Geosoft Talk

Removing barriers to accessing Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) survey data

May 7, 2015
2:25pm - 2:50pm
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Room 511C
Montréal, Canada | Website


Mark your calendar for the upcoming talk, Removing barriers to accessing Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) survey data, which will take place during the Joint Assembly in Montréal.

Authors: Ken Howieson, Geosoft Inc., Henry Wang, Geosoft Inc., Mark Thornton, Geological Survey of Queensland.


The Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) provides geoscience and resource information to improve the understanding of the geology and mineral and energy resource potential of Queensland, and promotes the geoscientific data and exploration potential to attract investment. GSQ has under its management a wide range of data types including geophysical data (including airborne magnetic, radiometric, electromagnetic and gravity, deep seismic, 2D and 3D seismic survey data, magnetotellurics), exploration geochemistry data, digital geological mapping data, mineral occurrence and geological observation data, wireline log data, hyperspectral imagery and 3D models.  A big challenge facing GSQ was how to get this data into the hands of exploration companies in a cost effective manner. Explorers had limited ability to search and find what data was available from GSQ. Requests for data were then handled manually within the GSQ, which took time and resources to find, clean and deliver datasets. This paper will examine how the GSQ implemented the new Queensland Digital Exploration (QDEX) Data system, enabling customers to search for and download large spatial datasets via a simple web interface. It also provides a data management solution for the GSQ data managers to index and catalog the many different forms of exploration data held within the GSQ.

The case study will review the drivers for the new system, the challenges faced and lessons learned, during the implementation.

To attend this talk, register for the Joint Assembly through their event page.

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