Using mobile GIS applications to support mineral resource investigations in the Eglab region, Algeria

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The Algerian Geological Survey Agency – U.S. Geological Survey (ASGA-USGS) mineral resource assessment project in the Eglab region, Algeria, comprises the eastern part of the Reguibat Shield bounded by the Tindouf, Reggane, and Taoudeni basins to the north, east, and south, respectively. The use of mobile GIS applications on handheld tablets facilitated team coordination and ease of transition from field planning and preparation, data collection and integration, and transfer back into project GIS databases. Mobile GIS applications facilitated collaboration between teams collecting disparate data types to support the geologic, geochronological, geochemical, field spectral, and geophysical investigations. This technology was used in parallel with the traditional field investigation methods. These tailored applications on GPS-enabled tablets provided a platform for utilization of GIS data in the field and allowed for standardized data collection, picklists, fewer transcription errors, and the ability to store photos, coordinates, and field notes together in an integrated system. The suite of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri™) mobile applications allowed for customized use on multiple platforms (Android/Windows/iOS) to streamline data collection, analysis, and storage.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Using mobile GIS applications to support mineral resource investigations in the Eglab region, Algeria
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher IGCP638
Contributing office(s) Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title The 4th IGCP638 meeting
Conference Title 4th IGCP638 Meeting
Conference Location Algiers, Algeria
Country Algeria
Other Geospatial Eglab region
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