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.