Content from some of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU’s) leading journals is now available through Elsevier’s Geofacets, a web-based application for geoscientists.
The Geofacets database will be expanded by the addition of 80,000 maps from around the globe, ranging from geologic to those with more specialised disciplines, such as tectonics, geophysics, geochemistry and oceanography.
The georeferenced maps can be integrated into GIS, modelling and presentation software.
Phoebe McMellon, director of product management for Geofacets, said: “Making AGU maps easily discoverable and downloadable within the Geofacets platform will give geoscientists a better understanding of the subsurface structure, properties, composition and its evolution.
“As a result, organisations using Geofacets can make better interpretations and more informed decisions about where to drill, while mitigating risk in drilling and development activities; ultimately accelerating their geoscientists’ productivity.”
The AGU joins other organisations, including the Geological Society of London, the SEPM/Society for Sedimentary Geology, the Society of Economic Geologists, and the Geological Society of America, in providing geoscientists access to maps sourced from a subset of its publications as part of a collaboration with publisher Wiley.