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Digital Mapping Techniques '01 -- Workshop Proceedings
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-223


By Thomas M. Berg (Ohio State Geologist; Chair, AASG Digital Geologic Mapping Committee)

By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)

Oral Presentations

Data Capture Techniques for the Digital Database of the Monterey Quadrangle, California
By Dave Wagner (California Division of Mines and Geology)

From Conventional Airphotos, to 2.5D Maps and Digital Mosaic Terrain Reconstructions: A Simple but Complete Digital Technique Used at GSC-Québec, Canada
By Serge J. Paradis (Geological Survey of Canada), Marco Boutin (INRS-Géoressources), Ruth Boivin (Natural Resources of Canada), and Hugo Larocque (INRS-Géoressources)

3D Geologic Maps and Visualization: A New Approach to the Geology of the Santa Clara "Silicon" Valley, California
By Robert Jachens, Carl Wentworth, Donald Gautier (U.S. Geological Survey) and Skip Pack (Dynamic Graphics, Inc.)

The Three-Dimensional Geologic Model as an Access Portal
By Skip Pack (Dynamic Graphics, Inc.)

Developing the North American Geologic Map Data Model
By the North American Data Model Steering Committee

A Case Study in Database Design: The Alaska Geologic Database
By Lawrence K. Freeman (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)

Using the Proposed North American Data Model in a Distributed Database Environment
By Eric Boisvert, Annie Morin, Kathleen Lauziére, and Daniel Lebel (Geological Survey of Canada - Québec Geoscience Center)

Improving Access to Metadata Using Keywords from Controlled Vocabularies
By Peter N. Schweitzer (U.S. Geological Survey)

The National Geologic Map Database: A Progress Report
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey) and Thomas M. Berg (Ohio Geological Survey)

The U.S. Geological Survey National Paleontological Database
By Bruce R. Wardlaw, Nancy R. Stamm, and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)

Progress Report on the National Geologic Map Database, Phase 3 - An Online Database of Map Information
By David R. Soller and Ron Wahl (U.S. Geological Survey), Jerry Weisenfluh (Kentucky Geological Survey), Boyan Brodaric (Pennsylvania State University and Geological Survey of Canada) Jordan Hastings (University of California, Santa Barbara), Robert Laudati (GE-Smallworld Systems, Inc.), and Roger Fredericks (Techni Graphic Systems, Inc.)

Map Unit Descriptions and the North American Data Model
By Gerald A. Weisenfluh (Kentucky Geological Survey)

The National Park Service Digital Geologic Map Model: Transformation from Paper to Digital, Featuring Legends, Cross Sections, Map Notes and Keyword Searchability
By Steve Fryer, Joe Gregson, Tim Connors, Anne Poole and Bruce Heise (National Park Service)

Special Session: Field Data Capture of Geologic Map Information

Removing Science Workflow Barrieres to Adoption of Digital Geologic Mapping by Using the GeoMapper Universal Program and Visual User Interface
By George H. Brimhall and Abel Vanegas (University of California, Berkeley)

Using Handheld Personal Computers as Field Data Collection Tools: Some Lessons Learned in the School of Hard Knocks in the Wingate Wash Project and Related Projects Using FieldLog/Fieldworker Software Exported into ArcInfo
By Terry L. Pavlis (University of New Orleans) and Jason Little (California Division of Mines and Geology)

Quebec Geomining Information System (SIGÉOM): Field Data Capture Model
By Charles Roy (Ministére des Ressources Naturelles, Quebec)

Conclusions From Four Years of Collecting Digital Map Data Using a PDA
By Van S. Williams (U.S. Geological Survey)

Development and Use of a Laptop-Based Geological Mapping System: Experiences at the University of Kansas
By Ross Black and J. Douglas Walker (University of Kansas)

Rock Classification for Geologic Map Database Applications
By Stephen M. Richard (Arizona Geological Survey)

Interactive Geologic Maps Using ArcIMS, with Links to Related Data and Images
By David R. Collins and Jorgina A. Ross (Kansas Geological Survey), and Detlev Doherr (University of Applied Sciences, Offenburg, Germany)

The Growing Issue of GIS Certification and Its Possible Ramifications to Geological Mapping Science
By David J. McCraw (New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources)

Map Authorship and Citation Guidelines: Summary of a Discussion Session
By C.R. Berquist, Jr. (Virginia Division of Mineral Resources) and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)

Vendor Presentations and Contact Information
Poster Sessions

Data Structure for the Arizona Geological Survey Geologic Information System: Basic Geologic Map Data
By Stephen M. Richard and Tim R. Orr (Arizona Geological Survey)

Geology of the Cretaceous West Gulf Coastal Plain in Southwestern Arkansas
By William D. Hanson and Daniel K. Smith (Arkansas Geological Survey)

GIS May Make Maps Fast: But Cartography is Still an Art!
By William S. Schenck (Delaware Geological Survey) and Nicole M. Minni (Delaware Water Resources Agency)

Illinois 1998/1999 Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles: Recent Additions to the Illinois Natural Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
By Sheena K. Beaverson and Christopher S. McGarry (Illinois State Geological Survey)

Making Improved Geotechnical Maps with Spatial Analysis
By Steven L. Martin (Kentucky Geological Survey)

GIS Data Compilation Techniques for Mapping the Geology of the Fort Polk Region of Louisiana
By R. Hampton Peele and Richard P. McCulloh (Louisiana Geological Survey)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications to Karst Studies - Frederick Valley, Maryland
By David K. Brezinski and Liana E. Dunne (Maryland Geological Survey)

Three Dimensional Representations of Aeromagnetic and Isostatic Residual Gravity Surfaces with Geology in Montana
By Patrick J. Kennelly (Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology)

Development of a Digital Geologic Map for Mesa Verde National Park
By Anne R. Poole, Steve Fryer, Tim Connors, Bruce Heise Joe Gregson, and Allan Loy (National Park Service)

Brief Summaries from the New Jersey Geological Survey
By Gregory C. Herman, Scott D. Stanford, Mark A. French Zehdreh Allen-Lafayette, and Jeffrey L. Hoffman (New Jersey Geological Survey)

Integrated Digital Geospatial Data for the Cape Girardeau, Missouri Area in the New Madrid Seismic Zone: A Central United States Atlas Concept
By Rick H. Bradford (U.S. Geological Survey)

Will a Standard Data Model Work for Washington, DC Area Geologic Geospatial Data?
By Adam M. Davis (U.S. Geological Survey and Indiana University)

Selling Science to the American Public
By The Central Publications Group (U.S. Geological Survey)

Cartographic Choices for the Surficial Geologic Map of Central and Southern New Jersey
By Will R. Stettner and Elizabeth D. Koozmin (U.S. Geological Survey)


Appendix A: List of Workshop Attendees
Appendix B: Workshop Web Site
Appendix C: List of Addresses, Telephone Numbers, and URLs for Software and Hardware Suppliers

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