Fieldnotes out now

Exciting new software and maps feature in latest edition of Fieldnotes
Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

The latest edition of Fieldnotes takes an in-depth look at a suite of ground-breaking new software tools designed to improve utilisation of GSWA geoscience datasets to support explorers operating in Western Australia.

The Integrated Exploration Platform (IEP) is the result of more than two years of close collaboration between the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) and The University of WA’s Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET).

The latest edition of Fieldnotes
The latest edition of Fieldnotes.

The IEP includes innovative tools to interactively visualise multiple datasets in 2D and 3D with the aim of improving explorers’ ability for data interrogation.

It also provides tools to minimise uncertainty in interpretation by using computational data analysis algorithms and interactive visualisation.

The IEP will be available free to anyone using it within Western Australian coordinates.

The IEP project was funded by DMP, through its Exploration Incentive Scheme, and the Australian Research Council.

Fieldnotes also reports on the first digital release of 10-million-unit map designed to outline tectonic units at the highest levels within the tectonic hierarchy, delineating the extent of Western Australia’s cratons, orogens and basins.

The map uses data from Geoscience Australia’s Australia Geological Provinces GIS dataset for offshore components.

Another article focuses on a new publication written to celebrate the recent launch of GSWA’s first all-digital State map.

Mapping Western Australia: State Geological Maps 1894–2015 chronicles every State map published by GSWA since the Harry P Woodward map of 1894.

Other articles in Fieldnotes include:

  • Alteration and age of heavy rare earth deposits in the Browns Range region of northern Western Australia
  • The Glenburgh metamorphosed gold deposit in the Gascoyne Province
  • The recently released 1:250 000 scale geologically interpreted summary map of the West Musgrave province
  • A new map showing the interpreted bedrock geology and mineralisation of the east Pilbara Craton.

You can get your copy of Fieldnotes online.