Elsevier’s Geofacets Adds More Than 80,000 Maps in Collaboration with The Geological Society of America
Exploration research platform now
contains more than 350,000 geological maps, with more content coverage in North
America, offshore areas and other key regions worldwide
Exploration research platform now contains more than 350,000 geological maps, with more content coverage in North America, offshore areas and other key regions worldwide
world-leading provider of scientific, medical and technical information
products and services, and the Geological Society of America (GSA), today
announced that geological maps from GSA's leading line of journals and books
have been integrated into Geofacets, Elsevier's
research tool for geoscientists working in exploration. The collaboration means
that geoscientists in subscribing companies from the oil, gas, metals
and mining industries can now access an additional 80,000+ peer-reviewed
maps and associated metadata from
market-leading publications such as the journal Geology and the acclaimed Decade of North American Geology book
series. The total number of maps offered through Geofacets has now
reached over 350,000.
GSA's collection of maps include those published as early as 1934 and covers key regions of natural resource exploration around the world today. For instance, the added GSA maps will double map coverage for North America from approximately 45,000 to over 90,000 and will increase offshore maps worldwide from over 26,000 to 35,000. In addition, GSA's maps and geological information will provide map coverage for other critical exploration areas; such as Central and South America, Asia, and Africa regions. Altogether, this added content provides in-depth insight for companies wishing to capitalize on resource opportunities in these areas.
"GSA's collaboration with Geofacets meets a core society mission," said Jack Hess, Executive Director of GSA. "As a geoscience non-profit, our goal is not just to publish geoscience research, but to serve the global community through the discovery and application of this research. By joining Elsevier and many other societies on the Geofacets platform, we simplify the work of the geoscientist, expand the reach of our content, and make our research as useful and accessible as possible to professional-practice geoscientists."
"We are extremely pleased to be able to deliver GSA's highly-regarded geological content to our global geoscientist user community. Industry focus is increasing in key regions such as North America, particularly for unconventional exploration opportunities and GSA's content helps make Geofacets all the more powerful in helping geoscientists assess and validate the most promising exploration opportunities for their business," said Phoebe McMellon, Senior Product Manager of Geofacets at Elsevier. "Ultimately, our collaboration with GSA accomplishes Elsevier's continued objective to provide a uniquely comprehensive and innovative solution that provides insights for rigorous scientific analyses, giving companies a real advantage in the high-risk and competitive world of natural resource exploration."
The GSA module for Geofacets is available immediately. Elsevier will be demonstrating Geofacets at an exclusive cocktail reception for Houston-based geoscientists working in the oil & gas industry on October 3rd in Houston. Register via elsevier.com/geofacets-houston
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the Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America, founded in 1888, is a scientific society with more than 25,000 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education. www.geosociety.org
Geofacets is an innovative research tool for geoscientists that offers map-based search and access to over 350,000 geological maps from Elsevier and its content partners. With all maps and associated metadata downloadable and over 250,000 georeferenced, it integrates with GIS and other presentation software. Developed to complement the way geoscientists work, Geofacets is used by leading companies around the world for exploration research projects such as regional studies for new ventures and greenfield exploration, land lease opportunity evaluations, prospect and play ranking, and more. www.elsevier.com/online-tools/geofacets
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com
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