Mapping Milestones

The goals for this website are to catalog completed geologic maps and to help track the progress of currently funded maps for the author and for the community. For each map there is a defined status (or milestone). As the map progresses from the original funded status to completion, the USGS map coordinator will update the status. The mapping coordinator will also define individuals with the different allowable roles (from PI to reviewers). Roles will also be assigned for those working on the map. The major milestones for each map are shown below:
New Category step Milestone
Geodatabase Production Milestones 1 USGS Notified Of New Start
2 Project Added to PGM Website
3 Project GIS Compiled
4 Map Package Checked and Delivered
Technical Review Milestones 5 Map Submitted to Map Coordinator
6 Pre-Review Completed
7 Technical Reviewer 1 Assigned
8 Technical Reviewer 2 Assigned
9 Technical Reviewer 3 Assigned
10 Review 1 Completed
11 Review 2 Completed
12 Review 3 Completed
13 Review Comments Delivered to Author
14 Author Responses Submitted to MC
15 Technical Reviews Completed
16 MC Comments Delivered to Author
17 MC Review Completed
18 Nomenclature Review Completed
19 GIS Compatibility Review Completed
Publication Milestones 20 Map Package Delivered to USGS PSC
21 PSC Contract Signed by MC
22 PSC Edits Completed
23 USGS Proof Check Completed
24 Author Proof Check Completed
25 Map Delivered to Printer
26 GIS Map Components Finalized
27 Map Printed and Delivered
28 Map Complete (Recent Maps Online)

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