OneGeology - OneGeology

Program Description: OneGeology's aim is to create dynamic digital geological map data for the world. It is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world. Underpinned by the commonly used geodata standards, users are the geo-data providers that need, want or have to share their geoscience data, and end-users that need and want the reliable access to the geoscience data discoverable in one place and updated in the best possible way. Before OneGeology, geological maps were available like jigsaw pieces – these are now being brought together in a seamless map to cover the entire planet. The next phase of the OneGeology initiative will be to increase the openness and richness of that data from individual countries to create a multi-thematic global geological data resource on the rocks beneath our feet. Authoritative information on hazards and minerals will help to prevent natural disasters, explore for resources (water, minerals and energy) and identify risks to human health on a planetary scale.

Year Started: 2012.

Organization Description: An International Consortium of Geological Surveys serves as collaborative umbrellas for countries around the world. The U.S. is represented by GEO. ESRI is a supporting corporate partner.

Data Description: A global geological map dataset made available from a portal via the Internet using the latest computing technology, GeoSciML (GeoScience Markup Language) a GML (Geography Markup Language) application language for geoscience. Geological map data are made available as a distributed web service, using the OGC 'web feature mapping' approach.

Project Type: Collaboration

Project Domains: Geosciences

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Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Distributed service via GeoSciML WFS Not Specified Data Repository Data On demand - Yes