Updated: 05/07/2009


Sunday, May 10
5:00 - 7:00 pm Poster setup and Reception, Brooks Hall
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Monday, May 11
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration, coffee, and poster setup
8:30 - 8:40 pm Introductions
Michael Ed. Hohn (West Virginia State Geologist), Trevor M. Harris and Gregory A. Elmes (West Virginia University), Scott McColloch (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey), and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
8:40 - 8:50 am Overview of West Virginia’s Geology
By Scott McColloch (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)
8:50 - 9:20 am Building a National Archive – Standards Development and the U.S. National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)
9:20 - 9:40 am A Practitioner’s Guide to Managing Geoscience Information
By Jeremy Giles (British Geological Survey)
9:40 - 10:10 am Coffee break.
From 9:40 – 9:50 am, all oral and poster authors will meet with Dave Soller.
10:10 - 10: 30 am Building an Enterprise Geotechnical Database to Support Geologic Mapping Activities
By Jerry Weisenfluh (Kentucky Geological Survey)
10:30 - 10:50 am Semi-automated Mapping of Surficial Geologic Deposits from DEMs and Hydrologic Network Data
By Peter G. Chirico (U.S. Geological Survey)
10:50 - 12:00 pm ESRI Cartographic Representations for the FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization
By Charlie Frye and Janel Day (ESRI)
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own.
1:30 - 1:50 pm USGS Topographic Maps from The National Map
By Stafford Binder, Greg Allord, and Michael J. Cooley
1:50 - 2:10 pm A New Delaware DataMIL and Delaware DataMIL Topographic Maps that Replace USGS Topo Maps for Delaware
By William S. Schenck (Delaware Geological Survey)
2:10 - 2:30 pm Lidar Based DEM Slope-shapes – Seeing through the Canopy
By Thomas G. Whitfield (Pennsylvania Geological Survey)
2:30 - 4:30 pm Poster Session
(and afternoon coffee break)
4:30 - 5:30 pm Discussion Session – "Acquiring High-quality Digital Base Maps"
Geologic mapping projects now depend on digital base maps rather than the standard paper (or Mylar) base map of years past. A significant consequence is the greatly increased effort and expense to acquire the digital base, because there are so many sources and methods of creating a base, and the uneven quality of those digital bases. Easy access to standardized, high-quality digital base map layers (perhaps including, but not limited to, LIDAR) is desirable, and this session will address the technical issues and attempt to provide guidance to management. Session moderated by Dave Soller (USGS).
7:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner at the Clarion Hotel Morgan
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Tuesday, May 12
8:00 - 8:30 am Coffee
8:30 - 8:50 am SIGMAmobile, the British Geological Survey Digital Field Mapping System in Action
By Colm Jordan (British Geological Survey)
8:50 - 9:10 am A Desktop Analysis of Proposed Wind Farm Sites; Southeastern and Coastal California
By Mark Zellman, Chris Hitchcock, Ranon Dulberg, and David Slayter (William Lettis & Associates)
9:10 - 9:30 am Using Google Tools to Aid Geologic Mapping in a Low-relief Karst Terrain, Northern Virginia
By Daniel Doctor (U.S. Geological Survey) and Katarina Doctor (George Mason University)
9:30 - 9:50 am Credit Where Credit's Due: Developing Authorship Strategies at the Journal of Maps
By Mike J. Smith (Kingston University), and Colm Jordan and Jenny Walsby (British Geological Survey)
9:50 - 10:20 am Coffee Break
10:20 - 10:40 am Improving ArcGIS Workflow through Automation using VBA
By Andrew L. Wunderlich (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
10:40 - 11:00 pm Mapping Exercises for Freshmen and Sophomore College Students
By Adam M. Davis (Vincennes University)
11:00 - 11:20 pm Web Map Services and Catalog Services in the US Geoscience Information Network
By Stephen M. Richard (Arizona Geological Survey / U.S. Geological Survey)
11:20 - 11:40 pm Why Doesn't Your Model Pass Information to Mine?
By Jeremy Giles and Holger Kessler (British Geological Survey)
11:40 - 12:00 pm Issues in Creating and Managing Publications
By David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
12:10 - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own.
1:30 - 2:30 pm Technical Presentation and Discussion Session – "NCGMP09 – A Proposed Standard Format for Publication of Geologic Maps"
This database design addresses the critical need to produce simple yet useful GIS products for individual geologic maps. The design will be released at this meeting, with request for evaluation and refinement. This session is one outcome of the DMT'08 Discussion Session "Can we develop national standards and guidelines for geologic map databases?" Session moderated by National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) project and USGS Pacific Northwest project.
2:30 - 5:30 pm Discussion Session – "Cartographic Design & Map Production" (including a Coffee break!)
An informal time for showing maps and discussing map design and preparation techniques. Please come prepared to ask questions! We have a roomful of experts in cartography and geologic mapping – what would you like to know, to make your job easier and more efficient, and to produce a better product? This session will include an "open mic." time, for sharing ideas, progress, and technical challenges, and a GSA-style "Map Blast" – an opportunity to show your maps and to talk with colleagues. Session moderated by Dave Soller (USGS).
Evening: Dinner on your own.
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Wednesday, May 13
8:00 - 8:30 am Coffee
8:30 - 10:00 am Discussion Session – "Cartographic Design & Map Production (continued)"
A continuation of Tuesday's session.
10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30 am General discussion, wrap-up of all Discussion Sessions.
11:30 - 12:00 pm Miscellaneous issues and concerns, plans for future DMT meetings, etc., and adjourn meeting.
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  (These posters will be displayed throughout the meeting.)
  Shepherding Geologic Data from the Outcrop to Publication (and Beyond?)
By Jennifer E. Athey and others (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)
  Approaches to Implementing OGC Web Map Services
By Ryan Clark (Arizona Geological Survey)
  Creation of Digital Geologic Data for Pecos National Historical Park
By Andrea Croskrey and Georgia Hybels (National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division)
  Converting Existing Geologic Maps from Paper to Vector Format
By Richard B. Davis, Mark Steltenpohl, and Luke Marzen (Auburn University)
  BeeGIS – A New Open Source and Multiplatform Field GIS
By Mauro De Donatis and Andrea Antonello (University of Urbino), Luca Lanteri (ARPA Piemonte), and Sara Susini (University of Urbino)
  Demonstration of the Alluring Experience of Interactive Pen-On-Screen Mapping
By Mary DiGiacomo-Cohen (U.S. Geological Survey)
  An Atlas of Unconventional Petroleum Resources in the Continental United States
By Evan Fedorko, Eric Hopkins, Frank Lafone, and Denyse Wyskup (West Virginia University)
  Database of the Geologic Map of North America
By Christopher P. Garrity and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)
  Overcoming Cartographic and Technical Challenges in Developing an Interactive Mapping System for the Appalachian Basin Tight Gas Reservoirs Project
Sarah Gooding, Susan Pool, John Bocan (West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey)
  Ohio Underground Mine Map Georeferencing Project
By Paul D. Hoeffler and Christopher P. Gordon (Ohio Division of Geological Survey)
  A Geologic Resources Inventory of Our National Parks
By Ron Karpilo, Stephanie O'Meara, Trista Thornberry-Ehrlich, Heather Stanton, and James Chappell (Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences)
  Minnesota Geological Survey Information Systems
By Richard Lively and Harvey Thorleifson (Minnesota Geological Survey)
  New GIS Tools for Mapping Ohio Lake Erie Coastal Erosion Areas
By James McDonald and Paul Harbulak (Ohio Division of Geological Survey), and Scudder D. Mackey (Habitat Solutions NA)
  Landscape Visualization through Lidar for Natural Stream Design
By Janette McNeer (Canaan Valley Institute)
  Legacy Maps to GIS Vector Data – Enabling Printing and Other Digital Applications
By David Mecklenburg (Techna-Graphics, Inc.)
  Development of an ArcGIS Map Template to Support Standard Geologic Map Production in Kentucky
By Mike Murphy (Kentucky Geological Survey)
  NCGMP09 – A Proposed Standard Format for Digital Publication of Geologic Maps
By National Geologic Map Database Project and Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping Project (U.S. Geological Survey)
  The OGC Catalog Service for the Web – What Is It and How Can We Use it?
By Stephen M. Richard (Arizona Geological Survey)
  Feature Extraction from High-Resolution Lidar | The Next Generation of Base Maps
By Jed Roberts, Sarah Robinson, Mathew Tilman, John English, Ian Madin, Rudie Watzig, and Bill Burns (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)
  The Cookie Cutter: A Method for Obtaining a Quantitative 3D Description of Glacial Bedforms
By M.J. Smith (Kingston University), J. Rose (University of London), and M.B. Gousie Wheaton College)
  Map Database for Surficial Materials in the Conterminous United States
By David R. Soller, Marth C. Reheis, Christopher P. Garrity, and Darren R. Van Sistine
  The National Geologic Map Database
By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)
  Surficial Material and Bedrock Geologic Mapping at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey
By Edith Starbuck (Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey)
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