Systems geology views geology as a set of interacting objects and processes that function as a whole. It aims to harmonise many aspects of geological information with the e-scientists’ vision of a comprehensive, global knowledge system.
Instead of thinking in terms of maps, memoirs and scientific papers, we consider here how some geological information could be organised in terms of a model representing the solid Earth as a system, supported by a geological cyber environment.
As a contribution to defining these tasks, the following documents are available as pdf downloads:
- The basics of systems geology: introductory questions and answers
- A scenario for systems geology: overview and detailed speculations about the geoscience knowledge system and future geological map
- Suggestions for information architecture in systems geology: rationale and possible mechanisms for a new structure for geological survey documentation
Loudon, T V. 2012. A scenario for systems geology: suggestions concerning the emerging geosciences knowledge system and the future geological map. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/11/05. (Nottingham, UK: British Geological Survey.)
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