Appraisal and critique of automatic geological contouring.

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This paper presents a review of computer techniques for the automatic contouring of geological and geophysical data with output as interactive display on graph plotters or graphics terminals and passive display on automatic drafting tables.

The advantages of the method of fitting a triangulated surface to randomly distributed data using an advancing front algorithm are.

Various statistical methods for predicting mineral potential from geological maps are reviewed. It is pointed out that, if the features are coded in more detail for relatively small cells, several new problems arise because of the dichotomous nature of the resulting variables.

The objective of this paper is to present a method for the automatic contouring of both discovered and undiscovered Cited by: COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

A basic tool for analysis and display of spatial geological data is the contour map. A contour map displays variation of a geological variable, such as thickness, depth, or porosity, over an area of interest with contour lines of equalone or more contoured maps form the basis of detailed analysis of potential or actual reservoirs and are used to estimate volumes of fluids Link: Web page.

Chapter 2. Contouring and Contouring Techniques Introduction A wide variety of subsurface maps are discussed in the following chapters. Each map presents a specific type of subsurface data obtained from - Selection from Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping [Book].

IF edge E~ (i = 1, 2 or 3) is on the mesh edge and El is crossed by the contour TRACE(EL, Ei) FOR each unmarked element EL DO IF edge E~ (i = 1,2 or 3) is crossed by the contour TRACE(EL, E~) ELSE mark EL 3. END (of CONTOUR) Triangular irregular mesh for automatic contouring Algorithm TRACE(element EL, Starting Edge E)!.

C program for automatic contouring of spherical orientation data using a modified Kamb method. Department of Geological Sciences, through two nodes of count values 0 and 1, rather.

A review of the methodology for interpretation and display of surface geochemical data is presented, and a discussion of direct and indirect methods for surface geochemistry is reviewed. The interpretation of surface geochemical data must initially focus on determining what is background, and which may be anomalous samples.

This state-of-the-art exploration of the theory and applications of geometrics recognizes the expansion and advances in the field and the broadening of the allied disciplines that have a direct interest in the newest technological approaches to geo-data collection, processing, analysis, management, and presentation.

Exceptionally well-written by a teacher/surveyor manager with many years of 2/5(1). Universal kriging is an estimation procedure within the context of the regionalized variable theory; it is presented and used here as an alternative method for grid generation in automatic contouring procedures, where spatial relationships must be considered.

Contour mapping, the delineation of any property in map form by constructing lines of equal values of that property from available data points.A topographic map, for example, reveals the relief of an area by means of contour lines that represent elevation values; each such line passes through points of the same elevation.

The method is not wholly objective because two investigators may produce. Geologic and Engineering Software. Golden Software, Inc. - Contouring, graphing, logging, digitizing, and mapping software.

Internet Software Resources - Links to sites on the internet that contain scientific, web-related, and miscellaneous software.

Includes freeware and shareware. Free Software and Shareware Links - to sites of interest to geoprofessionals. • A contour map gives an idea of the altitudes of the surface features as well as their relative positions in plan serves the purpose of both, a plan and a a section.

• Contouring: The process of tracing contour lines on the surface of the earth is called Contouring. Pramesh Hada, Assistant Professor, nec 9 Contouring Geologic Surfaces With The Computer (Computer Methods in the Geosciences) [Jones, T.A., Hamilton, D.E., Johnson, C.R.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Contouring Geologic Surfaces With The Computer (Computer Methods in the Geosciences). This field guide has evolved from an informal document handed out to the participants of the Geological Society of America Field Forum, “Significance of Along-Strike Variations for the 3-D Architecture of Orogens: The Hellenides and Ana-tolides in the Eastern Mediterranean,” which the authors organized together with Nikos Skarpelis, Dov Avigad, and Olivier Vanderhaeghe from 16 to 22 May Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. Exercise 3 - hand contouring: There are 2 options below. Please do the one assigned. Option 1: Below is a map of drill hole data, showing the elevation in feet above sea level of the Tarkio limestone.

This is in the area of the Humboldt fault zone, SE Nebraska. Hand contour the data, also interpreting where you think the faults may lie. A map displaying lines that include points of equal value and separate points of higher value from points of lower value. Common types of contour maps include topographic contour maps, which show the elevation of the Earth's surface; structure contour maps, which show the elevation or depth of a formation; and gross or net sand or pay maps, which show variations in the thickness of a.

Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping, With Structural Methods, 2nd Edition is the practical, up-to-the-minute guide to the use of subsurface interpretation, mapping, and structural techniques in the search for oil and gas resources.

Two of the industry's leading consultants present systematic coverage of the field's key principles and newest advances, offering guidance that is valuable for. The contour is extracted according to the bounding box of connective contour from the potential landslide image and extended its spatial scale according to its area.

Compared with the contour-based landslide detection machine learning model in (Chen et al., ), we simplified the process of potential landslide detection by replacing the.

Geology Fall Semester Dr. Randy L. Kath, P.G. [email protected] General Outline (subject to change) I. General Principles and Techniques 1) Philosophy and Organization of Field Studies i) Selection of a field study ii) Literature search and detailed reconnaissance iii) Base map selection 2) Equipment for Geological Mapping.

Contouring 1. Contouring Unit-III 2. Contouring Contouring • Contour – définitions, objectives, contour interval, horizontal equivalent, uses and characteristics of contour lines, methods of plotting contours, direct and indirect methods of contouring, Contour gradient.

Levelling and Contouring 4. Lisle, R.J. and Leyshon, P.R. () Stereographic Projection Techniques in Structural Geology. 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press McClay, K. () The Mapping of Geological Structures.

2nd edn. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report Computer-Aided Structure-Contour Mapping in Support of the Ohio Division of Geological Survey Bedrock-Geology Program By James McDonald. Ohio Geological Survey Fountain Square Drive Columbus, OH Telephone: () Fax: () e-mail: [email protected] INTRODUCTION.

Contouring algorithms. Contouring by hand can work well, but is much more subjective. This is one reason computer generated maps are now preferred. However, expert knowledge can help quite a bit in producing a contour map if you know the character of the surface.

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Azimuth values of linear data may be omitted. Plunge values must be written next to the arrowhead. If azimuth values are not omitted the plunge and azimuth must be written in standard form (eg 23/) next to the arrowhead.

Some notes on use of colouring on maps. Use standard colours (get experience of looking at geological maps) wherever possible. 1) Prepare to contour A. Search for continuity (time and space) on the weather map B. Eliminate what appears to be faulty, or incorrect, data C. Locate regions of high and low values D.

Review data to determine isopleth spacing. 2) Drawing the map A. Use a pencil!. Draw smooth lines C. Interpolate between given values to correctly place an.

Field methods in geology Geology is, at heart, a field science. Even though much work is done in the laboratory and at the computer, geological samples and information must initially be obtained from the context in which they occur in nature.

This natural setting would typically be a field locale chosen by the investigating geologist, or by his employers. Guidelines)for)Peer)Review)of)a Geologic)MapProduct)!. Version2. Last!Revision:!!November!2,!!!!. This!document!was!prepared!for!the!National!Cooperative.

The illustration above from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows how a landscape (top) translates to a contour map. The shapes of the hills and dales are depicted on the map by fine lines that are contours—lines of equal elevation. If you imagine the sea rising, those lines show where the shoreline would be after every 20 feet of depth.Kriging is an advanced geostatistical procedure that generates an estimated surface from a scattered set of points with z-values.

Unlike other interpolation methods in the Interpolation toolset, to use the Kriging tool effectively involves an interactive investigation of the spatial behavior of the phenomenon represented by the z-values before you select the best estimation method for.Geology of the United States' Seafloor presents new, definitive studies of the seafloor adjacent to various regions of the United States--the West Coast, East Coast, Alaskan margin, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean--from the GLORIA long-range sidescan sonar images, complementary seismic profiling, and magnetic : $