Geological Survey, Dept. of Natural Resources, Illinois

Data Center Description
The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is a division of the Illinois
Department of Natural Resources. An affiliated agency of the University of
Illinois, the Survey is located in the Natural Resources Building on the
University's 700-acre campus in Urbana-Champaign. This central Illinois
location is just 130 miles south of Chicago. It is a cultural and educational
center that is ranked as one of the top ten "high-tech" cities in the U.S. The
area provides the attractive combination of small-city convenience and quality
of life with ready access to world-class laboratory and academic facilities,
Big Ten athletic events, and internationally acclaimed cultural opportunities.

The ISGS vision is to build upon our stature as a premier state geological
survey by upholding the highest standards for scientific research, service to
our constituents, and professionalism in all our activities. ISGS wants to
serve as the North American model for multi-disciplinary geological survey
research in the twenty-first century.

The ISGS is a premier State Geological Survey serving the needs of Illinois
with earth science information relevant to the State's environmental quality,
economic vitality, and public safety. Some 200 scientists and technical support
staff conduct basic and applied research in geology, compile geologic maps, and
gather and manage the state's geological data to provide information to
industry, governmental agencies and the public about the geology and mineral
resources of Illinois.


[Summary provided by the Illinois State Geological Survey.]

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