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GEOMIND: Geophysical Multilingual Internet-Driven Information Service

GEOMIND is a web based information service to search, display and order geophysical data from across Europe, developed to meet the needs of all people and organizations who use geophysical data.

Various dispersed geophysical databases exist in European countries, both in public and private organizations with various standards and languages applied. Thus their usefulness and availability are limited, although geophysical information may be very effectively retrieved, processed and interpreted for a wide variety of purposes. The competitiveness of geodata handlers and organizations specialized in geodata processing will be enhanced with these databases integrated and accessed via the Internet, offering crossborder, European-wide, unified electronic services, making geophysical data much more available. Therefore an Internet-driven multilingual information system, integrating geophysical data coming from national data holdings, was designed, developed and set up, developing metadata and data representation standards supporting further integration and dissemination of European or global geoinformation holdings.

The system is addressed to local and central authorities, oil, gas, mining and geothermal companies and operators, research and education institutions and citizens. It enables the project partners to adapt to the pressures for continuous innovation and technological challenge, due to enlargement and completion of European market and intensification of competition in the field of services based on geological, geophysical and environmental data.

The developed information system forms an infrastructure for data sets electronic dissemination in a multilingual environment, offering automatic translation to the language required by a user, working in a multilingual environment of the system’s user interface. Multilingualism in accomplishment with flexible support of varying data source formats opens wide space for cross border accessibility of national data sources.

Originated software shows the way for the practical solution of national data integration and harmonization into common Pan European knowledge space. The developed, extended or adapted standards of geophysical data and metadata representation support easier use of the disclosed data holdings by various categories of users, for a wide variety of purposes. Thus, the GEOMIND project, aggregating data collections across national borders, contributes to making the digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable.

The accessibility of data provided by the GEOMIND system are enriched by GIS-featured multilingual user interface, offering true trans-border geographic data selection, as well as standardized, multilingual querying facilities based on attribute component of metadata and header data.

Using state-of-the-art technological solutions, based on multinational project consortium and offering new standards for data representation and retrieval, the GEOMIND initiative will contribute to improve geoscientific or environmental data searchability and exploitability.

The system is extensible and offer the infrastructure for further enrichment of the content offered, by the incorporation of other categories of data, or new data suppliers joining the initiative, after the project’s completion. The data are easily available for various groups of European citizens — like researchers, students etc. — irrespective of their country of residence, in 8 European languages.

Contact information

GUTOWSKI Jacek
Rakowiecka 4
00-975 WARSZAWA
POLAND
Tel.
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Participants

Coordinator: PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY, POLAND

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY POLAND
MILIGAL SRO CZECH REPUBLIC
CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA CZECH REPUBLIC
DANMARKS OG GROENLANDS GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOEGELSE DENMARK
INSTITUT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE GEMEINSCHAFTSAUFGABEN GERMANY
INSTITOUTO TECHNIKIS SEISMOLOGIAS KAI ANTISEISMIKON KATASKEVON GREECE
INSTITOUTO GEOLOGIKON KAI METALLEFTIKON EREVNON GREECE
MAGYAR ALLAMI EOTVOS LORAND GEOFIZIKAI INTEZET HUNGARY
GOLDER ASSOCIATES SRL ITALY
INFORMACINES TECHNOLOGIJOS REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
STATNY GEOLOGICKY USTAV DIONYZA STURA - DIONYZ STUR INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY SLOVAK REPUBLIC
GEOCOMPLEX AS SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Last update: 05/01/2009

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