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June 11-14, 2006, Columbus Ohio

Presentations

[Proceedings volumes, and selected presentations from other DMT meetings, are available at the DMT Website.]
[NOTE: oral and poster presentations and Discussion Sessions are listed generally in order of presentation. Many include downloadable presentation slides, posters, and related Web sites. Downloadable files exceeding 10 MB are noted.]

A 10-year retrospective on the Digital Mapping Techniques workshops
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey), Thomas M. Berg (Ohio State Geologist), and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website ]
The new Geology Ontario web portal - an "out-of-the-box" solution for discovering and delivering Ontario's geoscience data
By Zoran Madon (Ontario Geological Survey)     [ Slides (12MB); Website ]
Building a water well database for GIS analysis
By A. Wayne Jones and Kelly A. Barrett (Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water)     [ Slides ]
Identifying sensitive aquifers in Ohio
By Chris Kenah, Michael Slattery, Linda Slattery, and Michael Eggert (Ohio EPA)     [ Slides; Website ]
Discussion Session - "Topographic maps and framework data in the future"
This session focused on plans for creating and updating topographic and other framework map data, through local, state, and national partnerships. The session began with these presentations:
  • Enhanching USGS topo quads, GIS for the Gulf
    By Stafford Binder (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Topo maps Slides (10.4MB); GIS for the Gulf Slides ]
  • Building NSDI through local, state, and national partnerships
    By Stu Davis (National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC)
  • The National Map
    By Charles Hickman (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Slides; Website ]
GeoSciML, a GML application for geoscience information interchange
By the CGI Data Model and Testbed working group
Open source web-mapping, the Oregon experience
By David Percy (Portland State University)
High Resolution DEM's from digital photogrammetry, stereo-autocorrelation, and morphological filtering as an alternative to LIDAR for mapping applications
By Peter G. Chirico (U.S. Geological Survey)
Integration of high-resolution satellite imagery for coastal mapping and monitoring
By Ron Li, Xutong Niu, Sagar Deshpande, Feng Zhou, and Kaichang Di (The Ohio State University)     [ Website ]
GIS in use at an industrial minerals company
By Steve Murdoch (Oglebay Norton Company / O-N Minerals)
Discussion Session on LIDAR
This session focused on LIDAR technology, image processing techniques, and its application to geologic mapping. The session began with these presentations:
  • LIDAR basics
    By Jim Giglierano (Iowa Geological Survey)     [ Slides (78.8MB); PDF ]
  • Airborne Laser Swath Mapping (LIDAR) and geology: The B4 project
    By Michael Bevis, David Raleigh, Shan Shan, Dana Caccamise, Eric Kendrick, and Wendy Shindle (The Ohio State University), Ken Hudnut (U.S. Geological Survey), and Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska and Charles Toth (The Ohio State University)
  • LIDAR and various levels of accuracy
    By Mark Brooks (Optimal Geomatics)     [ Website ]
The National Park Service Geologic Resources Evaluation; Subtitle: "Using GIS to get GIS"
By Timothy B. Connors (National Park Service)
The concept and development of the National Geological Map Database in the Czech Republic
By Robert Tomas (Czech Geological Survey)     [ Website ]
Geological Map Database - A practitioner's guide to delivering the information
By Jeremy Giles (British Geological Survey)     [ PDF; Homepage; GeoIndex; Discovery Metadata ]
The Publishing Process Integration system for the Geological Survey of Canada publication products
By Linda Guay (Geological Survey of Canada)     [ Slides; Poster 1 (21MB); Poster 2 ]
Building Geodatabase coded-value domains from National Geologic Map Database vocabularies
By Steve Richard (Arizona Geological Survey), and Jon Craigue and Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
Visualizing earthquake hazard information in Google Earth
By J. Luke Blair, Marco Ticci, James Lienkaemper, and Heather Lackey (U.S. Geological Survey)
Preserving North Carolina legacy geologic and topographic maps
By Jeffrey C. Reid (North Carolina Geological Survey), Jeff Essic (North Carolina State University Libraries), Steve Morris (North Carolina State University Libraries), and Smitha Ramakrishnan (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)     [ Slides; Poster 1 (16.4MB); Poster 2 (12.9MB); Website ]
Saturation and value modulation: A new method for integrating colour and grey-scale imagery
By David Viljoen and Jeff Harris (Geological Survey of Canada)     [ Slides (10.8MB) ]
Geographic Imager software for Adobe Photoshop
By David Andrec and Doug Smith (Avenza Systems, Inc.)
Acquiring unpublished geologic evidence to augment Web dissemination of Kentucky's geologic maps
By Jerry Weisenfluh (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [ Slides ]
The challenges and benefits of distributing digital data: Lessons learned
By Kenneth Papp, Susan Seitz, and Larry Freeman (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys), and Carrie Browne (formerly with ADG&GS)     [ Slides ]
The Alabama Metadata Portal: A new solution for serving large amounts of data
By Philip Patterson (Geological Survey of Alabama)     [ Website ]
IT Security - How it affects digital mapping
By Harry McGregor (University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey)
From Geek to Illiterate Manager: following the road wherever it leads, enjoying the scenery and ignoring the address ranges
By Jay Parrish (Director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey)
3D geological modeling: Solving a classification problem with the Support Vector Machine
By Alex Smirnoff, Eric Boisvert, and Serge J. Paradis (Geological Survey of Canada)     [ Slides ]
Qualitative and quantitative 3D modeling of surficial materials at multiple scales
By Erik Venteris (Ohio Geological Survey)
Discussion Session - "A vision for web-accessible 3D geological mapping"
Led by Harvey Thorleifson (Director, Minnesota Geological Survey)
This session offered for discussion this vision and how it might be implemented:
"People require geological mapping to fulfill their objectives related to health, heritage, safety, and economic development, and they expect public information to be web-accessible and readily usable. Could the geoscience community cooperate in order to make available an international database that provides known and predicted subsurface conditions, based on consistent global coverage, zoomable down to the most detailed coverage available, with links to the source map? To address societal issues, the database should include bathymetry, soils, onshore and offshore surficial and bedrock geology, and 3D geology depicting extent, thickness, and properties of geologic units, so that web-accessible drillhole forecasts can be issued for any point."
Geologic map of the Ouachita Mountain region in Arkansas
By Boyd R. Haley and Charles G. Stone (Arkansas Geological Commission)
Template for a geologic map at 1:24,000 scale
By William D. Hanson and Jerry W. Clark (Arkansas Geological Commission)     [ Poster 1 (42.7MB); Poster 2 (36.3MB) ]
A Geodatabase schema for geologic map production
By Vic Dohar (Geological Survey of Canada)     [ Poster ]
The Publishing Process Integration system for the Geological Survey of Canada publication products
By Linda Guay (Geological Survey of Canada)
The art of mapping with a catalogue of geo-knowledge: Sable Island Bank and the Gully, Scotian Shelf, offshore eastern Canada
By Edward L. King and Gary M. Grant (Geological Survey of Canada)     [ Poster 1; Poster 2 ]
Saturation and value modulation: A new method for integrating colour and grey-scale imagery
By David Viljoen and Jeff Harris (Geological Survey of Canada)     [ ZIP file (11.3MB) ]
Digital map production at the Czech Geological Survey, Czech Republic
By Zuzana Krejci (Czech Geological Survey)
Compression of digital orthophotography collections
By Deette Lund (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [ Poster ]
Recent LGS StateMap geologic maps; Recent LGS geologic lithographs; The impact of Hurricane Katrina
By R. Hampton Peele, Richard P. McCulloh, Paul Heinrich, John Snead, Lisa Pond, Robert Paulsell, DeWitt Braud, Ahmet Binselam, Ivor van Heerden, and Rob Cunningham (Louisiana Geological Survey and Louisiana State University)
Surficial and 3-D geological mapping in support of land and water management in Manitoba, Canada
By Greg Keller and Gaywood Matile (Manitoba Geological Survey)
Converting Adobe Illustrator maps to ArcMap format
By Jennifer Mauldin (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology)
Using GIS to create and analyze potentiometric-surface maps
By Paul N. Spahr, A. Wayne Jones, Kelly A. Barrett, Michael P. Angle, and James M. Raab (Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water)     [ Poster ]
Detailed, three-dimensional, surficial-geology mapping of the Milan, Ohio 1:24,000 Quadrangle
By Rick Pavey (Ohio Geological Survey)
Updates to the Known and Probable Karst Map of Ohio
By Donovan Powers (Ohio Geological Survey)     [ Poster (35.3MB) ]
New map of the surficial geology of the Lorain and Put-In-Bay 30 x 60 Minute Quadrangles, Ohio
By E.M. Swinford, R.R. Pavey, G.E. Larsen, and K.E. Vorbau (Ohio Geological Survey)     [ Poster 1 (11.9MB); Poster 2 (38.7MB) ]
Airborne Laser Swath Mapping (LIDAR) and Geology: The B4 project
By Michael Bevis, David Raleigh, Shan Shan, Dana Caccamise, Eric Kendrick, and Wendy Shindle (The Ohio State University), Ken Hudnut (U.S. Geological Survey), and Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska and Charles Toth (The Ohio State University)
The National Park Service Geologic Resources Evaluation; Subtitle: "Using GIS to get GIS"
By Timothy B. Connors (National Park Service)
GIS and GPS utility in the geologic mapping of complex geologic terrane on the Mascot, Tennessee 7.5' Quadrangle
By Barry W. Miller and Robert C. Price (Tennessee Division of Geology)     [ ZIP file (85.1MB) ]
Spatial adjustment and digital capture of unprojected geologic data for the USGS 2004 oil and gas assessment of the Michigan Basin
By Joseph A. East (U.S. Geological Survey)
Prototype GIS database for the DNAG Geologic Map of North America
By Christopher Garrity and David Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Poster (28.5MB) ]
Publications Warehouse: A database of verified, Web-enabled citations, USGS publications, and their metadata (http://pubs.usgs.gov)
By Carolyn McCullough and Greg Allord (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website ]
The National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey), Thomas M. Berg (Ohio State Geologist), and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Poster 1 (32.5MB); Poster 2 (25.8MB); Poster 3 (11.4MB); Website ]
USGS National Surveys and Analysis projects: Preliminary compilation of integrated geological datasets for the United States
By Doug Stoeser, Ric Wilson, Steve Ludington, Connie Dicken, and Suzanne Nicholson (U.S. Geological Survey)
Banding birds with MapServer
By Rob Wardwell and Kevin Laurent (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Poster ]
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