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All Proceedings volumes from DMT meetings are available at the DMT Website. Oral/poster presentations and Discussion Sessions below are generally listed in order of presentation. Many include downloadable presentation slides, posters, and related Web sites. For meetings prior to 2006, the full list of presentations is available only in the Proceedings volumes.

dmt host logo 2014 — Newark, Delaware,  June 1-4

Discussion Session — Charting a path forward for geologic mapping
Society and science will greatly benefit from acceleration of geologic mapping, and its increasing extension to both seamless, queryable compilations of our mapping as well as development of a three-dimensional map of the Nation's geology. That framework should extend from onshore to offshore, and include multiple levels of resolution (local, statewide, and continental). Together, we now have the rationale and capabilities to launch this next phase of geologic mapping. Collaboration will be essential, and there are precedents for the collaborative process that can inform our plans and progress. In this Session, the process by which fulfillment of these needs can be addressed was outlined, and guidance on how to proceed was solicited.
The latter part of the Session addressed a draft AASG Resolution on the role of geologic mapping in society; that Resolution focused on the need to develop a 3D geologic map database for the Nation. In the week following the DMT meeting, the Resolution was considered by the AASG, and unanimously approved (see copy of Resolution). For further information, please contact the moderators, at the email below.
Discussion moderators were: Harvey Thorleifson (Minnesota State Geologist) and Dave Soller (USGS). The moderators framed the discussion with presentations on the status of geologic mapping of the Nation (by Soller), the status of 3D mapping in the Nation (Thorleifson), methods by which the community has previously organized itself to fulfill similar objectives (Soller), and long-term goals as outlined in the draft Resolution (Thorleifson).     [Slide set 1 (26 MB); Slide set 2; Email]
Making Your Maps Mobile
By Tristan Lyttle (Avenza Systems Inc.)     [ Website; Email ]
US Topo 2014: Program Updates and Research
By Kristin Fishburn (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Slides; The National Map Viewer data and services; Website; Email]
Extracting GIS data from US Topo PDFs using Adobe Illustrator with Avenza MAPublisher
By John Dunham (Kansas Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Managing a digital geologic map compilation
By Ralph Haugerud, Karen Wheeler, and many geologists (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Email ]
Implementation of the NCGMP09 data model for geologic map compilation along the lower Colorado River
By Tracey J. Felger, L. Sue Beard, and Kyle House (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Email ]
Discussion Session — Progress on implementing the NCGMP09 database design
This Session focused on the ongoing efforts in states, USGS, and other agencies to evaluate, implement, and recommend improvements to this database design. The Session format was:
  • Historical introduction of NCGMP09 and predecessors
  • Details of the recently developed Steering Committee plan for support of, and revisions to, NCGMP09. This plan includes forming a Technical Working Group, composed of volunteers willing to assist with the compilation and evaluation of suggested modifications
  • Building a NCGMP09-compliant dataset (30-40 min. demo by Ralph Haugerud, USGS)
  • Brief, informal progress reports and comments by attendees from the various agencies represented.
The progress report compiled from the previous year's Session (at the DMT'13 workshop) is available and was used as a basis for this Session. Numerous action items resulted from this Session— please contact the Moderator for current status of NCGMP09 development.
Moderated by Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
Map Services, Metadata, and More: Delaware Geological Survey Participation in the United States Geoscience Information Network (USGIN)
By John Callahan (Delaware Geological Survey)     [Slides (12 MB); Email]
Geologic data processing and delivery at the Alaska Geological and Geophysical Surveys
By Jennifer E. Athey and DGGS staff (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)     [Slides (24 MB); --> Email]
Change is good: Designing a map revision policy for the digital age
By Jennifer Carrell (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Slides (12 MB); Email]
Geologic Map Collections: A New Librarian's Perspective
By Susan Powell (Univ. of California - Berkeley Library)     [Slides; Email]
Transitioning to the FGDC Draft Geologic Map Database Standard: A Washington State Geologic Survey Pilot Project
By Meredith Payne (Washington State Department of Natural Resources)     [Slides; Email]
Discussion Session — Issues with digital-only publication, focusing on the PDF format
What are the ramifications when the decision is made to not publish maps and reports as paper products? Is PDF the best format for maps and/or scientific reports delivered to the general public? In what other formats do you commonly publish? Should these PDF files be capable of reproducing a professional quality paper print if desired?
Moderated by Sandy Schenck (Delaware Geological Survey)
ArcGIS: A Platform for Point Cloud Processing
By Larry Batten (ESRI)     [Slides; Email]
Geolex, The Ugly Duckling No More
By National Geologic Map Database project (Nancy Stamm, presenter, U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website; Email ]
Compiling/Digitizing Techniques and Data Migration of USGS Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data: Alabama.
By Jose Vigil (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Email ]
Bringing it all together: Implementing disparate geologic mapping standards through community
By Janel Day (Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska; formerly Arizona Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Perception vs reality; using a simple 3D model to demystify a 2-D perception — a Marcellus well case study
By Thomas G. Whitfield (Pennsylvania Geological Survey)     [ Email ]
Using LiDAR to Locate and Map Sinkholes near Bellevue, Ohio
By Douglas Aden (Ohio Geological Survey)     [Slides (22 MB); Email]
Discussion Session — So much paper and so many digits — deciding how to manage both, in the midst of the Digital Revolution
This Session reminds us of some of the unsettling issues that we face, but it's intended to put them in perspective and give us the opportunity to think strategically. For example, do we comprehend information more effectively when it's presented in paper, or in digital format? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of managing, accessing, and using paper and digital information? In a typical agency, information management decisions must be based on triage — that is, what kinds of information are most vulnerable to loss? Given our limited resources, what can we do to protect the paper and digital information assets upon which we all rely?
After the meeting, a writing group was formed, to draft a technical document with recommendations. This work is expected to be completed in 2014.
Moderated by Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
Bedrock Geologic Map of New Jersey, 2014
By Richard F. Dalton, Donald H. Monteverde, Peter J. Sugarman, Richard A. Volkert (New Jersey Geological and Water Survey)     [ Email ]
Stardate: NCGMP09 — To boldly go where no standard has gone before
By Patricia E. Gallagher (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)     [Poster (28 MB); Email]
Impacts of sea‐level rise on groundwater resources in the Delaware coastal plain: a numerical model perspective
By Thomas E. McKenna, Changming He, and Lillian T. Wang (Delaware Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
An Introduction to PaGEODE (Pennsylvania Geologic Data Exploration), Pennsylvania Geological Survey's New Web-Mapping Application
By Caron E. O'Neil and Thomas G. Whitfield (Pennsylvania Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Traverses for Geologic Mapping
By Ryan R. Reeves (University of Southern California), P. Kyle House (U.S. Geological Survey), and Jordan T. Hastings (University of Southern California)     [Poster; Email]
Building the "National Archive" of geologic maps — a progress report on the National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website; Email ]
Stratigraphic, Hydrologic, and Climatic Influences on the Formation and Spatial Distribution of Carolina Bays in Central Delaware
By J.L Tomlinson and K.W. Ramsey (Delaware Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Compiling/Digitizing Techniques and Data Migration of USGS Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data: Alabama
By Jose Vigil and Brett J. Valentine (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Email ]
Tools and Techniques Used to Process Geologic Map Imagery for the National Geologic Map Database
By Rob Wardwell, Dave Soller, and Chris Garrity (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Email ]
Showcasing Geologic Resources Inventory Digital Map Products: Grand Canyon National Park
By Derek R. Witt, James R. Chappell, Stephanie A. O'Meara, and Ronald D. Karpilo (Colorado State University/Cooperator to the National Park Service)     [Poster (40 MB); Email]
dmt host logo 2013 — Golden, Colorado,  June 2-5

Building the "National Archive" of geologic maps — a progress report on the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB)
By National Geologic Map Database project (Dave Soller, U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website; Email]
US Topo — Updates and Direction
By Kristin Fishburn (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website; Email]
Development of the Kentucky Mobile Geologic Map Application
By Doug Curl (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [Slides (17 MB); Website; Email]
Mobile GIS for Geoscience Fieldwork- Current and Coming Options on the Esri Platform
By Willy Lynch, Jeff Shaner, and David Cardella (Esri)     [Slides; Email]
USGS The National Map on the Go
By Brian Fox (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Slides (19 MB); Website; Email]
Delaware Topographic Maps — Past, Present, and Future
By Lillian Wang (Delaware Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Preview of ArcGIS for Landscape
By Charlie Frye and Larry Batten (ESRI)     [Slides (22 MB); Poster; Website; Email]
Scanning and Digital Cleanup of Out-of-print Maps
By John Dunham (Kansas Geological Survey)     [Slides (14 MB); Email]
Discussion Session — Mobile apps for fieldwork and for presenting geoscience information to the public
Technology has always challenged scientists and cartographers to modify, or radically change, their methods of conducting and publishing scientific work. This was true in the 19th century, as new methods and instruments were developed to support the first generation of geoscientists. We face a similar challenge today, as the rapid pace of applications development for hand-held devices offers us a wide array of tools for fieldwork and for presenting geoscience information to the public. Which apps are you using? What are the pros and cons of apps you've tried? Which are stable and therefore more likely to become widely used? What kinds of apps would you like, but can't find? This Session focused on these questions, without attempting to evaluate each system or conclude which is suitable for various purposes. The sites shown during the Session, and short presentations given, were:
Discussion Session — Interactive Web maps
Many state surveys, and groups within USGS, are developing or maintaining interactive Websites for geologic maps and other geoscience information. In this Session, the following site were shown:
Semi-Automated Base Map Creation
By Matthew R. Johnson (Indiana Geological Survey)     [Slides (9 MB); Example maps — (a) Deliverable: Georgia quad , Huron quad , (b) Deliverable proof: New Bellsville quad (11 MB), (c) Published map Nappanee West quad ; Email]
Automating Tasks for Map Production and Data Dissemination
By Vic Dohar (Natural Resources Canada)     [Slides (26 MB); Email]
Streamlining geologic map production and archiving with NCGMP Tools
By AZGS Mapping and GIS Team, presented by Janel Day (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
GMF Data Workflow from Field to Maps: A Normalized Project, BedrockGDB
By Etienne Girard, Pierre Brouillette, and Gabriel Huot-Vezina (Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada)
[Slides; Email]
An end-user's perspective on geologic data consumption
By Kurt Zeiler (Brown and Caldwell)     [Slides; Email]
CAE Sirovision-A safe and accurate way to do 3D rockface mapping.
By Shane Behanish (CAE Mining)     [Slides (14 MB); Website; Email]
Creating FGDC Compliant Cartographic Representations
By Patricia Gallagher (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)     [Slides; Poster (23 MB); Email]
Discussion Session — FGDC Standard for geologic map symbolization
This short session reviewed a plan to create an ESRI style implementation of the Standard, based on a style file created by the Geological Survey of Canada. As this plan progresses, notes will be posted here.
Update on the Alaska state geologic map compilation — towards completion but not closure
By Frederic Wilson, Chad Hults, and Keith Labay (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Slides (PDF), (Powerpoint, with Notes) (12 MB); Email]
Conversion Tools for Idaho Geologic Map Data: AutoCAD to NCGMP09 Geodatabase
By Loudon R. Stanford (Idaho Geological Survey) and Bill Richards (CADMappr)     [Slides; Email]
USMIN — a U.S. Geological Survey Project to Develop a National Mineral Resource Database
By Greg Fernette, Carma San Juan, Zackary King and others (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Email]
Working with Compiled Map Databases
By Mark Zellman (Fugro William Lettis & Associates)     [Slides; Website; Email]
Discussion Session — Progress on implementing the NCGMP09 database design
This Session focused on work in State geological surveys, USGS, and other agencies to evaluate, implement, and recommend improvements to the NCGMP09 database design. A progress report is now available.
State-Wide Stereo Model Coverage for Utah
By Kent Brown (Utah Geological Survey)     [Slides (43 MB); Email]
Improving delivery of map images to the public — Challenges and lessons learned in the redesign of our 17-year-old system
By National Geologic Map Database project (Dave Soller, U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website; Email]
Missoula Floods–Inundation Extent and Primary Flood Features in the Portland Metropolitan Area
By William J. Burns and Daniel E. Coe (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)     [Poster; Website; Email]
Web-Based GIS Applications for Visualizing Geologic Data in Kentucky
By Doug Curl (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [ Email]
Integrating GeoSciML with OneGeology
By AZGS Mapping and GIS Team, presented by Janel Day (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
FGDC/GSC Geologic Map Style File
By Dave Everett (Natural Resources Canada)     [ Email]
GSC Geologic Symbol Standard Style File
By Dave Everett (Natural Resources Canada)     [ Email]
topoView — A window into the USGS's Historical Topographic Map Collection
By Chris Garrity, Dave Soller, Rob Wardwell, Nancy Stamm, and Greg Allord (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website; Email]
3D Sand Modeling for Characterizing Aquifer and Aggregate Resources
By Jacqueline D. Hamilton, R.S. Lively, Robert G. Tipping, and Alan R. Knaeble (Minnesota Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Building the U.S. Mineral Resource Database - One Mine Feature at a Time
By Zachary King, Susan Flack, Marci Scofield, Kathleen Tureck, Evan Roberts, Stephen Miles, Rajesh Rajchal, Ken Lambert, Greg Fernette, Carma San Juan, Paul Denning, and Greg Lee (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Poster (23 MB); Email]
Geology of the Hood River Valley
By Jason D. McClaughry, Thomas J. Wiley (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries), Richard M. Conrey (Washington State University), Cullen B. Jones (Portland State University), and Kenneth E. Lite, Jr. (Oregon Water Resources Department)     [Poster; Website; Email]
Publishing Concepts to Derive Multiple Digital Data Formats using ArcGIS
By Stephanie A. O'Meara, James R. Chappell, and Ronald D. Karpilo Jr. (Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences, Cooperators to the National Park Service Geologic Resources Inventory)     [Poster; Email]
Geologic Context of Highway Maintenance Costs for Rockfalls and Landslides in Kentucky
By Bethany Overfield, Daniel Carey, and William Andrews (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [ Email]
USGS National Map of Surficial Mineralogy: A New Interactive Web Resource for the Detection, Mapping, and Mineralogical Characterization of Hydrothermal Alteration and Mine Waste
By Barnaby W. Rockwell (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Poster (high res.) (283 MB); Poster (med. res.) (10 MB); Website; Email]
USGS Earthquake Hazards ArcGIS Server Overview
By Greg Smoczyk (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Email]
Seismicity of the Earth 1900-2012: Philippine Sea Plate and Vicinity
By Greg Smoczyk and Gavin Hayes (U.S. Geological Survey), Michael Hamburger (Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University), Harley Benz (U.S. Geological Survey), Antonio Villasenor (Institute of Earth Sciences, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)), and Kevin P. Furlong (Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University)     [ Email]
Building the "National Archive" of geologic maps — a progress report on the National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Website; Email]
Tools and Techniques Used to Process Geologic Map Imagery for the National Geologic Map Database
By Rob Wardwell, Dave Soller, and Chris Garrity (U.S. Geological Survey)     [ Email]
Generalized Geologic Map of Bear Creek Valley, Jackson County, Oregon
By Thomas J. Wiley, Jason D. McClaughry (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries) and Jad A. D'Allura (Southern Oregon University)     [Poster; Website; Email]
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2012 — Champaign, Illinois,  May 20-23

Building the "National Archive" of geologic maps — a progress report on the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB)
By National Geologic Map Database project (Dave Soller, U.S. Geological Survey)     [Website; Email]
Evolution of web mapping applications at Alaska's geological survey as of 2012
By Jennifer E. Athey, Christopher D. Ramey, and James R. Weakland (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys), Will H. Fisher (Geographic Information Network of Alaska), Kenneth A. Woods, and Susan S. Seitz (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)     [Slides; Email]
Planning a (digital) geologic mapping data migration pilot project Embarking on a journey toward standardization
By Meredith C. Payne (Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources)    
[Email]
Progress report on NCGMP09
By Ralph A. Haugerud and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey), Stephen M. Richard (Arizona Geological Survey), and Evan E. Thoms (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Online Geologic Maps: A Simple Application for Publishing NCGMP09 Databases
By Ryan Clark (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Email]
NCGMP through the Data Preservation Lens: Preparing for the future by digging into the past
By Janel Day (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
The AAPGF-OSU Geoscience GIS Consortium and Funding Opportunities
By Christina Hall (AAPG Datapages) and April Chipman (Oklahoma State University) [Email]
Discussion Session — Content and Data Structure for 3D geologic "maps"
This was a general-information session, which we hope will contribute to some convergence of thought on how data are managed. Topics discussed included: What types of content are common, in our 3D databases? Which are free text, which are standardized? How do we publish and archive 3D data? Moderated by Don Keefer (Illinois State Geological Survey), William M. Andrews Jr. (Kentucky Geological Survey), and Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection
By Gregory Allord (U.S. Geological Survey) [Email]
National Enhanced Elevation Assessment and Program Proposal
By Larry Sugarbaker (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Slides (13.2 MB); Email]
Illinois Height Modernization Program: Data Stewardship for High Resolution Elevation Data
By Sheena Beaverson (Illinois State Geological Survey), Amy J. Eller (Illinois Department of Transportation), and Donald E. Luman, Deette M. Lund, and Michael E. Blumhoff (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Slides (18.5 MB); See also: Illinois Height Modernization Program (ILHMP), Illinois Height Modernization Program: Showcase of LiDAR Data Applications, and National Height Modernization Program.; Email]
Making the US Topo - A Process Discussion
By Bob Davis (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Discussion Session — "US Topo and its applications to geologic map cartography and GIS"
This session included short presentations by:
  • Tracy Fuller (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
  • Don Luman (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Email]
  • Jane Johnshoy Domier (Illinois State Geological Survey) "US Topo: Basemap for geologic mapping"     [Slides (12 MB); See also: US Topo Website; Email]
  • Kent Brown (Utah Geological Survey) "US Topo annotation and font replacement issues" [Slides; Email]
  • Bob Davis (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Cartographic issues and concerns in 3-D geologic mapping
By Don Keefer, Jason Thomason, and Jennifer Carrell (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Email]
Managing Complex Schema Upgrades with FME and Arc
By Richard Nairn (Geological Survey of Canada)     [Slides; See also: Geoscan (bibliographic database for all scientific publications of the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada); Geogratis (GIS data); Toporama (pre-rendered backdrop images available as geotiffs). [ Email]
3D Geologic mapping — structural studies of geothermal systems in the Basin and Range
By Nicholas H. Hinz, Drew L. Siler, and James E. Faulds (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology)     [Slides (22.6 MB); Email]
Ganfeld supporting tools for Field Data Management
By Pierre Brouillette, Étienne Girard, Gabriel Huot-Vézina, Stephen Williams, and Patty Zhao (Geological Survey of Canada) [Slides; Email]
Geolex tricky bits
By National Geologic Map Database project (Nancy Stamm, presenter, U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
What's New from Esri & ArcGIS 10.1 for Authoring, Publishing, and Sharing Maps for the DMT Community
By Larry Batten and Willy Lynch (Esri)     [Slides; See also Clancy Energy ArcGIS Online presentation demo video (From the 2012 Esri PUG, specifically minutes 12 to 28). Video; Email]
GeoWebFace - Online, Geological and Oil & Gas maps and data for Michigan
By John M. Esch, and Steven, E. Wilson (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality), and Ron Thomas, Scott Reynolds, and Gary Taylor (Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget)     [Email]
From data collection to rolling out products: considerations and workflows when developing 3-D geologic maps
By Don Keefer, Jason Thomason, and Steve Brown (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Email]
The Geologic Time Scale — Illinois' Geologic History
By Curt Abert (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Email]
History and status of 2D and 3D geologic mapping at the Kentucky Geological Survey
By William M. Andrews Jr. (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [Email]
Moving toward a new geologic map database standard, NCGMP: the good, the bad and the ugly
By Janel Day (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Accessing the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) Map Catalog via ArcGIS Image Server
By Christopher P. Garrity and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey) [Email]
Migrating Abandoned Underground Mine Applications to ArcGIS Add-ins
By Robert H. Hanover and James McDonald (Ohio Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Better geologic maps with lidar
By Ralph A. Haugerud, R.W. Tabor, and R.E. Wells (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Studies in the Mahomet Valley
By A.M.A. Ismail and A.J. Stumph (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Email]
LiDAR Landscapes of Illinois
By Jane E. Johnshoy Domier and Donald E. Luman (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Email]
Presentation/Discussions in the ISGS Earth Systems Visualization Laboratory: Tricks, tools, and techniques for 3-D geologic mapping
By Don Keefer and Jason Thomason (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Migrating Ohio's Geology GIS datasets to the new NCGMP09 Standard – Progress Report
By James McDonald and Joseph G. Wells (Ohio Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Vector, Raster, and 3D: ‘Maps’ for the Middle Illinois River Valley
By E.D. McKay, III, Richard Berg, and Barbara Stiff (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Email]
Managing Complex Schema Upgrades with FME and Arc
By Richard Nairn (Geological Survey of Canada)     [Email]
Communicating a Digital Geologic Map in the Digital World
By Stephanie O'Meara, Jim Chappell, Ron Karpilo and Georgia Hybels (Colorado State University and National Park Service Geologic Resources Division)     [Poster; Email]
Tablet-based Groundtruthing: Windows (TM) in the field
By Larry Robinson, Andrew Strassman, and Tim Fox (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Terrestrial Lidar and Bathymetric Data Integration and Potential Application for the Upper Mississippi River
By Jason J. Rohweder, James T. Rogala, Joseph W. Jakusz, Jenny L. Hanson,Larry R. Robinson, and JC Nelson (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Database for USGS Map I-1970 – Map Showing the Thickness and Character of Quaternary Sediments in the Glaciated United States East of the Rocky Mountains
By David R. Soller, Patricia H. Packard, and Christopher P. Garrity (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
The National Geologic Map Database project
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey) [Email]
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2011 — Williamsburg, Virginia,  May 22-25

Building the "National Archive" of geologic maps — a progress report on the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB)
By National Geologic Map Database project (Dave Soller, U.S. Geological Survey)     [Website; Email]
Challenges in developing three-dimensional geological models at the Kentucky Geological Survey
By William M. Andrews, Jr. (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
The Washington State Geologic Interactive Map Portal — A Demonstration
By Anne Olson (Washington State Geological Survey)     [Email]
Geologic Map Production in NCGMP Databases
By Ryan Clark (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Utilizing the NCGMP09 data model in student mapping projects: Advancing the techniques of tomorrow's geologic mappers
By Andrew L. Wunderlich (University of Tennessee — Knoxville)     [Slides; Email]
The National Map and the Geologic Community of Use
By Kent Brown (Utah State Geological Survey), Michael Cooley and Dave Greenlee (U.S. Geological Survey), James Barrett (Enterprise Planning Solutions LLC), and Gregory Allord (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Scanning and Georeferencing USGS Historical Topographic Quadrangles
By Gregory Allord (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Improving access to the NGMDB's archive of georeferenced geologic maps, via ESRI's Image Server
By Christopher P. Garrity, David R. Soller, Mark E. Reidy, Robert S. Wardwell, Justine E. Takacs, and S. Blake Wingfield (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Discussion Session — "Emerging standards for database design and data exchange — what is appropriate for your agency, your data, and the users of your data?"
We all collect, manage, or distribute geologic map data. Our work may be facilitated or hindered by geologic map database and data exchange standards and guidelines, which have been under development for many years. This discussion is about the future of our data — how we create and manage it. Maybe your organization has a well-developed and fully functional data model schema, and a splendid work flow. Or maybe you're just developing a data and workflow standard in your organization. Either way, this discussion is about you and your agency's specific requirements and mission.
Moderated by Loudon Stanford (Idaho Geological Survey)     [Email]
Community Maps - Implications for the Geologic Community
By Larry Batten (ESRI, Inc.)     [Slides; Email]
Discussion Session — "The FGDC Geologic Map Symbolization Standard — What are the next steps?"
Collaboration between ESRI, FGDC, and the NGMDB has resulted in release and subsequent update of a subset of the FGDC symbols, created as Cartographic Representations for use in ArcGIS. Revisions to the Standard, and updates to the Arc implementation, are now being considered by the FGDC. In this session, comments and guidance were requested, specifically: (1) whether Arc styles or Cartographic Representations are preferred, or if both are needed now and in the near future, but for different purposes; (2) who can volunteer to help build, or evaluate, the current ESRI set and any new symbols created; and (3) the procedure and schedule for revising the Standard, mostly by adding new symbols. Advice from the DMT meeting and elsewhere will be considered in a FGDC plan to be developed this Summer or Fall.
Session moderated by Dave Soller (FGDC, USGS)     [Email]
Publishing Surficial Geologic Maps of Delaware
By Lillian T. Wang (Delaware Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
NPS GRI Development of Digital Geologic Data for Use in Google Earth; and Automation of Google Earth KML Creation and Display of Geologic Data in ArcGIS
By Stephanie O'Meara, Jim Chappell, and Heather Stanton (Colorado State University and the National Park Service)    
[Slides; Email]
LiDAR (High Resolution Digital Elevation Data) Acquisition in Virginia
By John Scrivani (Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN), Virginia Information Technology Agencies (VITA))
[Email]
Mapping with Lidar Based DEMs — a Geologist's New Tool
By Thomas G. Whitfield (Pennsylvania Geological Survey)     [Slides (28.7MB); Email]
Discussion Session — "Cartographic Design & Map Production"
Session moderated by Kent Brown (Utah Geological Survey)
An informal session on map design and preparation techniques, and publication (traditional and Web). This session offered a mix of short, informal presentations and general discussion on topics raised by the attendees. The session included these presentations by Kent Brown (Utah Geological Survey):     [Email]
  • Raster Blending Techniques and Multi-Image Mashups for GIS     [Slides]
  • Creating Slope-Enhanced Shaded Relief Base Maps     [Slides]
Confessions of an EDMAP faculty
By Christopher M. Bailey (College of William & Mary)     [Email]
A collaborative prototype multi-level digital geologic map of Virginia using Google Earth
By Owen P. Shufeldt and Steven J. Whitmeyer (James Madison University), and Christopher M. Bailey (College of William & Mary)     [Email]
Global Data Access for Mining (GDAm) Showcase — A Collaboration Tool Using your Geologic Map Data
By Willy Lynch (ESRI. Inc.)     [Slides; Email]
The Alaska state map; creation of draft units description through the map database
By Frederic H. Wilson and Chad P. Hults (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
The Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Experiment: Post-Mortem and Prospects for a Better Approach to Collaborative Geologic Map Development
By Kyle House (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Tricks and Tips for Creating a Layered Geo-Enabled Adobe PDF Map
By John Bocan (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Final Results from 2010 Digital Field Mapping Technology Survey
By Jennifer E. Athey (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)     [Poster; Email]
What a Relief! New views on Virginia's physiography
By Christopher M. Bailey and Molly Cox (College of William & Mary)     [Email]
Tools and Techniques for 3D Visualization of Boreholes and Cross Sections in ArcScene
By Jennifer Carrell (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Poster (13.9MB); Email]
Inventory Mapping and Characterization of Landslides Using LiDAR: Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky
By Matt Crawford (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Replacing the USGS topographic quadrangle - basemap alternatives for geologic maps
By Jane Johnshoy Domier and Donald E. Luman (Illinois State Geological Survey)     [Poster (24.1MB); Email]
Virginia's Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System
By Chelsea M. Feeney (Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources)     [Poster (17.2MB); Email]
Improving access to the National Geologic Map Database's archive of georeferenced geologic maps, via ESRI Image Server
By Christopher P. Garrity, David R. Soller, Mark E. Reidy, Robert S. Wardwell, Justine E. Takacs, and S. Blake Wingfield (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Using High-Resolution Digital Terrain Models to Improve Bedrock and Surficial Geologic Mapping in Virginia
By Amy K. Gilmer and Matthew Heller (Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources)     [Poster; Email]
Things You Used to Hate About Map Layout in Arc Have Changed: Attractive and Complete Maps Are Possible in ArcGIS!
By Sarah E. Gooding, Paula J. Hunt, and Philip A. Dinterman (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)
[Poster (45.2MB); Appendix; Email]
Using the Magellan MobileMapper 6 and ArcPad 10 in the Field
By Paula J. Hunt and Philip A. Dinterman (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Science Language for an Integrated GSC Data Model for Surficial Maps
By Daniel Kerr (Geological Survey of Canada)     [Poster; Email]
The Placita 7 1/2" Quadrangle, Pitkin County, Colorado — A 3D Geology Map Example Using ESRI ArcGIS10
By Willy Lynch (ESRI)     [Poster; Email]
Geology and History of a 19th and early 20th Century Industrial Complex: The Nuttall Mine and Nuttallburg, WV
By Gayle H. McColloch, Jr., and Jane S. McColloch (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)    
[Poster (60.2MB); Email]
West Virginia Mine Pool Atlas - A Work in Progress
By Jane S. McColloch, Richard D. Binns, Jr., Bascombe M. Blake, Jr., and Gayle H. McColloch, Jr. (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)     [Poster; Email]
GIS Data Access and Distribution using a Map Application Tool
By James McDonald (Ohio Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Mapping Abandoned Mine Using Imagery and Lidar from the Ohio Statewide Imagery Program
By James McDonald (Ohio Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
AASG Geothermal Data: State Data in the National Geothermal Data System
By Steve Richard, Ryan Clark, and Lee Allison (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Email]
Laying the Foundation for a Dynamic Geologic Map of Virginia
By Hannah Shepherd and Amy K. Gilmer (Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources) and Daniel Kestner (Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation)     [Poster; Email]
The National Geologic Map Database project
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Acquisition and Processing Workflow for Geologic Map Images in the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) Map Catalog
By Rob Wardwell, David R. Soller, and Christopher P. Garrity (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
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2010 — Sacramento, California,  May 16-17

Introduction
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
The National Geologic Map Database Project — 2010 Report of Progress
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
I came, I digitized, I posted: An existential look back over twenty years of digital mapping in Idaho
By Loudon R. Stanford (Idaho Geological Survey)     [Email]
Opengeoscience: meeting the UK's geospatial data requirements in geoscience
By P. Bell, R. Hughes, K. Westhead, and J. Giles (British Geological Survey)     [Email]
From data collection to publishing maps on the Web: the Nova Scotia experience
By Brian E. Fisher, Jeff C. Poole, Jeff S. McKinnon, and Angie L. Ehler (Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resource Branch)     [Email]
Geological Map Flow - How the Geological Survey of Canada is streamlining map compilation and delivery
By Andrew Moore (Geological Survey of Canada)     [Email]
Automation in ArcGIS 10: Understanding changes in methods of customization and options for migration of legacy code
By Andrew L. Wunderlich (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)     [Slides; Email]
Update on ESRI Cartographic Representations for the FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization
By Charlie Frye and Janel Day (ESRI)     [Email]
A plan and plea for increasing communication about Digital Geologic Field Mapping
By Jennifer E. Athey (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)     [Slides; Email]
The Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Project: An experiment in supervised crowd-sourcing for rapid geologic map development with ArcSDE
By P. Kyle House and Heather Green (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology), and Abbey Grimmer (Department of Geography, University of Nevada)     [Slides; Email]
Derivative maps from geologic maps: hazard mitigation and resource planning
By Chris Wills (California Geological Survey)     [Email]
Discussion Session — "Recommended citations for unpublished GIS files"
Moderated by Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey).
Increasingly, unpublished GIS files and related information are being derived from pre-existing publications. Soon thereafter, or perhaps many years in the future, these files are used in new publications. How can we try to ensure that not only the unpublished GIS file, but also its source(s) of information, are informatively cited in new publications? It's critical to our science that years from now, the original and authoritative source of all cited information can be found. This brief session will introduce the challenge and offer some suggestions. If warranted, further discussion will be held during the Wednesday session.    
[Email]
Discussion Session — "Acquiring high-quality digital base maps"
Moderated by Randy Orndorff, Allen Crider, and Dave Soller (USGS).
Geologic mapping projects depend on high quality digital base maps. With the move away from paper topographic maps and mylar hard copies, significantly more effort is now needed to acquire a usable base map. There are many sources for digital base maps, many methods of creating them, and uneven quality. Easy access to standardized, high-quality digital base map layers (perhaps including, but not limited to, LIDAR) is a critical requirement of geologic mapping projects. This session will address required elements and technical requirements of products to be developed by The National Map and other sources, and will attempt to formalize guidance to management.
We have a Dream
By Holger Kessler, Andy Hughes, Jeremy Giles, and Denis Peach (British Geological Survey)     [Email]
Building a surficial geology data model for mapping projects
By Christine Deblonde (Geological Survey of Canada)     [Slides; Email]
National Park Service Geologic Resources Inventory: Data Model Concepts and Implementation, and a Programmatic Approach to Digital Map Production
By Stephanie O'Meara, James Chappell, Heather Stanton, and Ron Karpilo (Colorado State University and the National Park Service)     [Slides (10.4MB); Email]
NCGMP09 - Draft standard format for digital publication of geologic maps
By National Geologic Map Database Project and Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping Project (U.S. Geological Survey)    
[Website; Email]
What's coming in ESRI ArcGIS 10 Desktop for better, faster, more efficient geologic maps, map production, and map serving
By Willy Lynch (ESRI)     [Video (43.6MB); Email]
Mapping regulatory floodplains with Lidar and USGS StreamStats
By Jed Roberts and John English (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)     [Slides; Email]
Digital Mapping of Potential Mineral Hazards in California: Naturally Occurring Asbestos, Radon, and Highway Corridor Mapping
By John P. Clinkenbeard, Ronald K. Churchill, and Chris T. Higgins (California Geological Survey)     [Email]
Image data management and use with ESRI ArcGIS
By Peter Becker (ESRI)     [Email]
Application of geologic maps and resources to support regulatory review of environmental sites
By Rick Fears and John Karachewski (California Department of Toxic Substances Control)     [Email]
Producing geologic maps and GIS products supporting the Geological Map Flow Project
By Vic Dohar (Natural Resources Canada)     [Email]
A Window to the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) Map Catalog via ArcGIS Image Server
By Chrisopher P. Garrity, David R. Soller, and Mark E. Reidy (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Discussion Session - "Cartographic Design & Map Production"
An informal time to show maps and to discuss map design and preparation techniques, in a GSA-style "Map Blast". Please bring your maps (finished or in preparation), your questions, and your expertise! We'll have a roomful of experts in cartography and geologic mapping - what would you like to know, to make your job easier and more efficient, and to produce a better product?
Seamless Bedrock Geology of Finland - A new Map Service
By Niina Ahtonen, Hannu Idman, Jyrki Kokkonen, Jukka Kousa, Jouni Luukas, Mikko Nironen, and Jouni Vuollo (Geological Survey of Finland)     [Website; Email]
An Interactive session on the National Digital Catalog of Geologic and Geophysical Data: questions, answers, and feedback
By R. Sky Bristol and Richard E. Brown (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Radon in California
By Ron Churchill (California Geological Survey)     [Email]
The National Geothermal Datasystem: Geothermal data in the U.S. Geoscience Information Network
By Ryan Clark, Steve Richard, and Wolfgang Grunberg (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Poster (15.6MB); Email]
Naturally occurring asbestos in California
By John Clinkenbeard (California Geological Survey)     [Email]
Assessing early stages of a Landslide Inventory
By Matthew M. Crawford and William M. Andrews (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [Email]
Integrating Style Files and Carto Representation into the Geological Map Flow Process (The GSC's implementation of the FGDC geologic symbology)
By Dave Everett and Vic Dohar (Natural Resources Canada)     [Poster; Email]
Creating shaded relief for geologic mapping using multiple light sources
By Jane Freed and Collette Gantenbein (Idaho Geological Survey)     [Email]
Update on ESRI Cartographic Representations for the FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization
By Charlie Frye and Janel Day (ESRI)     [Email]
Assessing Erosion Potential and Coccidioides immitis Probability Using Existing Geologic and Soils Data
By Will Harris and Peter Roffers (California Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Development of digital-map products of potential mineral and mining-chemical hazards along selected highway corridors in northern California
By Chris T. Higgins, Ronald K. Churchill, Cameron I. Downey, and Milton C. Fonseca (California Geological Survey)
[Email]
Using digital geologic maps to assess alluvial fan flood hazards
By Jeremy T. Lancaster, Thomas E. Spittler, and William R. Short (California Geological Survey)     [Poster]
Coal Basin, Pitkin County, Colorado - An example of NGMDB data capture, conversion, and 3D editing in ArcGIS10
By Willy Lynch (ESRI)     [Poster; Email]
GIS-based digital photogrammetry for geologic and hazard mapping
By Timothy P. McCrink and Florante G. Perez (California Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Evaluating Mine Subsidence Using a GIS Software Application
By James McDonald (Ohio Division of Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Cenozoic geology of the Sacramento Valley
By Jonathan Mulder (California Department of Water Resources)     [Poster (13.2MB); Email]
Building a National Archive - Standards development and the National Geologic Map Database
By The National Geologic Map Database Project     [Email]
A window to the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) Map Catalog via ArcGIS Image Server - Wyoming pilot project
By Chrisopher P. Garrity, David R. Soller, and Mark E. Reidy (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
NCGMP09 - Draft standard format for digital publication of geologic maps
By National Geologic Map Database Project and Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping Project (U.S. Geological Survey)    
[Website; Email]
California Geological Survey Zones of Required Investigation for earthquake-induced landslides - Livermore Valley, California
By Florante G. Perez, Wayne D. Haydon, and Mark O. Wiegers (California Geological Survey)     [Email]
The New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources geologic data model, a comparison with other existing models
By Adam S. Read, Geoff Rawling, Daniel J. Koning, Sean D. Connell, J. Michael Timmons, David McCraw, Glen Jones, Mark Mansell, and Shannon Williams (New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources)     [Website; Poster; Email]
California Geological Survey Zones of Required Investigation for Liquefaction — Livermore Valley, CA
By Anne Rosinski (California Geological Survey)     [Email]
A draft structure for Minnesota Geological Survey information systems
By Harvey Thorleifson, Rich Lively, Bob Tipping, and Tim Wahl (Minnesota Geological Survey)     [Poster (14.8MB); Email]
Utility of combined aerial photography and digital imagery for fault trace mapping in diverse terrain and vegetation regimes
By Jerry A. Treiman, Florante G. Perez, and William A. Bryant (California Geological Survey)     [Email]
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2009 — Morgantown, West Virginia,  May 10 -13

Overview of West Virginia's Geology
By Scott McColloch (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)     [Email]
Building a National Archive — Standards Development and the U.S. National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Geoscience Information
By Jeremy Giles (British Geological Survey)     [Slides (11.7MB); BGS Information Management Handbook 2007; Email]
Building an Enterprise Geotechnical Database to Support Geologic Mapping Activities
By Jerry Weisenfluh (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Semi-automated mapping of surficial geologic deposits from digital elevation models (DEMs) and hydrologic network data
By Peter G. Chirico (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
The ESRI Geologic Mapping Template
By Charlie Frye and Janel Day (ESRI)     [.ZIP (53.6MB); Email]
USGS Topographic Maps from The National Map
By Stafford Binder, Greg Allord, and Michael J. Cooley
A New Delaware DataMIL and Delaware DataMIL Topographic Maps that replace USGS Topo maps for Delaware
By William S. Schenck (Delaware Geological Survey)     [Email]
Lidar based DEM slope-shapes — seeing through the canopy
By Thomas G. Whitfield (Pennsylvania Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Discussion Session — "Acquiring high-quality digital base maps"
Moderated by Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey).
Geologic mapping projects now depend on digital base maps rather than the standard paper (or Mylar) base map of the past, and significantly more effort is now needed to acquire the base map.
There are many sources for digital base maps, many methods of creating them, and their quality is uneven. Easy access to standardized, high-quality digital base map layers (perhaps including, but not limited to, LIDAR) is desirable, and this session will address the technical issues and attempt to provide guidance to management.
SIGMAmobile, the British Geological Survey digital field mapping system in action
By Colm Jordan (British Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
A Desktop Analysis of Proposed Wind Farm Sites; Southeastern and Coastal California
By Mark Zellman, Chris Hitchcock, Ranon Dulberg, and David Slayter (William Lettis & Associates)     [Slides; Email]
Using Google tools to aid geologic mapping in a low-relief karst terrain, northern Virginia
By Daniel Doctor (U.S. Geological Survey) and Katarina Doctor (George Mason University)     [Email]
Credit where credit's due: developing authorship strategies at the Journal of Maps
By Mike J. Smith (Kingston University), and Colm Jordan and Jenny Walsby (British Geological Survey)     [Email]
Improving ArcGIS workflow through automation using VBA
By Andrew L. Wunderlich (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)     [Slides; ArcScripts; Email]
Mapping Exercises for Freshmen and Sophomore College Students
By Adam M. Davis (Vincennes University)     [Slides; Email]
Web Map Services and Catalog Services in the US Geoscience Information Network
By Stephen M. Richard (Arizona Geological Survey / U.S. Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Why doesn't your model pass information to mine?
By Jeremy Giles and Holger Kessler (British Geological Survey)     [Slides; Email]
Discussion Session — "NCGMP09 — a proposed standard format for publication of geologic maps"
Moderated by National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) project and USGS Pacific Northwest project.
This database design addresses the critical need to produce simple yet useful GIS products for individual geologic maps. The design was released at this meeting, with request for evaluation and refinement. This session was one outcome of the DMT'08 Discussion Session "Can we develop national standards and guidelines for geologic map databases?" [Website]
Discussion Session — "Cartographic Design & Map Production"
Moderated by Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey).
An informal time to show maps and to discuss map design and preparation techniques. This session included a GSA-style "Map Blast" (an informal display of posters) and a group discussion.
Shepherding geologic data from the outcrop to publication (and beyond?)
By Jennifer E. Athey and others (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)     [Poster; Email]
Approaches to Implementing OGC Web Map Services
By Ryan Clark (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
Creation of Digital Geologic Data for Pecos National Historical Park
By Andrea Croskrey and Georgia Hybels (National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division)     [Poster (12.4MB); Email]
Converting Existing Geologic Maps from Paper to Vector Format
By Richard B. Davis, Mark Steltenpohl, and Luke Marzen (Auburn University)     [Email]
BeeGIS — a new open source and multiplatform field GIS
By Mauro De Donatis and Andrea Antonello (University of Urbino), Luca Lanteri (ARPA Piemonte), and Sara Susini (University of Urbino)     [Email]
Demonstration of the Alluring Experience of Interactive Pen-On-Screen Mapping
By Mary DiGiacomo-Cohen (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
An Atlas of Unconventional Petroleum Resources in the Continental United States
By Evan Fedorko, Eric Hopkins, Frank Lafone, Denyse Wyskup, Kurt Donaldson, and Xiannian Chen (West Virginia University)     [Poster; Email]
Database of the Geologic Map of North America
By Christopher P. Garrity and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Website]
Overcoming Cartographic and Technical Challenges in Developing an Interactive Mapping System for the Appalachian Basin Tight Gas Reserviors Project
By Sarah Gooding, Susan Pool, John Bocan (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)     [Poster (13.4MB); Email]
Ohio Underground Mine Map Georeferencing Project
By Paul D. Hoeffler and Christopher P. Gordon (Ohio Division of Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
A Geologic Resources Inventory of Our National Parks
By Ron Karpilo, Stephanie O'Meara, Trista Thornberry-Ehrlich, Heather Stanton, and James Chappell (Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences)     [Poster; Email]
Minnesota Geological Survey information systems
By Richard Lively and Harvey Thorleifson (Minnesota Geological Survey)     [Poster; Email]
New GIS tools for mapping Ohio Lake Erie Coastal Erosion Areas
By James McDonald and Paul Harbulak (Ohio Division of Geological Survey), and Scudder D. Mackey (Habitat Solutions NA)     [Poster (14.3MB); Email]
Landscape Visualization through Lidar for Natural Stream Design
By Janette McNeer (Canaan Valley Institute)     [Email]
Legacy Maps to GIS Vector Data — Enabling Printing and Other Digital Applications
By David Mecklenburg (Techna-Graphics, Inc.)     [Email]
Development of an ArcGIS map template to support standard geologic map production in Kentucky
By Mike Murphy (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [Email]
NCGMP09 — a proposed standard format for digital publication of geologic maps
By National Geologic Map Database Project and Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping Project (U.S. Geological Survey)    
[Website]
The OGC Catalog Service for the Web — what is it and how can we use it?
By Stephen M. Richard (Arizona Geological Survey)     [Email]
Feature Extraction from High-Resolution Lidar — The Next Generation of Base Maps
By Jed Roberts, Sarah Robinson, Mathew Tilman, John English, Ian Madin, Rudie Watzig, and Bill Burns (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)     [Poster (10.8MB); Email]
The Cookie Cutter: a method for obtaining a quantitative 3D description of glacial bedforms
By M.J. Smith (Kingston University), J. Rose (University of London), and M.B. Gousie (Wheaton College)     [Poster; Email]
NGMDB-Lite — Database design for the National Geologic Data Portal
By Stephen M. Richard (Arizona Geological Survey / U.S. Geological Survey), David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey), and David C. Percy (Portland State University and U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Map Database for Surficial Materials in the Conterminous United States
By David R. Soller, Marth C. Reheis, Christopher P. Garrity, and Darren R. Van Sistine     [Email]
The National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Surficial Material and Bedrock Geologic Mapping at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey
By Edith Starbuck (Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey)
[Poster (16.4MB); Email]
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2008 — Moscow, Idaho,  May 18-21

Introduction
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)     [Email]
Braving the Rocky Waters — Standards Development and the U.S. National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)
Digital Geologic Mapping at CGS — Basic Data for Analysis of Geologic Resources and Hazards
By George J. Saucedo, Chris J. Wills, and Carlos I. Gutierrez (California Geological Survey)
The Transition from Traditional to Digital Mapping: Maintaining Data Quality while Increasing Geologic Mapping Efficiency in Alaska
By Jennifer E. Athey, Lawrence K. Freeman, and Kenneth A. Woods (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys) [Slides]
The State of the State Data: An End-User's Perspective
By Mark Zellman, David Slayter, Ranon Dulberg, Marco Ticci, Kevin Whaley, Jeff Hemphill, and Jason Finley (William Lettis and Associates, Inc.)
Rescuing Legacy Digital Data: Maps stored in Adobe Illustrator format
By Andrew L. Wunderlich and Robert D. Hatcher Jr. (Tectonics and Structural Geology Research Group, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)     [Slides]
ESRI Cartographic Representations for the FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization --
A Preliminary Report

By Peter M. ]chuk and Charlie Frye (ESRI)     [Slides]
Copper Archiving and Stone Printing
By Will Stettner and Robert Kelley (U.S. Geological Survey)
Discussion Session — "Cartographic Design & Map Production"
Moderated by David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey).
An informal, 2-hour session that included discussion of draft cartographic resources page     [Website]
The National Survey and Analysis Alaska database: Extensions to produce the International Polar Year Circum-Polar Bedrock Geologic Map
By Frederic H. Wilson, Chad P. Hults, Keith A. Labay, and Nora Shew (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geologic Mapping and LiDAR
By Ralph Haugerud (U.S. Geological Survey)
Vocabularies for geoscience information interchange
By Stephen M. Richard (Arizona Geological Survey / U.S. Geological Survey) and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
Tracking New and Ongoing Geologic Mapping in the U.S. — The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program's Mapping in Progress Database
By Lydia Quintana, Nancy R. Stamm, Randy Orndorff (U.S. Geological Survey)
Kentucky Field Data Entry Tools Developed in ArcIMS
By Gerald A. Weisenfluh and Douglas C. Curl (Kentucky Geological Survey)     [Slides]
ESRI presentation and demo "Enterprise Management and Dissemination of Geographic Information"
By Steve Mulberry (ESRI)
Discussion Session — "Preservation of Geologic Data
Moderated by Sheena K. Beaverson (Illinois State Geological Survey)
This session provided an opportunity for open discussion about issues related to management of geologic data collections. What are the characteristics of geologic data? How do we address inherent technological issues? Can we develop informed advice for agency policy makers? What needs to be done to ensure data are accessible? How do we secure support for curation of geologic data collections? The session began with a presentation "Preservation of Digital Data" by Sheena K. Beaverson (Illinois State Geological Survey)
Discussion Session — "Can we develop national standards and guidelines for geologic map databases?"
Moderated by Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
Throughout the past decade and more, geological surveys across the nation (and the globe) have collaborated on geologic map database design, science terminology, and data interchange standards. Progress has been significant, and was in part facilitated by the twelve annual DMT meetings. Should we now evaluate and perhaps refine these standards, and recommend guidelines to our geological surveys?
The National Geologic Map Databases of Afghanistan and Liberia
By Ronald R. Wahl (U.S. Geological Survey)
Defining a Three Dimensional Geologic Map for the Appalachian Plateau
By Gayle H. McColloch, Jr. and Jane S. McColloch (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)     [Slides]
Global Mapper: The Swiss Army Knife for GIS!
By Kent D. Brown and J. Buck Ehler (Utah Geological Survey)
Online Manuscript Review Process: Using Adobe Acrobat Review and Comment Features
By Richard T. Hill (Indiana Geological Survey)
Discussion Session — "Cartographic Design & Map Production (continued)"
A continuation of Monday's session, supplemented by display and discussion of NCGMP STATEMAP deliverables (provided by Randy Orndorff, U.S. Geological Survey)
Bringing Geological Mapping into the Digital Era — A Finnish Case
By Niina Ahtonen, Hannu Idman, Esa Kauniskangas, Jarmo Kohonen, Jyrki Kokkonen, Jouni Luukas, Jukka-Pekka Palmu, and Jouni Vuollo (Geological Survey of Finland)     [Poster]
Creating a Virtual Geologic Map and Field Trip of the St. George 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Washington County, Utah: An Adventure in Google Earth
By Kent D. Brown, Lance B. Weaver, and Robert F. Biek (Utah Geological Survey)     [Poster (21.2MB) ]
Digital Mapping Process of Seismic Design Category Information for Residential Construction in Washington
By Recep Cakir, Timothy J. Walsh, Karen D. Meyers, Anne C. Heinitz, Elizabeth E. Thompson, Isabelle Y. Sarikhan, Charles G. Caruthers, Jaretta M. Roloff, and David K. Norman (Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources)     [Poster]
ArcMap tools for geologic map and database construction at the Arizona Geological Survey
By Ryan Clark (Arizona Geological Survey)
Digital Map Production and Publication at the Geological Survey of Alabama
By Philip Dinterman (Geological Survey of Alabama)     [Poster]
GIS database for the DNAG Geologic Map of North America
By Christopher P. Garrity and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
ESRI Cartographic Representations for Geologic Mapping
By Peter Kasianchuk and Charlie Frye (ESRI)
Creating Geologic Maps for the Appalachian Plateau in a GIS Environment
By Jane S. McColloch and Gayle H. McColloch, Jr. (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)     [Poster]
Project Management GIS Applications and Tools for Coastal-Erosion Mapping in Ohio
By James McDonald (Ohio Geological Survey)     [Poster]
Evolution of the NPS GRE Geology-GIS Data Model (1998 to 2008)
By Stephanie A O'Meara, Heather I. Stanton, James R. Chappell and Ronald D. Karpilo (Colorado State University)     [Poster]
A simplified database design, for publication of single geologic maps ("NGMDB-lite")
By Steve Richard (Arizona Geological Survey / U.S. Geological Survey), David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey), and Jon Craigue (U.S. Geological Survey)
Sharing Technical Information with Non-Technical Users — An Example from the Monterey Bay Area Quaternary Fault Atlas
By Lewis I. Rosenberg (Tierra Geoscience)     [Poster]
Washington Geological Survey GIS statewide Landslide Database — from Design to Implementation
By Isabelle Y. Sarikhan and Kelsay M.D. Stanton (Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources)
[Poster (10.7MB) ]
The National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)
Improving the Legibility of Base Maps for Geologic Mapping at the Missouri Division of Geology and Land Survey
By Edith Starbuck and Karen Loveland (Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey)
A structural analysis of the Waha escarpment, utilizing LiDAR data to obtain slope and orientation of basalt bedding planes
By Travis Steel (University of Idaho)
Migrating the surficial mapping process from paper to digital format
By Kelli L. Vogt, Joseph G. Wells, Erik R. Venteris, Douglas L. Shrake, Glenn E. Larsen, Richard R. Pavey, and Michael P. Angle (Ohio Geological Survey)     [Poster (11.6MB) ]
Investigation of Geographic Rules for Improving Site-Conditions Mapping
By Chris Wills and Carlos Gutierrez (California Geological Survey)
The National Survey and Analysis Alaska database: Extensions to produce the International Polar Year Circum-Polar Bedrock Geologic Map
By Frederic H. Wilson, Chad P. Hults, Keith A. Labay, and Nora Shew (U.S. Geological Survey)
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2007 — Columbia, South Carolina, May 20-23

OneGeology - noble aspiration or pragmatic solution (... or both?)
By Ian Jackson (Director of Information, British Geological Survey), John Broome (Head, ESS Data Management Policy & Strategy, Natural Resources Canada), and Harvey Thorleifson (Director, Minnesota Geological Survey)
The U.S. National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey), Harvey Thorleifson (Minnesota Geological Survey), and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)
USDA-NRCS National Soil Information System
By Jim R. Fortner (USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Importance of Historical Elevation Data
By Gayle H. McColloch, Jr. and Jane S. McColloch (West Virginia Geological Survey)
Discussion Session - "The National Map: Products and Services"
By William Carswell and Stafford Binder (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geologic Map Production During the 70s at the U.S. Geological Survey
By Will Stettner, Linda Masonic, and Paul Mathieux (U.S. Geological Survey)
Open Access Journal Publication: methods of implementation and copyright issues using the Journal of Maps as a case study
By Mike J. Smith (Kingston University)     [Slides]
New Developments in Data Management Policy & Strategy in the Earth Sciences Sector/Geological Survey of Canada
By John Broome (Head, ESS Data Management Policy & Strategy, Natural Resources Canada)
BGS information: The highs (and lows) of 2006/07
By Ian Jackson (Director of Information, British Geological Survey)
The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program and Insight Into the Future of Geologic Map Production
By Randall C. Orndorff (U.S. Geological Survey)
Discussion Session - Can we develop National guidelines or standards for database format and content?
A discussion of commonly-used practices, and whether guidelines can, and should be developed. Led by Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geologic Field Mapping Using a Ruggedized Tablet Computer
By Kent D. Brown, Douglas A. Sprinkel, Basia Matyjasik, and J. Buck Ehler (Utah Geological Survey)
[ZIP file of presentation (57.4MB)]
South Carolina Virtual Reference Station Network - Centimeter Positional Accuracy in Real Time for South Carolina
By Lew Lapine and Matt Wellslager (South Carolina Geodetic Survey)     [Slides]
Workflow and distribution of USGS manuscripts and illustrations
By Greg Allord (U.S. Geological Survey)
Introduction to the NGMDB "Phase 3" Prototype Data Portal
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey), David Percy (Portland State University), Steve Richard (Arizona Geological Survey), and Jon Craigue (University of Arizona/U.S. Geological Survey)
3D Volumetric Visualization with EVS and MVS
By Reed Copsey (C Tech Development Corporation)
The challenge of efficiently building closed volumetric 3D geological models that are scientifically rigorous: an Australian perspective
By Richard Lane and Lesley Wyborn (Geoscience Australia)
Classrooms, Museums and Mapping in Antarctica; What new techniques mean to you
By Paul J. Morin (University of Minnesota
Proposed Arc Geology Version 1
By Gary L. Raines, Jordan T. Hastings, and Lorre A. Moyer (U.S. Geological Survey)
Progress Report on Development of GeoSciML
By Steve Richard (Arizona Geological Survey) and the IUGS CGI Data Model Collaboration Working Group
Exchanging observations and measurements: a generic model and encoding
By Simon J.D. Cox (CSIRO Exploration & Mining, Australia)     [Slides]
Discussion Session - ESRI products and Geodatabase implementation
Loudon R. Stanford (Idaho Geological Survey) and Steve Mulberry (ESRI Atlanta) provided a presentation on "Idaho Geologic Map Data In a Statewide Geodatabase: Design, Data Management Tools, and Online Distribution". Steve Mulberry (ESRI), provided an overview of ESRI products, and addressed questions posed by the attendees.
Discussion Session - Digital Cartography
Discussion of technical issues related to cartography, methods for communicating/sharing this knowledge (e.g., Cartographic Resources website), and an update on implementation of the FGDC Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization.
Alaska Mapper, a Web-based tool to access land ownership and other state-wide geospatial data
By Kenneth R. Papp (AK Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys) and Peter Parker (AK Department of Natural Resources)     [Poster]
The IUGS CGI Concept Definitions Working Group
By Steve Richard (Arizona Geological Survey) and the IUGS CGI Data Model Collaboration Working Group
Geology of Mount Magazine State Park and Vicinity, Logan County, Arkansas
By Scott M. Ausbrooks, Charles G. Stone, and Boyd R. Haley; digital compilation by Jerry W. Clark (Arkansas Geological Commission)
Geologic Report of Little River County, Arkansas
By William D. Hanson and Benjamin F. Clardy; digital compilation by Tiffaney Celis (Arkansas Geological Commission)
Geology of the Crater of Diamonds State Park and Vicinity, Pike County, Arkansas
By William D. Hanson, J. Michael Howard, and Benjamin F. Clardy; digital compilation by Nathan H. Taylor (Arkansas Geological Commission)
Virtual Geologic Field Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
By James R. Chappell, Ronald D. Karpilo, Jason Isherwood, Heather I. Stanton, Philip Reiker and Stephanie A. O'Meara (Colorado State University)
GeoSciML Testbed 2 Demonstration
By Boyan Brodaric (Geological Survey of Canada), Bruce Johnson (U.S. Geological Survey, and Francois Robida (BRGM)
Mapping Halifax Harbour - the making of a GSC Bulletin
By Gordon B.J. Fader, Robert O. Miller and Phil O'Regan (Geological Survey of Canada)
Seamless Digital Geological Map of Japan 1:200,000, and its application
By Toshie Igawa, Koji Wakita, and Shinji Takarada (Geological Survey of Japan)
Integrated Geological Map Database and Geological Information Index
By Koji Wakita, Shinji Takarada, and Yasuaki Murata (Geological Survey of Japan)
On-line FIncs System for the Management and Delivery of Fluid Inclusion Data
By Terrence P. Mernagh, Dale Percival, Evgeniy N. Bastrakov, and Lesley A.I. Wyborn (Geoscience Australia)
The Australian Landslides Data Model
By Monica Osuchowski (Geoscience Australia), Rob Atkinson (Social Change Online), Simon Cox (CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining), and Nick Ardlie and Stuart Girvan Australia)
The Australian Mineral Occurrence Data Exchange Model
By Adele Seymon and Bruce Simons (GeoScience Victoria), Oliver Raymond (Geoscience Australia), Gary Andrews (Northern Territory Geological Survey), Terry Denaro (Geological Survey of Queensland), Greg Jenkins (Primary Industries and Resources SA, Government of South Australia), Peter Lewis (Geological Survey of New South Wales), James Llorca (GeoScience Victoria), Marcus McClenaghan (Mineral Resources Tasmania), Alistair Ritchie (GeoScience Victoria), Jafar Taheri (Mineral Resources Tasmania), Ian Withnall (Geological Survey of Queensland), Andrew Wygralak (Northern Territory Geological Survey), and Lesley Wyborn (Geoscience Australia)
Idaho Geologic Map Data in a Statewide Geodatabase
By Loudon Stanford (Idaho Geological Survey) and Steve Mulberry (ESRI)
Developing a Web Site To Provide Geologic Data and Map Products for Allen County, Indiana
By Robin F. Rupp, Jennifer Olejnik, Nancy R. Hasenmueller, Marni D. Karaffa, A. Chris Walls, Prem Radhakrishnan, and Nathan K. Eaton (Indiana Geological Survey)     [Poster (20.8MB) ]
A map of glacial striae observations for Ireland compiled from historic records
By M. J. Smith (Kingston University), J. Knight (University of Exeter), and K. Field (Kingston University)
GIS tools for 3-D Surficial Mapping in Ohio
By James McDonald, Richard R. Pavey, Erik R. Venteris, and Joseph G. Wells (Ohio Geological Survey)     [Poster]
Relative Earthquake Induced Hazard Maps and Identified Landslide Hazard Map for Six Counties in the Mid-Willamette Valley, Including Yamhill, Marion, Polk, Benton, Linn, and Lane Counties, Oregon
By William Burns, R. Jon Hofmeister, Rudie Watzig, and Yumei Wang (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)
Landslide Mapping Using LiDAR Data Technology
By Mark A. Sanchez (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)     [Poster (16.2MB) ]
Mappping Potential Geologic Hazards for Proposed Highway Construction Projects in Pennsylvania: Route 15 in Lycoming County
By Stuart Reese (Pennsylvania Geological Survey)     [Poster]
Old mapping and new LiDAR.....a reality check
By Tom Whitfield (Pennsylvania Geological Survey)     [Poster (25.3MB) ]
USDA-NRCS National Soil Information System
By Jim R. Fortner (USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Combining mixed sources, unknown projections, and varying resolutions with state line faults to create coherent source and assessment unit outlines for the 2007 USGS Illinois Basin Oil and Gas Assessment
By Joseph A. East (U.S. Geological Survey)
Progress Report on Database Development for the Geologic Map of North America
By Christopher P. Garrity and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
The National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey), Harvey Thorleifson (Minnesota Geological Survey), and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)
The FGDC Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization
By David R. Soller and Taryn Lindquist (U.S. Geological Survey)
Divisions of Geologic Time - Major Chronostratigraphic and Geochronologic Units
By the Geologic Names Committee of the U.S. Geological Survey
Congaree River Floodplain Inundation Model: Developing A Decision Support Tool for Congaree National Park, South Carolina
By Kimberly M. Meitzen (University of South Carolina)
Creating an Integrated Geologic Data System in Virginia
By Elizabeth Campbell (Virginia Division of Mineral Resources)
Compilation and Production of the 1:500,000-scale Geologic Map of Washington State, and Some Aspects of 1:24,000-scale Map Production at the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources
By J. Eric Schuster, Charles G. Caruthers, Anne C. Heinitz, and Karen D. Meyers (Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources)     [Poster; Geologic Map]
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2006 — Columbus Ohio,  June 11-14

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); Gulf GIS 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]
Selected presentations from DMT'03 — '05

Large-format printing at geological agencies — fewer trials and tribulations, more successes
By Sheena Beaverson (Illinois State Geological Survey), DMT'05.     [Slides]
NADM-H2O and H2O-GML — Enabling decision support by extending NADM for groundwater information interoperability
By Eric Boisvert (Geological Survey of Canada), Jean Brodeur (Geomatics Canada) and Boyan Brodaric (Geological Survey of Canada), DMT'05.     [Slides]
GeoPub: Free GEOscientific PUBlication Download and Marketing Website
By N. Brown, K. Lamer, B. Chagnon, and A. Moore (Geological Survey of Canada), DMT'05.     [Poster (10.4MB) ]
Dynamic digital maps, the DDM — Template and cookbook
By Christopher D. Condit (University of Massachusetts), DMT'05.     [Slides (19.5MB) ]
Using XML for legends and map surround
By Vic Dohar (Natural Resources Canada), DMT'05.     [Slides]
Geologic quadrangle mapping at the Illinois State Geological Survey
By Jane Domier (Illinois State Geological Survey), DMT'05.     [Slides (18MB) ]
Improving geologic data through aerial photography in the ACE Basin
By Erin E. Hudson and Jennifer L. Krauser (South Carolina Geological Survey), DMT'05.     [Poster (38MB) ]
Status of Digital Boundary / Digital Land Status Program
By Doug Vandegraft (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service), DMT'05.     [Slides (68MB) ]
The KGS online geologic map and information system
By Jerry Weisenfluh (Kentucky Geological Survey), DMT'05.     [Slides]
Geologic Web Services: Planning and design
By Sheena Beaverson (Illinois State Geological Survey), DMT'04.     [Slides]
Plotting trials, tribulations, and successes
By Sheena Beaverson (Illinois State Geological Survey), DMT'04.     [Slides]
Migrating from ArcInfo Workstation to ArcGIS
By Vic Dohar (Natural Resources Canada), DMT'04.     [Slides]
Addressing agency database needs: A recent experience from Illinois
By Rob Krumm (Illinois State Geological Survey), DMT'04.     [Slides]
Converting geologic maps from Coverages to Geodatabases
By Karen Wheeler, Philip Dinterman, Russell Evarts, and Ray Wells (U.S. Geological Survey), DMT'04.     [Poster (15MB) ]
Surface Terrain of Indiana — A Digital Elevation Model
By Robin Rupp (Indiana Geological Survey), DMT'04.     [Poster 1; Poster 2; Poster 3]
Retiring of the USGS map separates and the emergence of the USGS raster feature separates
By Jane Domier (Illinois State Geological Survey), DMT'03.     [Website]

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