We all need clean water, we need fuel and mineral resources for homes and industry, we need the knowledge to be able to locate and exploit these resources, we need engineering solutions for safe stable developments, and we need to be able to live sustainably — to protect the environment around us — to mitigate pollution, waste and hazards. Our changing climate means the need for this information is even more urgent. OneGeology brings together the data and knowledge to help manage these issues.
- InfoTerre ™
InfoTerre™, portail d'accès aux informations du sous-sol, permet d'accéder à l'ensemble des données géoréférencées du BRGM, et de combiner données géologiques, hydrologiques, cartes, inventaires de sites industriels et de services, cavités souterraines, sismicité historique, etc.
InfoTerre™ is a portal for information on substrates, providing access to BRGM’s georeferenced data and allowing users to combine geological and hydrological data, maps, inventories of industrial sites and services, subterranean cavities, historical seismic activity and so on.
Virtuelle, les systèmes d’information géoscientifique
(Virtual Earth: geoscientific information systems)
No 6 Géosciences, la revue du BRGM pour une Terre durable
Issue 6 of BRGM’s journal for a sustainable Earth
- A Dynamic Digital Map is a stand-alone "presentation manager" program
that displays and links maps, images, movies, data and text, such as
map explanations and field trip guides. DDMs are WEB-enabled and browser
independent and can be delivered via a web site, or on CD/DVD/flash
drives. A user, viewing DDM, will see a thematic map, containing camera
icons and map symbols that link images, movies and text or analytical
data related to those locations. Searchable lists or "Indexes" of
Images, Maps, and Articles, opened from buttons found on the Home Screen,
summarize DDM content, and access to it. The Home Screen also provides
an "Index Map" that graphically illustrates the coverage
of maps contained in the DDM, and links to them. Perhaps best explained
by an example, the DDM of the Springerville Volcanic Field (see URL
below) has a nine-minute Automated Tour that demonstrates the basics
of how to use a DDM containing a large data set; the DDM of New England
(see URL below) has a similar tour that concentrates on the educational
use of DDMs with basic geologic field guides. Links to over 15 DDMs
can be found at the the DDM Home Page (see URL below).
DDMs can be made using the cross-platform Revolution programming environment, which has a low learning curve and modest price. The "DDM-Template" (available at the below URL) is an open source program into which a Revolution user can insert metadata (mostly file names) that enable the program to open existing maps, images, figures and movies from an organization of directories. A DDM maker modifies the Template to make their own DDM by inserting text and data directly into the program, which is then renamed to reflect its new content. A "Cookbook" guides the Revolution user through the steps of building the DDM. Once a Template has been completely modified, royalty-free stand-alone applications for a variety of operating systems (for example, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux) can be made directly from this single Revolution document, regardless of the platform used to prepare the original.
If you have other examples of an application of geological map data on the web, and would like your link included here, please let us know - email@example.com.