One world : one geology

Jackson, Ian. 2007 One world : one geology. Geo:connexion International, 6 (7). 34-36.

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In March 2007, in Brighton, UK, 81 geoscientists from 43 countries across the world gathered to consider a proposition – would they be prepared to collaborate to create a global interoperable geological map dataset? The answer was a resounding “Yes” and the proposition became an initiative, known as “OneGeology”, which now has the support of 65 nations. The concept of scientists producing a “map” of the rocks of the planet available via the internet caught the imagination of the world’s press too and pretty soon a website which had been seeing fewer than visitors a day got 30 000 in an hour! What generated such interest?

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Information Delivery
ISSN: 14768941
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Additional Keywords: Geological mapping, Internet
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 21 Aug 2009 10:38 +0 (UTC)

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