Virtual Field Reconnaissance to enable multi-site collaboration in geoscience fieldwork in Chile

Hughes, Leanne; Bateson, Luke; Ford, Jonathan; Napier, Bruce ORCID:; Creixell, Christian; Contreras, Juan-Pablo; Vallette, Jane. 2017 Virtual Field Reconnaissance to enable multi-site collaboration in geoscience fieldwork in Chile. [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017. British Geological Survey. (Unpublished)

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The unique challenges of geological mapping in remote terrains can make cross- organisation collaboration challenging. Cooperation between the British and Chilean Geological Surveys and the Chilean national mining company used the BGS digital Mapping Workflow and virtual field reconnaissance software (GeoVisionary) to undertake geological mapping in a complex area of Andean Geology. The international team undertook a pre-field evaluation using GeoVisionary to integrate massive volumes of data and interpret high resolution satellite imagery, terrain models and existing geological information to capture, manipulate and understand geological features and re-interpret existing maps. This digital interpretation was then taken into the field and A field verified using the BGS digital data capture system (, t This allowed the production of final geological linework interpretation and creation of a geological map. This presentation describes the digital mapping workflow used in Chile and highlights the key advantages of increased efficiency and communication to colleagues, stakeholders and funding bodies.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Poster)
Additional Keywords: SIGMA, Geovisionary, digital workflow,
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 22 Mar 2018 14:06 +0 (UTC)

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