3D image of Earth Science data
Example of the possibilities of imaging three-dimensional Earth Science data. Image courtesy GEON.
One of the advantages of digital mapping is that within a single project, multiple types of data can be combined into a single project. The generation of these projects is an integral part of setting up any digital exercise and requires the instructor to acquire and compile a range of digital materials that are available. Once data is collected, it is often necessary to process the digital resources into a common reference frame to insure proper overlap of different data types and formats. The following pages provide an introduction to a range of data sources, data mining techniques, and basic techniques for preparing a the data into a single project:

Data Resources

The Data Resources page will take you to a summary of different types of data, some data mining tips, and includes links to some key online resources.

Data Preparation

The Data Preparation page will provide information on georeferencing and tips on working with geographic reference frames.