An Agenda for Development of Vertically Georeferenced, Web-optimized, Subsurface Information

…from the 2009 Three-Dimensional Geologic Mapping Workshop held by the Illinois State Geological Survey…

Harvey Thorleifson

“Geological mapping is an essential service provided by geological survey agencies at the federal and state/provincial level. The mapping represents an authoritative prediction regarding the composition, structure, and origin of sediments and rocks, based on observations and inferences backed by research on material, process, and history. This spatial accounting is needed to support the progress of research and societal applications related to energy, minerals, water, climate change, waste disposal, construction, and hazards.”