Friday 07 December
The advent of dependable spatial computing in the early 1990s allowed the British Geological Survey (BGS) to contemplate production of digital geological maps for the whole of the UK. 2006 saw BGS use this platform to initiate a global project – OneGeology – to help transform the way geological surveys around the world provided access to their map data. The digital revolution has given geologists the ability to share knowledge as never before, but the greatest benefit by far has been the power to communicate the relevance and value of geology to society at large.
Speaker Ian Jackson is the former Director of Information for the British Geological Survey. One of the main tenets of his work is applying geoscience data to the benefit of society, of which the OneGeology project is an example.
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