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					  The basic OneGeology                                                                          The proposal has already
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                           Do you have
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                       maps/data at scales
                       between ca 1:500000
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                                                                                                                                       Making Geological Map
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                                                                                                                                         data for the Earth
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                         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
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                          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: onegeology@bgs.co.uk                                                                                       distributed model!    w w w. o n e g e o l o g y. o r g
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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