Undressing nature's resources

Jessica Darnbrough, Phillip Schmidt, Raj Elakkara, Peter O'Shea

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    Abstract

    Geologists adopting the latest technologies and systems, to explore natural resources. These professionals are replacing convention paper maps, pens, and notebooks, with the latest palmtop and laptop computers, to conduct studies on natural resources. Topographic map data, aerial photographs, geophysical, geochemical data are being loaded into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and field observations are loaded into a geological database, using Global Positioning System (GPS), to locate the position of a geologist. 3D modeling technique is increasingly being used in place of 2D maps, as the preferred way of visualizing geoscience data. The latest trends in geological exploration activities, include digital geological data collection, advanced modeling techniques, and the use of new airborne geophysical and geochemical surveying.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages44
    Number of pages1
    Volume100
    No.7
    Specialist publicationAustralian Mining
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

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