Geofroth at AGU 2008
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Geofroth at AGU 2008



The slides from my recent talk at AGU

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Geofroth at AGU 2008 Geofroth at AGU 2008 Presentation Transcript

  • The death knell— yes, the death knell —for [exclusively] paper geologic maps P. Kyle House Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology University of Nevada, Reno
  • Geology Evolves with Technology, Shouldn’t you?
    • Exclusively paper geoscience is over
    • Web 2.0 and the ‘geoweb’
    • Mapping as unifying geo-foundation
    • Simple tools to complex tools
    • More geologists need to get on board
    • Spread the word (online, maybe?)
    • Ease of Compilation
      • Digitizing lines is drawing ‘final’ lines
    • Enhanced Contextual Experience
      • For compilers, reviewers, and users
    • Collaboration / Interactivity
      • Share your desktop with your colleagues, share your data with the world
    • Web 2.0 is a concept
      • The application of web-based services for interactive and collaborative purposes
        • Wikis
        • Blogs
        • Social bookmarking
        • Collaborative mapping / GIS
    • Requires rethinking some basic tenets
  • Is it Relevant? Ask your kids and students.
    • Data availability and data sharing
    • Dynamic, collaborative input (peer review proxy)
    • Science community standards (via consensus)
    • Idea development, dissemination, and discovery
    • Enhance communication
    • Online archive of images, discussions
    • Tips, tutorials, etc.
    • Invited or public audience
    • Idea chronology
    • Superior to e-mail attachments, threads
    • Make new friends / find collaborators
    • Data sharing!
    • Bridge the analog-digital gap with pen and paper, really!
    Check out Dude, this thing works!
  • Can you sign your name with a mouse? No? Then why map a contact with one? Check out Check out Cardinal Systems
  • Check out geosetter!
    • Instant geospatial gratification. Allows for descriptive commenting from invited viewers or anyone. Great potential for online collaboration.
    • [Exclusively] paper geology is becoming irrelevant
    • Geoscientists need to participate more in the ‘Geoweb’ and share more data
    • There are simple tools available for this
    • We need better examples to motivate
  • An initiative to develop a digital, collaborative surficial geologic map of Nevada
    • Major Goals:
    • Collaborative GIS
    • Mediated, online contribution
    • Multi-platform
    • OneGeology data model
    • GeoSciML data structure
    Phase One: 2009-2010 Clark County