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OneGeology at the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC)

Brisbane, Australia, 5 – 10th August 2012

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OneGeology will be present and visible in many ways at the forthcoming IGC. This includes scientific and technical sessions and papers and business meetings. The IGC is where OneGeology data services will be showcased and many countries and organisations are currently working towards providing data services to the OneGeology Portal to make sure their nation and/or state is available to all. This includes both WMS and additional WFS data services, at a variety of scales, for many parts of the world. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. We look forward to seeing you at the IGC. If you have any queries, please contact the secretariat at

Business meetings (dates TBC)

In addition, there will be

  • Exhibition booth: a source of further information on the initiative and its progress together with demonstrations of the OneGeology Portal
  • Social event (TBC)
  • Plenary sessions – Digital Earth – The information explosion
  • Symposiums – OneGeology will have a session in Theme 5 'Geoscience Information'
    The call for abstracts is now active; please see 34th IGC abstract submissions page for further information. Further information will be posted as it becomes available.

The OneGeology sessions are within Theme 5

5.1 Geoscience Spatial Data Infrastructure

Robert Tomas, Bruce Simons
Symposium for regional geoscience information activities and developments from Oceania, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The latest news from geoscience-related Spatial Data Infrastructure development around the world, with particular reference to the pan-European INSPIRE initiative and SDI, the North American GIN and Geoconnections initiatives and the Australian AuScope project

5.2. Information Management - Interoperability and Standards

John Laxton, Simon Cox
Geoscience information management best practise and standards for digital and analogue data; thesauri, dictionaries, vocabularies, ontologies and semantics. Development and application of information exchange formats underpinning interoperability (GeoSciML, GML, EarthResourceML, OGC and other standards), mapping data models to standards; successes, best practise and lessons learnt.

5.3. Delivery, dissemination and exploitation of geoscience data and information

Richard Hughes, Oliver Raymond
Strategic and technical progress, developments and plans from the OneGeology Global and OneGeology Europe initiatives. The creation of information and knowledge from geoscience data to address societal needs and create societal impacts and benefits; intellectual property and digital rights management in the digital era. Developments and best practise in the delivery of dynamic and static data and information.