The Thematic Core Service Geological Information and Modeling aims at consolidating geological data and services. The standardised services offered by this TCS will build from the existing data infrastructures EuroGeoSurveys, EGDI and OneGeology.
EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) is a not-for-profit organisation that represents national, and a few regional, Geological Surveys in Europe. Members of the EGS consortium are public institutions that carry research in the field of the geological sciences. These institutions receive advice and information from EGS to aid in solving problems related to the use and management of natural resources, the identification of natural hazards of geological origin, sustainable constructions, and others.
European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI)
The European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI) is the EuroGeoSurveys’ data portal. Inside EGDI, users can find geoscientific metadata, information and knowledge at european and national scales. For a better search experience, geological datasets and services are divided into comprehensive topics, such as marine geology, onshore geology, mineral resources, and many others.
EGDI provides the gateway from the Geological Survey Organisations and their geological data and digital services to EPOS.
The OneGeology Portal is a service of OneGeology, an international initiative to make accessible geological data from data providers around the world. In the OneGeology Portal, users have access to a wide range of worldwide geological maps and their associated metadata. Organisations provide data to the portal, and retain ownership of it, while users can freely explore and use the maps in a format that can be used in a wide variety of desktop programs such as ArcMap, Gaia from Carbontools, and NASA World Wind.
Short term service provision objectives are the following:
- Catalog of geological maps and geological features
- Borehole data: EU Borehole Index (including visualization tool for borehole logs), Logs, associated Monitoring Equipements & Observations, Construction details,
- Catalog of 3D | 4D models: digital / numerical models, geological structure, geophysical, etc.
- Catalog of Geohazards (inventories + hasard maps): ground deformation, landslides, active faults