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Bridging the Analog-Digital Divide in Geology<br />Miocene  paleogeography by Ron Blakey, NAU<br />P. Kyle House<br />Neva...
You say you [don’t] want a revolution?  Too bad.<br />The [geo]sciences  are undergoing  an incremental technological revo...
Geologic Mapping as Example<br />Data Collection: <br />digital photos, digital ink, gps, LiDAR<br />Data Interpretation a...
Smart geologic maps can be your friends!<br />Integrated with topography<br />Multiple layers<br />Interactive<br />Collab...
First-order transition from dumb map to smart map is a huge step<br />
Virtual globes are a giant leap<br />Middle Owyhee River, OR<br />
Making a smarter map is easy, bro!<br />
Using analog ink to create digital data… <br />Adapx.com<br />Livescribe.com<br />
Your field traverses are a rich data source<br />
The uncanny obviousness of geotagging your field photographs<br />You are a geologist.<br />You take pictures of things be...
More on the utter obviousness of geotagging<br />Check out ‘geosetter’<br />
Geotagged photos made simple by Google<br />Instant kml karma<br />
Not geotagging your field photos is stupid!<br />
Gigapixel Photography: Made for Geology<br />Double Spring landslide complex, Owyhee River, OR http://gigapan.org/gigapans...
Just Google: ‘Owyhee Gigapan’!<br />
Essential Tools for Office Compilation<br />You can’t sign your name with a computer mouse.What makes you think you can ma...
Visualization and Compilation with  Virtual Globes<br />The best reason for a second monitor, or one really big one<br />
A little LiDAR can help…<br />Double Spring landslide complex, Owyhee River, OR<br />
Sure a hillshade is good, but holy cr@p this is cool:<br />Walker River narrows near Schurz, NV<br />
geoWeb 2.0: Collaborative mapping<br />Geology thrives on collaboration<br />Attachments and e-mail threads are inefficien...
Simple Online collaborative mapping: Google’s ‘My Maps’<br />
Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Project: Phase 1<br />Compiled 100k Lines<br />Unified Map…first cut<br />
Geologic Data Portals…they already exist<br />
There’s more on the internets!<br />http://geologicfroth.wordpress.com/<br />http://geofroth.posterous.com/<br />
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Bridging the Analog-Digital Gap in Geology

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Slides from my talk at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Stateline, Nevada, September 24, 2009.

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Bridging the Analog-Digital Gap in Geology

  1. 1. Bridging the Analog-Digital Divide in Geology<br />Miocene paleogeography by Ron Blakey, NAU<br />P. Kyle House<br />Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology<br />University of Nevada<br />
  2. 2. You say you [don’t] want a revolution? Too bad.<br />The [geo]sciences are undergoing an incremental technological revolution<br />Change more inevitable with each graduating class<br />Heightened expectations of end users<br />dogmatic and pragmatic resistance<br />Improved collaboration, visualization, and dissemination will ultimately enrich our science tremendously<br />
  3. 3. Geologic Mapping as Example<br />Data Collection: <br />digital photos, digital ink, gps, LiDAR<br />Data Interpretation and Development: <br />GIS, virtual globes<br />Data distribution: <br />Web publication, collaborative GIS, data sharing<br />
  4. 4. Smart geologic maps can be your friends!<br />Integrated with topography<br />Multiple layers<br />Interactive<br />Collaborative<br />Easily updatable<br />Interoperable / distributable<br />
  5. 5. First-order transition from dumb map to smart map is a huge step<br />
  6. 6. Virtual globes are a giant leap<br />Middle Owyhee River, OR<br />
  7. 7. Making a smarter map is easy, bro!<br />
  8. 8. Using analog ink to create digital data… <br />Adapx.com<br />Livescribe.com<br />
  9. 9. Your field traverses are a rich data source<br />
  10. 10. The uncanny obviousness of geotagging your field photographs<br />You are a geologist.<br />You take pictures of things because of both what they are and where they are.<br />There are simple ways to embed location into photos.<br />Start tomorrow.<br />
  11. 11. More on the utter obviousness of geotagging<br />Check out ‘geosetter’<br />
  12. 12. Geotagged photos made simple by Google<br />Instant kml karma<br />
  13. 13. Not geotagging your field photos is stupid!<br />
  14. 14. Gigapixel Photography: Made for Geology<br />Double Spring landslide complex, Owyhee River, OR http://gigapan.org/gigapans/30814/<br />
  15. 15. Just Google: ‘Owyhee Gigapan’!<br />
  16. 16. Essential Tools for Office Compilation<br />You can’t sign your name with a computer mouse.What makes you think you can map with one?<br />Digitizing Tablet: good<br />Digitizing LCD Panel: amazing<br />Wacom Cintiq 21ux<br />Worth every penny.<br />
  17. 17. Visualization and Compilation with Virtual Globes<br />The best reason for a second monitor, or one really big one<br />
  18. 18. A little LiDAR can help…<br />Double Spring landslide complex, Owyhee River, OR<br />
  19. 19. Sure a hillshade is good, but holy cr@p this is cool:<br />Walker River narrows near Schurz, NV<br />
  20. 20. geoWeb 2.0: Collaborative mapping<br />Geology thrives on collaboration<br />Attachments and e-mail threads are inefficient<br />Geologists are widely dispersed<br />Huge research, teaching, and outreach potential<br />Meets rising tide of expectations <br />
  21. 21. Simple Online collaborative mapping: Google’s ‘My Maps’<br />
  22. 22. Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Project: Phase 1<br />Compiled 100k Lines<br />Unified Map…first cut<br />
  23. 23. Geologic Data Portals…they already exist<br />
  24. 24. There’s more on the internets!<br />http://geologicfroth.wordpress.com/<br />http://geofroth.posterous.com/<br />

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