The Move From Traditional to Digital maps

Category GIS & Remote sensing
Group GSI.IR
Location 20th symposium on geosciences
Holding Date 16 April 2008

     Currently, Geological survey of Iran GSI is conducting geological mapping programs: 1:100,000 Geographic information system GIS compilation. The purpose of these programs is to provide a better understanding of the Irans geological history and resources. The. knowledge gained will enable public policy-makers and industry to safely and wisely utilize Iran’s geological resources.
The purpose of this mapping is also to provide area planners with detailed geologic maps that will enable them to make informed decisions with regard to aquifer protection, resource development, and highway construction. Also provide maps in Geographical Information System (GIS) and geologic data base for industry, public officials, area planners, and other interested parties. In addition, this series may provide the foundation for a new 1:25,000-scale geologic map of Iran. Maps in this series are compilations of geologic investigations from various sources, with field checks used to fill gaps found in prior investigations and improve on earlier mapping efforts.
As a result of the experiences, in Adjustments to GSI Methods several changes in the method of map production may be make as work progresses on the quadrangles. The expected goal is that the geologist carefully drafting the geologic contacts to eliminate the need for the cartographer to make a line-work separation.

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