The Digital Mapping Techniques workshop series ("DMT") brings together scientists, cartographers, and GIS specialists, primarily from State and Federal agencies, as well as Universities, the private sector, and international colleagues. This annual series of workshops began in 1997. It is a highly regarded venue that has contributed significantly to the development and evolution of digital mapping techniques, standards, and guidelines both in the United States and internationally.
The workshop's objective is to foster informal discussion and exchange of technical information and expertise, and to develop more efficient methods for the many aspects of creating, managing, and serving digital geoscience map information. There is not, of course, a single "solution" or approach to digital mapping that will work for each agency or for each program or group within an agency. Instead, each agency must plot its own course, based on personnel, funding, and many other constraints. The value of the DMT workshops and similar forums is their role in helping to design or refine these agency-specific approaches to digital mapping, and especially to find applicable approaches used by other agencies. In other words, communication helps us avoid "reinventing the wheel."
For information regarding the DMT workshops, or if you wish to attend our next meeting, please contact Dave Soller (email@example.com).
Please join us for the DMT'14 workshop, June 1-4, 2014, on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, Delaware. Our hosts will be the Delaware Geological Survey, the U.S. National Geologic Map Database, the Association of American State Geologists, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Since the DMT's inception in 1997, the meeting focus has remained consistent, including but not limited to the following topics. However, suggestions for new topics are most welcome! Even if you can't attend the meeting, we welcome your ideas and guidance for topics, and we'll try to work them into the agenda. The presentations given on these topics will be available online, shortly after the workshop.
Each workshop consists of oral and poster presentations, and numerous informal discussion sessions; many are supported by a paper contained in the Proceedings volumes listed below. These papers describe technical and scientific methods under development or in use in a particular project, agency, or technical community. You're also invited to contact the presenter for further information.
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A free-text search of all DMT Proceedings will become available in 2014.