Does your dad ever get lost in the woods? Why not buy him a map?
Father's Day Gift Ideas 
   from the
Indiana Geological Survey
Does your dad ever get lost 
in the woods?  
Would he ask for directions?
(Who's he going to ask anyway?)
Why not buy him a map!
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Shaded Relief Maps

Our new shaded relief topographic maps
depict the lay of the land
in your county.
Bedrock Geology of Indiana
Bedrock Geologic Map
This striking wall map is a must-have for all geologists.
Coffee Anyone?
IGS Coffee Mug
This large cobalt-blue ceramic mug will make any dad look like an official member of the IGS team!
Learn Basic Geology
Geology Guidebook
This laminated multifold guidebook provides an excellent foundation of geologic principles for beginners.
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We offer a wide selection of gifts for dads! Check out our fishing maps, trail maps, geologic maps, and books. You're sure to find the perfect gift, even for guys "who already have everything."
Hiking/Trail MapsNew Hoosier National Forst Outdoor Recreation map
A good map is the one tool that every outdoor enthusiast needs. With thousands of acres of land and water, and more than 265 miles of trails, the Hoosier National Forest is the ultimate getaway spot. The new Trails Illustrated HNF map was updated this spring, so it's a pretty sure bet that dad doesn't have one yet.
Trail Maps from the IGS:
Fishing/Lake Maps 
Click to view more items for outdoor enthusiasts.
The IGS offers three detailed "Fishing Hot Spots" maps of nearby public reservoirs. These maps should be in the boats of all serious fishermen.


Topographic Maps 
U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps are the primary base maps for the U.S., showing elevation contours, roads, state and national forest boundaries, and many other natural and cultural features. The IGS has complete coverage of Indiana topo maps in stock and available for quick shipping. Order online or call for assistance in locating the map you need.
Geologic Items Click to view more items related to general geology.
Visit the IGS Bookstore today for a wide variety of items geared toward folks who want to know more about the planet beneath their feet.
Gifts for History BuffsClick to view more items for history buffs.
The IGS offers dozens of interesting books, reports, and maps for those who enjoy learning about the past. We recommend:
The Indiana Geological Survey is a research institute of Indiana University. For more than 170 years, we've been studying and mapping the geology of Indiana. Visit our Web site for information about our research, services, and products.
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