Cartography

The Cartographic Section of the LGS prepares maps and geographic information systems (GIS) for LGS and other LSU research departments. It also produces map products under direct contract from other government agencies, traditional printed maps and GIS products on CD/DVD, and technical illustrations for scientific publications/presentations utilizing graphic design and image processing software. The cartographic staff works closely with technical editors in the preparation of scientific publications ranging from simple reports to complex books and atlases utilizing the latest electronic publishing and pre-press software.

 

Cartographic Projects:

Response of Late Quaternary Stream and Estuarine Systems to Holocene Sea Level Rise on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Louisiana and Texas: Preservation Potential of Paleolandscapes and Identification of Sand resources for Coastal restoration (2015).

Draft report by Louisiana Geological Survey Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of Interior, Metairie, Louisiana, Heinrich, P. V., Paulsell, R.L., Miner, M., McCulloh, R. P., and Milner, R. This project takes a detailed look at the geomorphic setting of the Outter Continental Shelf off the southwest Louisiana coast. Download map package (ArcMap 10.3).


Investigation and GIS Development of the Buried Holocene-Pleistocene Surface in the Louisiana Coastal Plain (2015).

A technical report to accompany final digital deliverables for contract CPRA-2013-TO11SBO1-DR. A comprehensive study of the structure of the Holocene-Pleistocene surface in south Louisiana. Three map plates, Isopach Map, Structure Map, and Topo-bathy Map.

2014 Bayou Teche Paddle Trail and Historical and Cultural Map

Lisa Pond and Robert Paulsell of the LGS cartographic section designed and produced the 2014 Bayou Teche Paddle Trail and Historical and Cultural Map for The TECHE Project in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The two-sided waterproof map shows canoe and kayak access points on Bayou Teche beginning at Port Barre traveling over 131 miles to Morgan City, Louisiana. Informative symbols show paddlers what to expect along their journey.

The reverse side, Historical and Cultural Map of Bayou Teche, highlights locations and events that have happened throughout the years along the bayou, as well as The Legend of the Teche and Natural History of the Bayou. Native American place names are shown in the language of the local Chitimacha tribe.

Cartographic Production of 30 x 60 Minute Geologic Quadrangles

The cartographic production of a lithographs and PDF digital files of 100K Geologic Quadrangles, a series of surface geologic maps scale published by the Louisiana Geological Survey with funding from the USGS StateMap Program.

Cartographic Production of 7.5 Minute Geologic Quadrangles

The cartographic production of a lithographs and PDF digital files of 24K Geologic Quadrangles, a series of surface geologic maps scale published by the Louisiana Geological Survey with funding from the USGS StateMap Program.

Compilation Design and Publication of Second Edition of the Atchafalaya Basin Map

PI: John Snead, Co-PI's: Lisa Pond and Robert Paulsell

This project consists of the complilation, design and production of a double sided, multicolor lithograph of the "map and Satellite Image of the Atchafalaya Basin, 2004 Edition" under contract from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Atchafalaya Basin Program. This popular map is published by LGS in both folded and flat versions. Matching GIS datasets are also being prepared.

Design and Production of the Barataria Tidal Graph Calendars 2002 - 2008

PI: Lisa Pond

The very popular "Barataria Tidal Graph Calendar" was prepared for the  years under contract from the Department of Environmental Quality. This outreach publication contains monthly informational features and the daily tidal information for coastal Louisiana.

Design and Production of LGS Public Information Series

PI: Lisa Pond

The design and production of Public Information Series reports prepared as multicolored lithographs and as a PDF files for the web. 

Development and Administration of the Internet Geospatial Information Server for the Louisiana Geological Survey

PI: Weiwen Feng

This project consists of the development and enhancement of an Internet map server linked to the LGS website. This interactive web-based GIS will allow users with standard Internet browsers to create their own maps on-line. Initially the system will contain the digitized 1984 map of Louisiana and base elements. Other spatial data related to Louisiana geology will continue to be added and eventually the high-resolution 100K geologic data will be incorporated as it becomes available.

Development of a GIS of Petrochemical Transmission Pipelines in Lafayette, Louisiana

PI: Robert Paulsell

This project involves an investigation of the pipelines of the Lafayette, Louisiana metropolitan area as well as research of pipeline maps and records, field investigation with GPS, and a GIS compilation of the natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines of the area.

Development of Posters, Programs, and Promotional Media for Coastal Research Programs

PI: Lisa Pond

This is a design and production project involving the preparation of technical posters, promotional flyers, programs, and other graphic products in support of the Governor’s Applied Coastal Research and Development Program.

Field Investigation and Digital Mapping of Pipeline Crossings of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

PI: John Snead

This project was investigation of the pipeline crossings of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Louisiana under contract from the Louisiana Oil Spill Research & Development Program. Research of pipeline maps and records, field investigation with GPS via watercraft and vehicles, and a GIS compilation of the natural gas and hazardous liquid crossings of this heavily traveled commercial waterway.

Mapping Support of the Project “Assessment and Remediation of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes and Major Flooding Events: New Orleans Area”

PI: John Snead; Co-PI’s: Hampton Peele, Ahmet Binselam

The LGS provides cartographic and GIS support to the LSU Hurricane Center and is also developing an interactive GIS website for the Center as part of this project.

Mapping and Technical Services for the Louisiana Oil-Spill GIS (LOGIS)

PI: Dewitt Braud (LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology); Co-PI: Hampton Peele

This cooperative project between the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology, the Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC), and the LGS involves the development of vector GIS data, which are prepared for inclusion in the LOSGIS baseline inventory database and for the Louisiana GIS CD series.

Mapping Areas of Hard Bottom and Other Important Bottom Types: Outer Continental Shelf and Upper Continental Slope

PI: Harry Roberts (LSU Coastal Studies Institute), Co-PI’s: James Coleman (LSU Coastal Studies Institute) and Hampton Peele

This cooperative project with the LSU Coastal Studies Institute involves the GIS compilation of seafloor bottom types utilizing high-resolution acoustic profiling and surface amplitude of 3D-Sesmic surveys.

Preparation of Technical and Promotional Media for Oil Spill Research Programs

PI: Lisa Pond

This project involved the preparation of technical posters, promotional flyers, programs, and other graphic products in support of the Louisiana Oil Spill Research & Development Program.

Design and Production of "The Habitats of Barataria-Terrebonne: Thier Importance to Migratory and Resident Birds"

PI: Lisa Pond

As a follow-up to a successful earlier map and poster project for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, a 57-page full color book including habitat maps, photographs, and illustrations of the birds and habitats of the estuarine basin.