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Digital Mapping Techniques '08—Workshop Proceedings, Moscow, Idaho, May 18–21, 2008

Open-File Report 2009-1298

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The Digital Mapping Techniques '08 (DMT'08) workshop was attended by more than 100 technical experts from 40 agencies, universities, and private companies, including representatives from 24 State geological surveys. This year's meeting, the twelfth in the annual series, was hosted by the Idaho Geological Survey, from May 18-21, 2008, on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho. Each DMT workshop has been coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Geologic Map Database Project and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG). As in previous years' meetings, the objective was to foster informal discussion and exchange of technical information, principally in order to develop more efficient methods for digital mapping, cartography, GIS analysis, and information management. At this meeting, oral and poster presentations and special discussion sessions emphasized (1) methods for creating and publishing map products (here, "publishing" includes Web-based release); (2) field data capture software and techniques, including the use of LiDAR; (3) digital cartographic techniques; (4) migration of digital maps into ArcGIS Geodatabase format; (5) analytical GIS techniques; and (6) continued development of the National Geologic Map Database.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Digital Mapping Techniques '08—Workshop Proceedings, Moscow, Idaho, May 18–21, 2008
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2009-1298
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Geologic Map Database
Description:
iv, 216 p.; PDF Downloads of Chapters
First page:
i
Last page:
216
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y