Virtual Field Mapping
Virtual field mapping is an essential tool used in geoscience. Our advanced tools support students in getting insights about field areas and regional surroundings. The geologic mapping helps students understand Earth’s surface in terms of structure, depth, and composition. Students can select a particular area and identify its geological aspects in detail, allowing them to get insights into the critical geological elements.
Advantages of virtual field mapping
Virtual field mapping creates interactive maps that allow you to explore the area and all of its risks. These types of maps are made using sophisticated technology using a radar that penetrates deep into the Earth’s layers, giving insights about the surface and depth.
For example, students can assess ground and water contamination, earthquake risks, volcanic activity, and possible landslides. They show the distribution and composition of rocks and soil, shown in a convenient 3D model. Also, this method can reveal the faults responsible for earthquakes.
Besides assessing the dangers related to the precise geographic area, geologic mapping can aid the region’s economy. The maps help reveal the available mineral resources and the costs associated with their extraction. Also, they are commonly used to see if the ground is suitable for building infrastructures.
The digital geology information is easily obtainable with the help of Crusta, a virtual globe that allows real-time visualization. This virtual geologic instrument helps students with an interactive interface with plenty of options available. Users can easily manipulate their viewpoint and discover different aspects of the planet.