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TAG: geology

OGC approves new standard for geological science data

March 15, 2017By

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved GeoSciML as an OGC Standard. The OGC GeoSciML Standard defines a model and encoding for geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps, cross sections, geological reports and databases. GeoSciML provides a mechanism for storage and exchange of a broad range of geologic data enabling users to generate geologic... read more

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USGS publishes digital geologic map of Alaska

January 6, 2016By

A new digital geologic map of Alaska is being released today, providing land users, managers and scientists geologic information for the evaluation of land use in relation to resource extraction, conservation, natural hazards and recreation. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map gives visual context to the abundant mineral and energy resources found throughout the state in a detailed and accessible format. “I am pleased... read more

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Spatial Statistics: Emerging Patterns

June 9, 2015By

The 2015 Spatial Statistics conference will be held June 9-12 in Avignon, France. Spatial statistics is of importance to the use and interpretation of volunteered geographic information (VGI), web services, remotely sensed data and further processing within a GIS environment. Applications of spatial statistics are for a broad range of environmental disciplines (e.g. agriculture, geology, soil science, hydrology, ecology, oceanography,... read more

USGS Offers New Series of California Offshore Maps

May 22, 2015By
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Three new sets of maps detail the offshore bathymetry, habitats, geology and submarine environment of the seafloor off the coast of San Francisco, Drakes Bay and Tomales Point. Critical for resource managers, the maps are part of the California Seafloor and Coastal Mapping Program, a series of maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey with support from the California Ocean Protection Council, NOAA and 15... read more