Visualisation of Geological Observations on Web 2.0 Based Maps

  • Gáspár AlbertEmail author
  • Gábor Csillag
  • László Fodor
  • László Zentai
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC, volume 5)


The method of geological mapping has changed during the last decades and the collected data have been recently stored in the records of databases instead of hand-written notebooks. In the Geological Institute of Hungary, a special database structure was designed for primarily scientific purposes, but also for storing and classifying the geological observations according to their importance for geo-tourism. The relational database of the geological observations can be queried by different subjects and transcribed into KML files, which are useful for the dissemination of geological data via web 2.0 map applications like Google Earth.


Geological Institute Digital Terrain Model Bouguer Anomaly Open Geospatial Consortium Geological Observation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



The authors thankfully appreciate the efforts of the documenters who took care of using the prototypes of the database, and occasionally made suggestions and gave advice. An ergonomic documentation system and a well-structured database serve the benefit of not only the geologists of the Geological Institute of Hungary. On the long run, the base application can be widely used amongst the Hungarian and maybe the foreign earth scientists too.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gáspár Albert
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gábor Csillag
    • 1
  • László Fodor
    • 1
  • László Zentai
    • 2
  1. 1.Geological Institute of HungaryBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Department of Cartography and GeoinformaticsEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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