Datapages Exploration Objects – GIS (DEO-GIS)
AVAILABILITY: Parts of the DEO-GIS are available now.
PRICING: Pricing varies with the size of the subscribing organization.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Vesna Vokins.
DEO-GIS represents the next generation in search-and-retrieval. The user now has the ability to quickly find any map, cross-section, or other exploration element and download it to his own desktop already in a GIS-georectified or geolocated format.
A classified index of figures is the key to unlocking the potential of the DEO‐GIS. Not only does it show where all similar maps, lines, figures, and tables, etc., are within the AAPG database, but also the caption text and associated metadata allows the object to contain other information that more narrowly defines its use (age, depth, lithology, etc.)
Datapages already has an index of combined publication titles and figures, spanning 93 years from 2010‐1917, and showing (approx.) 525,000 entries. The basic index contains article titles, author, reference, complete figure captions and the URL locations of the article and figure in the Datapages Archives. Using the caption text for each figure, the figure has been classified according to type of exploration object.
DEO-GIS Deliverables in 2013
1. Index of titles and figures, currently with some 525,000 entries with 385,000 captioned figures and 67,000 tables. Data fields include title, author, reference, publication type, date, etc. together with URL locations hyperlinking to title articles and figures in the AAPG Datapages Archives.
2. Spatially‐enabled figure index with figures linked to named countries, states, provinces, counties, basins, fields and eventually wells.
3. Vectorized basin outlines, field location, cross‐section and seismic section location lines, map footprints, and well locations matching geolocated and georeferenced figures.
4. Georeferenced maps (referenced and projected to real‐world coordinates). It is anticipated the first tranche of these maps to be georectified in the first quarter of 2013 will number 35,000 maps which will increase to more than 65,000‐95,000 within 5 years.
Emphasis will initially be on georectification of structure, isopach, geology, gravity and magnetic maps. Location and index maps will be georectified but their main purpose is a source image from which vectorized cross‐section, seismic line and well locations will be captured.