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Location and Attitude

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This chapter covers the basic building blocks required to construct 3-D models of geological structures. Included here are methods for locating points in three dimensions on a map or in a well, for determining the attitude of a plane and the orientation of a line, and for representing planes with structure contours. Both graphical and analytical solutions for finding and displaying lines and planes are presented. Many of the analytical techniques are based on vector geometry, a topic treated separately in Chap. 12. The graphical techniques utilize stereograms and tangent diagrams.

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Groshong, R.H. (2006). Location and Attitude. In: 3-D Structural Geology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-31055-6_2

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