Four interacting aspects of a geological survey knowledge system

Loudon, T.V.. 2009 Four interacting aspects of a geological survey knowledge system. Computers & Geosciences, 35 (4). 700-705.

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The developing cyberinfrastructure affects the knowledge system by which geological surveys collect, represent and communicate their knowledge, and thereby influences their view of the geology. Consequences for four interacting aspects of the overall system (infrastructure, business models, geological framework and surveying methods) are outlined. Although each reflects a different area of expertise, all aspects must work together to support an incipient change of emphasis in survey work—from publishing maps and supporting documents, to contributing to a whole-Earth knowledge system that responds flexibly to user needs.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: BGS Programmes 2009 > Spatial Geoscience Technologies
ISSN: 0098-3004
Additional Keywords: Cyberinfrastructure, Surveying methods, Business models, Earth systems, Interoperability
NORA Subject Terms: Data and Information
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 27 May 2009 09:14 +0 (UTC)

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