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Geological Data Management

Product Code: SP097
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by J R A Giles
Publication Date: 06 September 1995
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Special Publication 97.

The variety, form and volume of data available to' geologists have increased significantly over the past few decades. It has become essential to use data bases (either analogue or digital) to turn this avalanche of data into usable information. Geologists have built many large and complex digital databases to support their activities. However, not all these database projects have been successful. 

This book reviews the principle and practice of the creation, management and use of geological data bases, from the point of view of geological database designers, managers and users. It is the object of this book to increase the proportion of successful geological database projects by encouraging careful thought about the processes that are involved in the design and management of a database. 


Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-39-X
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-39-0
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.58 kg


GILES, J. R. A. The what, why, when, how, where and who of geological data management • Database design • RASMUSSEN, K. An overview of database analysis and design for geological systems CHEW, K. J. Data modelling a general purpose petroleum geological database • COATS, J. S. & HARRIS, J. R. Database design in geochemistry: BGS experience • GILES, J. R. A. & BAIN, K. A. The nature of data on a geological map • SAUNDERS, M. R., SHIELDS, J. A. & TAYLOR, M. R. Improving the value of geological data: a standardized data model for industry • LHOTAK, M. & BOULTER, M. C. Towards the creation of an international database of palaeontology • TOLL, D. G. & OLIVER, A. J. Structuring soil and rock descriptions for storage in geotechnical databases • MALLENDER, S. The use of text databases in the management of exploration data • Data management  LOWE, D. J. The geological data manager: an expanding role to fill a rapidly growing need • DULLER, P. R. The quality assurance of geological data • HENLEY, S. Project databases: standards and security • LOWRY, R. K. & CRAM ER, R. N. Database applications supporting community research projects in NERC marine sciences • LOWRY, R. K. & LOCH, S. Transfer and SERPLO: powerful data quality control tools developed by the British Oceanographic Data Centre • BOWIE, R. C. Data management in the National Geological Records Centre • MILLER, R. G. & GARDNER, J. S. Geoscience data value, cost and management in the oil industry • Case studies  DOORGAKANT, P. Groundwater level archieve for England and Wales • POWER, S, SCOTT, M., ROBINSON, G. & STATHAM, I. Database design and data management on the Swansea-Llanelli Earth Science Mapping Project • MCKENZIE, A. A. A hydro geological database for Honduras • ALLEN, S. G. CD-ROM and its application to the petroleum industry • Index 


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