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May 10 -13, 2009, Morgantown, West Virginia


[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.]

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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