Geoscience After IT
A View of the Present and Future Impact of Information Technology on GeoscienceBy
- T.V. Loudon, British Geological Survey, Murchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH9 3LA
Computer Methods in the Geosciences
Published: December 2000
... This extremely broad-ranging book brings together in one short volume a host of topics from the on-going reality of technology collection today and its processing and applications, to the way the scientific method may be interwoven with process form and function.
C.A. Ross and J.R.P. Ross, AAPG Bulletin, 2002
...The book contains just about everything you ever wanted to know about IT in an easily followed concise manner as stated in the foreward, and I can reconfirm this. ...I highly recommend that geoscientists of all levels of IT literacy read this book to gain a perspective on geoscience after IT.
K. Kisimoto, Episodes, 2002
- Series Editor's Foreword. Part A. Defining information technology, its significance in geoscience, and the aims of this publication. Part B. Benefits for geoscience from information technology, and an example from geological mapping of the need for a broad view. Part C. Familiarization with IT applications to support the individual geoscientist. Part D. Familiarization with IT applications to support the workgroup. Part E. Familiarization with IT background. Part F. Familiarization with quantitative analysis. Part G. Familiarization with spatial analysis. Part H. Familiarization with managing the information base. Part I. A view of the conventional geoscience information system. Part J. Human requirements that shape the evolving geoscience information system. Part K. Coping with changing ideas. Defining the user requirement for a future information system. Part L. Adjusting the emerging information system to new technology. Part M. Business requirements drive the information system, and provide coherent frameworks. Part N. Cumulated References. Index.