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  • Geological Mapping Case Study

    Conversion of Geological Cross Sections and Surface Maps

    Conversion of geological cross sections and interpretation surface maps

    Background and Objectives

    The client is a leading exploration company based in Australia and has executed several projects in North America and Australia. They work on a business model that combines technology with 3D Geosciences to increase the rate of discovery in sub-surface exploration.

    Key Aspects of the Project

    • Two types of projects were executed, namely, conversion of geological cross sections and interpretation surface maps. The former was part of a regional study conducted by the client, involving digital data compilation and regional/terrain-scale geological modeling. The end objective is identifying areas of prospective world-class deposits.
    • The latter was part of a larger project implemented by the client that involved the collection, integration and validation of a large amount of data. The end objective is in building a new suite of geological interpretations and 3D models for the region.

    Services Rendered and Methodology

    • Geological Cross Sections
      Scans of cross-sections with registration points were used as input data.
      Geological Cross Sections
      The scope of work involved the following activities:
      • Registration of image
      • Digitization of linework based on pre-defined criteria
      • Creation of polygons
      • Color-filling and splitting onto unique - levels
      • Conversion of 2D sections to 3D
      • Splitting of files into linework and polygons
    • Deliverables
      • Output files in MicroStation .dgn format
      • Excel spreadsheet detailing level information
    • Surface Maps
      A0 scans of surface maps were used as input data for digitization.
      A0 scans of surface maps
      The scope of work involved the following activities:
      • Creation of Level Structure for the Line and polygon Codes based on legend provided
      • Import of registration reference file into the image registration software
      • Registering of scans using outline of the reference file
      • Digitization of all Line work on individual scans and level structuring in Microstation
      • Export the existing Line work from MapInfo to Microstation
      • Edge Matching of digitized scans with adjacent scans and with imported line work from MapInfo
      • QC of Line Work
      • Delivery of individual and edgematched line work files in .DGN
      • Merging individual digitized line work files as a single file
      • Polygon creation, Layerization and color filling in Microstation
      • QC of Polygons
      • Delivery of merged line work and polygon files in .DGN
      • Export Line Work and Polygon Files to MapInfo
      • Populating columns and color mapping of line and polygon files
      • Delivery of merged line work and polygon files in MapInfo
    • Deliverables
      • 2D MicroStation files
      • Excel level sheet for MicroStation files
      • MapInfo files

    Tools used:

    • MicroStation J
    • MapInfo
    • ArcMap