The image of geologist is often associated with a “tough natural scientist” operating in the field without technology. This has changed with the large diffusion of information and communication technology; today, geologists face the digital world. The geological maps and cross sections have been fundamental for synthesizing the geological knowledge of a region, but GIS, 3D digital modelers, and web-based applications allow to easily analyze, interpolate, showing and sharing data, information, interpretations, and thoughts. This new way of operating has deeply affected the new generations of earth scientists and it changed the approach to the knowledge management in geology. In 2005, the need for communication among people working with digital tools in the earth sciences in Italy lead to the constitution of an informal group called GIT (Geology and Information Technology—www.gitonline.eu) which became later a section of the Italian Geological Society. This special issue showcases some of the main contributions to the second meeting hold in Bevagna (Perugia-, Italy) on 4–6 June 2007.

Preface: Geology and information technology

DE DONATIS, MAURO;
2009-01-01

Abstract

The image of geologist is often associated with a “tough natural scientist” operating in the field without technology. This has changed with the large diffusion of information and communication technology; today, geologists face the digital world. The geological maps and cross sections have been fundamental for synthesizing the geological knowledge of a region, but GIS, 3D digital modelers, and web-based applications allow to easily analyze, interpolate, showing and sharing data, information, interpretations, and thoughts. This new way of operating has deeply affected the new generations of earth scientists and it changed the approach to the knowledge management in geology. In 2005, the need for communication among people working with digital tools in the earth sciences in Italy lead to the constitution of an informal group called GIT (Geology and Information Technology—www.gitonline.eu) which became later a section of the Italian Geological Society. This special issue showcases some of the main contributions to the second meeting hold in Bevagna (Perugia-, Italy) on 4–6 June 2007.
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