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Rock Nomenclature in British Columbia

Adherence to standards by disparate groups compiling information for a common good has been a controversial subject for centuries. However, in the computer age, it has assumed greater importance and it is easier to demonstrate the high cost of ignoring available standards. The computer age also makes it easier for us to work with multiple standards alongside each other, if agreement cannot be reached on which standard to adopt. Geoscience BC Report 2013-13 and its associated web pages introduce the use of international earth science standards and how their use can improve the science of minerals exploration in British Columbia. This report relates GeoSciML and EarthResourcesML standard terminologies to a few key BC geoscience databases to demonstrate the effectiveness of using standard terminologies to improve mineral exploration in BC.

The Aristotelian Class Explorer (ACE) for GeoSciML Vocabularies

ACE is an Open-Source Taxonomy Editor Developed by GOL and Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France)

Inferring Rock and Mineral Taxonomies using Computer Reasoners

A quotation from the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI) website:  “An OWL ontology for the CGI SimpleLithology2010 release candidate has been constructed for use in concept expansion, and to test the logic of the vocabulary. Note that this vocabulary is equivalent to the 201202 vocabulary except for the change in URI syntax. This ontology is based on one constructed by Clinton Smyth and Pierre Jondeau from the 200811 vocabulary. To see the class hierarchy, open in Protege 4.0.115, and run from menu Reasoner/Pellet to build the inferred class hierarchy, visible on the 'inferred class hierarchy' tab of the 'Classes' tab. The Fact++ reasoner fails. TopBraidComposer should also open the ontology to browse.

Correcting Ground Penetrating Radar Signals for Steep Slopes

GOL has, since early 2014, been collaborating with GroundRadar Inc. on the processing and interpretation of GPR surveys over steep terrain.  The video below shows the display of GPR data over steep limestones in southern Turkey, as used to assist with drill targeting.
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Research

Rock Nomenclature in

British Columbia

Adherence to standards by disparate groups compiling information for a common good has been a controversial subject for centuries. However, in the computer age, it has assumed greater importance and it is easier to demonstrate the high cost of ignoring available standards. The computer age also makes it easier for us to work with multiple standards alongside each other, if agreement cannot be reached on which standard to adopt. Geoscience BC Report 2013-13 and its associated web pages introduce the use of international earth science standards and how their use can improve the science of minerals exploration in British Columbia. This report relates GeoSciML and EarthResourcesML standard terminologies to a few key BC geoscience databases to demonstrate the effectiveness of using standard terminologies to improve mineral exploration in BC.

The Aristotelian Class

Explorer (ACE) for GeoSciML

Vocabularies

ACE is an Open-Source Taxonomy Editor Developed by GOL and Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France)

Inferring Rock and Mineral

Taxonomies using Computer

Reasoners

A quotation from the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI) website:  “An OWL ontology for the CGI SimpleLithology2010 release candidate has been constructed for use in concept expansion, and to test the logic of the vocabulary. Note that this vocabulary is equivalent to the 201202 vocabulary except for the change in URI syntax. This ontology is based on one constructed by Clinton Smyth and Pierre Jondeau from the 200811 vocabulary. To see the class hierarchy, open in Protege 4.0.115, and run from menu Reasoner/Pellet to build the inferred class hierarchy, visible on the 'inferred class hierarchy' tab of the 'Classes' tab. The Fact++ reasoner fails. TopBraidComposer should also open the ontology to browse.

Correcting Ground

Penetrating Radar Signals

for Steep Slopes

GOL has, since early 2014, been collaborating with GroundRadar Inc. on the processing and interpretation of GPR surveys over steep terrain.  The video below shows the display of GPR data over steep limestones in southern Turkey, as used to assist with drill targeting.
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