Sabbatical report, rest of weeks 9 and 10, and spring break week in the mineral and fossil catacombs

Whew, the data entry, checking and editing are largely done and procedures written for adding in more materials.  Perhaps a better way to think of the sabbatical progress to date is to consider a new house under construction,.  The structure is built, the roof is on, doors hung, windows in,  siding is up, and the electrical and plumbing are installed but not inspected.  The house is liveable, but there is a bit to go yet before it becomes a home.

All three objectives of the sabbatical are met.  But all three objectives still need polish to become truly functional and autonomous, meaning user-friendly.  Several thousand lines of data are compiled, more than a thousand pictures are shot, and the software interfaces are in place.  The roles of the various software can be summarized as follows:

data collection   Excel:  data entry and compilation, verification and text output

data reduction and analysis   Google Earth Pro: data input via Excel text files, geo-editing, geo-locating, and KML generation

data display, inquiry and outreach  Layered Earth: KML display in a data-rich and visually enhanced setting

Please watch the new YouTube video showcasing the touchtable!

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1 comment so far ↓

#1   Rich Muth on 04.02.14 at 3:59 pm

Rob: INCREDIBLE!!! Alamosa, and Adams State, is now the center of the Geological universe!!!!