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ERIC Number: EJ849862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0046-2012
Subsurface Mapping: A Question of Position and Interpretation
Kellie, Andrew C.
Engineering Design Graphics Journal, v73 n1 p7-13 Win 2009
This paper discusses the character and challenges inherent in the graphical portrayal of features in subsurface mapping. Subsurface structures are, by their nature, hidden and must be mapped based on drilling and/or geophysical data. Efficient use of graphical techniques is central to effectively communicating the results of expensive exploration programs and intensive data interpretation. Data sets used in subsurface mapping tend to be sparse, resulting in generalization of subsurface structures. Control of subsurface structure is materially influenced by faulting or other structures, and the preparation of subsurface data for mapping must reflect this control. The graphical techniques involved in this work require use of a variety of graphics carefully designed to assist the map user in visualizing the subsurface. (Contains 3 figures.)
Engineering Design Graphics Division, American Society for Engineering Education, . 1818 N Street NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-331-3500; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Oklahoma