Geoscience After IT, Volume 17

1st Edition

A View of the Present and Future Impact of Information Technology on Geoscience

Authors: T.V. Loudon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080436722
eBook ISBN: 9780080532516
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 19th December 2000
Page Count: 160
86.95 + applicable tax
52.99 + applicable tax
65.95 + applicable tax
80.95 + applicable tax
Unavailable
Compatible Not compatible
VitalSource PC, Mac, iPhone & iPad Amazon Kindle eReader
ePub & PDF Apple & PC desktop. Mobile devices (Apple & Android) Amazon Kindle eReader
Mobi Amazon Kindle eReader Anything else

Institutional Access


Table of Contents

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.

Description

Most geoscientists are aware of recent IT developments, but cannot spend time on obscure technicalities. Few have considered their implications for the science as a whole. Yet the information industry is moving fast: electronic delivery of hyperlinked multimedia; standards to support interdisciplinary and geographic integration; new models to represent and visualize our concepts, and control and manage our activities; plummeting costs that force the pace. To stay on course, the scientist needs a broad appreciation of the complex and profound interactions of geoscience and IT, not previously reviewed in a single work.
The book brings together ideas from many sources, some probably unfamiliar, that bear on the geoscience information system. It encourages readers to give thought to areas that, for various reasons, they have taken for granted, and to take a view on forces affecting geoscience, the consequences for themselves and their organisations, and the need to reconsider, adapt and rebuild.
Practicing geoscientists with a general interest in how IT will affect their work and influence future directions of the science; geoscientists familiar with IT applications in their own specialist field who need a broader perspective; and students or educators specializing in IT applications in geoscience who require a top-down overview of their subject will find this title valuable. The IT background from this book should help geoscientists build a strategy for the new century.


Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080532516
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080436722

Reviews

@from:C.A. Ross and J.R.P. Ross @qu:... 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. @source:AAPG Bulletin @from:K. Kisimoto @qu:...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. @source:Episodes


About the Authors

T.V. Loudon Author

Affiliations and Expertise

British Geological Survey, Murchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH9 3LA