I.T. Times
Volume 3. No 1 Information Technology News of the University of California, Davis Fall 1994

U.S. Geological Survey Offers New Internet Service

Have you ever wondered about why there is so much oil in Texas, but not in Wisconsin? What are the deepest canyons in the United States? (The answer might surprise you!) While the answers to many of these questions might be as close as an encyclopedia, some questions are difficult to answer without checking many sources.

The U.S. Geological Survey now offers a new, experimental Internet service -- Ask-A-Geologist. All electronic mail to Ask-A-Geologist will be routed to the geologist of the day. The geologist will reply to your question within a day or two, or provide referrals to better sources of information. All questions and answers will be part of the public record.

Send e-mail to ask-a-geologist@octopus.wr.usgs.gov.

If you have any questions about this service, but not about geology, please contact the system administrator - Rex Sanders at rex@octopus.wr.usgs.gov.

Information in this article is based on work by the Info Scout, Susan Calcari, and supported by the National Science Foundation.