Digital Geologic Field Mapping Using Arcpad, In: Digital Mapping Techniques ’02- Workshop Proceedings

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Abstract

Research into the practicality of digital mapping by Placer Dome Exploration identified hardware and software solutions to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of field work. The goal of the research was to find a lightweight hardware-software system that allows the user to build a digital map from field observations in much the same way as pen and paper methods.

The focus of the research was to minimize the size and weight of computer systems. Systems identified consist of a wearable PC or handheld computer (PDA) and lightweight GPS systems that can be used for a variety of tasks. These systems would incorporate ArcPad, a scalable, customizable field-based data-capture software package. ArcPad provides the user with the functionality needed to build a geologic map in the field and with data-capture methods to allow mapping to fit the needs of the project. Field testing has shown the hardware-software systems to be effective field-based solutions for the Earth sciences.

Authors 
G.P. Edmondo and D.R. Soller




Organization 
U.S. Geological Survey


Published 
U.S. Geological Survey, 2002


Report Number 
Open-File Report 02-370

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Citation

G.P. Edmondo,D.R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey). 2002. Digital Geologic Field Mapping Using Arcpad, In: Digital Mapping Techniques ’02- Workshop Proceedings. Online Article: U.S. Geological Survey. Report No.: Open-File Report 02-370.