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May 18-21, 2008, Moscow, Idaho


[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.]

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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