Thursday, July 07, 2011

Geoinformatics - cyberinfrastructure for the solid earth sciences

Attention, geo-geeks, Cambridge University Press has just released Geoinformatics - Cyberinfrastructure for the Solid Earth Sciences, which includes two chapters by AZGS staff (myself included). Editors Randy Keller and Chaitan Baru wrangled a great collection of papers from around the world to help define and promulgate this rapidly emerging field.

"This book uses a series of case studies to demonstrate computer and database use across the geosciences. Chapters are thematically grouped into sections that cover data collection and management; modeling and community computational codes; visualization and data representation; knowledge management and data integration; and web services and scientific workflows."

AZGS represents the Association of American State Geologists to build the Geoscience Information Network (GIN, in partnership with the USGS. We are also prime contractors for the Dept. of Energy in deploying the National Geothermal Data System ( to all 50 states as a web-based, open-source, interoperable, distributed data network.

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