Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This blog has run its course.

The Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Project Experiment is over. Our mapping team demonstrated that it is feasible to develop a 1:150,000 scale surficial geologic map of 20,000 square kilometers in 18 months. Our approach represents a valid model for collaboratively developing geologic maps of large areas in short periods of time.

Thank you for your interest in our endeavor.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wow. I may just get my life back soon.

Maybe some real sleep too. Over-dedication is over-rated. Now I know for sure.

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So, this happened.

A big day for the is complete enough to submit. In
celebration, I urged a colleague at a similar institution to help me
go live with the map.

You can temporarily view it here:

Now, to finish that darn report by 3 PM tomorrow.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

1000s of miles of lines...

The colorful map shows the compiled linework that we started with.
Much was extensively modified to better illustrate the array of
surficial geologic deposits. The redline map shows the final
(preliminary) result of the modification and the addition of many,
many, many additional lines. Note that we simplified the bedrock.

Thus, some of the line density decreased as well.

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Three representations of the Clark County DirtMap

Illustration of progressive levels of generalization...from most
detailed, to genetic category, to fundamental category.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Holy freaking crap, it's a freaking map!

See a mistake? Keep it to yourself. Our team collectively put a few 1000 hours into this product. It is the only complete map of the surficial geology of Clark County, Nevada that you are going to find.

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The Dirt Map Correlation Chart....Revised

This is getting closer. Have had to impose a moratorium on additional mapping at 3 PM tomorrow. today. Working on the report.

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