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The Construction of the Internet Geological Data System Using WWW+JAVA+DB Techniques, Tertiary Deposits of Korea


Nowadays, Internet technology, including the world-wide web (WWW), make remote computing and communication possible. The Internet Geologic Data System (IGDS) receives remote geological data obtained through fieldwork and controls them. It's possible to input, control and output data on the spot in the field via Internet communication.

The IGDS ( includes major three parts: (1) the WWW server that operates multimedia (graphic user interface environment) Internet communications; (2) the Java (dynamic programming language on WWW) that controls data from fieldwork; and (3) the mSQL database that contains geologic data.

Field data input to IGDS are classified into 10 items including lithology, strike-dip, bore hole, paleontology, etc. They are obtained in field via the WWW and are processed in a remote server computer; it renews their geological database through JDBC (Java Database Connectivity).

The IGDS offers access and searching ability of the field database, 2-D map generation, data processing and plotting from field. This work was applied to fieldwork in Tertiary deposits of southeastern Korea. From laptop computers in field, data were wired to a remote server through a WWW homepage connected by Internet/PPP. As a result of IGDS, we can exchange useful, helpful fieldwork results regardless of the place.

In the future, geological applications to Geographic Information System (GIS) will substitute roles for IGDS through GIS and Internet technology. But, IGDS helps data processing and accessing from remote field areas by Internet technology.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91021©1997 AAPG Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas.