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The basic OneGeology The proposal has already workflow received the support of: Yes Do you have geological maps/data at scales between ca 1:500000 No Making Geological Map &1:5 million? data for the Earth No Do you want to Yes Accessible participate? ND E LA CARTE GEOLOG I QU ED SS I O UM I COMM ONDE � � C O M MI LD WOR S SI O FO FT HE A project to make web-accessible the best R TH N E G E O L I C A L MA P O OG What is the format of your available geological map data worldwide at maps/data? So far, organisations and individuals from the following nations have agreed to participate in the project: a scale of about 1:1 million, as a Geological Paper Raster Vector Survey contribution to the International Year Convert to of Planet Earth interchange Scan format Serve to OneGeology portal and provide access The objectives ▪ Making current geological map data accessible – in whatever digital format is available in the participating country. ▪ Transferring know-how across the Geological Survey community. ▪ Stimulate a rapid increase in geoscience data interoperability (in particular accelerate GeoSciML). Would you like to A crucial point know more? ▪ OneGeology is about schematic interoperability first, ie making the data accessible without geological reconciliation. ▪ The first objective is about making geological map visit data accessible. ▪ The harmonisation of geological units and www.onegeology.org scientific classification across frontiers — an extremely challenging task, is something that will be achieved in the long term. or contact A 21st century dynamic and email: firstname.lastname@example.org distributed model! w w w. o n e g e o l o g y. o r g w w w. o n e g e o l o g y. o r g Schematic interoperability means ▪ The project is closely interlinked with ▪ Around the world each geological survey ▪ OneGeology aims to make geological the development and rollout of the had a treasure chest of data that just map data available in a common data geoscience data model and exchange needs unlocking. format without harmonizing the content language — GeoSciML. ▪ The geoscience community wants and interpretation between territories. ▪ A major kick-off workshop was held in to accelerate development of basic ▪ This will allow geological mapping to be Brighton, UK, March 2007. digital geological map standards to accessible for any area of the world ▪ The workshop initiated the project and improve interoperability, sharing and (cf Google-Earth). agreed on high level specifications for accessibility of data. ▪ These map data may contain national the geological and information systems ▪ The great progress of the geoscience ‘boundary faults’ caused by data not and project governance. interchange standard GeoSciML, which being harmonized across political ▪ A second technical workshop in gives OneGeology the ‘technical engine’ boundaries. Utrecht in May developed the technical and in return GeoSciML the ‘wheels’ it ▪ But this pragmatic approach is specifications. needs to spread. achievable and will not be held up by ▪ The plan is for first test datasets to be ▪ The development of Spatial Data the much more difficult task of complete available by end 2007. Infrastructures (e.g. INSPIRE in Europe). data consistency. ▪ Data will be continue to be added ▪ The lessons learned in making digital throughout 2008. map cover available and accessible in How do we plan to do it? ▪ Present the first results at the nations across the world. ▪ Involve as many nations/surveys International Geological Congress, Oslo ▪ The availability of robust computing/ as possible to make a commitment in August 2008. information systems. to deliver their piece of the global ▪ Create an aspirational benchmark for all geological jigsaw puzzle. Why is OneGeology important? nations. ▪ The target scale is 1:1 million, but the ▪ The UN General Assembly of 1997 ▪ Transfer know-how to developing project will be pragmatic and accept a (Agenda 21) urged the world to decrease countries and produce maps/data to range of scales from up to 1:5 million. the gaps in the availability, quality, attract interest and investment. ▪ Work with the best available data in any standardisation and accessibility of data ▪ It will involve and focus all geological format — raster or vector. between nations. surveys. ▪ The concept is a distributed ▪ The need to understand our global ▪ It will raise the profile of geoscience. model — Geological Surveys will environment to solve global ▪ To deliver data for the emerging web provide/serve the data for their environmental problems at a global scale. portals and services e.g. Google Earth. territories to a web portal. ▪ The International Year of Planet Earth 2008. Making Geological Map data for the Earth Accessible
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