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Commemorating William Smith: 200 years of Geomodelling

08 September 2015
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William Smith Bicentenary
TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg Saxony, Germany
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The 2015 Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences will feature the session - Commemorating William Smith: 200 years of Geomodelling.


For the last 200 years, geologists have developed the science and methodology to construct maps. A geological map reflects both observations and conceptual knowledge about an area of study. It not only tells a geological story but also conveys critical information for natural resources exploration and production. The advent of computers at the end of the 20th century naturally led to the development of 3D geological mapping methods (also known as Geomodeling), which are able to describe 3D geometry of geological objects without any ambiguity. 

This session aims  to exchange new developments, theories and concepts about 3D geomodeling. Case studies are acceptable but should include methodological novelty. Topics of interest include:

  • 3D structural model building from dense or sparse data
  • Efficient updating of geomodels
  • Knowledge-driven and data driven geomodeling
  • Event-based geomodeling
  • Assessing and reducing 3D structural uncertainty
  • Validation strategies of 3D geomodels
  • 3D restoration and palinspastic reconstructions
  • Querying and interacting with geomodels
  • Ontology and interoperability issues
  • From geomodels to grids: discretization issues


Prof. Guillaume Caumon (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Université de Lorraine, France) and PD Michael Peter Suess (Wintershall Holding GmbH, Kassel, Germany)

Keynote speaker

Ian Jackson, former director of information and chief of operation with the British Geological Survey

Further information

For more details about the Conference and this session visit www.iamg2015  It is scheduled for Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015.