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Open-File Report 2008–1385

Digital Mapping Techniques '07 - Workshop Proceedings

Edited by David R. Soller


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The Digital Mapping Techniques '07 (DMT'07) workshop was attended by 85 technical experts from 49 agencies, universities, and private companies, including representatives from 27 state geological surveys.   This year's meeting, the tenth in the annual series, was hosted by the South Carolina Geological Survey, from May 20-23, 2007, on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, South Carolina.  Each DMT workshop has been coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Geologic Map Database Project and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG).

As in previous year's meetings, the objective was to foster informal discussion and exchange of technical information, principally in order to develop more efficient methods for digital mapping, cartography, GIS analysis, and information management.  At this meeting, oral and poster presentations and special discussion sessions emphasized:  1) methods for creating and publishing map products (here, "publishing" includes Web-based release);  2) field data capture software and techniques, including the use of LIDAR;  3) digital cartographic techniques;  4) migration of digital maps into ArcGIS Geodatabase format;  5) analytical GIS techniques; and  6) continued development of the National Geologic Map Database.

First posted August 10, 2009

For additional information contact:
Dave Soller
USGS / AASG National Geologic Map Database    project
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20192

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Suggested citation:

Soller, D.R., ed., 2008, Digital Mapping Techniques '07—Workshop Proceedings, Columbia, South Carolina, May 20-23, 2007: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1385, 140 p. (Also available online at

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