The New Digital Geological Map Of Europe And Standardisation: Consistency As The Last Refuge Of The Unimaginative?!; K. Asch.- nWhy Should We Worry About Standards For Digital Geological Maps? E.E. Brabb.- nGeological Map Of The Future: Digital, Interactive, And Three-Dimensional; H. Thorleifson.- nThe Role Of Engineering Geology In Standardization Of Innovative Geological Mapping; S. Mihalic.- nCan Geological Surveys Have Their Own Standards? Some Personal Remarks From Inside The Geological Survey Of Brandenburg, Germany; W. Stackebrandt.- nThe Future Of Geoscience In The 21st Century: Art, Science, Or Resource? E.J. Broome.- nAddressing The Real Needs Of All The Users Of Geological Information: The Opportunities, Issues And Problems; I. Jackson.-nThe Concept Of New Generation Geological Maps; S. Ostaficzuk.- nNew Base-Map For Geological Mapping - The DEM; S. Ostaficzuk.- nSocietal And Economic Benefits Of Three-Dimensional Geological Mapping For Environmental Protection At Multiple Scales: An Overview Perspective From Illinois, USA; Richard C. Berg.- nGeology And Environment Between Canossa And Quattro Castella: An Innovative Geological Map For The General Public; G. Bertolini et al.- nUrban Geology: Integrating Surface And Sub-Surface Geoscientific Information For Development Needs; D. Bridge et al.- nIntegrated Approach And Application of GIS For Management Of Geological Data; Z. Denas et al.- nRemote Sensing In Geological Mapping; V. Gubin.-nNeogeodynamics Phenomena Investigation And Computerized Mapping In Belarus; A . Karabanov et al.- nDigital Geological Base Map Of Estonia (1:50 000): Aims And Prospects Of Realization; J. Kivisilla.- nPeculiarities Of Fault Tectonics In Belarus: Investigations And Mapping; R.Ye. Aizberg et al.- nUse Of Old Data For Innovative Mapping Techniques In Geothermal Exploration; E. Kurowska.- nGeomapping In Ukraine: State Of The Art, Achievements And Prospects; A. Lobasov AndS. Stovba.- nMapping Of Natural Hazards And Its Applications In Korea; D. Park and Hoon Chang.- nThree-Dimensional Geological Maps; Z. Malolepszy.- nApplication Of SAR Imagery And SAR Interferometry In Digital Geological Cartography; Z. Perski.- nThe U.S. National Geologic Map Database Project: Overview & Progress; D.R. Soller and T.M. Berg.- nName and Subject Index.
The book contains private views of experts from various countries on the role of geological mapping in sustainable development. New technologies and concepts are presented, which are either awaiting for recognition by Geological Surveys, or are gradually applied in some survey. The target of the book is well worded in the "Summary and recommendations" elaborated by the Ad Hoc Committee at the Advanced Research Workshop on Innovative Geological Cartography, held under NATO sponsorship in Poland in November 2003. After the "Summaries" were issued by the end of 2003, the authors who presented their views at the Workshop, gave a revised version of their papers with more new ideas and material. Generally, the book is addressed to cartographers in Geological Surveys, geologists and geographers co-operating with landuse planners, ecologists and decision makers, who may learn about the state-of-the-art and the enormous information potential of the modern information technologies in Geosciences. The book, however, gives no methodological recipes but, as it was the authors' intention, may and shall be used as a guide-book in modernizing Information Technologies at the local, regional and national levels in Geosciences.
May be considered as innovative compendium for cartographers involved in preparing, editing and issuing geological maps
Will help geo/ecogeology students, who are planning their career in geosciences, in understanding the complex problems of visualizing the space-relationships between various environmental issues
Is focused on the unique position and role of geology in dealing with endangerment of sustainable development