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TitleOverview - 3D geological mapping: developing more widespread adoption by geological survey organizations
AuthorRussell, H A JORCID logo; Thorleifson, L H; Berg, R C
SourceThree-dimensional geological mapping - workshop extended abstracts; 2013 p. 7-14
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20130206
MeetingGeological Society of America Annual Meeting; Denver, Colorado; US; October 26, 2013
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectshydrogeology; computer mapping; mapping techniques; data base management systems; data collections; information geology
Illustrationsflow charts; models
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience, Aquifer Assessment & support to mapping
AbstractThere is broad international attention to the need for sound subsurface geological models, and thus to the methods required to extend conventional geologic mapping methods to the construction of these models. Geological Survey Organizations (GSO's) in a number of jurisdictions have made significant progress in the development and implementation of three dimensional (3D) mapping programs (Berg et al., 2011). Nevertheless, such examples are few in number and there is a need to develop a framework that will accelerate more comprehensive 3D geological mapping (Thorleifson et al., 2010). It is apparent that many small geological survey organizations feel they lack the critical human and financial resources to develop 3D geological mapping programs.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Report outlining need for 3D geological mapping at Geological Survey ornagaizations (GSO) and the 3D modelling processes applied by GSO organizations around the world.

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