About GIG

The GIG is an affiliated group of the Geological Society and the UK affiliate of the International Association of Mathematical Geologists.

We invite you to read our formal constitution.

The objectives of the Geoscience Information Group are:

  • to promote best practice in the use, management and manipulation of geoscience information and
  • to disseminate new methods and techniques.

To achieve these objectives the GIG organises conferences covering the a wide variety of relevant topics.

Previous meetings include:

  • Data management 2000
  • Data standards in geological computing
  • Disseminating geoscience information
  • Geographical information systems, the key to the geological map of the next century
  • Geological data capture
  • Geological visualisation - The intelligent picture?
  • Geoscience courseware
  • Making geoscience databases work!
  • Quantification and modelling of spatial satterns in permeable rocks
  • Statistics and data analysis in geophysical logs

Where appropriate conference papers are published. Recent publications have included Geological Society Special Publication 97 'Geological data management '; a forthcoming thematic paper set in Computers & Geosciences resulting from the ' data standards in geological computing' conference and a thematic volume of Electronic Geology derived from the ' geological visualisation - the intelligent picture?' conference.

Advanced details of meeting are published in Geoscientist, these pages and the mail list. These are supplemented by occasional direct mailings of information to members.