Founded in 1897, the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey investigates the geological and physical and energy resources. The organization provides investigations to the public. It also investigates issues related to geology, industrial minerals, geologic hazards, ground water and earth science. The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey offers topographic and geologic maps. The organization serves landowners, engineers, students, private citizens and company representatives. It provides oil and gas data and statistics. The organization additionally offers aerial photographs of West Virginia. Its geoscience education program offers information about the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey and its products and materials. The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey is located in Morgantown, Wyo.