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Geoinformatics in the public service: building a cyberinfrastructure across the geological surveys

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Edited by:
G. Randy Keller and Chaitanya Baru
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511976308.024

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Abstract

Advanced information technology infrastructure is increasingly being employed in the Earth sciences to provide researchers with efficient access to massive central databases and to integrate diversely formatted information from a variety of sources. These geoinformatics initiatives enable manipulation, modeling and visualization of data in a consistent way, and are helping to develop integrated Earth models at various scales, and from the near surface to the deep interior. This book uses a series of case studies to demonstrate computer and database use across the geosciences. Chapters are thematically grouped into sections that cover data collection and management; modeling and community computational codes; visualization and data representation; knowledge management and data integration; and web services and scientific workflows. Geoinformatics is a fascinating and accessible introduction to this emerging field for readers across the solid Earth sciences and an invaluable reference for researchers interested in initiating new cyberinfrastructure projects of their own.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Geoinformatics in the public service: building a cyberinfrastructure across the geological surveys
DOI:
10.1017/CBO9780511976308.024
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publisher location:
Cambridge, NY
Contributing office(s):
Office of the Chief Scientist for National Hazards
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Title:
Geoinformatics: cyberinfrastructure for the solid Earth sciences
First page:
342
Last page:
349
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N