Pringle, JK ORCID:, Westerman, R and Gardiner, AR (2004) Virtual geological outcrops - fieldwork and analysis made less exhaustive? Geology Today, 20 (2). 64 - 69 (6).

Virtual geological outcrops - fieldwork and analysis made less exhaustive (JPringle).pdf

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For geologists studying outcrops in the field, there is an ever‐increasing need for the acquisition of accurate and comprehensive data, whatever their purpose. Fortunately, this need is mirrored by an expanding range of digital data capturing technologies that provide the possibility of examining geological outcrops in minute detail from the desktop. Although difficult technologically, there is also a need to combine differing datasets into a single, accurate, digital model that will allow field geologists to place their data in a wider context. This paper examines the techniques available, and highlights new Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology which should prove to be a unifying technique, being able to combine images and local coordinates on‐site.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 10:06
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 11:55

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