[auscope-geosciml] RE : AGU abstract

Bruce.Simons at dpi.vic.gov.au Bruce.Simons at dpi.vic.gov.au
Mon Aug 8 21:12:21 EDT 2011

>hmm.. since there are no reference to "dry" GIN, not sure people will get 
it and think it's the real name.
Agree - which raises the question whether US-GIN will be using GeoSciML 

Apart from that it looks good.

Bruce Simons
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Prospectivity & Exploration, Earth Resources Development Division
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Date:   05/08/2011 07:06 PM
Subject:        [auscope-geosciml] RE :  AGU abstract
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>  (wet GIN)
hmm.. since there are no reference to "dry" GIN, not sure people will get 
it and think it's the real name.


De: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au de la part de Stephen 
Date: jeu. 2011-08-04 23:26
À: auscope-geosciml at lists.arcs.org.au
Objet : [auscope-geosciml] AGU abstract

Last minute as usual...


Here's the abstract I submitted on GeoSciML v3 for AGU:


CONTROL ID: 1211423

TITLE: GeoSciML version 3: A GML application for geologic information


CURRENT SECTION/FOCUS GROUP: Earth and Space Science Informatics (IN)

CURRENT SESSION: IN25. Real Use of Open Standards and Technologies

AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Stephen M Richard2, 1, Commission for the 
Management and Application of G Intl. Union Geological Sciences1

INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. CGI, IUGS, Tucson, AZ, United States. 
2. Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ, United States. 

ABSTRACT BODY: After 2 years of testing and development, XML schema for 
GeoSciML version 3 are now ready for application deployment. GeoSciML 
draws from many geoscience data modelling efforts to establish a common 
suite of feature types to represent information associated with geologic 
maps (materials, structures, and geologic units) and observations 
including structure data, samples, and chemical analyses. After extensive 
testing and use case analysis, in December 2008 the CGI Interoperability 
Working Group (IWG) released GeoSciML 2.0 as an application schema for 
basic geological information. GeoSciML 2.0 is in use to deliver geologic 
data by the OneGeology Europe portal, the Geological Survey of Canada 
Groundwater Information Network (wet GIN), and the Auscope Mineral 
Resources portal.
GeoSciML to version 3.0 is updated to OGC Geography Markup Language v3.2, 
re-engineered patterns for association of element values with controlled 
vocabulary concepts, incorporation of ISO19156 Observation and Measurement 
constructs for representing numeric and categorical values and for 
representing analytical data, incorporation of EarthResourceML to 
represent mineral occurrences and mines, incorporation of the GeoTime 
model to represent GSSP and stratigraphic time scale, and refactoring of 
the GeoSciML namespace to follow emerging ISO practices for decoupling of 
dependencies between standardized namespaces. These changes will make it 
easier for data providers to link to standard vocabulary and registry 
services. The depth and breadth of GeoSciML remains largely unchanged, 
covering the representation of geologic units, earth materials and 
geologic structures. ISO19156 elements and patterns are used to represent 
sampling features such as boreholes and rock samples, as well as 
geochemical and geochronologic measurements. Geologic structures include 
shear displacement structures (brittle faults and ductile shears), 
contacts, folds, foliations, lineations and structures with no preferred 
orientation (e.g. 'miarolitic cavities'). The Earth material package 
allows for the description of both individual components, such as 
minerals, and compound materials, such as rocks or unconsolidated 
materials. Provision is made for alteration, weathering, metamorphism, 
particle geometry, fabric, and petrophysical descriptions. Mapped features 
describe the shape of the geological features using standard GML 
geometries, such as polygons, lines, points or 3D volumes. Geological 
events provide the age, process and environment of formation of geological 
features. The Earth Resource section includes features to represent 
mineral occurrences and mines and associated human activities 
independently. This addition allows description of resources and reserves 
that can comply with national and internationally accepted reporting 
codes. GeoSciML v3 is under consideration as the data model for INSPIRE 
annex 2 geologic reporting in Europe.

KEYWORDS: [1944] INFORMATICS / Markup languages, [1904] INFORMATICS / 
Community standards. 

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SPONSOR NAME: Stephen Richard

SPONSOR EMAIL ADDRESS: steve.richard at azgs.az.gov


Additional Details

Previously Presented Material: 25% GSA national 2008

Scheduling Request: None



Stephen M. Richard

CIO, Chief, Geoinformatics Section

Arizona Geological Survey

416 W. Congress St., #100

Tucson, Arizona, 85701 USA

phone: 520 209-4127

AZGS Main: (520) 770-3500.  FAX: (520) 770-3505

email: steve.richard at azgs.az.gov


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