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OneGeology-CCOP Kick-Off Meeting, 25 January 2008, Tsukuba, Japan.

OneGeology-CCOP had its Kick-Off Meeting on 25 January 2008 at the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST (GSJ/AIST), Tsukuba, Japan in conjunction with the CCOP-AIST GEO Grid Training Course. This was organized by GSJ/AIST and the CCOP Technical Secretariat to introduce the outline of the OneGeology Project and to discuss how to organize the project among the CCOP Member Countries. It was attended by 13 participants from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam and 1 Resource Speaker from the British Geological Survey (BGS).

Mr Tim Duffy of BGS introduced the framework of the OneGeology (1G) Project initiated by BGS. Dr Koji Wakita of GSJ/AIST and Japan National Coordinator of OneGeology-CCOP Project presented the relevant background of 1G Project, and the possible ways where CCOP Member Countries could contribute to the Project.

Participants of the OneGeology-CCOP Kick-off Meeting, 25 January 2008, Japan

In the 1G Project, there are two levels in distributing data to the 1G Portal. First level is to prepare a WMS (Web Map Service) Server to serve the geologic map to the Portal. In WMS, data input is in vector format while the data output is raster format, meaning the data distributed to the Portal is in raster format. The second level is to prepare a WFS (Web Feature Service) Server, where data input and output are in vector formats.

The Meeting agreed that OneGeology-CCOP Project could contribute first the 1:2M Digital Geologic Map, a product of the DCGM Phase I Project of CCOP and GSJ to the OneGeology Portal through a WMS server. This will be prepared by GSJ and CCOPTS before the IGC33 in Oslo, August 2008. At the same time, the Member Countries will prepare the 1:1M Geologic Map for WMS distribution to OneGeology Portal before the next OneGeology-CCOP meeting. All of the countries represented indicated that a 1:1M scale digital geologic map in vector format with lithology and age features are already available. Also, it is targeted to proceed to level 2 for OneGeology-CCOP in the year 2009, after the next meeting.

It was also agreed that contribution of a CCOP Member Country to the 1G Project will be through CCOP. In addition, they could also contribute directly to the 1G Portal.

A follow-up meeting is planned to be held in late 2008 or early 2009 to discuss progress and problems of WMS data in each country and how to prepare the WFS data for 1G Level 2 following the newly coming Cook Book.

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