. Geological Survey, 1985, State Map of New Mexico: Reston, Virginia (USGS), scale 1:500,000 (reprinted in 1992).



Pinnacles in Monument Vally, Arizona
Monument Valley, Arizona

 

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