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About this app

Explore, learn about, and document your geologic surroundings! Whether you are a professional geoscientist or curious about the rocks around you and the stories they tell, Rockd allows you to explore and learn about the geologic record, contribute your own observations, and log your journey through the geologic record.

- Instant access to geologic and geographic summaries of your current location via a Dashboard
- Interactive global access to more than 140 geologic maps, with more being added weekly
- See your past location and explore paleogeographic maps from C.R. Scotese and GPlates
- Explore published literature containing mentions of mapped geologic units (when available) via GeoDeepDive
- Elevation data for most points on Earth from SRTM, GMTED, NED and ETOPO1
- Add your own field observations even offline; tag features from Macrostrat and the Paleobiology Database
- Record strike/dip or trend/plunge for geologic features, using your phone's compass
- Track your progress through the geologic record privately, or share it with others
- See the public activity of other users and share your own and other public checkins using unique URLs

Rockd is produced by the Macrostrat lab in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Support provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Dept. of Geoscience.

Experiencing issues? Send an email to contact@rockd.org and we will do our best to help you resolve it.
Updated on
Mar 23, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

365 reviews
Jay Nelson
February 18, 2023
I really like the idea of this app, and some of the features are nice. But, on my dashboard screen, some of the info boxes overlap, making them unreadable. Also, I have tried like 5 times to create an account, and it simply won't do it. I enter all info, and it takes me to the login screen...and nothing. Says an account doesn't exist for the email that I just entered. Pretty frustrating.
17 people found this review helpful
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Albert Lee
April 3, 2023
Great app, especially love the relevant literature results in search. UX needs some work. Search is my main use for the app, and it's annoying that it's hidden in a menu on the map view instead of surfaced on the dashboard. It's also surprising that mapping is not just part of the dashboard to begin with (if screen size is an issue, just make the stratigraphy information collapsible).
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Chris Vanderlip
August 29, 2022
I love it. But it NEEDS. A. TERRAIN. LAYER. Would also be nice if the map moved with your position. Update 8/29/22: I don't know if it was inspired by my review, but thank you so much for the terrain layer! Glad it doesn't reset the position every time I come back to the app too. Everything else is great. Spectacular update!
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What's new

Updated privacy policy and terms of service with account deletion information