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Lisa Gae Pond, a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Amite, LA, passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends at OLOL on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the age of 56.

She graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture and eventually worked for 30 years as a cartographer for the LA Geological Survey at LSU.  One of her passions was fostering and rescuing animals. 

Lisa is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Kevin Crawford; mother, Glenda Gae Pond; and aunt, Rae Vorwald.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Walton and Mona Gasaway; uncle, Walt Gasaway. 

Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10 a.m. until Memorial Service at 11 a.m.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at

LGS releases the 2018 Oil and Gas Fields of Louisiana Map. Available as printed copy for $250.00 and/or PDF for $125.00. Contact Melissa Esnault for details.

A Study of the Brushy Creek Feature, Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana.

LGS now has Georeferenced maps on the Avenza Map Store. Download and view on your smartphone or tablet.

LGS releases new "Publication Catalog"


"A Portfolio of Published Maps", for download url, please email

14th Annual LGS and LWRRI Louisiana Water Conference, March 23-24, 2020. Abstract Submission. PLEASE NOTE: Conference has been postponed to Fall 2020.

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